G6PD Deficiency: Quinine, Viral Susceptibility (Member’s article)

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G6PD Deficiency: Interaction with Quinine, Viral Susceptibility

Quinine-based malaria drugs are being tested and used for preventing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in people with COVID-19 infections. And yes, there are many stories floating around on the internet of people obtaining chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, or quinine for personal use… People who carry…

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Genes

With COVID-19 all over the news, you may have heard the term “ARDS” discussed. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a very serious condition that a minority of people with COVID-19 develop. ARDS is the reason, though, that the government wants us to ‘flattening the curve’…

Gout: Genetic Links to High Uric Acid

Have you ever woken up to excruciating pain in your big toe or ankle?  If so you may be one of the millions of people worldwide with gout. In fact, a study from 2008 showed that about 8.3 million Americans had gout. Men are…

Why Allegra May Not Work For You

Ever wonder why a certain medication may work great for a friend and do nothing for you?  One reason could be your genes involved in transporting the medication into and out of your cells. Let’s take fexofenadine (Allegra) for example.  You have watery eyes…

Circadian Rhythm and Your Immune Response to Viruses

Our immune system’s response varies over the course of 24-hours. At certain times, we may be more resilient to fighting off viruses; at other times of the day, we may be more susceptible to pathogens. For anyone who has traveled across multiple time zones,…

Fisetin: Antioxidant and Senolytic

Aging brings with it a myriad of health issues including an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases. A supplement that can mitigate the root cause of some of these age-related conditions is a very alluring idea. But does the research…

Viruses: Are you susceptible to the coronavirus, flu, and more

With all the recent news coverage of COVID-19, you may be wondering if you are susceptible to the coronavirus. While your first thought may be that everyone catches a virus if exposed, your genes are actually important here as to whether or not you…

Dopamine Fasting: Genetics, Addictive Behavior, and Internet Usage

Our brains are constantly being stimulated by modern technology, causing people to feel distracted, anxious, and unmotivated. It seems like we have a fear of boredom in our ultra -stimulating world. Do we all need to take a break? Genetics plays a role in…

Do you carry the Hunter-Gatherer or the Farmer Genetic Variant

Our ancient ancestors lived much differently than we do today. They were hunter-gatherers, living off of fish, meat, and plant foods that they gathered. A huge shift took place when those hunter-gatherers began farming, growing grains and storing them so that there would be…