March 28, 2021 – Recent reports from the United Kingdom (UK) and from throughout the European Union (EU) have suggested that the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) vaccine made by AstraZeneca was at the origin of the development of a very rare type …

Covid-19 Vaccines: Is there genetic predisposition for thrombosis? Read more »

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February 08, 2021 – In the period of the Covid-19 pandemic and the emerging spectrum of severe adverse (drug) reactions (SADRs) of the anti-Covid-19 vaccines in some patients receiving these vaccines, one easily forgets about the same phenomenon of SADRS …

Fingolimod (Gilenya): Warnings on severe liver failures Read more »

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January 30, 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has caused considerable morbidity and mortality, and has resulted in the death of over a million people to date. The clinical manifestations of Covid-19 disease, caused by its underlying virus SARS-CoV-2, vary widely in …

Strong evidence of genetic predisposition for COVID-19 disease Read more »

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January 29, 2021 – Biomedical research may miss important key information by ignoring genetic ancestry.  A recent study of residents of African-American descent of four distinct U.S. cities revealed variations in genetic ancestry and social status that underscore the inadequacy …

We knew it all along: African descent comes in variations Read more »

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January 26, 2021 – To date, a rare serious adverse (drug) reaction (SADR) has been noted to be associated with the first two Covid-19 vaccines, i.e., the one from Pfizer-BioNTech and the one from Moderna. We are talking about anaphylaxis, which …

Rare cases of anaphylaxis with COVID-19 vaccines Read more »

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December 28, 2020 – Some 95% of people have gene variants that may negatively affect their response to at least one drug, leading to unexpected or adverse drug reactions (ADRs) or, if unlucky, to a serious, if not fatal, adverse …

Genetics behind some serious adverse drug reactions (SADRs) Read more »

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November 19, 2020 – Does genetic variation gives rise to differences in mathematical ability? Based on the observation that certain individuals can solve a simple mental arithmetic, such as the square root of nine, in a split second while other …

Two times two equals five. Some of the genetics behind mathematical capability Read more »

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October 15, 2020 – SARS-CoV-2 and its resulting disease, Covid-19 disease, is (still) rattling the world. It still remains largely unknown, at this point in time, which are the infected individuals who fall very seriously, even fatally, ill with Covid-19 disease. …

Gene variants tied to increased risk of severe COVID-19 disease Read more »

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August 26 2020 –  Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), originally known as vascular permeability factor (VPF)  is a signal protein produced by cells that stimulates the formation of blood vessels. VEGF is a sub-family of growth factors, the platelet-derived growth factor …

Increased Risk Of Aneurysms And Artery Dissections With VEGF Inhibitors Read more »

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June 13, 2020 – To help disentangle the secrets of Covid-19 disease, researchers are sequencing the DNA of young grown-ups and children who suffer from extreme Covid-19 disease ailments in spite of having no hidden clinical issues. The scientists are …

Study looks at genetic background of healthy people who develop severe Covid-19 illness Read more »

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