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Mortal thoughts

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Doctors are taught to fight death—but it’s a losing battle. Some are looking beyond biomedicine to help them better communicate with patients about the end of life.

Microbial me

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Scientists are discovering how microbes not only make us sick but also keep our bodies working.

Investigating the genes that make a woolly mammoth a woolly mammoth

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First detailed analysis of the woolly mammoth’s DNA reveals how it adapted to Arctic life.

Fighting cancer, one drawing at a time

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Radiation oncologist Andrew Howard uses comics to help patients understand cancer biology.

Child care

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Comer Children’s Hospital, by the numbers.

Harmony and peace

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UChicago anesthesiologist Shakeela Hassan advocates for the healing force of interfaith music and human sound.

Vax populi

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The importance of measles immunization, by the numbers.

Echoing care

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A UChicago Medicine program shares specialized knowledge to improve health care in the city.

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.

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