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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

MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Ethics Awarded to Prominent Oregon Physician Susan Tolle for End-of-Life Patient Care

The 2014 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Ethics will be presented to Susan Tolle, MD, for pioneering work improving communication regarding end-of-life care. Tolle will receive the largest award in clinical medical ethics during this week’s...
11-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

Chicago Biomedical Consortium Announces $3 Million Infrastructure Initiative


The Chicago Biomedical Consortium is announcing a $3 million Infrastructure Initiative to promote investment in high-impact, next-generation scientific equipment at its member universities. The Initiative aims to make modern and powerful tools...
10-Nov-2014 7:00 AM EST

Surgery for Sleep Apnea Improves Asthma Control


Children who had their tonsils and adenoids removed for obstructive sleep apnea also had dramatic reductions in acute asthma exacerbations, acute status asthmaticus, asthma-related hospitalizations and ER visits in the first large study of the...
31-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

University of Chicago Medicine Partners with Broadcast Med to Launch Digital Education Center for Medical Professionals

The University of Chicago Medicine is partnering with BroadcastMed Inc. to launch Learning at the Forefront, a new digital education platform for medical professionals.
23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Highly Effective New Anti-Cancer Drug Shows Few Side Effects in Mice

A new drug, OTS964, can eradicate aggressive human lung cancers transplanted into mice. It inhibits the action of a protein that is overproduced by several tumor types but is rarely expressed in healthy adult tissues. Without it, cancer cells fail...
17-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Two-Faced Gene: SIRT6 Prevents Some Cancers but Promotes Sun-Induced Skin Cancer

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

Cancer Medicine: New, Improved, Expensive and Exploited?

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

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