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Low-frequency deep brain stimulation improves difficult-to-treat Parkinson’s symptoms

Low-frequency deep brain stimulation improves difficult-to-treat Parkinson’s symptoms

January 27, 2015 Parkinson’s disease patients treated with low-frequency deep brain stimulation show significant improvements in swallowing dysfunction and freezing of gait over typical high-frequency treatment. The study, published in Neurology on Jan 27, provides a new route for treating Parkinson’s patients with these difficult-to-treat and sometimes life-threatening symptoms.

Drug-development grants focus on sleep apnea, asthma research

Drug-development grants focus on sleep apnea, asthma research

January 20, 2015 Two research teams based at the University of Chicago have received prestigious grants from the National Institutes of Health to develop novel medications to treat sleep apnea and asthma. The grants are designed to accelerate discovery of effective pharmaceutical treatments during the critical second stage of a drug’s development, the period between the discovery of a potential new medication and the first round of human clinical trials.

Sleeping on stomach may increase risk of sudden death in epilepsy

Sleeping on stomach may increase risk of sudden death in epilepsy

January 21, 2015 Stomach sleepers with epilepsy may be at higher risk of sudden unexpected death, drawing parallels to sudden infant death syndrome in babies, report scientists from the University of Chicago online in Neurology on Jan. 21.

The iaedp Foundation Unveils Schedule for Internationally Renowned Symposium

The iaedp Foundation Unveils Schedule for Internationally Renowned Symposium

Pekin, IL (JAN. 16, 2015) – The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) has released the 2015 program lineup for its 30th annual Symposium in Phoenix, featuring 39 sessions… Read more »

Rare mutations do not explain "missing heritability" in asthma

Rare mutations do not explain "missing heritability" in asthma

January 16, 2015 Despite a strong suspected link between genetics and asthma, commonly found genetic mutations account for only a small part of the risk for developing the disease — a problem known as missing heritability. Rare and low frequency genetic mutations have been thought to explain missing heritability, but it appears they are unlikely to play a major role, according to a new study led by scientists from the University of Chicago.

Thomas takes new position leading community health, civic engagement

Thomas takes new position leading community health, civic engagement

January 9, 2015 Cristal Thomas, deputy governor of Illinois, has been named vice president for Community Health Engagement at the University of Chicago Medicine and senior adviser to the vice president for Civic Engagement at the University of Chicago. In this new position, she will foster relationships between the university, the medical campus and South Side residents.

Modern genetics confirm ancient relationship between fins and hands

Modern genetics confirm ancient relationship between fins and hands

December 22, 2014 Paleontologists have documented the evolutionary adaptations necessary for ancient lobe-finned fish to transform pectoral fins used underwater into strong, bony structures, such as those of Tiktaalik roseae . This enabled these emerging tetrapods, animals with limbs, to crawl in shallow water or on land.

RNA measurements may yield less insight about gene expression than assumed

RNA measurements may yield less insight about gene expression than assumed

December 18, 2014 The majority of RNA expression differences between individuals have no connection to the abundance of a corresponding protein, report scientists from the University of Chicago and Stanford University in Science on Dec. 18 .

Harry Fozzard, MD, 1931-2014

Harry Fozzard, MD, 1931-2014

December 17, 2014 Harry A. Fozzard, MD, a pioneer in the study of cardiac muscle activity, passed away in his sleep at his home in Dana, N.C., on Tuesday, Dec.

Early trial of new drug shows promise for patients with triple-negative breast cancer

Early trial of new drug shows promise for patients with triple-negative breast cancer

December 11, 2014 In patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer — a disease with no approved targeted therapies — infusion of pembrolizumab produced durable responses in almost one out of five patients enrolled in a phase-Ib clinical trial, according to data presented Dec. 10, at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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