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Better weapons for fighting MRSA
by Elise Wachspress Staphylococcus aureus (commonly called Staph) is found on the skin and in the nose, throat, and gastrointestinal tract of about a third of the human population. Staph is one of the many “commensal” bacteria that routinely make (More)
How the flu—and ideas and knowledge—spread
by Elise Wachspress Last week, the scientific journal eLife (established by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust) published a More)
News roundup: March 2018
A selection of health news from the University of Chicago and around the globe curated just for you. In the battle against canc (More)
Bacteria: Can't live with them, can't live without them
by Katya Frazier Graduate student in the Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition If you’ve had strep throat or an ear infection, you likely have deep respect for antibiotics. They powerfully fight off bacteria—by damaging their DNA, disar (More)
This parasite may really be in your head
By Elise Wachspress Americans often associate parasite infections with poorly resourced communities in underdeveloped countries. But some parasites are not uncommon in the U.S. Toxoplasma is one which many Americans may not hear about until a p (More)
A punch to the gut: How poor sleep impacts our intestinal health
by Kristin Hoddy, PhD Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Medicine Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care A good night’s sleep is not always easy. Lack of sleep may serve as badge of honor, a sign of productivity, or, a necessity—to get a (More)
Physicians Influenced by Medical Technology Markets
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Microenvironmental regulation of tumour angiogenesis
NEW Review by De Palma & colleagues out NOW: regulation of tumour angiogenesis by the tumour microenvironment. Nature Reviews Cancer (2017) doi:10.1038/nrc.2017.51 Published online 14 July 2017 http://www.nature.com/nrc/journal/vaop/ncurre (More)
More precise diagnostics for improved cancer outcomes
Credit: Kai Tian, Karl Decker, Aleksei Aksimentiev, and Li-Qun Gu, University of Missouri, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign An important factor in fighting cancer is the speed at which the disease can be identified, diagnosed and t (More)