Derrick Rose’s knees, reconstructed skulls, predicting flu outbreaks 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.
Last two weeks on the blog:
- High-resolution CT scans help anthropologists at the Field Museum reconstruct a 150-century-old skull.
- Despite laws that give hospitals legal authority to proceed with organ procurement without consent of the registered donor’s family, a new study shows that organ procurement organizations’ implementation has been inconsistent and incomplete.
- We spoke to orthopedic surgeon Martin Leland on Derrick Rose’s latest season-ending knee injury.
- A study by Olaf Schneewind shows that staph bacteria achieve their immense success by hijacking a primary immune defense mechanism.
- Sarah Cobey and Jack Gilbert are using big data and computer modeling to predict disease outbreaks.
- The chairman of our Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine talks about the future of fixing fractures at UChicago Medicine.
From our partner blog UChicago Cancer Conversations:
- Peter O’Donnell’s 1200 Patients Project offers a glimpse of the future of genomic medicine.
- The lack of buzz surrounding Lung Cancer Awareness month is perplexing since lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.
- Dr. Christopher Wigfield offers a surgical perspective on the state of lung cancer.
- Richard Edelman, CEO of his namesake PR firm, will be matching #GivingTuesday contributions to the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center.
- The University of Chicago will be well represented at the 55th annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology.
- UChicago cancer investigators are using genomics to unravel the complexities of pancreatic cancer.
Research in the news:
- Cardiologist Matthew Sorrentino went on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight to talk about new guidelines for lower cholesterol issued by the American Heart Association.
- UChicago neuroscience grad student Mark Opal and Josiah Zayner, a former UChicago biophysicist now heading to NASA, want to create do-it-yourself kits to help citizen scientists test plants and other compounds from their local environment for their potential to make antibiotics.
- Finally, in an op-ed for the Chicago Tribune, sleep researcher Kristen Knutson writes that Sunday’s tragic train derailment is a wake-up call on the dangers of driving while sleepy.