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Asian Americans Are at High Risk for Diabetes but Rarely Get Screened

Asian Americans have a high prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes. Less than half of Asian Americans who ought to be screened for type 2 diabetes actually get tested. They are the racial and ethnic group least likely, by far, to undergo recommended...
11-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Long-Sought Genetic Model of Common Infant Leukemia Described


After nearly two decades of unsuccessful attempts, researchers from the University of Chicago and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital have created the first mouse model for the most common form of infant leukemia. Their model replicates the human...
10-Nov-2016 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: UChicago’s CommunityRx Intervention Helps Patients Find Community Resources

New research from the University of Chicago Medicine shows a program that uses electronic medical records to connect Chicagoans with health resources in their community could be a model for other efforts nationally.
10-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Checkpoint Blockade Helps Only a Subset of Patients, Why?

Many cancer patients respond favorably to immunotherapies, but most do not. Blame for treatment failures is usually attributed to so-called “cold” tumors, thought to lack key targets able to provoke an immune response. Two studies in the Nov. 7...
4-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Making the Microbiome Part of Precision Medicine

Studies of the microbiome should be integral to future precision medicine initiatives, argue scientists from the University of Chicago in a new commentary published Nov. 1 in Trends in Pharmacological Sciences.
26-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine Earns 10th Straight 'A' for Hospital Safety Rating

The University of Chicago Medicine earned its 10th consecutive straight "A" rating in hospital safety, according to a new report card released Monday by a prominent industry watchdog.
31-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Restoring the Sense of Touch in Amputees Using Natural Signals of the Nervous System


Scientists at the University of Chicago and Case Western Reserve University have found a way to produce realistic sensations of touch in two human amputees by directly stimulating the nervous system.
19-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

MacLean Center $50,000 Ethics Prize Awarded to University of Wisconsin Emeritus Professor

The 2016 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Ethics and Health Outcomes, a $50,000 award and the largest in clinical medical ethics, has been awarded to Norman Fost, MD, MPH, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and Medical History and Bioethics at...
24-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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