Neuroscience

The Molecular Future of Neurosurgery

The Molecular Future of Neurosurgery

A recent symposium delved into how neurosurgeons plan to move beyond scalpels and steel to treating brain conditions with viruses, genes and proteins.

Genetic Predisposition To Liking Amphetamine Reduces Risk Of Schizophrenia And ADHD

Genetic Predisposition To Liking Amphetamine Reduces Risk Of Schizophrenia And ADHD

A study from UChicago shows that genetic variants associated with enjoying the effects of Adderall are also associated with a reduced risk for developing schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The Accidental Neuroscientist

The Accidental Neuroscientist

As an undergrad, Sliman Bensmaia wanted to be a musician. But fortunately for the world of neuroscience, his career didn’t go as planned.

LabBook March 21, 2014

LabBook March 21, 2014

Autism, premature infants, medical conspiracies 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.

Autism And Intellectual Disability Linked With Environmental Factors

Autism And Intellectual Disability Linked With Environmental Factors

An analysis of 100 million US medical records reveals that autism and intellectual disability (ID) rates are correlated with exposure to harmful environmental factors such as pesticides.

LabBook March 7, 2014

LabBook March 7, 2014

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.

Dr. FAQ: What To Do If You Have a Concussion

Dr. FAQ: What To Do If You Have a Concussion

David Frim, chief of the Section of Neurosurgery at the University of Chicago Medicine, talks about what you should do if you or your child have suffered a concussion.

An Artificial Head for Simulating Epilepsy

An Artificial Head for Simulating Epilepsy

Researchers at the Computation Institute are using computer models to evaluate what happens when the brain “crashes” in a seizure.

Sidney Schulman, Neurologist Who Once Examined Einstein’s Brain, 1923-2014

Sidney Schulman, Neurologist Who Once Examined Einstein’s Brain, 1923-2014

Sidney Schulman, the Ellen C. Manning professor emeritus of neurology at the University of Chicago, died at his Hyde Park home on January 31, 2014.

New Guidelines For Reducing Stroke Risks Unique To Women

New Guidelines For Reducing Stroke Risks Unique To Women

For the first time, the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have issued guidelines for preventing stroke in women.

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