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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Health Research: Man walks again after years of paralysis ♦ How flu viruses gain the ability to spread ♦ Health care or diagnostic errors will likely worsen

Urgent change needed to improve diagnosis in health care or diagnostic errors will likely worsen, Most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences.
CPAP therapy reduces symptoms of depression in adults with sleep apnea Depressive symptoms are extremely common in people who have obstructive sleep apnea, and these symptoms improve significantly when sleep apnea is treated with continuous positive airway pressure therapy .
New pathway to regenerate insulin-producing cells discovered A new pathway that triggers regeneration of beta cells in the pancreas, a key development that may aid in the development of diabetes treatments, has been discovered by scientists.
Man walks again after years of paralysis The ability to walk has been restored following a spinal cord injury, using one's own brain power, according to research. The preliminary proof-of-concept study shows that it is possible to use direct brain control to get a person's legs to walk again.
How flu viruses gain the ability to spread A new study reveals the soft palate is a key site for evolution of airborne transmissibility. Scientists made the surprising finding while examining the H1N1 flu strain, which caused a 2009 pandemic that killed more than 250,000 people

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