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Bucksbaum Institute Names Two New Master Clinicians

Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence named two new faculty members as Master Clinicians, continuing the mission of improving the doctor-patient relationship through research and teaching.
23-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT

John Maunsell Takes Helm of Neuroscience Institute at University of Chicago


John Maunsell, PhD, a pioneering researcher in the neuroscience of vision and editor-in-chief of the prestigious Journal of Neuroscience, has been appointed inaugural director of the Grossman Institute for Neuroscience, Quantitative Biology and...
1-Jul-2014 4:00 PM EDT

For Cancer Patients, New Tool Predicts Financial Pain

Cancer care has a new side effect. Along with the distress of a cancer diagnosis and the discomforts of treatment, patients now have to deal with “financial toxicity,” the expense and anxiety confronting those who face large, unpredictable...
18-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Evolution Depends on Rare Chance Events, “Molecular Time Travel” Experiments Show

Historians can only speculate on what might have been, but a team of evolutionary biologists studying ancient proteins has turned speculation into experiment. They resurrected an ancient ancestor of an important human protein as it existed hundreds...
18-Jun-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Inaugural Winners in the University of Chicago Medicine Innovations Grant Program

The first two awards under the University of Chicago Medicine’s new $100,000 UCM Innovations Grant Program were presented at last month’s 9th Annual Quality and Safety Symposium.
5-Jun-2014 5:00 PM EDT

New Method Reveals Single Protein Interaction Key to Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation


Researchers from the University of Chicago have pioneered a new method to simplify the study of protein networks. Through the use of synthetic proteins, they revealed a key interaction that regulates the ability of embryonic stem cells to change...
5-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Tiny Mutation Triggers Drug Resistance for Patients with One Type of Leukemia

Researchers have pinpointed exactly what goes wrong when chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients develop resistance to ibrutinib, a highly effective, precisely targeted anti-cancer drug. The finding could guide development of new agents to treat...
28-May-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Seeing E-Cigarette Use Encourages Young Adult Tobacco Users to Light Up

Seeing people use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) increases the urge to smoke among regular combustible cigarettes users, according to a new study of young adult smokers. This elevated desire is as strong as when observing someone smoking a...
27-May-2014 7:00 AM EDT

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