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Prostate cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma and ancient vegetation in this week’s rundown of recent research publications of note from University of Chicago scientists and physicians.
A new study, led by Vincent Lynch, PhD, assistant professor of human genetics, identifies thousands of genes that were turned on or off in the uterus during the evolution of pregnancy. And what triggered these changes? The answer is surprising: ancient genomic parasites.
A Q&A with infectious disease expert Allison Bartlett, MD, on why the recent measles outbreak at Disneyland is a reminder that the disease can strike at any time given the right conditions.
Three University of Chicago Medicine faculty members recognized for outstanding research and teaching
University of Chicago Medicine doctors, led by Tao Xie, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology, have shown that Parkinson’s disease patients who are treated with low-frequency deep brain stimulation show significant improvements in swallowing dysfunction and freezing of gait over typical high-frequency treatment. The study provides a new route for treating these difficult-to-treat and sometimes life-threatening symptoms.
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