- Making News: Mandatory Mental Health Screenings Suggested for Iraq Vets
Officials in Massachusetts are considering mandatory mental health checks for National Guardsmen returning from Iraq. It's part of increased concern about post-traumatic stress disorder from exposure to life-threatening events, including combat and terrorism. Maria Cramer reports the story in today's Boston Globe.
- Reporter's Notebook: Scientists Make Nerve Stem Cells
Scientists in Scotland and Italy are claiming a major advance in stem cell research, the creation of pure brain cells. Peter Mountford, CEO of Stem Cell Sciences, says the breakthrough, accomplished at labs in Edinburgh and Milan, could put scientists on the way toward eventual treatment of diseases including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
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