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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

Seeing Vape Pen in Use Boosts Desire to Smoke Among Young Adults

The newer e-cigarette vape pens (AKA vaporizers) may not look like cigarettes, but they stimulate the urge to smoke as powerfully as watching someone smoke a traditional tobacco cigarette.
11-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Dr. Selwyn Rogers to Head UChicago Medicine's Adult Trauma Center


Dr. Selwyn O. Rogers Jr., a top surgeon and public health expert with 16 years of trauma care experience, will lead the University of Chicago Medicine's development of the South Side's only Level 1 adult trauma center, scheduled to open in 2018. He...
12-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

280 Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveals Origins of Chimaeroid Fishes

High-definition CT scans of the fossilized skull of a 280 million-year-old fish reveal the origin of chimaeras, a group of cartilaginous fish related to sharks. Analysis of the brain case of Dwykaselachus oosthuizeni, a shark-like fossil from South...
2-Jan-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Understanding the Causes of Neurological Abnormalities That Result From Premature Birth

New research shows motor abnormalities frequently associated with low birth weight babies could originate due to peripheral nerve defects.
3-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Fewer Kids Visited ERs for Asthma After Indoor Smoking Bans

Emergency rooms in communities with indoor smoking bans reported a 17 percent decrease in the number of children needing care for asthma attacks, according to new research from the University of Chicago Medicine.
28-Dec-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

The Neighborhood Effect: Sicker Patients Draw on Shared Resources

In a research letter published Dec. 27, 2016, in JAMA, University of Chicago physicians found that when one patient on a typical 20-bed hospital unit took a turn for the worse, the other patients on that ward were at increased risk for their own...
22-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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