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Depression Susceptibility Controlled By Gene Networks

Depression involves alterations in coordinated networks of hundreds of genes across key brain circuits, suggests a study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Earlier research suggested that multiple brain regions play a role in depression, but the exact mechanism behind gene activity control of brain circuits had not been investigated. Most studies […]

AbbVie Gets FDA Approval Of Viekira Pak sNDA For HCV Genotype 1b

AbbVie (ABBV) has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the use of VIEKIRA PAK® without ribavirin in patients with genotype 1b (GT1b) chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and compensated cirrhosis. The FDA accepted the application under Priority Review in January. This designation is given […]

Portable Lab-in-a-briefcase Is World’s First

With their portable lab-in-a-briefcase that can operate even at high temperatures, researchers at Loughborough University hope to boost early detection rates of cancer in developing countries. Believed to be the first kit of its kind dedicated to the portable measurement of cancer biomarkers, the concept is the creation of Dr Nuno Reis, a Lecturer in […]