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Reliable Point-of-Care Blood Test Can Help Prevent Toxoplasmosis

A new point-of-care test for the parasite Toxoplasma gondii can be performed with a drop of the mother’s blood. The test meets the WHO’s criteria. It is sensitive, specific, quick, easy to perform, and inexpensive.
10-Aug-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Zombie Gene Protects Against Cancer — in Elephants

LIF6, a dead gene that came back to life, prevents cancer by killing cells with DNA damage.
8-Aug-2018 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Muslim Community Activists from Across the U.S. Meet to Address Muslim Community Health Issues

As part of a project titled Engaging Muslim Activists for Research on Community Health (E-MARCH) -- led by Aasim Padela, MD, associate professor of medicine and Director of Initiative on Islam and Medicine at the University of Chicago -- UMMA Clinic...
13-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Medicaid Expansion Leads to Greater Access to Diabetes Medications

Prescriptions for diabetes medications increased in the first two years after states expanded eligibility for Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act, compared to states that didn’t expand Medicaid, according to a new analysis by researchers...
1-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Chicago Medicine earns re-accreditation for high standards in cancer care

The University of Chicago Medicine has received another three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer, a voluntary program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
31-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New medical helicopter arrives at UChicago Medicine

Chicago’s only hospital-based medical flight program began flying a more advanced helicopter this month, an Airbus EC145.
20-Jul-2018 5:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center status renewed

Designation from the National Cancer Institute denotes the highest level of scientific excellence.
17-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine, Chicago Sky break the Guinness World Record for largest basketball lesson

The University of Chicago Medicine and the WNBA Chicago Sky officially broke the Guinness World Record for the largest basketball lesson, which took place during this year’s inaugural #ChicagoFit Health and Fitness Festival.
12-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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


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

Raymon Grogan, MD, Studies Thyroid Tumors, Genetic Changes in These Tumors, and the Unexplained Rise in Thyroid Cancer Incidence Worldwide

9-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT

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