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Computer Model Simulates Sense of Touch From the Entire Hand

Neuroscientists from the University of Chicago have developed a computer model that can simulate the response of nerves in the hand to any pattern of touch stimulation on the skin. The tool reconstructs the response of more than 12,500 nerve fibers...
26-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research Points to Potential for More Targeted Treatments of Deadly Neuroblastoma Tumors in Children

Genetic variations appear to pre-dispose children to developing certain severe forms of neuroblastoma, according to new research by the University of Chicago Medicine. The findings lay the groundwork for developing more targeted treatments for...
19-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Quality of Psychiatric Treatment, Not Number of Inpatient Beds, Should Be Focus of Suicide Prevention Efforts

Health care providers should focus on the overall quality of psychiatric care, depression screening and outpatient services to prevent suicide, not the number of available inpatient psychiatric beds, argue researchers from the University of Chicago...
12-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dates Set for Opening of Bigger ED and Launch of Adult Trauma Care


The University of Chicago Medicine has set Jan. 8, 2018, for the opening of its expanded emergency department and May 1, 2018, for the launch of Level 1 adult trauma services, pending approval by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
8-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Heart Device Safety Study Brings Vision of Child-Specific Medical Devices Closer to Reality

The reduced-size Amplatzer duct occluder II (ADO II), a heart device developed to repair one of the most common congenital heart defects, is safe to use in very small children. That’s according to new research published in the May 2017 issue of...
26-May-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Yearlong Survey Tracks the Microbiome of a Newly Opened Hospital


A 12-month study mapping bacterial diversity within a hospital — with a focus on the flow of microbes between patients, staff and surfaces — should help hospitals worldwide better understand how to encourage beneficial microbial interactions and...
24-May-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

$100 Million Gift Establishes Duchossois Family Institute to Develop ‘New Science’ Focused on Optimizing Health

A Chicago-area family with a deep commitment to supporting science and medicine is giving $100 million to establish The Duchossois Family Institute at the University of Chicago Medicine, which seeks to accelerate research and interventions based on...
24-May-2017 1:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

3.3 Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveals Origins of the Human Spine


Analysis of a 3.3 million-year-old fossil skeleton reveals the most complete spinal column of any early human relative, including vertebrae, neck and rib cage. The findings, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,...
17-May-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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