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In the Alzheimer's affected brain, abnormal levels of the beta-amyloid protein clump together to form plaques (see in brown) that collect between neurons and disrupt cell function. Abnormal collections of the tau protein accumulate and form tangles (seen in blue) within neurons, harming synaptic communication between nerve cells. (Image: NIH)

Neuroscientist receives $2.32 million grant to study the role of the microbiome in Alzheimer's disease

Sangram Sisodia, PhD, the Thomas Reynolds Sr. Family Professor of Neurosciences at the University of Chicago, has...


UChicago graduate Kimberly Hughes, PhD,'93 named fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

UChicago graduate Kimberly Hughes, PhD,'93 have been recognized for their work to advance science and its application by being named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Professor of Biological Science Kimberly Hughes' accomplishments in the fields of...


Plans of Attack

For the UChicago doctors and molecular engineers working to enlist our own immune systems in the battle against cancer, successes and setbacks alike are critical to making the next leap.

When telling the story of immunotherapy and cancer and how the two battle it out, it's awfully...


Two UChicago scientists elected AAAS fellows

UChicago scientists Andrew Davis and Ruth Anne Eatock were named 2018 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Nov. 27 for their "distinguished contributions" to their respective fields of planetary science and neuroscience.

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Robert Uretz, former professor and dean, 1924-2018

Robert B. Uretz, PhD -- an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Chicago who became a professor, chairman of biophysics, and dean of the Biological Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Medicine -- died on Friday, September 14, 2018 in Chicago. He was 94 years old. ...


The grim, final days of a mother octopus

Octopuses are the undisputed darlings of the science internet, and for good reason. They're incredibly intelligent problem-solvers and devious escape artists with large, complex nervous systems. They have near-magical...


UChicago graduate students and advisors awarded fellowships to increase diversity in sciences

The University of Chicago graduate students and their thesis advisors have been awarded Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The fellowships support development of their scientific leadership and commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in...



Left: Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Michael Levitt Right: UChicago student Ana Beiriger

Experiencing the 2018 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament in 1895, leaving much of his fortune to support what we now know as the Nobel Prizes. These have arguably become the most prestigious prizes in the world, honoring the remarkable achievements of Nobel Laureates from around the world. Each year, a...


BSD makes GRE optional

Joining the ranks of more than 60 institutions and graduate programmes across the United States, the Biological Sciences Division has cut a standard test from its graduate admissions requirements. The decision aims to boost the likelihood of admission for minority and female applicants by...


The Chicago EYES team

Comprehensive Cancer Center provides hands-on research experience for students and teachers

Chicago Educators and Youth Enjoy Science (Chicago EYES), a science pipeline program led by Professor Eileen Dolan (Cancer Biology; Genetics,...

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