Evolution & medicine, mobile neuroscience, bacteria genes 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:
- A clinical trial brings together two rapidly advancing imaging technologies for a non-invasive procedure to treat uterine fibroids.
- Evolutionary biologists and physicians speak different languages, but Robert Perlman’s new book, “Evolution & Medicine” bridges the two worlds.
- A psychologist and a graphic designer turned science evangelist are bringing neuroscience to the streets of Chicago.
- Sean Crosson and Olaf Schneewind received a $4.4 million grant to study unknown genes in the bacteria that cause the plague.
From our partner blog UChicago Cancer Conversations:
- We spoke to urologic oncologist Scott Eggener about how multidisciplinary team work is helping improve survival rates from testicular cancer.
Research in the news:
- On Monday the Today Show featured the story of Kristen Maurer and Kelly McCarthy, identical twins who were both diagnosed with breast cancer. Kristen was able to donate tissue to Kelly for her reconstructive surgery with Dr. David Song thanks to their perfect genetic match, reducing the chances for rejection.
- On Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune featured the work of clinical psychologist Christina Warner-Metzger, who uses interactive play sessions to teach parents how to handle problem behavior in children.
- And yesterday, Anand Parekh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services, wrote a blog post about Stacy Lindau’s Community Rx program to help patients connect with healthy resources in their neighborhoods. Earlier this week, Lindau was also part of UChicago’s latest Discovery Series panel, “Chicago: City of Big Data.” You can watch an archived webcast of the panel at UChicago Live.