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Researchers find promise in new treatment for peanut allergy

Controlled ingestion of peanut protein could help build tolerance in peanut allergy sufferers. Authors of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine say an oral immunotherapy drug they tested could be the first FDA-approved...
19-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Twitter use influenced by social schedules, not changing seasons and daylight

An analysis of Twitter data from the U.S. shows that social media usage largely mirrors daily work schedules and school calendars. The data reflect the amount of “social jet lag” caused when social demands make people wake up much earlier than...
12-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Non-coding genetic variant could improve key vascular functions

In the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of physicians, geneticists and biologists describes a previously unknown genetic factor— a common non-coding sequence of DNA—that can either raise or reduce the...
14-Nov-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health Announces Partnership with Palm Beach County

Collaboration aims to improve outcomes for the community’s youngest children, from their first day of life
8-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Bacteria use different strategies to divide and survive under stress

A new study by scientists from the University of Chicago shows how cyanobacteria, or bacteria that produce energy through photosynthesis like plants, change the way they grow and divide in response to different levels of light.
5-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Checkpoint Inhibitor Shows Promise in Clinical Trial for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

By combining the experimental anti-cancer antibody known as 5F9 with the anti-cancer antibody rituximab, researchers managing a phase 1b clinical trial were able to induce a positive response in 11 out of 22 people with relapsed/refractory...
6-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Global health pioneer who helped eradicate smallpox wins prestigious MacLean Center Ethics Prize

The $50,000 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Ethics and Health Outcomes, the largest in clinical medical ethics, was awarded this year to Emory University's William Foege, MD, MPH.
5-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Changes to RNA Aid the Process of Learning and Memory

In a new study published in Nature, scientists from the University of Chicago show how a common RNA modification plays an important role in the process of learning and memory formation.
29-Oct-2018 2:25 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


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


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


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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