In case you missed it: News from The Forefront

In case you missed it, Science Life has a new home at The Forefront, a new science, health and wellness news and information website for the University of Chicago Medicine, the Biological Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Medicine.

Be sure to visit the Forefront’s dedicated research and discoveries channel to read about our basic science and biomedical discoveries. In the coming year we will also launch a newsletter to bring you the latest updates, but in the meantime here’s what you may have missed this week:

Center for Asian Health Equity to study structural violence, mental health of Asian immigrants

The University of Chicago’s Center for Asian Health Equity is collaborating with the University of Illinois at Chicago as part of UIC’s Center for Health Equity Research, a specialized center of excellence in minority health and health disparities. As part of the collaboration, researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine will lead a study on the effects of structural violence on the mental health of Asian immigrant populations.

World War I-era maps help track history of kelp forests in Pacific Northwest

UChicago ecologist Cathy Pfister uses maps produced before World War I, which have quite a history of their own, to track the growth of kelp beds in the Pacific Northwest over the last century.

‘Backup alarm system’ gives the body another way to fight infections

Researchers at UChicago find that sometimes the innate immune system responds to the body’s own molecules following a pathogen attack, revealing a kind of backup alarm system that could lead to new tactics for fighting viruses.

ASH annual meeting features top advances in blood cancer research—and snow

The ASH Annual Meeting is the premier conference focused on​ blood cancers. The UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center was privileged to take part in the meeting and have our faculty, staff and trainees showcase their groundbreaking research or serve as leaders in the field by chairing or moderating a session​.

About Matt Wood (528 Articles)
Matt Wood is a senior science writer at the University of Chicago Medicine and nonfiction editor for Another Chicago Magazine.
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