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Giving heart attack patients aspirin as soon as possible can save lives, but as many as half of patients in the US do not receive it on their way to the hospital, reports UChicago Medicine's Katie Tataris in a new study.
A new study by scientists from the University of Chicago now shows that epigenetic modifications to mRNA act as a structural “switch” that – by physically opening space in a folded-up strand of mRNA –allows RNA-binding proteins to recognize and read mRNA regions that would otherwise be inaccessible.
Oncologist Daniel Catenacci designed a "supercontinent" of clinical trials to find the best treatments for patients with esophageal and gastric cancers.
Researchers at the Computation Institute are using the Beagle supercomputer to understand the harmful effects to the body from electrical shocks.
Hodgkin’s lymphoma has become one of the success stories of cancer treatment, and a new study shows signs that new treatments are limiting the risk of survivors developing second cancers down the road.
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