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NIH operational during partial federal government shutdown

We would like to remind the extramural research community that both the NIH and Grants.gov remain operational during the current partial federal government shutdown.

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Researchers bring scientific discoveries to market

UChicago supports faculty- and student-founded companies to broaden impact of research

Few people get a bigger whiff of the entrepreneurial spirit taking hold among biosciences faculty members than Thelma Tennant. "I...


Government Shutdown Affects NSF, FDA, Other Science Agencies

Around 25 percent of the US Government remains closed after attempts to resolve a dispute over the federal budget were abandoned on Thursday (December 27), CNN reports. The impasse, which forced science...



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Do Colder temperatures affect lifespan? Depends on genetics

New research could have applications on aging therapies for humans.

Why do we age? Despite more than a century of research, and a vast industry of youth-promising products, what causes our cells and organs to deteriorate with age is still unknown. 

One known factor is temperature....



In the Alzheimer's affected brain, abnormal levels of the beta-amyloid protein clump together to form plaques (see in brown) that collect between neurons and disrupt cell function. Abnormal collections of the tau protein accumulate and form tangles (seen in blue) within neurons, harming synaptic communication between nerve cells. (Image: NIH)

Neuroscientist receives $2.32 million grant to study the role of the microbiome in Alzheimer's disease

Sangram Sisodia, PhD, the Thomas Reynolds Sr. Family Professor of Neurosciences at the University of Chicago, has...


UChicago graduate Kimberly Hughes, PhD,'93 named fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

UChicago graduate Kimberly Hughes, PhD,'93 has been recognized for their work to advance science and its application by being named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Professor of Biological Science Kimberly Hughes' accomplishments in the fields of...


Plans of Attack

For the UChicago doctors and molecular engineers working to enlist our own immune systems in the battle against cancer, successes and setbacks alike are critical to making the next leap.

When telling the story of immunotherapy and cancer and how the two battle it out, it's awfully...


Two UChicago scientists elected AAAS fellows

UChicago scientists Andrew Davis and Ruth Anne Eatock were named 2018 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Nov. 27 for their "distinguished contributions" to their respective fields of planetary science and neuroscience.

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Robert Uretz, former professor and dean, 1924-2018

Robert B. Uretz, PhD -- an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Chicago who became a professor, chairman of biophysics, and dean of the Biological Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Medicine -- died on Friday, September 14, 2018 in Chicago. He was 94 years old. ...


The grim, final days of a mother octopus

Octopuses are the undisputed darlings of the science internet, and for good reason. They're incredibly intelligent problem-solvers and devious escape artists with large, complex nervous systems. They have near-magical...

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