New PET Scan Tech to Expand Patient Access, Improve Early Disease Detection

Innovation out of the University of Chicago reduces the radiation levels and high costs associated with PET scans – enabling routine screening for the early detection of disease. Currently, PET…

UChicago Lab Creates ‘Quantum Casino,’ a Win-Win to Educate and Inspire

How can integrating the arts with science and technology cultivate something new and unexpected? This question is one that Nancy Kawalek has been answering in several ways throughout her career…

Onchilles Pharma Advancing Tumor-Killing Drug Candidate to the Clinic

University of Chicago spinout Onchilles Pharma plans to initiate first-in-human clinical trials next year for its lead drug candidate – which has demonstrated broad, potent, and direct tumor-killing activity. The…

Novel Device Helps Eliminate Smoke in the Operating Room, a Workplace Hazard for Surgical Teams

A new device designed by University of Chicago Professor of Surgery J. Michael Millis helps remove surgical smoke from operating rooms, a known workplace hazard which has recently become a…

Newly Discovered Electrolyte Could Be The Answer To Lithium-Ion Storage Capacity, Stability

Researchers at the University of Chicago have discovered a novel ether solvent for lithium-ion batteries that allows for greater storage capacity, more stability, and the ability to operate at a…

ClostraBio Closes $4 Million Series A to Transform Intestinal Health with Plug-and-Play Drug Delivery Platform

University of Chicago spinout ClostraBio has closed a $4 million Series A-1 financing round to accelerate development of its lead candidate, expand its plug-n-play platform, and build out its team.…

Stretchable, Self-Powered Bioelectronics Mimic Skin in Form and Function

Skin-like electronics could seamlessly integrate with the body for applications in health monitoring, medication therapy, implantable medical devices, and biological studies. With the help of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship…

From Months to Weeks: Gene Delivery Method Improved with New ‘One-Step’ System

Delivered using adenovirus (Ad) vectors, therapeutic genes address the cause of disease – not just the symptoms. However, while advances in the understanding of human diseases and the genome have…

NIH Funds Preclinical Testing of Proposed Anti-COVID Therapy Patented By UChicago Researcher

University of Chicago researcher Raphael Lee, MD, ScD, the Paul and Allene Russell Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Medicine, has patented the methods and use of…

A More Efficient and Sustainable Battery for a More ‘Electrified’ Society

An assistant professor in the department of chemistry at the University of Chicago, John Anderson, BS/MS ’08, has patented a material that can store and produce energy more efficiently and…

AI Helps to Earlier Detect Brain Injury in Survivors of Cardiac Arrest

University of Chicago researchers have developed a patent-pending technique using deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence (AI), to better assess hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in survivors of cardiac arrest. Over…

Novel Wound Dressing Seals, Protects, and Prevents Scar Formation with ‘Significant’ Advantages

University of Chicago researcher Xiaoyang Wu has developed a novel wound dressing that can stop bleeding while preventing infection and scarring using a single material, which has potential applications in…

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