New study finds thalamus wakes the brain during development

Research from the George Washington University has found the thalamus, long considered a simple relay, is a primary controller in the development of normal sleep and waking states

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Researchers look beyond BMI to predict obesity-related disease risk

Scientists at Scripps Research and collaborating corporate and academic partners have found a new way to use distinct molecular “signatures” from people with obesity to predict risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease 

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New guideline for early-stage prostate cancer supports use of shortened courses of radiation therapy

New recommendations reflect evidence showing similar early cancer control and side effect rates with hypo-fractionated treatment, compared to longer courses of conventional radiation.

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