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Connective Tissue Disease Increases Risk for Cardiovascular Problems

African-American patients with connective tissue diseases such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis are twice as likely as white patients to suffer from atherosclerotic blood vessels, which increase the risk of a heart attack, stroke or death.
3-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Neuroscientist David Freedman Receives 2016 Troland Research Award From the National Academy of Sciences


David Freedman, PhD, a neuroscientist who studies the neural underpinnings of learning, memory and decision-making, has been awarded the 2016 Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences.
19-Jan-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

$5M Donation From the Hospira Foundation Will Support Research in Cancer Care, Prevention and Treatment

The Hospira Foundation has donated $5 million to the University of Chicago Medicine to create the Hospira Foundation Professorship in Oncology. This position significantly bolsters the University’s capacity to conduct pioneering research in...
18-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Weekend Catch-Up Sleep Can Reduce Diabetes Risk Associated with Sleep Loss


Two consecutive nights of extended sleep, a typical weekend occurrence, appears to counteract the increased risk of diabetes associated with short-term sleep restriction during the work week, at least in lean, healthy, young men eating a controlled...
12-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Individuals with Rage Disorder Have Smaller Volumes in Brain Areas Linked to Emotion

People who have a behavioral disorder characterized by extreme outbursts of anger – road rage, for example – have significantly lower gray matter volume in the brain region that plays an important role in regulating emotion, report scientists...
12-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

University of Chicago Medicine Named Center of Excellence by Cure HHT


For HHT patients and their families in Chicago and beyond, the University of Chicago Medicine is now designated as an HHT Center of Excellence by Cure HHT, the worldwide advocacy group for the disorder. This honor recognizes UCM as the 22nd center...
11-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Identify Ancient Mutation That Contributed to the Evolution of Multicellular Animals

A single chance mutation caused an ancient protein to evolve a new function essential for multicellularity in animals, about a billion years ago, according to research co-led by UChicago scientists.
7-Jan-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The University of Chicago Medicine Announces Historic Community Plan to Strengthen Access to Care for Chicago's South Side


In an effort to expand access, UChicago Medicine is proposing a bold plan to invest in facilities and programs that will deepen and broaden their commitment to the community and expand their ability to provide the highest quality health care to the...
18-Dec-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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