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:

New research: Additional measures needed to curb opioid exposure in children

Research from the University of Chicago Medicine shows that pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admissions for opioid overdoses doubled between 2004 and 2015 and that children are becoming “second victims.”

Silicon nanowires let scientists control nerve cells with light

Researchers have developed a way to use light-sensitive nanowires made of microscopic snippets of silicon and gold to control the activity of neurons.

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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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