Welcome to LabBook, our weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences research news from around campus and the internet. Each Friday, LabBook will recap the week on the blog, with links to news stories about our faculty and their research.
For the three Chicagoans apparently not at the Blackhawks rally in Grant Park today, enjoy a roundup of the week at Science Life:
- A study by endocrinology researcher Erin Hanlon shows that poor sleep boosts a molecule that regulates appetite, which could explain why we’re so hungry after a poor night’s sleep.
- Research by Joe Thornton shows that two key mutations 500 million years ago set the stage for how our hormonal and reproductive systems function today.
- And Neda Laiteerapong studied a group of older adults with diabetes receiving care at comprehensive health system in California, and found that with equal access to care, traditional racial disparities in quality of life disappear.