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Low-Frequency Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Difficult-to-Treat Parkinson’s Symptoms

Parkinson’s disease patients treated with low-frequency deep brain stimulation show significant improvements in swallowing dysfunction and freezing of gait over typical high-frequency treatment.
27-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

Modern Genetics Confirm Ancient Relationship Between Fins and Hands

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Efforts to connect the evolutionary transition from fish fins to wrist and fingers with the genetic machinery for this adaptation have fallen short because they focused on the wrong fish. Now, researchers describe the genetic machinery for autopod...
19-Dec-2014 1:00 PM EST

RNA Measurements May Yield Less Insight About Gene Expression Than Assumed

The majority of RNA expression differences between individuals have no connection to the abundance of a corresponding protein, report scientists from the University of Chicago in Science. The results point to a yet-unidentified gene regulatory...
16-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

Early Trial of New Drug Shows Promise for Patients with Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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In patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, infusion of pembrolizumab produced durable responses in almost one out of five patients. One of the 27 patients had a complete response and four had a partial response. Seven more patients...
9-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

University of Chicago Medicine Seeks to Expand Pediatric Trauma Care

The University of Chicago Medicine is taking formal steps to raise the age limit of its pediatric trauma program by two years to include 16- and 17-year-old children.
8-Dec-2014 8:00 PM EST

University of Chicago to Establish Genomic Data Commons

The University of Chicago is collaborating with the National Cancer Institute to establish the nation’s most comprehensive computational facility that stores and harmonizes cancer genomic data generated through NCI-funded research programs.
2-Dec-2014 12:00 AM EST

University of Chicago Receives Gluten-Free Accreditation

The University of Chicago has received certification from the Gluten Intolerance Group’s Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS) Accreditation Program for its medical center and campus food service operations.
24-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

Every Step You Take: STING Pathway Key to Tumor Immunity

A protein complex known as STING plays a crucial role in detecting the presence of tumor cells and promoting an anti-tumor response by the body’s innate immune system, according to two separate studies in Immunity. The results have major...
20-Nov-2014 9:45 AM EST

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