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Five decades, three sciences, one molecule

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The life’s work of chemistry and astronomy and astrophysics professor emeritus Takeshi Oka.

Fat cells fuel ovarian cancer

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A pad of fat cells over the abdomen provides nutrients that promote the spread and growth of ovarian cancer, reports a University of Chicago–based research team.

Accelerator brakes

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High-energy physics experiments at Fermilab’s groundbreaking Tevatron have run their course.

Performance anxiety

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Psychologist Sian Beilock studies what makes people choke under pressure
and offers techniques to prevent those mental meltdowns.

Years of cheers

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For five decades, Stuart Rice and his doctoral students have had great chemistry.

Smoke signals

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Geophysicist Raymond Pierrehumbert studies global warming on Earth and the climate physics of distant planets.

Smart doctors

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A Pritzker School of Medicine course teaches observation skills through the study of art.

Esther Conwell, PhD’48

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At a time when science was a man’s field, physicist and chemist Conwell conducted research that won her a 2010 National Medal of Science.

Triple transplant

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In a rare procedure, UChicago doctors give a patient a new heart, liver, and kidney.

Shards unseen

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Archaeologist Hannah Chazin searches for late Bronze Age artifacts in Armenia.

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