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Genetic Analysis Uncovers the Evolutionary Origin of Vertebrate Limbs

Fish, mice and likely all modern-day vertebrates share genetic elements first used to develop the unpaired dorsal fin in ancient fish. They later copied these elements to produce paired appendages, like pelvic and pectoral fins, arms and legs.
13-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

​Comer Children's Receives Baby-Friendly USA Recognition for Offering Optimal Care to Breastfeeding Mothers

The University of Chicago Medicine has received international recognition for having a birth facility that offers exceptional care to breastfeeding mothers and their babies. The Comer Children's Hospital Family Birth Center has been designated a...
6-Mar-2018 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

​New Research: Additional Measures Needed to Curb Opioid Exposure in Children

The number of pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admissions for opioid overdoses doubled between 2004 and 2015, despite continuing efforts to curb misuse of the addictive painkillers among adults, according to a new study by researchers from the...
5-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine Increases Community Benefit to $425.2 Million in Fiscal 2016

The University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) contributed $425.2 million in fiscal 2016 to benefit South Side communities with programs and services targeting key health priorities, according to its recently published annual Community Benefit Report.
5-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Massive Data Analysis Shows What Drives the Spread of Flu in the U.S.

Using several large datasets describing health care visits, geographic movements and demographics of more than 150 million people over nine years, researchers at the University of Chicago have created models that predict the spread of influenza...
26-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Brain Size of Human Ancestors Evolved Gradually Over 3 Million Years

Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. Scientists don't agree on when and how this dramatic increase took place, but new analysis of 94 hominin fossils shows that...
20-Feb-2018 1:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Past Encounters with the Flu Shape Vaccine Response

Researchers from the University of Chicago, Harvard University and others show that poor immune responses, not egg adaptions, may explain the low effectiveness of the vaccine that year.
15-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Duplicate Genes Help Animals Resolve Sexual Conflict

Duplicate copies of a gene shared by male and female fruit flies have evolved to resolve competing demands between the sexes. New genetic analysis by researchers at the University of Chicago describes how these copies have evolved separate male- and...
14-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST 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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