A protein named Tim, Your Inner Fish, schizophrenia and much 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.
Last two weeks on the blog:
- A protein named Tim that says “eat me” could help understand how cancerous cells avoid the body’s immune system.
- In the first of our new series, The Big Question, we ask Stefano Guandalini from the UChicago Celiac Disease Center about claims that supplements can help people with celiac disease eat gluten.
- Prof. Neil Shubin previews how he will explain the adventure of evolution to an audience of millions in his new PBS series.
- As an undergrad, Sliman Bensmaia wanted to be a musician. But fortunately for the world of neuroscience, his career didn’t go as planned.
- Nurses at Comer Children’s Hospital are helping find a better way to make sure feeding tubes are inserted properly without using x-rays.
- A study from UChicago shows that genetic variants associated with enjoying the effects of Adderall are also associated with a reduced risk for developing schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- A Q&A with biologist Neil Shubin about this week’s television premiere of “Your Inner Fish.”
- Medical ethicist Lainie Ross and geneticist Joe Thornton were among 177 scholars to receive 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships.
From our partner blog, UChicago Cancer Conversations:
- In a lecture at UChicago, American Cancer Society’s chief medical and scientific officer, Otis Brawley, said that if we want to save lives, we need to adopt a new definition of cancer for the 21st century.
- With the recent publication of two high-impact research papers, biochemist and cancer biologist Yingming Zhao is charting new territory in the understanding of post-translational genetic modifications.
- Heralded as the “Breakthrough of 2013” by the leading scientific journal Science, cancer immunotherapy is finally getting the attention many in the field thought it long deserved.