Arrhythmia, kidney cancer, pneumonia and more in this week’s LabBook, our weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences research news from our blogs, around campus and the internet.
Insult to Injury: How a Common Practice to Prevent Pneumonia in Patients on Ventilation May Not Be Helping
A common antiseptic used to prevent pneumonia in patients on mechanical ventilation has no benefit for objective patient outcomes.
Scientists from the UChicago discover what appears to be the primary gene responsible for cardiac arrhythmia risk.
An inflammatory protein, Tommy John surgery, butterflies and more in this week’s LabBook, our weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences research news from our blogs, around campus and the internet.
A supercomputer housed at Argonne National Laboratory is built for speed, analyzing 240 full genomes in about two days.
For the first time, the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have issued guidelines for preventing stroke in women.
Swine flu, robotic surgery, explosive tempers and more in this week’s LabBook.
We speak to cardiac surgeon Husam Balkhy about the future of robotic surgery.
A new device can detect dangerously abnormal heart rhythms and deliver shocks to restore a normal heartbeat without relying on wires that connect to the heart.
A study by Dr. Mardi Gomberg-Maitland found that pulmonary hypertension is often misdiagnosed.