September 30, 2013: New research shows that humans distinguish the difference between fine textures, such as silk or satin, through vibrations, which are picked up by two separate sets of nerve receptors in the skin and relayed to the brain.
September 29, 2013: Stephen family donates $10 million, name to Comer Children's Hospital.
September 27, 2013: Advances in modern medicine and biotechnology have changed the way people die. Unfortunately, families of dying patients are often critical of and report dissatisfaction with what they view as highly medicalized deaths.
September 26, 2013: The Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence has chosen four second-year Pritzker School of Medicine students to become Bucksbaum Student Scholars, the third cohort of students chosen since the institute was founded in 2011.
September 26, 2013: Although heavily studied, the specific genetic causes of "complex diseases," a category of disorders which includes autism, diabetes and heart disease, are largely unknown due to byzantine genetic and environmental interactions.
September 24, 2013: The University of Chicago Medicine's MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics has been awarded the prestigious Cornerstone Award from the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities for "outstanding contributions from an institution that has helped shape the direction of the fields of bioethics and/or medical humanities."
September 23, 2013: Preliminary results from a multinational project to study the impact of early childhood nutrition on celiac disease will be among the highlights of this month's 15th International Celiac Disease Symposium, hosted by the University of Chicago Medicine Celiac Disease Center.
September 20, 2013: Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, has been named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chicago, effective September 1, 2013.
September 20, 2013: Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has signed on as the title sponsor for the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital's premier fundraising event, lending its name and support to the hospital's 5K run through 2016.
September 20, 2013: Pediatric otolaryngologist and early language development expert will serve on an advisory council for Hillary Rodham Clinton's effort to improve well-being for young children
September 18, 2013: Researchers from the University of Chicago have been awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop stimulated dendritic cell-derived exosomes that show remarkable promise as a treatment for multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases involving loss of myelin, the insulation around nerve fibers.
September 6, 2013: ICS Collection Service Inc. recently notified the University of Chicago Medical Center of a potential incident that may have affected the protected health information of up to 1,344 patient files.
September 4, 2013: Geoffrey L. Greene, PhD, the Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research at the University of Chicago, has been named chair of the Ben May Department for Cancer Research, effective Sept. 1, 2013.