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Untreated Sleep Apnea in Children Can Harm Brain Cells Tied to Cognition and Mood


A study comparing children 7 to 11 years old with moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea to children the same age who slept normally found significant reductions of gray matter – brain cells crucial to most cognitive tasks – in several...
15-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Parallel Cellular Pathways Activate the Process That Controls Organ Growth


A new study from the University of Chicago suggests that while proteins that control organ growth accumulate around the edges of cells, they actually function at a different cellular site.
7-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How Cells Communicate to Move Together as a Group


Research from the University of Chicago has identified a new signaling system that epithelial cells use to coordinate their individual movements and efficiently move tissues.
8-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UChicago Alum Endows Medical School Scholarship Program with Estate Gift


A physician who graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and his spouse are bequeathing their estate to the medical school, creating a new scholarship they hope will encourage future alumni to “pay it forward.”
10-Mar-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Molecules Form Gels to Help Cells Sense and Respond to Stress


A specific protein inside cells senses threatening changes in its environment, such as heat or starvation, and triggers an adaptive response to help the cell continue to function and grow under stressful conditions, according to a new study by...
7-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

By Boosting Innate Immunity, Researchers Eradicate Aggressive Prostate Cancer in Mice

Cabozantinib, an FDA-approved drug for patients with certain types of thyroid or kidney cancer, was able to eradicate invasive prostate cancers in mice by causing tumor cells to secrete factors that entice neutrophils – the first-responders of the...
7-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Evaluation of Emergency Medicine Residents Points to Gender Bias


By the end of the third and final year of residency, evaluations of female physicians placed them three to four months behind male colleagues in the same training program. Male residents, on average, received higher evaluations on all 23 training...
2-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Aggression Disorder Linked to Greater Risk of Substance Abuse

People with intermittent explosive disorder (IED)—a condition marked by frequent physical or verbal outbursts—are at five times greater risk for abusing substances such as alcohol, tobacco and marijuana than those who don’t display frequent...
23-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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