SIRT6—a protein that inhibits the growth of liver and colon cancers—can promote the development of skin cancers by turning on an enzyme that increases inflammation, proliferation and survival of sun-damaged skin cells. This suggests that SIRT6...
13-Oct-2014 10:30 AM EDT
Two studies published in the October 2014 issue of Health Affairs by a University of Chicago health economist examine spending on oral anti-cancer drugs as well as a federal program designed to help the poor, which researchers say instead helps...
6-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
The inability of older adults to identify scents is a strong predictor of death within five years. Almost 40% of those who failed a smelling test died during that period, compared to 10% of those with a healthy sense of smell. Olfactory dysfunction...
25-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Sequencing the genomes of monarch butterflies from around the world, scientists have made surprising insights into the insect’s genetics. They identified a single gene that appears central to migration – a behavior generally regarded as complex...
29-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT
To protect their gut microbes during illness, sick mice produce specialized sugars in the gut that feed their microbiota and maintain a healthy microbial balance. This protective mechanism also appears to help resist or tolerate additional harmful...
29-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT
University of Chicago scientists have identified a brain region that appears central to perceiving the combination of color and motion. These neurons shift in sensitivity toward different colors and directions depending on what is being attended....
2-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT
The presence of Clostridia, a common class of gut bacteria, protects against food allergies, a new study in mice finds. The discovery points toward probiotic therapies for this so-far untreatable condition
20-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT
The University of Chicago Medical Center added six new members to its governing Board of Trustees, and named a new president of the medical staff.
7-Aug-2014 3:25 PM EDT
Need Expert on Severe Epilepsy? UChicagoMedicine Experts Can Pinpoint & Blast Exact Source of Seizures in the Brain, and Has Been Doing So for Months
12-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT
Dr. Stefano Guandalini, medical director of the UChicago Celiac Disease Center and expert on gluten sensitivity
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