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UChicago bioinformatics team to create data infrastructure for global pediatric cancer initiative

The University of Chicago Pediatric Cancer Data Commons and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society are working together to bring precision medicine to children and young adults with acute leukemia.
17-Sep-2020 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tail regeneration in lungfish provides insight into evolution of limb regrowth

A new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B from researchers at the University of Chicago and Universidade Federal do Pará explores regenerative ability in the tails of West African lungfish for the first time, and finds that...
15-Sep-2020 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ingalls Memorial Behavioral Health Services Expand to Calumet City

UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital will expand its behavioral health services to Calumet City, Illinois in September 2020, providing essential outpatient mental healthcare to Southland residents.
11-Sep-2020 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Telomere length varies across human tissue types

A new study comparing telomere length across 20 different tissue types from nearly 1,000 unique post-mortem donors identified variations and correlations across tissue types, which has implications for understanding biomarkers of disease and aging.
6-Sep-2020 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine joins BOOST-3 national trial to investigate treatments for traumatic brain injuries

As part of nationwide study to improve trauma care for severe brain injuries, researchers at UChicago Medicine are working to engage South Side residents and ensure representation among underrepresented communities.
9-Sep-2020 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine begins clinical trial testing the efficacy of antibody against SARS-CoV-2

The University of Chicago Medicine is launching a clinical trial to examine the potential of an antibody against the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein for treating COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
3-Sep-2020 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Vitamin D deficiency may raise risk of getting COVID-19

In a retrospective study of patients tested for COVID-19, researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine found an association between vitamin D deficiency and the likelihood of becoming infected with the coronavirus. The findings were published...
3-Sep-2020 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

$500,000 gift supports worldwide effort to harness pediatric cancer data to advance treatment for children

Family looks to the ‘bright side’ by creating a charity to support pediatric cancer research and providing UChicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital with $500,000 gift.
1-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Physicians issue warning about rare neurological condition, expected to appear this fall

Pediatricians Henry David, MD, and Madan Kumar, DO, of the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital warn parents of young children to watch out for symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare neurological disorder linked to...
24-Sep-2020 4:30 PM EDT

.@UChicagoMedicine experts can discuss #Tocilizumab research; Drug may reduce need for ventilators in #COVID19 pneumonia

18-Sep-2020 2:45 PM EDT

Wuhan coronavirus: An infectious disease expert explains we know so far about the new virus emerging in Asia

University of Chicago Medicine associate professor and infectious disease expert Dr. Emily Landon explains what public health officials know about new coronavirus virus from Wuhan, China and how to stay safe.
23-Jan-2020 11:45 AM EST

Five ways to prevent back injury while shoveling snow

Orthopaedic surgeon and spine expert Srinivasu Kusuma, MD, from the University of Chicago Medicine Medical Group offers five easy tips to stay safe when shoveling snow.
15-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST

Preventing Holiday Hazards for Seniors

If you’re hosting older relatives and friends this holiday season, you’ll need to prepare your home inside and out to make sure their visit is comfortable and safe. That's because the biggest risk for aging adults in the home is tripping and...
3-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST

Understanding vaping and its risks

8-Nov-2019 2:35 PM EST

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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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