Lack of sleep can elevate levels of free fatty acids in the blood, accompanied by temporary pre-diabetic conditions in healthy young men. Getting enough sleep could help counteract the current epidemics of diabetes and obesity.
16-Feb-2015 2:10 PM EST
Antibodies that protect against H7N9 avian flu, which emerged in China in 2013 and sparked fears of a global pandemic, have been isolated in individuals who received seasonal flu vaccinations and appear to broadly neutralize H7 viruses.
12-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST
Researchers have built a model system that uses multiple cell types from patients to rapidly test compounds that could block the early steps in the spread of ovarian cancer. This has enabled them to identify small molecules that can inhibit adhesion...
9-Feb-2015 5:00 PM EST
In cancer patients with limited spread, certain microRNAs suppress tumor cells’ ability to adhere to other cell types, invade tissues and migrate to distant sites, the hallmarks of metastasis. This could predict how aggressively a tumor can spread...
2-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST
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
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
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
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
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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