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 [...]

Does Social Media Affect Your Body Image?

If you are a young adult who visits social media sites frequently during the week or spends hours surfing various social feeds during the day, you may be at greater risk of eating and body image concerns, according to a new study. All demographic groups were equally affected across genders, specific ages, race, and incomes. [...]

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 [...]

Weight Loss Programs Guided by Physicians More Effective

Weight loss programs supported by doctors are, in general, more effective than making a plan of your own, a new study suggests. In a report on the study by researchers from Johns Hopkins, survey answers from 347 obese people who took part in a federally funded weight loss clinical trial demonstrated that, even though overall [...]