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Study Challenges Perception That Empathy Erodes During Medical School

A new study by social neuroscientists at the University of Chicago, published Sept. 7 in Medical Education, challenges the common perception that empathy declines during medical training.
8-Sep-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Challenges Perception That Empathy Erodes During Medical School

A new study by social neuroscientists at the University of Chicago, published Sept. 7 in Medical Education, challenges the common perception that empathy declines during medical training.
8-Sep-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tiny Nanopackages Built Out of DNA Help Scientists Peek at How Neurons Work

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A team of scientists from the University of Chicago designed a way to use microscopic capsules made out of DNA to deliver a payload of tiny molecules directly into a cell. The technique gives scientists an opportunity to understand certain...
29-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Method Promises Easier Nanoscale Manufacturing

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Scientists at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a new way to precisely pattern nanomaterials that could open a new path to the next generation of everyday electronic devices.
27-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Atomic Imperfections Move Quantum Communication Network Closer to Reality

An international team led by the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering has discovered how to manipulate a weird quantum interface between light and matter in silicon carbide along wavelengths used in telecommunications.
23-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers advocate statistical approach to search for Earth-like planets

Astronomers at the University of Chicago and Grinnell College seek to change the way scientists approach the search for Earth-like planets orbiting stars other than the sun, taking a statistical comparative approach in seeking life beyond the solar...
13-Jun-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Human Brain Tunes Into Visual Rhythms in Sign Language

It has been difficult to tell whether neural entrainment is specialized for spoken language. In a new study, University of Chicago scholars designed an experiment using sign language to answer that question.
8-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lost Ecosystem Found Buried in Mud of Southern California Coastal Waters

Paleontologists Adam Tomašových of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and Susan Kidwell of the University of Chicago examine a lost ecosystem of scallops and shelled marine organisms called brachiopods in a new study.
8-Jun-2017 2:05 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

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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

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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 skoppes@uchicago.edu Stephen McGregor 630-252-5580 smcgregor@anl.gov
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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