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:
- UChicago Medicine infectious disease faculty recently visited China, continuing a decade of collaboration on medical education reform.
- Janet Rowley shared her role in the discovery of the genetic roots of cancer in a new Science magazine article.
- Christopher Gomez found a single gene that encodes two separate proteins from the same sequence of messenger RNA, adding another layer of complexity to how genes are expressed.
- Research by Harriet de Wit and Matt Kirkpatrick shows that people report feeling more intoxicated when they’re around others who are drinking alcohol—even if they haven’t been drinking themselves.
From our partner publication, UChicago Cancer Conversations:
- Charles Rubin wrote about how pediatric cancer physicians diagnose and treat children who get so-called “adult” cancers.
- Facing dwindling options to treat her mesothelioma, a patient from San Francisco turned to UChicago specialist Hedy Lee Kindler for a more aggressive second option using advanced imaging techniques.
Thanks for reading. We’ll be back with more UChicago research news next week.