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:

National survey ranks Biological Sciences Division #13 and Pritzker #18

The University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division moved up one notch to No. 13 — with the paleontology program retaining its top rating and the ecology & evolution program placing 8th — in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s survey of the country’s best biological sciences doctoral programs. Meanwhile, the Pritzker School of Medicine placed No. 18 among the best medical schools for research.

Genetic analysis uncovers the evolutionary origin of vertebrate limbs

Research from UChicago’s Neil Shubin and scientists in Spain shows how the genetic toolkit that patterns limbs originally came about to form the dorsal fins of fishes.

High-dimensional single-cell analysis helps understand the role of immune cells in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Postdoc Sonia Mohinta studies idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a fatal lung condition with no known cause. This chronic inflammatory disease can cause severe fibrosis of lung tissue leading to extreme breathing difficulties.

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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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