Fourth-year students from the Pritzker School of Medicine show off their research at the 67th annual Senior Scientific Session.
Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, automatic federal spending cuts could have a huge impact on hospitals and biomedical research.
Most computer users are familiar with a handful of data storage measurements: kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes. If you have a big digital music or movie collection, you might even have a hard drive measuring in the terabytes. But what about a petabyte? Even if you know the basic formula for calculating storage sizes (a petabyte is […]
For years, we’ve been calling it simply the “New Hospital Pavilion.” The massive facility rising out of the northwest corner of campus will exemplify our patient care and research mission when it opens in February next year, but it’s always carried that workmanlike description. Today, President Sharon O’Keefe changed that when she revealed its new […]
This post originally ran on the Computation Institute website. The last decade has seen a statistical revolution in sports, where new, smarter measures of player performance in baseball, football, or soccer are replacing more traditional stats. Often known as “sabermetrics” in tribute to the Society for American Baseball Research, advanced statistics such as VORP, BABIP, and […]
When President Bill Clinton announced the completion of the first draft of the human genome in 2000, he said it would “revolutionize the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of most, if not all, human diseases.” At the time, the hope was that the Human Genome Project would uncover the roots of common diseases like cancer or […]
For many college students, summer means heading back home to Mom and Dad’s house, hanging around and wishing you were back at school with your friends. Maybe you take a class or two, or work some menial job to make spending money for the fall (I spent the summer after my freshman year washing cars […]
Modern life is a junk food paradise, with a multitude of options for sweet or salty satisfaction available at the corner store. But humans haven’t always lived in such resource-rich environments, and our brains evolved at a time when finding sufficient food was the preeminent struggle in life. That has led some scientists to propose […]
Welcome to LabBook, our weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences research news from around campus and the world wide web. Each Friday, LabBook will recap the week on the blog, link to news stories about our faculty and studies, and briefly summarize a handful of recent publications by our researchers. THE […]
Say scientific research could determine if you had a gene that has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Would you want to know about it? But say that same research couldn’t tell you how much this increases your risk for developing Alzheimer’s, nor could it tell you what to do about it. Would you still want […]