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Lab Results

By combining the hard data of medicine with the soft skills of presentation and public speaking, the Booth Healthcare Analytics Laboratory is giving …

Chicago Booth

Scientists Are Finally Figuring Out Why You Only Get Mitochondrial DNA From Your Mum

Sorry, dads.<p>Your relatives probably can’t stop talking about how much you look like your mum or your dad, but the truth is, while you might have …

Biology

Why Do Humans Have An Innate Desire To Get High?

It’s easy to explain the appeal of drugs like heroin and cocaine, which directly stimulate the brain’s reward centres. What’s less easy to explain is …

The dopamine advantage

The junctions between nerve cells responsible for releasing and receiving dopamine in the brain are a surprising mismatch that gives this chemical a …

Zika: The Epidemic at America’s Door

Puerto Rico’s Martin Peña canal is a winding, heavily polluted waterway that snakes 3.7 miles through the center of San Juan. Eight small, deeply …

Public Health