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The lowly rat got a much-needed reputation boost when a team of UChicago researchers discovered the rodents demonstrate empathy and helping behavior.

Polymers enlightened

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Chemists find a key to improving solar cell efficiency.

Fevered research

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Theories and particles collide in a documentary that captures the tension and intensity of discovery.

Permutate

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Charis Eng, AB’82, PhD’86, MD’88, discovers key genetic markers linking cancer and autism.

Following the stars

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For Jesuit priest Paul Mueller, SM’96, PhD’06, the same source reveals scripture and nature.

Inquiring minds

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Neuroscientist John Maunsell leads a new institute’s research into the mysteries of the brain.

All over the map

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High school students fan out to help the University’s Urban Health Initiative chart the resources in Chicago neighborhoods where there are too few.

Over 100 trillion served

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Exploring the human microbiome.

Leaps and bounds

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The National Xenopus Resource at the Marine Biological Laboratory supports frog research with far-reaching implications.

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