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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.

Unique features of octopus create ‘an entirely new way of designing a nervous system’

A new study by Melina Hale and team on the intramuscular nerve cords of octopuses reveals that they are connected in a unique and unexpected geometric structure.

Was the mega predator Spinosaurus really an underwater hunter?

UChicago paleontologists and colleagues unearth an array of new evidence that suggests the sail-backed giant was far too land-adapted to function even as a slow underwater predator.

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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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