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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

Posted in Center for Environmental Genetics | Comments Off on 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

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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Advances in COVID-19 vaccine development, described for the lay person

I cannot find the source (and author) of this article — but it is an excellent lay summary of why these vaccines are being developed so rapidly and successfully, despite no vaccines to coronaviruses ever having been successful, prior to … Continue reading

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In contrast to two excellently designed and executed Phase-3 clinical trials by BNT-Pfizer and Moderna reported several weeks ago — detailed below are the trials and tribulations of several clinical COVID-19 trials by AstraZeneca, run in different countries, and descibed attempts at cherry-picking and piecemeal analysis in order to make the data look good. This is a good example of what can happen in science (and perhaps actually happens too often). ☹

HILDA BASTIAN 11.25.2020 08:00 AM The AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Data Isn’t Up to Snuff There’s been even additional good news this week, this time from the Oxford-AstraZeneca trials. But a closer look reveals some very shaky science. THE MAKERS OF … Continue reading

Posted in Center for Environmental Genetics | Comments Off on In contrast to two excellently designed and executed Phase-3 clinical trials by BNT-Pfizer and Moderna reported several weeks ago — detailed below are the trials and tribulations of several clinical COVID-19 trials by AstraZeneca, run in different countries, and descibed attempts at cherry-picking and piecemeal analysis in order to make the data look good. This is a good example of what can happen in science (and perhaps actually happens too often). ☹