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Disrupting Cancer Pathway Could Enhance New Immunotherapies

Understanding how to overrule a signaling pathway that can cause treatments to fail in metastatic melanoma patients should help physicians extend the benefits of recently approved immunity-boosting drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors to more...
5-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Genetic Changes to Basic Developmental Processes Evolve More Frequently Than Thought


Newly evolved genes can rapidly assume control over fundamental functions during early embryonic development, report scientists from the University of Chicago. The findings suggest that evolutionary changes to the genetics of fundamental biological...
6-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Cells Amplify Messenger RNA Levels to Set Protein Levels

Messenger RNA (mRNA) levels dictate most differences protein levels in fast-growing cells when analyzed using statistical methods that account for noise in the data, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Chicago and Harvard...
5-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

In Late Post-Surgical Colon ‘Leaks,’ Finger Points to Microbes

Post-surgical leaks that develop after a segment of the colon has been removed and stitched back together often are caused not by negligence or technical error but by bacteria in the bowel that elude antibiotics, according to new evidence about this...
4-May-2015 11:30 AM EDT

Leapfrog Gives UChicago Medicine 7th Straight ‘A’ for Hospital Safety

The University of Chicago Medicine was named one of the safest hospitals in the country for the seventh consecutive time by the prestigious and independent Leapfrog Group. UChicago Medicine is one of only 182 U.S. hospitals, out of about 5,000, to...
29-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Church-Based Diabetes Education Program Leads to Healthier Lifestyles Among Latino Adults


Latino adults with diabetes who participated in a church-based education program reported eating less high-fat food and exercising more following a trial intervention program run by researchers from University of Chicago’s Department of Medicine.
27-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Tentative Agreement Reached Between University of Chicago Medical Center and Nurses' Union

After more than eight months of bargaining, the University of Chicago Medical Center and National Nurses United reached a tentative agreement for a new collective bargaining agreement just before midnight Monday.
28-Apr-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Spring Flours Annual Gala to Support the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center

On May 1, 2015, the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is hosting the annual Spring Flours Gluten-Free Gala. The event will feature a multi-course, gluten-free dinner created by some of Chicago’s best chefs and bakers.
27-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

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