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.

Patient being monitored for Ebola symptoms

December 19, 2014: The University of Chicago Medical Center this morning admitted a child for observation to rule out Ebola virus disease.

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
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.

University of Chicago Medicine seeks to expand pediatric trauma care

December 8, 2014: The University of Chicago Medicine is taking formal steps to raise the age limit of its pediatric trauma program by two years to include 16- and 17-year-old children.

Young adults with ALL benefit from therapies developed for children

December 8, 2014: Results from a large, prospective clinical trial add to mounting evidence that adolescent and young adult patients -- aged 16 to 39 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) -- tend to fare better when treated with high-intensity pediatric protocols than previous patients who were treated with standard adult regimens.

University of Chicago to establish Genomic Data Commons

December 2, 2014: The University of Chicago is collaborating with the National Cancer Institute to establish the nation's most comprehensive computational facility that stores and harmonizes cancer genomic data generated through NCI-funded research programs.

University of Chicago Achieves National Ebola Center Designation

December 2, 2014: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has designated the University of Chicago Medical Center as a national Ebola treatment facility -- one of 35 in the country and four in the city.

University of Chicago Medical Center President Approved as New Director of America's Essential Hospitals
Five University of Chicago faculty named AAAS Fellows

November 26, 2014: Five University of Chicago scientists have been named as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences.

Motor coordination issues in autism are caused by abnormal neural connections

November 24, 2014: The University of Chicago has received certification from the Gluten Intolerance Group's Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS) Accreditation Program for its medical center and campus food service operations.