Volume 11 Issue 326
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 10-Dec-2009 
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Toward a fast, accurate urine test for pneumonia

Scientists are reporting a discovery of the potential basis for a urine test to diagnose community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), a difficult-to-diagnose disease that is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. The test could save lives by allowing doctors to begin the right treatment earlier than often occurs at present. The study appears online in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research. more  

Nerve-cell transplants help brain-damaged rats fully recover lost ability to learn

Nerve cells transplanted into brain-damaged rats helped them to fully recover their ability to learn and remember, probably by promoting nurturing, protective growth factors, according to a new study. more

People affected by autism believe increase is 'real,' not diagnostic

There has been a major increase in the number of children diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders over the last two decades - the question is why? Researchers have found a sharp difference between the beliefs of ordinary people and medical experts about the reasons for the increased incidence of autism. more  

Sonic Hedgehog variations linked to recurrence, survival and response to therapy of bladder cancer

Genetic variations in the Sonic Hedgehog pathway increase the likelihood of recurrence, reduce survival time and limit response to therapy for people with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, scientists from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center reported today at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference. more

Potential cancer drug may offer new hope for asthma patients  

A drug being tested to treat cancer could also help patients suffering from asthma, research has suggested. more

'Mini' transplant may reverse severe sickle cell disease  

Results of a preliminary study by scientists at the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins show that "mini" stem cell transplantation may safely reverse severe sickle cell disease in adults. more

Behavioral training improves connectivity and function in the brain

Children with poor reading skills who underwent an intensive, six-month training program to improve their reading ability showed increased connectivity in a particular brain region, in addition to making significant gains in reading, according to a study funded in part by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The study was published in the 10 Dec. 2009, issue of Neuron. more

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Scientists are reporting a discovery of the potential basis for a urine test to diagnose community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)