Psychology & Psychiatry

A tiny molecule may help battle depression

Levels of a small molecule found only in humans and in other primates are lower in the brains of depressed individuals, according to researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Institute. This discovery may hold a key ...

Medical research

Scientists achieve first rewire of genetic switches

Researchers in Manchester have successfully carried out the first rewire of genetic switches, creating what could be a vital tool for the development of new drugs and even future gene therapies.

Medications

FDA approves generic blood thinner

In a closely watched decision, the Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved an application by German drug-maker Sandoz and Momenta Pharmaceuticals of Cambridge, Mass, to make the first generic version of the widely ...

Immunology

New synthetic molecules treat autoimmune disease in mice

A team of Weizmann Institute scientists has turned the tables on an autoimmune disease. In such diseases, including Crohn's and rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's tissues. But the scientists ...

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