Anti-hyperlipidemia drug improves brain connectivity in mouse models of schizophrenia

New therapies that improve connectivity and circuitry in the brain of people with schizophrenia could result from the discovery by a RIKEN-led team of a potential new target for drugs to treat the psychiatric disorder. Treatment for schizophrenia has not changed much in 60 years. Doctors still generally prescribe medicines designed to tame psychosis by […]

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New method facilitates development of antibody-based drugs

In recent years, therapeutic antibodies have transformed the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases. Now, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a new, efficient method based on the ‘genetic scissors’ CRISPR-Cas9 that facilitates antibody development. The discovery is published in Nature Communications. Antibody drugs are the fastest growing class of drug, and several […]

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Thinking about trying collagen supplements for your skin? A healthy diet is better value for money

Celebrity testimonials abound for pills, potions and creams that purport to make you look younger. This time collagen supplements are in the spotlight, after Jennifer Aniston became the face of one wellness brand’s collagen campaign in late 2020. While some research has found benefits of collagen supplementation for some aspects of skin health, it’s a […]

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