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The decline of mathematics and creative science these past two decades

Attached is the 98-page report by the National Association of Scholars (NAS) — warning the U..S. that our current trend of encouraging mediocrity in science will have disastrous long-term consequences. In fact, it already has. Comparing scientific thought processes and … Continue reading

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Novel Probiotic Shows Promise in Treating Type-2 Diabetes

As these GEITP pages have often stated, any trait (phenotype) reflects contributions of: [a] genetics (differences in DNA sequence); [b] epigenetic factors (chromosomal events independent of DNA sequence. The four accepted subdivisions include: DNA methylation, RNA interference, histone modifications, and … Continue reading

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Novel Probiotic Shows Promise in Treating Type-2 Diabetes

Miriam E. Tucker August 03, 2020 Read Comments A novel probiotic product (Pendulum Glucose Control) containing gut bacteria strains that are deficient in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) modestly improves blood glucose levels, new research suggests. The findings were … Continue reading

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Molnupiravir, a ribonucleotide antiviral, appears to be the best rreatment again SARS-CoV-2 virus

Because GEITP was very active in comparing remdesivir (RDV) with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) — last spring and summer — GEITP feels obliged to report on this latest antiviral drug — which does appear to have great potential in lessening the symptomatology … Continue reading

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Policy Making in the Post-Truth World

The (l-o-n-g) article — [below, just posted] — seems (to some of us) to hit the nail on the head. “Basic science,” and the respect of basic scientists by the lay public, has clearly eroded over the past two or … Continue reading

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For those interested, below is the HUGO-sponsord Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) winter newsletter. —DwN

HGNC Winter Newsletter 2021 Beta version of new genenames.org search released Earlier this month, we released a beta version of an improved search for genenames.org. The main improvements compared to our current search are as follows: One search works for … Continue reading

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Progress of the COVID-19 epidemic in Sweden: an update

Dear Dan The latest update by Nic Lewis is very interesting, thanks! Below is a recent map of the excess deaths in Europe for 2020 (and therefore presumed to be COVID19-related). As you can see from the colour code — … Continue reading

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here is a lot of news out there, and a lot of confusing data (on all the various vaccines under development) are being discussed. However, this recent review in MedScape is excellent — as far as being up-to-date and clearly presented. DwN

Author: David J Cennimo, MD, FAAP, FACP, AAHIVS Overview The genetic sequence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was published on January 11, 2020, and the rapid emergence of research and collaboration among scientists and biopharmaceutical manufacturers followed. … Continue reading

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An mRNA Vaccine against SARS-CoV-2: Phase I findings

For those interested, this article see attached just appeared in N Engl J Med This article describes the Phase 1, dose-escalation, open-label trial — including 45 healthy adults, 18 to 55 years of age, who received two vaccinations, 28 days … Continue reading

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Some of you might be interested in the latest news from the Human Genome Nomenclature Committee (HGNC). DwN

Coming soon – an improved search for genenames.org We are excited to announce that we are finalising a new version of the search engine for genenames.org. The look and feel will not significantly change but the search will feature an … Continue reading

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