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1995 Press Releases

August 1, 1995
How aspirin works
Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center have revealed the precise chemical mechanism of how aspirin stops pain and inflammation.

April 25, 1995
Computer-aided mammography arrives
Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center have brought the first computer-assisted system to read mammograms into clinical use.

February 8, 1995
Herbal medication linked to liver failure
Chicago physicians report the case of a woman who suffered severe toxic hepatitis after taking capsules of chaparral, an herbal preparation that has been touted as an antioxidant or free-radical scavenger.

How flies fly
A fruit fly tethered inside a sophisticated miniature virtual reality flight simulator has shown researchers that the insect's flight motor, one of nature's greatest feats of engineering, works by stretching an elastic power storage device on every wing stroke to recapture energy that would otherwise be wasted.

Attention deficit hyperactivity gene traced
Researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center have found evidence of an association between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and a gene that regulates the actions of the neurotransmitter dopamine.