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Antibiotics Taken Late in Pregnancy Can Increase Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in Offspring

A study by researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine shows that when mice that are genetically susceptible to developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) were given antibiotics during late pregnancy and the early nursing period, their...
10-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Neuroscientists Call for More Comprehensive View of How Brain Forms Memories

Neuroscientists from the University of Chicago argue that research on how memories form in the brain should consider activity of groups of brain cells working together, not just the connections between them
28-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What's in a Name? Big Data Approach Reveals Distinctive Patterns in Higher Education Systems

Using lists of names collected from publicly available websites, two University of Chicago researchers have revealed distinctive patterns in higher education systems, ranging from ethnic representation, to gender imbalance in the sciences, to...
28-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine Announces South Side Pediatric Asthma Center

The University of Chicago Medicine’s Urban Health Initiative and the Department of Pediatrics will lead a collaboration of health providers to develop the South Side Pediatric Asthma Center.
29-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Computer Model Simulates Sense of Touch From the Entire Hand

Neuroscientists from the University of Chicago have developed a computer model that can simulate the response of nerves in the hand to any pattern of touch stimulation on the skin. The tool reconstructs the response of more than 12,500 nerve fibers...
26-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research Points to Potential for More Targeted Treatments of Deadly Neuroblastoma Tumors in Children

Genetic variations appear to pre-dispose children to developing certain severe forms of neuroblastoma, according to new research by the University of Chicago Medicine. The findings lay the groundwork for developing more targeted treatments for...
19-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Quality of Psychiatric Treatment, Not Number of Inpatient Beds, Should Be Focus of Suicide Prevention Efforts

Health care providers should focus on the overall quality of psychiatric care, depression screening and outpatient services to prevent suicide, not the number of available inpatient psychiatric beds, argue researchers from the University of Chicago...
12-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dates Set for Opening of Bigger ED and Launch of Adult Trauma Care

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The University of Chicago Medicine has set Jan. 8, 2018, for the opening of its expanded emergency department and May 1, 2018, for the launch of Level 1 adult trauma services, pending approval by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
8-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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