preventative medicine

Type-1 diabetes 'prevention' trial starts in Scotland

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Metformin is already used to treat diabetes, but it is not clear if it might prevent it from developing in the first place.

No evidence that genetic tests change peoples behavior

Posted in Medicine on 16th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

Genetic tests that provide an estimate of an individuals risk of developing diseases do not appear to motivate a change in behavior to reduce the risk.

Vaccines are an incredible investment, and save up to 44 dollars to the dollar

Posted in Medicine on 9th Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

The study assessed 10 vaccine-preventable infections.

Can MedGenome use genetics to predict cancer?

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jun, 2014
by Alex Muller

Indian cancer genetic research company MedGenome says it has taken $4 million in new funding to further develop and market its genetic sequencing research.