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In a new study in the journal Science, researchers from UChicago show how thousands of short RNA molecules with diverse genetic sequences serve as security guards to thwart attempts to invade the genome.
Around the world, patients are facing cancer diagnoses and treatments every day. World Cancer Day is a reminder that cancer doesn’t know geographic boundaries, and as such, we all must come together to combat the global cancer epidemic.
On January 29th Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science trainers gave a workshop that discussed the importance of clear communication and utilized improv techniques to showcase the many ways conversational barriers can be broken down.
For smokers who are also heavy drinkers, research suggests that a comprehensive treatment strategy may be the best bet to help them quit. Under the supervision of Andrea King, PhD, a clinical trial assesses the effectiveness of a three-part smoking cessation intervention in adult, heavy drinking smokers, using Chantix, the nicotine patch, and brief behavioral coaching.
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- Peter Nagele to lead Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care
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- Distinguished cardiologist, Louis Cohen, MD, 1928-2018
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