Molecules, Digits, and the Fountain of Youth

Genomic and Molecular Medicine After many attempts over the past two decades, genetically modified mosquitoes may finally have a chance of helping to eradicate the dengue fever with which mosquitoes annually infect 100 million people and cause 500,000 cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever and 22,000 deaths, mostly among children. For the disease of choroideraemia (rarer […]

Personalized Medicine

On September 15, 2008, in Personalized Medicine

Personalized Medicine is a Science Students who complete a new pre-med course at Kettering University in Michigan will receive a minor in biochemistry. The university’s Biochemistry Department and its Bio-Engineering Laboratory support the program. The idea is to prepare the students for med school, the biotech industry, or graduate school. A Kettering faculty member said: […]

Personalized Medicine

On September 21, 2006, in Personalized Medicine

Despite hundreds of false starts, hype, and disappointments, efforts to find genetic therapies for disease are finally starting to pay off. Signs of progress are evident in the success of two drugs that work on people with specific genetic variations. These successes also suggest that routine collection of patient DNA during clinical trials of all […]

Personalized Medicine

On March 21, 2006, in Personalized Medicine

Another sign that the long-awaited promise of gene therapy (a form of personalized medicine) can be fulfilled is evident in two patients who are doing well after 18 months of it. Yet according to Deloitte, the US healthcare system appears to be reluctant to ride the trend toward personalized medicine. Perhaps Deloitte missed the significant […]