University of Chicago Medical Center

How the brain finds what it's looking for

Despite the barrage of visual information the brain receives, it retains a remarkable ability to focus on important and relevant items. This fall, for example, NFL quarterbacks will be rewarded handsomely ...

Sep 04, 2014
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A genetic map for complex diseases

Although heavily studied, the specific genetic causes of "complex diseases," a category of disorders which includes autism, diabetes and heart disease, are largely unknown due to byzantine genetic and environmental ...

Sep 26, 2013
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Fragmented sleep accelerates cancer growth, research shows

Poor-quality sleep marked by frequent awakenings can speed cancer growth, increase tumor aggressiveness and dampen the immune system's ability to control or eradicate early cancers, according to a new study published online ...

Jan 27, 2014
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