LabBook March 28, 2014

Food Service administrator Anthony Roberson admires the “You are Beautiful” sculpture, a highlight of the “Intertwined: Words & Art” exhibit in the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine skybridge. Staff favorites, Matthew Hoffman’s plywood motto and Stephanie Brooks’ “Lovely Caution Tape” (2010) are inspiring selfies daily. “I love it,” Roberson said. “Art is interpretative … To start with a positive message adds to it.”

Food Service administrator Anthony Roberson admires the “You are Beautiful” sculpture, a highlight of the “Intertwined: Words & Art” exhibit in the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine skybridge. Staff favorites, Matthew Hoffman’s plywood motto and Stephanie Brooks’ “Lovely Caution Tape” (2010) are inspiring selfies daily. “I love it,” Roberson said. “Art is interpretative … To start with a positive message adds to it.”

Arrhythmia, kidney cancer, pneumonia 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:

From our partner blog UChicago Cancer Conversations:

Research from around the web:

  • Pediatrician Dana Suskind’s Thirty Million Word project, which focuses on teaching parents the importance of spoken language for their child’s early development, was featured in the New York Times.
  • Biologist Neil Shubin spoke to National Geographic about his upcoming “Your Inner Fish” series on PBS, and how television allows him to tell the story of evolution in a new way. The three-part series premieres on April 9 at 9 pm CST.
  • Infectious disease expert Emily Landon was on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight to talk about whether hospitals are overusing antibiotics. Under Landon’s direction, the antibiotic stewardship program at UChicago Medicine has reduced antibiotic use by 60 percent, while reducing infections by 40 percent.
  • And on his Pressure Point blog with the National Kidney Foundation, George Bakris, director of hypertension center, explored the science behind the connection between migraines and hypertension.
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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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