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The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1890, the school is located on a 217-acre campus in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, near Lake Michigan. The University of Chicago holds top-ten positions in various national and international rankings. This author account is not officially owned by University of Chicago. This author account is being used only for giving credits to the University.
Study questions expected link between farming and evolution of immune system

Study questions expected link between farming and evolution of immune system

Researchers have long theorized that cultural shifts thousands of years ago from hunting and gathering to agriculture and living in permanent settlements spurred an...
CT Scan of Brain

Scientists studied the brains of more than 800 prisoners. Here’s what they found

The brains of murderers look different from those of people convicted of other crimes—differences that could be linked to how they process empathy and...
Scientists combine light and matter to make particles with new behaviors

Scientists combine light and matter to make particles with new behaviors

Every type of atom in the universe has a unique fingerprint: It only absorbs or emits light at the particular energies that match the...
Researchers pioneer method to purify water using solar energy

Researchers pioneer method to purify water using solar energy

As the global population grows, fresh water supplies are more precious than ever. While scientists and engineers know how to purify water, making those...
CRISPR Cas9

Using human genome, scientists build CRISPR for RNA to open pathways for medicine

Less than a decade ago, biology underwent one of those once-in-a-generation events that shakes up a scientific field, when the discovery of gene editing...
galactic clusters plasma

Scientists use X-rays from faraway galaxy cluster to reveal secrets of plasma

Most visible matter in the universe doesn’t look like our textbook picture of a nucleus surrounded by tethered electrons. Out beyond our borders, inside...
A heart muscle cell shows bundles of actin filaments and bands of myosin.

For the first time, scientists recreate cell division—outside a cell

Every living thing moves—prey from predators, ants to crumbs, leaves toward sunlight. But at the most fundamental level, scientists are still struggling to grasp...