The 3rd Annual Conference on Medicine and Religion reflects on issues relating to medicine and the frailty of the human body.
3/5/2014 2:00 PM EST
A new study analyzing the origins of the adipose fin, thought by some to be vestigial, finds that these fins arose repeatedly and independently in multiple species—a striking example of convergent evolution. Adipose fins also appear to have...
2/28/2014 1:50 PM EST
Activation of beta-catenin, the primary mediator of the ubiquitous Wnt signaling pathway, alters the immune system in lasting and harmful ways, causing chronic inflammation in the intestine and colon, eventually leading to cancer. Researchers...
2/24/2014 2:00 PM EST
Although the time and cost of sequencing the human genome has plummeted, analyzing the 3 billion base pairs of genetic information can take months. Researchers working with Beagle—one of the world’s fastest supercomputers devoted to life...
2/19/2014 4:00 PM EST
The elusive progenitor cells that give rise to innate lymphoid cells—a recently discovered group of infection-fighting white blood cells—have been identified in fetal liver and adult bone marrow of mice.
2/11/2014 5:00 PM EST
Genetic adaptations for life at high elevations found in residents of the Tibetan plateau likely originated around 30,000 years ago in peoples related to contemporary Sherpa. These genes were passed on to more recent migrants from lower elevations...
2/7/2014 11:20 AM EST
The University of Chicago Medicine named its first two deans for faculty affairs, appointments designed to support the needs of faculty within the Biological Sciences Division.
2/5/2014 10:45 AM EST
Poor-quality sleep with frequent awakenings can speed cancer growth, increase tumor aggressiveness and dampen the immune system’s ability to control cancer. This study demonstrates the effects of sleep loss on tumor growth and invasiveness and...
1/27/2014 8:00 AM EST
Dr. Stefano Guandalini, medical director of the UChicago Celiac Disease Center and expert on gluten sensitivity
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