September 19, 2021 – An article like this one goes right to my bones. Having a lifelong affinity to history of things, not only in my field of theragenomic medicine, but also in many other issues like politics, humanity, science, and …

Coronavirus epidemics first hit more than 21’000 years ago Read more »

July 24, 2021 – In the very early days of the Corona pandemic, the plant Artemisia annua has gained some faim, doubtful at the time, as ingredient, in the form of extracts, in the product Covid Organics, produced and promoted in …

Extracts from Artemisia annua active in vitro against SARS-CoV-2 Read more »

May 22, 2020 – Host factors (i.e., disease phenotypes and/or predispositions) instead of viral genetic variation seem to impact more on sickness severity among Covid-19 patients, as indicated by an investigation from China. Scientists in Shanghai analyzed clinical, atomic, and …

Host factors may influence Covid-19 severity more than viral genetic variation Read more »

May 07, 2020 – Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a localized enlargement of the abdominal aorta such that the diameter is greater than 3 cm or more than 50% larger than normal. AAAs usually cause no symptoms, except during rupture. Occasionally, abdominal, back, or leg …

Abdominal aortic aneurysm: Genetic scoring can identify more men at risk Read more »

May 03, 2020 –  The world is desperate in the search for a treatment or better yet a vaccine in the Covid-19 pandemic. Slowly, there are some options emerging at least for the treatment of seriously ill Covid-19 patients. First …

Besides the now approved remdesivir: Emerging options to treat Covid-19 Read more »

February 22, 2020 – Genetic studies rely almost entirely on genomes from people of Caucasian descent. While all around the world, tissue and blood banks have sprung up to catalog human genome’s many mysteries, this was not the case for Africa. …

Tapping into the massive potential of African genomes: 54gene Read more »

August 28, 2019 – Immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy is a form of cancer immunotherapy. The therapy targets immune checkpoints, key regulators of the immune system that when stimulated can dampen the immune response to an immunologic stimulus. Some cancers …

Variables of prospective response rates of PD-1/PD-L1 based therapies across cancers Read more »

July 26, 2019 – “Blockchains for secure digitized medicine”. This is the title of a very interesting and important article in the Journal of Personalised Medine (JPM) as of May 28, 2019. Blockchain as an emerging technology (particularly around the hype …

The phenotype broker: Blockchain and patient phenotype Read more »

June 13, 2019 – This is simply fascinating stuff. Researchers are testing neural networks that automatically combine portrait photos with genetic and phenotypic patient data in order to obtain definitive diagnosis of hereditary rare diseases, all with the help of artificial …

Where portrait photos meet genetics and AI Read more »

May 13, 2018 – Researchers have uncovered 17 genetic variants linked to different depression-related phenotypes in a large genome-wide association study, including variants near genes involved in neurotransmission and synapse function. The first author of the study, David Howard, Center …

New gene variants in depression Read more »