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Hamsters take cues from decreasing day length to prepare for the long winter

Analysis of the first fully-sequenced genome of the Siberian hamster shows how these small, seasonal breeders adapt their bodies and energy usage to survive the winter. The study shows that shifting day length alone was enough to trigger these...
7-Jun-2019 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AI software reveals the inner workings of short-term memory

Research by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago shows how short-term, working memory uses networks of neurons differently depending on the complexity of the task at hand.
6-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Comprehensive Breast Imaging Suite Coming to Orland Park

The new dedicated breast imaging suite in Orland Park will provide screening and diagnostic mammography as part of a joint venture with Solis Mammography.
4-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

POLO trial for advanced pancreatic cancer: a new standard of care

Treatment with the drug olaparib significantly reduced the risk of disease progression or death from metastatic pancreatic cancer, according to findings from the recently completed, international, phase-III POLO (Pancreas cancer OLaparib Ongoing)...
3-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Risk of suicide attempt by children doubles if parent uses opioids

In a tale of two epidemics, researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh found that children of parents who use opioids have an increased risk of attempting suicide.
20-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Leapfrog Gives UChicago Medicine 15th Consecutive A for Hospital Safety

The University of Chicago Medicine earned its 15th “A” grade in hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group, making it one of just 41 health care providers across the country to have received consecutive top marks from the industry watchdog group.
15-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Treatment option to restore natural heartbeat could be on the horizon for heart failure patients

A new therapy to re-engage the heart’s natural electrical pathways – instead of bypassing them – could mean more treatment options for heart failure patients who also suffer from electrical disturbances, such as arrhythmias, according to...
9-May-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Brian Sinotte named president of UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial and CHHD

Brian Sinotte, FACHE, will be joining the University of Chicago Medicine as president of its Community Health and Hospital Division (CHHD) and of Ingalls Memorial Hospital, effective July 1, 2019.
9-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Cervical Cancer Expert Available to Comment on New USPSTF Guidelines

22-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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Quitting Cigarettes: One of the Toughest New Year’s Resolutions

Deciding to stop smoking is one of the most common, beneficial and difficult New Year’s resolutions. Smoking reminders are abundant, nicotine withdrawal is difficult and the resolution process itself is flawed.
29-Dec-2017 3:30 PM EST

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Quitting cigarettes: One of the toughest new year’s resolutions; UChicago Medicine expert offers tips on getting past “false hope syndrome”

29-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST

Dr. Tao Xie: Researcher and Medical Expert in Parkinson's Disease. @uchicagomed

17-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST

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Dr. Bishop @Uchicagomed Knows CAR T-Cell Therapy Backward and Forward

30-Aug-2017 3:55 PM EDT

Neurosurgeon Peleg Horowitz's research focuses on genetics of brain, skull base tumors. #glioblastoma #braincancer #mccain @uchicagomed

19-Jul-2017 9:05 PM EDT

Dr. Daniel Golden is a brain cancer expert. @uchicagomed #mccain #glioblastoma

19-Jul-2017 8:05 PM EDT

FDA Approval Granted to Pediatric Device Used to Treat Esophageal Birth Defect

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted authorization for a magnetic device used to treat pediatric esophageal atresia, a birth defect that causes abnormal formation of the esophagus. The Flourish™ Pediatric Esophageal Atresia device was...
25-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT

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