Articles by Matt Wood

About Matt Wood (531 Articles)
Matt Wood is a senior science writer and manager of communications at the University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences Division.

Season of the Centenarians

January 19, 2012

By Matt Wood Joseph Kirsner, MD, continues to report to work after 76 years as a gastroenterologist at the University of Chicago Medical Center. At 102, he must be doing something right. Sure, he keeps his mind and body active by keeping up with [Read more]

Amping Up Effort

December 20, 2011

By Matt Wood Each day people make decisions about how much effort they’re willing to put into various tasks. The decision about how much effort to invest in an activity is influenced by the reward for doing something and the probability of [Read more]

Breaking the Cycle of Violence

November 23, 2011

By Matt Wood More than 1.25 million children in the United States, or one in every 58, suffered some kind of neglect or physical, emotional or sexual abuse in 2005-2006. Such maltreatment interferes with normal development and can lead to a host of [Read more]