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.
Last two weeks on the blog:
- A gene previously thought to be a tumor suppressor, and a newly characterized microRNA, appear to have essential roles in causing a common form of leukemia, potentially pointing to new targets in the search for ways to combat a currently therapy-resistant type of the disease.
- Assistant professor of ecology and evolution Marcus Kronforst is studying butterflies for clues about the larger forces of evolution and adaptation.
- The focus was on patients as researchers and families gathered for last week’s Kovler Diabetes Center Monogenic Diabetes Family Forum.
From our partner publication, UChicago Cancer Conversations:
- Dr. Michael Spiotto wrote about where oncologists can turn next after disappointing results for treating glioblastoma with Avastin.