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Common Gut Bacteria May One Day Help Protect Against Food Allergies

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There has been a great deal of research into food allergies lately — ranging from the effect of race on food allergies to how tap water might be linked to the development of allergies. The...

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bird migration
2014-08-06 03:00:10

The University of Chicago Medicine Every year, millions of birds make the journey from North America to Central and South America for the winter. But the evolutionary origins of this long-distance migration have remained opaque due to the complex geographic distributions of modern and ancient bird ranges. Now, a team of scientists from the University of Chicago have developed a new method to reveal the ancestral ranges of New World birds, and discovered that bird migration in the...

2014-04-08 10:48:49

Genetic variants associated with enjoying the effects of d-amphetamine—the active ingredient in Adderall—are also associated with a reduced risk for developing schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), report scientists from the University of Chicago in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on April 7. The results support a long-standing hypothesis that dopamine, the neurotransmitter connected with the euphoric effects of amphetamine, is related to...

2014-03-28 13:36:21

Disadvantaged children attending early childhood development programs have significantly improved health as adults Disadvantaged children who attend high-quality early childhood development programs including healthcare and nutrition have significantly improved health as adults, reports a new study. The study was led by researchers from UCL (University College London), the University of Chicago and the University of North Carolina. These findings build upon existing evidence that...

2014-03-17 20:23:01

Initiative will expand economic opportunities for Mid-South Side neighborhoods, connect to new network of anchor institutions across the city CHICAGO, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Chicago today announced the launch of UChicago Local, an initiative designed to support local businesses on the Mid-South Side, providing the training and connections to help them work with the University and UChicago Medicine. UChicago Local will offer programs and tools for business owners and...

2014-02-14 12:24:05

CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NORC at the University of Chicago has been selected to lead the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), the leading source of information and analysis of the Medicare program's direct impact on beneficiaries. The survey will also play an essential role in monitoring and evaluating key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, including innovative new models of delivering and coordinating care for the Medicare population. The 3-year...

2014-01-06 08:25:22

NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer research in the U.S. got a critical boost today as the six Ludwig Centers at Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Stanford University and the University of Chicago received a total of $540 million as part of a gift from Ludwig Cancer Research, on behalf of its founder, Daniel K. Ludwig. This new funding ranks among the largest private philanthropic...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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