Science & Medicine

Astronomers at the wheel

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Big glass of the past.

Red ambition

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UChicago alum hopes to be among first colonists on Mars.

What happens inside a cell when it’s exposed to heat?

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UChicago scientists find protein aggregation after heat shock is an organized, reversible cellular response.

Decoding the brain

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UChicago neuroscientists are working on technology to help paraplegics move robotic arms using their minds.

The statistical cell

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DNA is the blueprint of life—an maybe also its troubleshooting manual.

Mending the heart gender gap

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Cardiologist C. Noel Bairey Merz, AB’77, minds—and mends—the gender gap in women’s heart health.

Feel the learn

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Professor Sian Beilock explains how using the body helps students better learn science.

Open review

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When geneticist Yoav Gilad and a colleague detected errors in an influential study, Gilad took to Twitter with their finding.

Neural network

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Grossman Institute scholars explore—and begin to explain—the brain’s vast complexities.

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