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UChicago Medicine re-certified for high-quality cancer care from largest oncology society in United States

The University of Chicago Medicine has received re-certification by the QOPI Certification Program LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc.
14-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How the brain responds to texture

New research by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago shows that as neurons process information about texture from the skin, they each respond differently to various features of a surface, creating a high-dimensional representation of texture...
8-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Nullifying protein YTHDF1 enhances anti-tumor response

Identifying molecular pathways that boost the immune response to tumor neoantigens opens up new ways to develop and amplify cancer immunotherapy.
5-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New national initiative to align states, health plans, and providers to eliminate health inequities

Advancing Health Equity: Leading Care, Payment, and Systems Transformation is a national program to reduce and eliminate disparities in health care through innovative Medicaid payment and contracting models.
30-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Gift to TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health Will Boost Efforts to Improve Outcomes in Children

Ballmer Group, the philanthropic organization founded by Connie and Steve Ballmer, is giving $4.2 million to University of Chicago’s TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health to fund its work that develops a model for a community-wide approach...
25-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Fossilized Slime of 100-Million-Year-Old Hagfish Shakes Up Vertebrate Family Tree

Paleontologists at the University of Chicago have discovered the first detailed fossil of a hagfish, the slimy, eel-like carrion feeders of the ocean. The 100-million-year-old fossil helps answer questions about when these ancient, jawless fish...
16-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Protecting oligodendrocytes may reduce the impact of multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating inflammatory disorder in which autoreactive T cells migrate into the central nervous tissue and damage oligodendrocytes and myelin, which protect nerve cells. Sephin1 prolongs a cytoprotective response in...
11-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Intestinal Bacteria From Healthy Infants Prevent Food Allergy

New research from the University of Chicago shows that healthy infants have intestinal bacteria that prevent the development of food allergies.
9-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST 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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