Tag Archive | immunology
UChicago physicians and scientists gathered recently for a seminar on how the microbiome affects our health.
Scouring the English Channel for microbes, bird mummies and more in this week’s LabBook.
A new study by geneticist Dr. Carole Ober links the onset of asthma in children to a genetic variation combined with wheezing.
Impulse control, diabetes evolution, focal therapy and more in this week’s LabBook.
Donald Rowley, MD, a pioneer in discovering how the immune system functions and the inventor of the gel electrode, a crucial tool that monitors cardiac activity, died at his home early Sunday, Feb. 24, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was 90 years old.
By Matt Wood Adverse reactions to foods, including eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, shellfish and soy, are on the rise, especially among children. The CDC reports (PDF) that between 1997 and 2007, food allergies increased 18 percent in children under the age of 18. While we generally categorize all adverse reactions as “allergies,” they […]
If you are an avid reader of food packaging materials or a parent of an elementary school student, you might get the feeling that food allergies are on the rise. Statistics back up this notion, with the CDC reporting an 18 percent increase [pdf] in child food allergies between 1997 or 2007. That puts current […]
By Meghan Sullivan What is it about viruses that so easily captures our attention? With the teeth mostly taken out of bacterial infections by the advent of penicillin and parasites a rare and mostly exotic concern, viruses remain one nemesis that we often struggle to treat. Unlike complex bacteria and parasites, viruses are little more […]
The University of Chicago can fill a couple of classrooms with all of the Nobel Laureates affiliated with the school, from Milton Friedman to Saul Bellow to Barack Obama. After Monday, a third room might have to be opened up, as Pritzker School of Medicine graduate Bruce Beutler became the 86th member of the exclusive […]