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.
This week on the blog:
- Last month the University of Chicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. announced an affiliation to improve collaboration on biological sciences research. Science Life spoke to UChicago professor Neil Shubin, who will provide faculty guidance for the new partnership, about the benefits it brings to both institutions.
- Jon Grant, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, recently established a Center of Excellence in Gambling Research at the University of Chicago. Last week the Chicago Tribune profiled his work studying impulse-related addictions like gambling.
- Leading experts on celiac disease and gluten-related disorders will be gathering this September at the 15th International Celiac Disease Symposium, the world’s largest celiac disease conference, hosted by the Celiac Disease Center.
From our partner publication, UChicago Cancer Conversations:
- Raymon Grogan, MD, director of our Endocrine Surgery Research Program, wrote about the hidden costs of treating thyroid cancer, one of the fastest growing cancers worldwide.
Research in the news:
- Doctors and nurses have been waking up patients every four hours to take vital signs for years, but new resarch by Dana Edelson, MD, suggests that may be doing more harm than good for all but the sickest patients.
- A new study by Aasim Padela, MD, director of the Initiative on Islam and Medicine, shows that a significant number of Muslim women in the Chicago area shun repeat mammograms after their first examination. The research was part of a series of studies on the cultural barriers that keep women from seeking preventative care.
Have a safe and healthy holiday weekend. We’ll be back next week.