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Surprise players in life after transplant: Diet, exercise, and microbes
by Stephanie Folk Organ transplants can offer patients with debilitating and deadly diseases a chance at a longer life and improved health. But the new organs come with strings attached. Patients take on a life-long regimen of antirejection dru (More)
Surprising help from kelp (and the bacteria who support them)
by Jordan Greer Even those of us who live in cities understand the importance of forest ecosystems. They provide shelter to a vast diversity of animals and plants, generate the oxygen we breathe, and clean the air of the toxic carbon emissions we (More)
From the isolette to optimized opportunity
by Elise Wachspress Neonatologist Erika Claud, MD, has long been thoughtful about the developmental effects of the trea (More)
Waiting to inhale: How UChicago is helping us breathe deeper in the Windy City
by Jordan Greer Imagine feeling that simple cold, jog, or even a garden stroll could turn into a life-threatening event. Against your will your breath becomes labored and each inhalation becomes shorter until you feel like you are being choked b (More)
The somewhat secret life of transplanted organs
by Stephanie Folk In December 2018, doctors at UChicago Medicine set a new record. Over the course of two-and-half days, they completed not one, but More)
News roundup: July 2019
A selection of health news from the University of Chicago and around the globe curated just for you. How the (More)
News roundup: June 2019
A selection of health news from the University of Chicago and around the globe curated just for you. More)
Can you teach an old microbiome new tricks?
by Elise Wachspress Recent research shows that the average age of death for those past 65 continues to increase steadily, by about 3 years (More)
News roundup: May 2019
A selection of health news from the University of Chicago and around the globe curated just for you. Improving care for young hearts Ivan Moskowitz is (More)
Born with a gut instinct: How the microbiome affects preterm infant health
by Folabomi Oladosu, PhD Post-doctoral researcher specializing in pain and women’s health at NorthShore University HealthSystem Holding a newborn for the first time simultaneously conveys the fragility of life and the enormous responsibility of e (More)
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