THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG
- On Tuesday, we posted a story by Carl Zimmer from the New York Times about new research on the evolution of dogs from wolves as they domesticated, including work by Chang-I Wu from the Department of Ecology and Evolution on how wolves may have domesticated themselves for the benefits of living around humans.
- Also on Tuesday, we covered the 67th annual Pritzker Scientific Session, where fourth-year medical students show off the research projects they conducted alongside faculty during their clinical studies.
- On Wednesday, Science Life spoke to David Ehrmann about RISE, a new clinical trial he and colleagues from around the country are conducting to see if standard diabetes medications such as insulin can prevent people with early signs of diabetes from developing the disease fully.
- Yesterday was the day for Nature to cover research from the University of Chicago: First, they covered research being done by Matthew Brady, Esra Tasali and Eve Van Cauter here at UChicago on how poor sleep affects the body’s metabolism …
- … and next, Nature wrote about Jack Gilbert’s Hospital Microbiome Project at the Center for Care and Discovery, giving us an excuse to post this video again.
Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend! We’ll be back next Tuesday.