Modern genetics confirm ancient relationship between fins and hands

December 22, 2014: Paleontologists have documented the evolutionary adaptations necessary for ancient lobe-finned fish to transform pectoral fins used underwater into strong, bony structures, such as those of Tiktaalik roseae.

Patient being monitored for Ebola symptoms

December 19, 2014: The University of Chicago Medical Center this morning admitted a child for observation to rule out Ebola virus disease.

RNA measurements may yield less insight about gene expression than assumed

December 18, 2014: The majority of RNA expression differences between individuals have no connection to the abundance of a corresponding protein, report scientists from the University of Chicago and Stanford University in Science on Dec. 18.

Harry Fozzard, MD, 1931-2014
Early trial of new drug shows promise for patients with triple-negative breast cancer

December 11, 2014: In patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer -- a disease with no approved targeted therapies -- infusion of pembrolizumab produced durable responses in almost one out of five patients enrolled in a phase-Ib clinical trial, according to data presented Dec. 10, at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

University of Chicago Medicine seeks to expand pediatric trauma care

December 8, 2014: The University of Chicago Medicine is taking formal steps to raise the age limit of its pediatric trauma program by two years to include 16- and 17-year-old children.

Young adults with ALL benefit from therapies developed for children

December 8, 2014: Results from a large, prospective clinical trial add to mounting evidence that adolescent and young adult patients -- aged 16 to 39 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) -- tend to fare better when treated with high-intensity pediatric protocols than previous patients who were treated with standard adult regimens.

University of Chicago Achieves National Ebola Center Designation

December 2, 2014: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has designated the University of Chicago Medical Center as a national Ebola treatment facility -- one of 35 in the country and four in the city.

University of Chicago to establish Genomic Data Commons

December 2, 2014: The University of Chicago is collaborating with the National Cancer Institute to establish the nation's most comprehensive computational facility that stores and harmonizes cancer genomic data generated through NCI-funded research programs.

University of Chicago Medical Center President Approved as New Director of America's Essential Hospitals
Five University of Chicago faculty named AAAS Fellows

November 26, 2014: Five University of Chicago scientists have been named as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences.

University of Chicago recieves gluten-free accreditation

November 24, 2014: Abnormal connections between neurons are the likely cause of motor coordination issues seen in autism spectrum disorder.