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:
- Collaboration between UChicago and Massachusetts General Hospital reveals major differences between the underlying genetic makeup of OCD and Tourette syndrome.
- William Dale and Kevin Roggin find out that a few simple tests can predict how well a patient will recover from pancreatic cancer surgery.
- Stephanie Dulawa and her colleagues have discovered a potential new class of therapeutics for depression that can treat patients more quickly.
From our partner blog UChicago Cancer Conversations:
- Dr. Grace Suh writes about new treatment approaches to triple negative breast cancers.
- Dean Kenneth Polonsky writes about the dramatic advances in treatment for childhood cancers, and the challenges ahead as our doctors work to understand its genetic causes and long-term effects on survivors.
Research in the news:
- Sliman Bensmaia’s research on building the sense of touch into prosthetic limbs (which we’ve covered extensively here at Science Life) was also featured this week in the Guardian.
- A recent report from the Washington, DC-based Science Coalition, covered by the Tribune and the Sun-Times, highlighted the importance of federal government research funding at Chicago universities.
- And microbiologist Jack Gilbert was on NPR’s Here & Now to talk about how to avoid the flu (spoiler: take your dog for a walk).