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Antibiotics Weaken Alzheimer’s Disease Progression Through Changes in the Gut Microbiome

Long-term treatment with broad spectrum antibiotics decreased levels of amyloid plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, and activated inflammatory microglial cells in the brains of mice in a new study by neuroscientists from the University of...
15-Jul-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

International Team Describes Step-by-Step Progress in Battling Toxoplasmosis

In the July 14 edition of Scientific Reports (Nature), 39 researchers from 14 leading institutions in the United States, United Kingdom and France suggest novel approaches that could hasten the development of better medications for people suffering...
15-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Technique Targets Gene That Causes Neurodegenerative Disease

Neuroscientists at the University of Chicago studying a unique gene that expresses two proteins, one that is necessary for life and another, that when mutated causes a neurodegenerative disease called spinocerbellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6), have...
11-Jul-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Simple Procedure Could Improve Treatment for Common Eye Disease


A new, minimally invasive procedure appears to be effective for many patients with the common eye disease Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (FED), without the potential side effects and cost of the current standard of care, a cornea transplant.
13-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago to Support NIH Million-Person Precision Medicine Study

The University of Chicago is one of three Illinois academic institutions that will work together to help launch President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program to enroll 1 million or more participants in a national research...
7-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

People with Anger Disorder Have Decreased Connectivity Between Regions of the Brain


People with intermittent explosive disorder (IED), or impulsive aggression, have a weakened connection between regions of the brain associated with sensory input, language processing and social interaction.
6-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

CMS Selects UChicago Medicine for New Medicare Cancer Care Initiative

The University of Chicago Medicine is one of three academic medical centers in Illinois selected to participate in a new federal effort designed to provide better care to cancer patients.
1-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine to Host Regional Cancer Moonshot Summit

The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center has been chosen to co-host a regional conference to rally a critical mass of minds around the topic of cancer, concurrent to Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Summit in...
28-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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