LabBook September 6, 2013

Dr. Husam Balkhy, left, operates at the da Vinci surgical system console while his team works with the patient below the robotic arms, about 10 feet away, during cardiac surgery at the Center for Care and Discovery earlier this summer. (Photo by Robert Kozloff)

Dr. Husam Balkhy, left, operates at the da Vinci surgical system console while his team works with the patient below the robotic arms, about 10 feet away, during cardiac surgery at the Center for Care and Discovery earlier this summer. (Photo by Robert Kozloff)

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:

Research in the news:

  • Josiah Zayner, who recently completed a PhD in biophysics at UChicago, was featured in the Verge for his “chromochord,” an odd musical instrument that plays different sounds when he shines LED lights into vials of proteins extracted from oats. Expect to see it at all the hottest biotech/dance clubs this fall.

That’s it for this week, we’ll see you on Monday!

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Matt Wood is a senior science writer at the University of Chicago Medicine and nonfiction editor for Another Chicago Magazine.

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