Medications

Study sheds new light on a promising antidepressant

Ketamine, a well-known anesthetic used in smaller doses as a party drug, was hailed as a "new hope for depression" in a Time magazine cover story in 2017. Two years later, the arrival of the first ketamine-based antidepressant—the ...

Medical research

A dimmer switch for human brain cell growth

Controlling how cells grow is fundamental to ensuring proper brain development and stopping aggressive brain tumors. The network of molecules that control brain cell growth is thought to be complex and vast, but now McGill ...

Diabetes

Study unravels new disease mechanism for monogenic diabetes

Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) is a disease caused by single-gene mutations. The genes typically affected by MODY are important for the development and function of beta-cells, which are crucial for maintaining ...

Immunology

Researchers uncover new subsets of CD4+ 'helper' T cells

T cells play important roles in helping to fight infections and cancers—and they can also drive autoimmune diseases. Now researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have discovered new genes in CD4+ "helper" ...

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