University of Chicago Medical Center

A genetic map for complex diseases

Although heavily studied, the specific genetic causes of "complex diseases," a category of disorders which includes autism, diabetes and heart disease, are largely unknown due to byzantine genetic and environmental ...

Sep 26, 2013
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Study adds lung damage to harmful effects of arsenic

A new study confirms that exposure to low to moderate amounts of arsenic in drinking water can impair lung function. Doses of about 120 parts per billion of arsenic in well water—about 12 times the dose generally considered ...

Aug 22, 2013
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Sense of touch reproduced through prosthetic hand

In a study recently published in IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, neurobiologists at the University of Chicago show how an organism can sense a tactile stimulus, in real time, through an art ...

May 10, 2013
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