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Taking a High-Priced Cancer Drug with a Low-Fat Meal Can Cut Cost by 75%

Taking one-fourth the standard dose of a widely used drug for prostate cancer with a low-fat breakfast can be as effective – and four times less expensive – as taking the standard dose as recommended: on an empty stomach. The finding has...
13-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UChicago Receives $2.4 Million NIH Grant to Build Visual Prosthesis


The University of Chicago Medicine has been awarded a $2.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a system of wireless brain implants that might restore partial vision to people who have lost their sight.
8-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Outstanding Investigator Award Honors U Chicago Cancer Researcher

University of Chicago cancer specialist Thomas Gajewski, MD, PhD, a pioneer in the field of cancer immunotherapy, has been awarded an Outstanding Investigator Award by the National Cancer Institute, a branch of the National Institutes of Health. The...
3-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Under and Misuse of Hormone Therapy Decreasing, but Still High

A nationwide cancer registry of almost one million patients treated for hormone-sensitive breast cancer shows that one out of six women who should have received post-surgical treatment known as adjuvant endocrine therapy did not get this recommended...
31-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine Community Contribution Grows to $373 Million


The University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) contributed $373 million in fiscal 2015 — 18 percent more than the prior year — to address the urgent health needs of the South Side and provide other assistance to the community, according to a recently...
30-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Regulating Gasotransmitters Could Improve Care for Sleep Apnea

Unbalanced signaling by two molecules that regulate breathing leads to sleep apnea in mice and rats. Injection of a substance that reduces production of one of those signals can prevent apneas. This approach may help people suffering from multiple...
20-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Engineer Animals with Ancient Genes to Test Causes of Evolution


Scientists at the University of Chicago have created the first genetically modified animals containing reconstructed ancient genes, which they used to test the evolutionary effects of genetic changes that happened in the deep past on the animals’...
12-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Nigeria: Clean-Burning Stoves Improve Health for New Mothers


In a clinical trial in Nigeria that replaced biomass and kerosene cookstoves with clean-burning ethanol stoves, researchers were able to reduce by two-thirds the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in pregnant women.
12-Jan-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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