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Patent of the Week: Boosting the Microbiome to Prevent Infection

Many antibiotic-resistant infections in humans can be traced to food and animals due to the widespread use of antibiotics on farms. Because of this, there is an urgent need…
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This UChicago Startup is Developing a Cure for Food Allergies

Chances are we all know someone allergic to any one of either milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, or shellfish, which are the eight most common type of…
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Innovation Fund Invests $500,000 in Microbiome Research and Energy Companies

The University of Chicago Innovation Fund announced plans to invest up to $500,000 into three companies—AVNovum, ClostraBio, and SwitchedSource—that are working in the health and energy fields, respectively. These latest…
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Duchossois Family Donates $100 Million for New U of C Wellness Institute

Chicago investor Craig Duchossois, his wife, Janet, and his family foundation have donated $100 million to University of Chicago Medicine to establish a center focused on developing the science of…
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$100M Gift to UChicago to Study the ‘New Science of Wellness’

Harnessing the power of the human body to prevent illness – that’s the goal behind a $100 million gift to the University of Chicago Medicine. The new Duchossois Family Institute…
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The Lung Microbiome: Key to Respiratory Ills?

The word microbiome has become a catch term only in the past decade, but it refers to something as old as humanity itself: the diverse and unimaginably vast population of…
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UChicago Startup Gusto Brings Computational Modeling to Gut Health

Maintaining harmony within the gut is extraordinarily important to the human body, as this microbiome interacts with the immune, hormone and nervous system. Not only can a disruption in the…
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Sixteen Advances in Research and Innovation in 2016

2016 brought us the launch of several research-based startups, the invention of a new diamond-like coating, the deployment of data-collection nodes across Chicago and a next-generation platform for cancer research.…
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Microbiome Modeling with Gusto

Launching with a name like Gusto, the newest kid on the microbiome block needs to bring something different and energizing to the table. That is the plan, according to cofounder…
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UChicago Startup Aims to Predict Behavior of Trillions of Microorganisms

A new University of Chicago startup is working to better predict the behavior of the trillions of microorganisms living inside the human body and harness them to treat disease. Gusto…

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