Local chemical signals released by fat cells in the mammary gland appear to provide a crucial link between exposure to unrelenting social stressors early in life, and the subsequent development of aggressive breast cancer.
6/17/2013 6:00 PM EDT
The ability to distinguish odors declines with age. A study shows that African-Americans have a greater decrease than Caucasians. This has serious consequences. Olfactory loss often leads to impaired nutrition. It can be an early warning sign of...
6/12/2013 5:25 PM EDT
In the first GWAS to focus on warfarin dose requirement in African-Americans, researchers have identified a common genetic variation that can help physicians estimate the correct dose of the widely used blood-thinning drug warfarin.
6/3/2013 12:40 PM EDT
Doctors and patients are encouraged to share decision making. This enhances communication, satisfaction and outcomes, and may lower cost. Yet a new study found that patients who want to participate in their medical decisions end up spending more...
5/23/2013 10:00 AM EDT
Teams of highly respected Alzheimer’s researchers failed to replicate what appeared to be breakthrough results for the treatment of this brain disease when they were published last year in the journal Science.
5/22/2013 9:45 AM EDT
Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD, Dallas B. Phemister Professor of Surgery and chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine, has been named president-elect of the Chicago Surgical Society.
5/21/2013 3:00 PM EDT
A clinical trial at the University of Chicago Medicine aims to find new ways of preventing type 2 diabetes or slow its progression by treating participants with medications normally used for people who have had full-blown diabetes for at least one...
5/16/2013 12:00 PM EDT
The University of Chicago is launching the first secure cloud-based computing system that will enable researchers to access and analyze human genomic cancer information without the costly and cumbersome infrastructure normally needed to download and...
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