Cell phone networks, stroke guidelines, celiac and more in this week’s LabBook, our weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences research news from our blogs, around campus and the internet.
This week on the blog:
- UChicago researchers use a ubiquitous feature of modern life – the cell phone – to create a more accurate picture of the social networks that play a central role in the spread of HIV in India.
- For the first time, the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have issued guidelines for preventing stroke in women.
- Part 2 of our interview with Stefano Guandalini on gluten free diets, the FDA’s recent announcement of strict regulations for labeling of gluten free foods, and what he sees in store for future treatment and a possible cure for celiac disease.
- Genome analysis reveals the origins of genetic adaptations for high altitude in Tibetans and suggests a novel mechanism for human adaptation.
From our partner blog UChicago Cancer Conversations:
- A round-up of the latest research highlights from the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center.
- WTTW’s Chicago Tonight featured Ralph Weichselbaum and Steven Chmura on how the recent $90 million gift from Ludwig Cancer Research to UChicago is transforming the study of metastasis.
Research around the web:
- The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is holding their annual meeting in Chicago this week. Check out the highlights of all the scientists from UChicago and our affiliated labs who are participating.
- PBS has launched a nifty interactive site to go with Neil Shubin’s “Your Inner Fish” documentary series coming in April. Meet your inner animals and find out how humans have inherited body parts of all kinds of animal ancestors.
- The UChicago Crerar Library has a cool new online exhibit about Charles O. Wilson, a pioneer in the study of animal behavior and founding director of the UChicago-affiliated Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass.
- And the New York Times spoke to UChicago geneticist John Novembre about recent breakthroughs in using genome sequencing to study human population history and the mixing of different geographical populations. Science Life spoke to Novembre in January about his own work studying the genetic history another species near and dear to our hearts: dogs.