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03
Jan
2017

Using the University of Chicago Medicine data warehouse, a team led by CI faculty and fellow Samuel Volchenboum detected a dangerous ripple effect in hospitals: when one patient becomes critically ill, chances of a similar setback increase for others in the same unit.

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How Ancient Himalayan DNA Migrated to Chicago for Analysis

28
Jun
2016

Given its expeditionary namesake, it's only appropriate that Beagle -- the University of Chicago's supercomputer for biomedical research -- works with data from all around the world. But a recent project may qualify as the farthest-traveling data yet, as the HPC resource was used in a new genomic study of populations living in the Himalayan mountain range. 

17
Mar
2016

As interest in artificial intelligence gains mainstream traction, computers and brains are increasingly compared to each other. But despite great advances in computer architecture and software, even the world’s most powerful computers can’t compete with the efficiency of the human brain. Capable of processing a constant flood of sensory information and make snap decisions, the brain nevertheless only burns about 15 watts of energy, less than a common light bulb.

Research

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The overarching goal of our Center is to identify the genetic and environmental factors that underlie psychiatric disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, and child & adolescent psychopathology. Our team develops and applies drastically new mathematical and computational strategies to infer causal relationships among genetic variation, environmental variables and psychiatric phenotypes.

CSGID

CSGID applies state-of-the-art high-throughput (HTP) structural biology technologies to experimentally characterize the three dimensional atomic structure of targeted proteins from pathogens in the NIAID Category A-C priority lists and organisms causing emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.

modENCODE project

The goal of the modENCODE project is to provide the biological research community with a comprehensive encyclopedia of genomic functional elements in the model organisms C. elegans and D. melanogaster. modENCODE is run as a Research Network and the consortium is formed by 11 primary projects, divided between worm and fly, spanning the domains of gene structure, mRNA and ncRNA expression profiling, transcription factor binding sites, histone modifications and replacement, chromatin structure, DNA replication initiation and timing, and copy number variation.

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