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News roundup: October 2018
A selection of health news from the University of Chicago and around the globe curated just for you. Thre (More)
DISABILITY STUDIES CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS!
DISABILITY  STUDIES WORKSHOP Fall 2018 We are pleased to  announce that we have extended the deadline for proposal submissions for the Fall Quarter to 3rd October 2018. . We would be excited to hear back from you! Please indicate in your submissio (More)
Discovery could help lung disease patients breathe a sigh of relief
by Elise Wachspress One of the more frustrating terms in the medical jargon is “idiopathic.” The word means “arising spontaneously from an unknown cause.” How do you fight a disease when you don’t understand how it started or what drives its pr (More)
News roundup: May 2018
A selection of health news from the University of Chicago and around the globe curated just for you. How gut microbes are joining the fight against cancer< (More)
News roundup: April 2018
A selection of health news from the University of Chicago and around the globe curated just for you. More)
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)
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)
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