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UChicago Site of Radiocarbon Dating Discovery Named Historic Landmark


It was while working in the Kent Laboratory building in the 1940s that Prof. Willard Libby and his UChicago associates developed radiocarbon dating—an innovative method to measure the age of organic materials. Scientists soon used the technique on...
5-Oct-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Case of Earth’s Missing Continental Crust Solved: It Sank


How do you make half the mass of two continents disappear? To answer that question, you first need to discover that it’s missing. That’s what a trio of University of Chicago geoscientists and their collaborator did, and their explanation for...
4-Oct-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Collaboration Seeks to Enhance Accelerator Technology, Lower Costs

The University of Chicago is part of a collaboration that has been awarded $23 million by the National Science Foundation to increase the intensity of beams of charged particles, while lowering the costs of key accelerator technologies. This Science...
26-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nanoparticle Drug Cocktail Could Help Treat Lethal Cancers

A group of scientists from the University of Chicago has developed an ingenious way to spur checkpoint blockade cancer immunotherapy into more potent action. The therapy offers the hope of an effective treatment for intractable metastatic cancers...
16-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Big Data Gives Insight Into Appeal of Services Like Uber

In a novel test of the benefit a company can generate for consumers, a new study estimates just how much consumers are gaining from the technology company Uber, helping to explain the service’s popularity.
16-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Solar System Could Have Evolved From Poorly Mixed Elemental Soup


Chondrite meteorites contain a puzzling mismatch in isotopic composition with Earth’s crust. The mismatch puzzles scientists because they long believed that Earth formed from planetary objects similar to meteorites. A new paper in Nature explains...
16-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Manipulation of Liquid Crystals Could Help Control Drug-Delivery Process

A group of scientists at the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering has found a way to exploit the ability of liquid crystals to flow like a liquid, but display the orderly molecular structure of a crystalline solid.
12-Sep-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Social Connectedness Can Increase Suicide Risk, Study Finds

Community characteristics play an important role in perpetuating teen suicide clusters and thwarting prevention efforts, according to a new study by sociologists who examined clusters in a single town.
9-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Chicago Professor Geoffrey Stone to discuss same-sex marriage in Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture

As the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to deliberate on same-sex marriage later this month, Prof. Geoffrey R. Stone, the 2015 Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecturer, will devote his talk to this contentious social and legal issue that could mark one of...
10-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Book Explores Presidential Preoccupation with Power


Prof. William G. Howell hopes to focus the national conversation about the American presidency in his new book, Thinking about the Presidency: The Primacy of Power.
31-Jul-2013 5:35 PM EDT

Despite Growing Support for Gay Marriage, Americans Divided on Attitudes Towards Homosexuality

26-Jun-2013 10:30 AM EDT

University of Chicago Particle Physicists Available to Comment on Search for Higgs Boson


3-Jul-2012 8:00 AM EDT

Japan Crisis Experts from the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago has numerous experts who can comment on the scientific, social, political and cultural dimensions of the ongoing crisis in Japan. Our news officers can assist reporters looking for help with stories on nuclear science,...
18-Mar-2011 5:00 PM EDT

Experts Available to Comment on Mono Lake Microbe

Media Contacts: Steve Koppes 773-702-8366 Stephen McGregor 630-252-5580
3-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST

Even If They Are Not Home, Men Can Learn to be Good Fathers

Fathers’ Day is something of an empty holiday in many urban communities where men are often disconnected from family life, but social workers can make a difference against those odds. African-American fathers in particular could benefit from the...
15-Jun-2010 8:00 AM EDT

Health Care Tip Sheet

Experts from the University of Chicago address the following: 1) How do Americans feel about government spending on health? 2) Why is health care spending going up? 3) Looking at Medicare, what have been some of the problems? 4) What about the...
10-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT

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