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
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
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
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
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
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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