LabBook November 15, 2013

This week the National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter, designated the University of Chicago Medicine as a Partner in Care for multiple sclerosis. The Partners in MS Care program recognizes and supports quality MS care in the areas of neurology, mental health and rehabilitation, as well as sites that provide multi-disciplinary, comprehensive MS care.

This week the National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter, designated the University of Chicago Medicine as a Partner in Care for multiple sclerosis. The Partners in MS Care program recognizes and supports quality MS care in the areas of neurology, mental health and rehabilitation, as well as sites that provide multi-disciplinary, comprehensive MS care.

Muscular dystrophy, Neuroscience 2013, mobile apps, knee ligaments and more in this week’s LabBook, our weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences research news from our blogs, around campus and the internet.

This week on the blog:

From our partner blog UChicago Cancer Conversations:

Research in the news:

  • Today and tomorrow, the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics is celebrating its 25th Annual Dorothy J. MacLean Fellows Conference, marking a milestone for the program that pioneered the formal study of clinical medical ethics in the early 1980s.
  • Speaking of ethics, Peter Angelos, associate director of the MacLean Center, went on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight to discuss ethical issues in the doctor-patient relationship.
  • Medscape featured Richard Kraig’s research on a potential new therapy for multiple sclerosis that stimulates nerve cell regrowth. Science Life previously covered Kraig’s research on this area after the NIH awarded him a $1.5M grant in September.
  • Finally, the Kurt+Peter Foundation, a non-profit that raises funds to apply current science to potential therapies for muscular dystrophy, awarded a two-year grant to Elizabeth McNally, professor of medicine and human genetics at the University of Chicago, to study a potential treatment for limb girdle muscular dystrophy, type 2C—a rare but severe form of muscular dystrophy.
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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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