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An Innovative PET Tracer Can Measure Damage From Multiple Sclerosis in Mouse Models


In the January 12, 2017 Scientific Reports, a research team describes early tests of a minimally-invasive way to assess myelin damage—the hallmark of multiple sclerosis—using positron emission tomography (PET). This approach could be used to...
10-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Specific Microbes in Digestive Tract Can Boost Success for Cancer Immunotherapy

Specific strains of intestinal bacteria can improve the response rate to immunotherapy for patients being treated for advanced melanoma. Patients with a higher ratio of “beneficial” bacteria to “non-beneficial” bacteria all showed a clinical...
3-Jan-2018 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine Opens New Adult Emergency Department

The University of Chicago Medicine began treating patients in its new, state-of-the-art adult emergency department (ED) on Friday, Dec. 27.
29-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

​UChicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center names two associate directors


The University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center has named Celeste Thomas, MD, and Siri Greeley, MD, PhD, associate directors to support adult and pediatric diabetes care.
12-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Personalized Blood Sugar Goals Can Save Diabetes Patients Thousands

A cost analysis by researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine shows treatment plans that set individualized blood sugar goals for diabetes patients, tailored to their age and health history, can save $13,546 in health care costs over their...
4-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

For Women with Genetic Risk, Bi-Annual MRI Beats Mammograms

Intensive surveillance including a dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) exam every six months was far more effective in detecting breast cancer in younger women with a high-risk genetic profile than an annual mammogram....
8-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Ceremony for New Adult ED Marks Milestone for UChicago Medicine

The University of Chicago Medicine celebrated the completion of what will be the city’s newest and most advanced adult emergency department when the $39 million facility opens to patients in late December. The bigger facility not only increases...
6-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Men with HPV Are 20 Times More Likely to Be Reinfected After One Year

An analysis of HPV in men shows that infection with one type strongly increased the risk of reinfection of the same type. The study highlights the importance of vaccination for preventing the spread of HPV in young men before they become sexually...
4-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Quitting Cigarettes: One of the Toughest New Year’s Resolutions


Deciding to stop smoking is one of the most common, beneficial and difficult New Year’s resolutions. Smoking reminders are abundant, nicotine withdrawal is difficult and the resolution process itself is flawed.
29-Dec-2017 3:30 PM EST

Quitting cigarettes: One of the toughest new year’s resolutions; UChicago Medicine expert offers tips on getting past “false hope syndrome”


29-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST

Dr. Tao Xie: Researcher and Medical Expert in Parkinson's Disease. @uchicagomed

17-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST

Dr. Bishop @Uchicagomed Knows CAR T-Cell Therapy Backward and Forward


30-Aug-2017 3:55 PM EDT

Neurosurgeon Peleg Horowitz's research focuses on genetics of brain, skull base tumors. #glioblastoma #braincancer #mccain @uchicagomed

19-Jul-2017 9:05 PM EDT

Dr. Daniel Golden is a brain cancer expert. @uchicagomed #mccain #glioblastoma

19-Jul-2017 8:05 PM EDT

FDA Approval Granted to Pediatric Device Used to Treat Esophageal Birth Defect

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted authorization for a magnetic device used to treat pediatric esophageal atresia, a birth defect that causes abnormal formation of the esophagus. The Flourish™ Pediatric Esophageal Atresia device was...
25-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Raymon Grogan, MD, Studies Thyroid Tumors, Genetic Changes in These Tumors, and the Unexplained Rise in Thyroid Cancer Incidence Worldwide

9-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT

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