In case you missed it: News from The Forefront

In case you missed it, Science Life has a new home at The Forefront, a 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. We will be launching a newsletter to bring you the latest updates soon, but in the meantime here’s what you may have missed this week:

Quitting cigarettes: One of the toughest New Year’s resolutions​

Despite the difficulty, deciding to stop smoking is one of the most common, potentially beneficial and consistently challenging resolutions. We spoke to Andrea King, PhD, professor of psychiatry and co-leader of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Control program, about how to make it work.

Specific microbes in digestive tract can boost success for cancer immunotherapy

In the Jan. 5, 2018 issue of Science, Thomas Gajewski, MD, PhD, and team show that specific strains of commensal bacteria – the swarms of microorganisms naturally dwelling in the intestines – can improve the response rate to immunotherapy for patients being treated for advanced melanoma.

Faculty members receive named, distinguished service professorships

Seventeen University of Chicago faculty members received named professorships or were appointed distinguished service professors, including four from UChicago Medicine and the Biological Sciences Division.

95 UChicago Medicine doctors named to Chicago’s ‘Top Docs’ list

Ninety-five physicians from the University of Chicago Medicine have been named to Chicago magazine’s 2018 list of the region’s best doctors. That accounts for 16 percent of the 591 doctors who were recognized in the publication’s “Top Docs” issue, published online in early January.

 

 

About Matt Wood (519 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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