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Medicaid Expansion Popular Among Americans Connected to Program

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New research suggests constituents more likely to support its expansion
12-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Craft World’s Tiniest Interlinking Chains

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For decades, scientists have been trying to make a true molecular chain: a repeated set of tiny rings interlocked together. In a study in Science published online Nov. 30, University of Chicago researchers announced the first confirmed method to...
6-Dec-2017 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Fossil That Fills Missing Evolutionary Link Named After UChicago Professors

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Scientists recently announced the discovery of a fossil that fills a missing evolutionary link—the first known member of the modern bryozoans to grow up into a structure. Called Jablonskipora kidwellae, it is named after UChicago geophysical...
16-Nov-2017 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Find Missing Clue to How HIV Hacks Cells to Propagate Itself

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Computer modeling has helped a team of scientists, including several scholars from the University of Chicago, to decode previously unknown details about the "budding" process by which HIV forces cells to spread the virus to other cells. The...
8-Nov-2017 3:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists See Fireworks From Atoms at Ultra-Low Temperatures

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Scientists aren’t normally treated to fireworks when they discover something about the universe. But a team of University of Chicago researchers found a show waiting for them at the atomic level—along with a new form of quantum behavior that may...
7-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

University of Chicago Announces $125 Million Gift to Support Economic Scholarship

The Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund intends to make the second-largest gift in the history of the University of Chicago, supporting the Department of Economics in expanding its leadership in education and research with wide-ranging public impact,...
1-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago Astrophysicists to Catch Particles From Deep Space on NASA Balloon Mission

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A team led by Prof. Angela Olinto was awarded NASA funding to fly an ultra-long duration balloon mission with an innovative ultra-sensitive telescope to pick up cosmic rays and neutrinos coming from deep space.
24-Oct-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

LIGO Announces Detection of Gravitational Waves From Colliding Neutron Stars

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The U.S.-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory and the Virgo detector in Italy announced on Oct. 16 that all three of their detectors had picked up the ripples, or gravitational waves, from two neutron stars that collided 130...
16-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Chicago Professor Geoffrey Stone to discuss same-sex marriage in Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture

As the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to deliberate on same-sex marriage later this month, Prof. Geoffrey R. Stone, the 2015 Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecturer, will devote his talk to this contentious social and legal issue that could mark one of...
10-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Book Explores Presidential Preoccupation with Power

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Prof. William G. Howell hopes to focus the national conversation about the American presidency in his new book, Thinking about the Presidency: The Primacy of Power.
31-Jul-2013 5:35 PM EDT

Despite Growing Support for Gay Marriage, Americans Divided on Attitudes Towards Homosexuality

26-Jun-2013 10:30 AM EDT

University of Chicago Particle Physicists Available to Comment on Search for Higgs Boson

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3-Jul-2012 8:00 AM EDT

Japan Crisis Experts from the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago has numerous experts who can comment on the scientific, social, political and cultural dimensions of the ongoing crisis in Japan. Our news officers can assist reporters looking for help with stories on nuclear science,...
18-Mar-2011 5:00 PM EDT

Experts Available to Comment on Mono Lake Microbe

Media Contacts: Steve Koppes 773-702-8366 skoppes@uchicago.edu Stephen McGregor 630-252-5580 smcgregor@anl.gov
3-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST

Even If They Are Not Home, Men Can Learn to be Good Fathers

Fathers’ Day is something of an empty holiday in many urban communities where men are often disconnected from family life, but social workers can make a difference against those odds. African-American fathers in particular could benefit from the...
15-Jun-2010 8:00 AM EDT

Health Care Tip Sheet

Experts from the University of Chicago address the following: 1) How do Americans feel about government spending on health? 2) Why is health care spending going up? 3) Looking at Medicare, what have been some of the problems? 4) What about the...
10-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT

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