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 month:

Under certain conditions, bacterial signals set the stage for leukemia

A new study by researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine shows that bacterial signals are crucial to the development of a precursor condition to leukemia, which can be induced by disrupting the intestinal barrier or by introducing a bacterial infection.

Study confirms curable state between single and widespread cancers

UChicago Medicine cancer experts have identified molecular patterns that can be used to predict which patients are most likely to benefit from surgery, leading to long-term survival.

Getting more from electronic health records: A Q&A on collaborating with Google

UChicago Medicine’s Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences and Innovation is collaborating with Google to develop software models that can predict what will happen to patients in the hospital and help improve the quality of their care. We spoke to Dr. Samuel Volchenboum about what we can learn from electronic health records.

$35 million in NIH funding launches health research accelerator with UChicago

The University of Chicago and UChicago Medicine are part of a new health research accelerator that has launched thanks to nearly $35 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


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Matt Wood is a senior science writer and manager of communications at the University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences Division.
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