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Creating new knowledge of living systems, training the next generation of leaders in biology and medicine, and advancing the forefront of health through innovative patient care.

Blocking a key immune protein improves radiation therapy for cancer

Inhibiting YTHDF2, a protein that suppresses a radiation-induced immune response to tumors, improves results of radiation therapy and prevents progression of distant metastasis.

Patterns of brain activity accurately predict tongue shape while feeding

Machine learning matches high-speed, x-ray video of the tongue with neural activity while primates are feeding, and shows that patterns of activation in the brain accurately predict 3D tongue shape.

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UChicago Medicine

At the forefront of medicine since its founding in 1927, the University of Chicago Medicine is a not-for-profit academic medical health system that includes hospitals, outpatient clinics and physician practices throughout Chicago and its suburbs. UChicago Medicine unites five organizations to fulfill its tripartite mission of medical education, research and patient care: Pritzker School of Medicine, Biological Sciences Division, Medical Center, Community Health and Hospital Division, and UChicago Medicine Physicians.

Our Clinical Departments are tightly integrated with UChicago Medicine with many of our faculty also being practicing physicians.

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