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New method generates unlimited, high-quality antibodies for genetics research 27 Aug 2013 | 02:00 am

Modern genomic studies rely on precise and sophisticated technology, but the antibodies used to identify proteins that control gene expression can be unreliable as a research tool, placing time, money...

Study adds lung damage to harmful effects of arsenic 24 Aug 2013 | 01:00 am

A new study confirms that exposure to low to moderate amounts of arsenic in drinking water can impair lung function. Doses of about 120 parts per billion of arsenic in well water -- about 12 times the...

Gut microbes drive gender bias in autoimmune diseases 23 Aug 2013 | 02:00 am

Intestinal bacteria already have been implicated in a variety of unexpected functions, such as sensitivity to pain, behavior modification and development of the immune system.

Peter Huttenlocher, MD, 1931-2013 20 Aug 2013 | 01:00 am

A pioneering neuroscientist and highly respected pediatric neurologist, Peter Huttenlocher, MD, professor emeritus and former section chief of pediatric neurology at the University of Chicago Medicine...

Earliest complete fossil from major group of ancient mammal discovered 16 Aug 2013 | 02:00 am

Flexible ankles and versatile ridged teeth were the key adaptations that allowed mutituberculates to become the most successful group of ancient mammals, as revealed with the discovery of a 160 millio...

Walter Stadler, MD, named section chief of hematology/oncology at the University of Chicago Medicine 15 Aug 2013 | 01:00 am

Walter M. Stadler, MD, an internationally recognized authority on prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancers, has been named Chief of the Section of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Chic...

New proto-mammal fossil sheds light on evolution of earliest mammals 8 Aug 2013 | 02:00 am

A newly discovered fossil reveals the evolutionary adaptations of a 165-million-year-old proto-mammal, providing evidence that traits such as hair and fur originated well before the rise of the first ...

Gov. Pat Quinn signs law legalizing medical marijuana 2 Aug 2013 | 03:00 am

Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes in Illinois at a ceremony today in the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Care and Discovery.

Water molecules control inactivation and recovery of potassium channels 29 Jul 2013 | 10:00 pm

Just 12 molecules of water cause the long post-activation recovery period required by potassium ion channels before they can function again.

Genetic diabetes experts gather for 'Celebrating Miracles & Milestones' Family Forum 18 Jul 2013 | 07:00 pm

The 2nd annual "Celebrating Miracles & Milestones: 2013 Monogenic Diabetes Family Forum," hosted by the University of Chicago Medicine's Kovler Diabetes Center, will take place on Wednesday, July 17, ...

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