21 July 2022 – Blockchain is a digital technology that allows a secure and decentralized record of transactions that is increasingly used for everything from cryptocurrencies to artwork. But blockchain also is entering or is increasingly used in any environment, …

Blockchain: Genomics instead of bitcoins 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 »

July 13, 2015 – This post persents a press announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The text has slightly been edited by the autor of this blog. Thus, FDA today approved Gefinitib (Iressa) for the first-line treatment …

Theragenomic Medicine: Gefinitib (Iressa) targeted therapy for first-line treatment of patients with a type of metastatic lung cancer approved Read more »

May 18, 2016 –  Over the last two years, biologics  targeting the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway (proteins found on the body’s immune cells and some cancer cells), notably Nivolumab (Opdivo) and Pembrolizumab (Keytruda), have come to the clinic for the treatment of a selection of …

Hope for patients with urothelial carcinoma: Atezolizumab (Tecentriq) approved Read more »

Huerta MC, Borgonovi F Soc Sci Med 2010 Jul;71(1):143-51 PMID: 20452109 Education, alcohol use and abuse among young adults in Britain Abstract In this article we explore the relationship between education and alcohol consumption. We examine whether the probability of …

Are young and highly educated women future heavy drinkers? Read more »

August 30, 2016 – The present article which just appeared in August 2016 issue of  PLOS Medicine illustrates how the inaccurate and biased to say the least the assessment and the reporting of adverse drug reactions by pharmaceutical companies throughout …

Orlistat: Assessment of Adverse Events in Protocols, Clinical Study Reports, and Published Papers Read more »

June 20, 2017 – Insomnia is one of the most common complaint people have about their health. In contrast to common belief and often assumed by the affected sufferers, however, insomnia seems not to be just all in the patients …

Genetic background of insomnia: At least partially Read more »

November 05, 2017 – The commercial names are creative, no doubt, and we like particularly “Black Gorilla”. However, time and time again, health authorities all over have to issue foreign product alerts, warning consumers, patients, and the public at large about …

Black Gorilla, Big N Hard, Rize N Shine, and the likes: Fraudulent health business Read more »

July 07, 2018 – A very recent paper by Loftfield E. et al., published online in JAMA Intern. Med. on July 02, looked at the association of coffee drinking with mortality by genetic variation in caffeine metabolism. In contrast to …

Coffee Drinking, Genetic Variation, and Mortality Read more »

December 12, 2018 – The application of CRISPR/Cas9 based molecular technology in the field of gene editing (or genome editing) has recently had its exploded limelight exposure for a couple of reasons. The question arises if this exposure is earned or …

CRISPR/Cas9 for the Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Prime time already? Read more »