University of Chicago

Shape-Shifting Molecule Tricks Viruses into Mutating Themselves to Death

by Steve Koppes University of Chicago News Office

A newly developed spectroscopy method is helping to clarify the poorly understood molecular process by which an anti-HIV drug induces lethal mutations in the virus’ genetic material. The findings from the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could bolster efforts to develop the next generation of anti-viral treatments.

$2 Million Supercomputer Upgrade will Boost Biomedical Research

by Rob Mitchum-Computation Institute News Office

For three years, the Beagle supercomputer has driven University of Chicago biology and medical research into new computational territories, fueling groundbreaking research in genomics, drug design, and personalized medicine. Now, with a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, UChicago’s high-performance computing resource for biomedical research is ready for an upgrade that will enable the next wave of pioneering discoveries.

Precarious Work Schedules Common Among Younger Workers

by Jann Ingmire

One wish many workers may have following this Labor Day is for more control and predictability of their work schedules. A new report finds that unpredictability is widespread in many workers’ schedules—one reason why organized labor groups and policymakers are now focusing on work schedule reform.