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Artificial Intelligence Models to Analyze Cancer Images Can Take Shortcuts That Introduce Bias for Minority Patients

New study of artificial intelligence tools that analyze tumor images shows how they can make inaccurate predictions based on the institution that submitted the image
22-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Discoveries Reveal How Acute Myeloid Leukemia Walks a Fine Line Between Growth and Cell Death

Researchers revealed new insights into how acute myeloid leukemia (AML) develops and progresses, according to a study published in Molecular Cell on July 20, 2021. They describe a mechanism by which AML cells regulate a cancer-related protein,...
20-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UChicago Researchers Re-Create Sense of Touch and Motor Control in Paralyzed Patient

After surgical implantation of electrodes into his motor and sensory cortices, Scott Imbrie can manipulate a virtual robotic arm — and feel sensory feedback in his fingertips.
20-Jul-2021 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Awarding $150,000 in Grants This Summer, Southland Rise Boosts Annual Support for Community Programs That Keep Youth Safe

Through Southland RISE – the violence prevention and trauma care collaboration between Advocate Health Care, the University of Chicago Medicine and community partners – 30 community-based organizations on the South Side have received $350,000...
15-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center Researcher Receives National Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award

Daniel Catenacci, MD, a physician-scientist and associate professor of medicine at UChicago Medicine, has received the National Cancer Institute (NCI) 2021 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award (CCITLA).
14-Jul-2021 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Chicago Medical Center to require COVID-19 vaccination for all employees

The University of Chicago Medical Center will require COVID-19 vaccinations for its entire workforce, joining other hospitals across the country that have looked at the data on safety and effectiveness of the vaccines.
14-Jul-2021 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers at the University of Chicago to Study Experimental Stroke Drug

UChicago Medicine’s Stroke and Neurocritical Care teams will be participating in a global research study to learn if an experimental drug saves lives and brain function by stopping the bleeding in the brains of patients suffering from a type of...
12-Jul-2021 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Only 20 States Implemented Health Equity Committees to Assist with COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Planning

A new study out of UChicago found that while 43 states (out of 51, including all 50 states and Washington, D.C.) created a committee to develop a vaccine distribution plan, only 20 plans mentioned using a health equity committee to assist with plan...
2-Jul-2021 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Neurosurgery Team Performs Groundbreaking Laser Hemispherectomy on Child with Epilepsy

For only the second time in the world, doctors at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital and the Department of Neurosurgery used a minimally invasive surgery to disconnect the right and left sides of the brain, stopping the...
25-Jun-2021 5:05 PM EDT

Putting the Spotlight on Colorectal Cancer Risk and Prevention during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

1-Mar-2021 2:05 PM EST

How to have a safe and fun Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Poj Lysouvakon, pediatric director of the Mother-Baby Unit at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital, says it's still possible to have a safe and fun Halloween this year. Here's how.
16-Oct-2020 3:05 PM EDT

How to stay safe from flu during the COVID-19 pandemic

University of Chicago Medicine infectious diseases expert Dr. Allison Bartlett explains what to know to stay safe this winter from both influenza and COVID-19.
15-Oct-2020 3:40 PM EDT

Tips for voting safely during a pandemic

Voting is one of the most important things citizens get to do. University of Chicago Medicine Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr. Mai Tuyet Pho explains how to vote safely amid a global pandemic.
15-Oct-2020 1:40 PM EDT

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

[email protected] 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

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