Ketamine: Club drug turned antidepressant?

July 18, 2017 0

Major depressive disorder, colloquially known as depression, is defined as a depression state lasting for two weeks or more. Depression affects about 3.2 million Canadians; however, one third of these individuals fail current treatments, highlighting […]

Stem cells: Artificial mouse embryo developed in lab

July 18, 2017 0

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have recently succeeded in creating the world’s first mouse embryo-like structure using embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and trophoblast stem cells (TSCs). Led by Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, the research team […]

Understanding shock and kill: a potential HIV cure

July 18, 2017 0

Abstract  The proviral latency of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remains a principal obstacle to curing the infection and halting disease pathogenesis. In fact, HIV infection remains incurable due to a long-lived latent reservoir of HIV […]

Regulatory T-cells in allergic asthma

July 18, 2017 0

Abstract  T regulatory cells (Tregs) are a subset of T cell leukocytes that play a key role in modulating the immune system, maintaining tolerance to self-antigens and suppressing excessive immune responses that go on to […]

Pathoprofile: FKBP5 genetics & the stress response

July 18, 2017 0

Stress, generally defined as mental or emotional strain, primarily involves the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. In this process, hypothalmic neurons release corticotropin-releasing hormone, which indirectly leads to the secretin of glucocorticoids, such as cortisol, into the […]

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