Brain Teasers: Cracking the mind’s toughest riddles [video]

May 1, 2015

How can we instill robotic arms with a sense of touch? What causes us to choke under pressure? How can a misfolded protein cause so much harm to our brains? And is empathy something shared across species, not just humans? Speaking to a packed crowd at the Logan Center on April 1st, neuroscientists from the University of Chicago discussed these questions and more in a series of TED-style talks. [Read More]

At the forefront… of office pets!

December 22, 2014

Research can be a tough gig for professors and graduate students alike. Sometimes, having a companion in the office or lab can help brighten the atmosphere and make everything just a little easier to manage. Join three UChicago Biological Sciences Division professors and two graduate students as they chat about the pets that keep them company at work. [Read More]

Quitting Smoking, Chicago Style [video]

August 18, 2014

It's Smoking Cessation Awareness Week, and for the next few days the city and its partners, which include the University of Chicago Medicine, are encouraging smokers to talk to their healthcare providers about help with quitting for -- something that greatly increases the chances that a smoker will be able to quit for good. [Read More]
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