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How the Brain Finds What It’s Looking For

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

Gut Bacteria That Protect Against Food Allergies Identified

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

University of Chicago Medical Center Names New Trustees

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

Study Traces Evolutionary Origins of Migration in New World Birds

Scientists from the University of Chicago have developed a new method to reveal the ancestral ranges of New World birds, and discovered that bird migration in the Americas evolved in species that resided in North America. Their work also offers...
1-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

University of Chicago Opens First Passive House-Certified Laboratory in North America


The University of Chicago has completed the Warren Woods Ecological Field Station, the first Passive House-certified laboratory in North America and only the fifth worldwide.
25-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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

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