DNA the key to caffeine sensitivity
SCIENCE now has the answer to whether you can enjoy that espresso after dinner — or whether you should steer clear of having energy drinks. A new genetic test can discover how sensitive you are to caffeine, using saliva to pinpoint DNA markers and reveal how your body breaks down caffeine.15 Nov 2016Read More
Easing the burden on mental health patients and their treating physicians
As more and more Australians are using anti-depressants, or medications associated with mental illness, the time is right for a re-think on the approach to treatment of these conditions. Eighty-nine Australians in every 1,000 are now prescribed some form of daily anti-depressant, but 10 years ago the rate was closer to 45 – near enough ...14 Oct 2016Read More
Safer and more effective prescribing
The Challenge myDNA, in collaboration with Melbourne Health, has pioneered a pharmacogenomic decision support tool that links a patient’s DNA results with known drug metabolic profiles using the software system to predict likely individual drug performance, and to provide a treatment decision support tool for doctors. This system is a secure web based system that ...19 Apr 2016Read More
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