At the Bench

Decoding the brain

August 6, 2015

Across the University of Chicago neuroscientists are taking advantage of powerful tools to research virtually every aspect of the brain. In the first of a four-part series, Science Life looks at the efforts of Nicho Hatsopolous, PhD, professor of organismal biology and anatomy and chair of the Committee on Computational Neuroscience, as he works to decode the brain. [Read More]

Organ transplant rejection may not be permanent

July 7, 2015

Rejection of transplanted organs in hosts that were previously tolerant may not be permanent. Using a mouse model of cardiac transplantation, a team of UChicago researchers found that immune tolerance can spontaneously recover after an infection-triggered rejection event, and that hosts can accept subsequent transplants as soon as a week after. [Read More]

The genes that make a woolly mammoth a woolly mammoth

July 2, 2015

In the first study of its kind, a team of researchers led by Vincent Lynch, PhD, assistant professor of human genetics at the University of Chicago, comprehensively analyzed the mammoth genome. They found extensive genetic changes that allowed mammoths to adapt to arctic life. The study also serves as a blueprint for "de-extincting" the mammoth, but whether it should be done is another question. [Read More]
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