The University of Chicago Medicine announces historic community plan to strengthen access to care for Chicago's South Side

December 17, 2015: UChicago plan includes a level 1 adult trauma center on its campus; new and expanded ER; and increase in hospital beds to meet community needs

University of Chicago Medicine to build level 1 trauma center at Hyde Park campus

December 17, 2015: The University of Chicago Medicine has decided to build a Level 1 adult trauma center at its Medical Center campus.

Brain cell death is a possible trigger of multiple sclerosis

December 14, 2015: Multiple sclerosis (MS) may be triggered by the death of brain cells that make myelin, the insulation around nerve fibers, according to research on a novel mouse model

Expensive, exploratory research biopsies overused in early studies of new cancer drugs
Bacterial circadian clocks set by metabolism, not light

December 10, 2015: Most organisms on Earth, from bacteria to humans, possesses a circadian clock -- a biological mechanism that synchronizes activities such as rest or growth to daily changes in a 24-hour day.

Thyroid cancer patients report poor quality of life despite 'good' diagnosis

December 11, 2015: Thyroid cancer survivors report poor quality of life after diagnosis and treatment compared with other patients who are diagnosed with more lethal cancers, according to new research from the University of Chicago Medicine.

New study finds nearly half of American Muslim doctors feel scrutinized on the job

December 10, 2015: While many studies have examined the impact of bias based on race, gender or sexual orientation, religious discrimination in the health care workplace has received little research attention.

How skates and rays got their wings

December 10, 2015: The evolution of the striking, wing-like pectoral fins of skates and rays relied on repurposed genes, according to new research by scientists from the University of Chicago.

The University of Chicago's Ci3 Receives Grant for Digital Storytelling Research in India

December 8, 2015: The Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3) at the University of Chicago will receive a $1 million, 2-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Study tests method to boost immune system response to inoperable cervical cancer
Study tests method to boost immune system response to inoperable cervical cancer

November 25, 2015: The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences, along with the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lennox, is one of three study sites in the United States participating in a clinical trial.

New test may improve diagnosis and treatment of pancreatobiliary and other gastrointestinal cancers

November 23, 2015: By collecting samples from the portal vein -- which carries blood from the gastrointestinal tract, including from the pancreas, to the liver -- physicians can learn far more about a patient's pancreatic cancer than by relying on peripheral blood from a more easily accessed vein in the arm.

Two University of Chicago scientists named AAAS fellows for 2015

November 23, 2015: Two distinguished scientists and educators have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.