THE GOOD NEWS
-- Cystic fibrosis patients taking the drug Pulmozyme showed a reduction in lung infection and improvement in breathing, a study has found. The drug is the first new treatment for the disease in three decades.
-- A researcher has determined that Lorenzo's oil, the treatment for the nerve disease adrenoleukodystrophy that was made famous in a 1992 film, can help some patients who take it before symptoms appear.
-- By stimulating the action of a brain neurotransmitter, scientists may have found a way to alleviate some of the wrenching symptoms of drug withdrawal.
THE BAD NEWS