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The latest announcements, awards, grants and goings on at the University of Chicago Medicine & BSD

The Debut of Turnover Time

February 1, 2011

Last week, we brought you exclusive video from the rehearsal space of Turnover Time, the band of Medical Center employees formed to raise money for David Song‘s relief efforts with Medical Aid for Children in Latin America. The band’s [Read more]

A New Building, A New Discipline

December 13, 2010

Today, the University of Chicago announced plans to construct the William Eckhardt Research Center, an innovative new building along Ellis Avenue that will be home to many researchers in the physical sciences. But just as newsworthy as the new [Read more]

2010 BIO Conference – Wednesday

May 5, 2010

This is the third day of our coverage of the 2010 BIO International Convention, a massive biotechnology conference being held this week at McCormick Place in Chicago. Come back all day for reports from panels, lectures, and the exhibit floor on how [Read more]

Darwin/Chicago 2009: Saturday

October 31, 2009

4:15 p.m. – Of Mice and Mammoths The last talk of the day (for me, as I had to leave before the final, final talk) made for a great reminder of how far the field of evolutionary biology, wrapped in a relatively simple story told engagingly by [Read more]

An Award for Your Inner Fish

September 30, 2009

Whenever I see a drawing of Tiktaalik like the one above, I always think “Man, that walking fish sure looks snooty.” But Tiktaalik roseae, discovered in 2004 by University of Chicago evolutionary biologist Neil Shubin and his team in the [Read more]