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Ancient hominins had small brains like apes, but longer childhoods like humans

Using precise imaging technology to scan fossil skulls, researchers found that as early as 3 million years ago, children had a long dependence on caregivers.
1-Apr-2020 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How waves of ‘clutches’ in the motor cortex help our brains initiate movement

Propagating Motor Cortical Dynamics Facilitate Movement Initiation
6-Mar-2020 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Community summit brings together Mayor Lightfoot and Chicagoland leaders seeking solutions to the effects of violence and trauma

Southland RISE (Resilience Initiative to Strengthen and Empower), a collaboration powered by the University of Chicago Medicine and Advocate Heath Care, hosted its inaugural summit, Healing to RISE: Fostering Connections to Support Individuals,...
5-Mar-2020 2:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UChicago Medicine to open $20 million outpatient center in River East

The University of Chicago Medicine's new, $20 million space in Chicago's River East merges two Streeterville sites to bring expanded multi-specialty care to the popular neighborhood.
20-Feb-2020 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

What birdsong tells us about brain cells and learning

New research by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago uses a unique model — the intricate mating songs of birds — to show how the intrinsic properties of neurons are closely tied to the complex processes of learning.
17-Feb-2020 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

Demystifying heart failure: A Q&A with Sara Kalantari, MD

University of Chicago Medicine cardiologist and heart failure expert Sara Kalantari, MD, explains heart failure, including symptoms, diagnoses, treatments and common misconceptions.
14-Feb-2020 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Comer Children’s and the Kovler Diabetes Center lead the way in monogenic diabetes care, research

Researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine are leading the charge to educate clinicians and families about monogenic diabetes, a rare and frequently misdiagnosed subset of the disease.
13-Feb-2020 5:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

FDA approves peanut allergy treatment for children and teens

The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital was one of the sites for a landmark clinical trial that led to approval of the first oral immunotherapy treatment for peanut allergy in children and teens.
13-Feb-2020 5:55 PM EST Add to Favorites


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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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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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