Items Tagged ‘#CIMCon17’

July 19th, 2017

Genetic testing for earlier diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

By Sharon Rosen shr02

If you are one of the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, you know about the painful, swollen and stiff joints that are common symptoms of this chronic inflammatory disorder. Mayo Clinic has been a leader in discovering biomarkers – indicators of health and disease – that link rheumatoid arthritis to the […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Carla Wijbrandts, #Dr. Paul-Peter Tak, #drug response, #drug safety, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, biomarkers, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Eric Matteson, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


July 18th, 2017

Will health care improve if everybody has their DNA sequenced?

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Rapid advances in genomic testing have led to better screening and individualized treatments for many diseases, including rare genetic disorders and cancer. Now that genetic testing is becoming faster and less expensive, should it become part of routine medical care for healthy people? Should everyone have their DNA sequenced to learn the medically informative code […]

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Tags: #big data challenges, #CIMCon17, #genomic data analysis, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Keith Stewart, Genetic Testing, genomics, Healthcare, mayo clinic, medical research


July 13th, 2017

Obesity: an individualized approach doubles the success rate of weight loss therapy

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Many people think if they just stick to a diet and exercise, they’ll lose weight; unfortunately, many are not successful. They wonder why they can’t lose weight even after trying many different diets, work out programs and medications. According to Andres Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., the answers, at least partially, may be in your genes. His […]

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Tags: #bariatric surgery, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Andres Acosta, #fitness, #healthy lifestyle, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, #Mayo Clinic Individualizing Medicine Clinic, #obesity, #Obesity Clinic, #personalized nutrition, #weight loss


July 11th, 2017

A perfect match – student’s summer research provides a glimpse into a career in precision medicine

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Curiosity, creativity and a passion for improving health care, one patient at a time – these are qualities that Madelyn O’Gorman strives to bring to her work as a summer undergraduate research fellow (SURF) in the Center for Individualized Medicine. O’Gorman has returned to Mayo Clinic for her second summer as one of 13 University […]

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Tags: #bioengineering, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Alexander Meves, #Dr. Alma Bridges, #Dr. Julia Lehman, #Dr. Saranya Wyles, #Dr. Stephen Ekker, #Dr. Tamas Ordog, #Dr. Vera Suman, #Madelyn O'Gorman, #Mayo Clinic and University of Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare, #skin cancer


July 3rd, 2017

Trying to quit smoking? Genetics may help find the right plan for success

By Sharon Rosen shr02

After trying different methods, why do many people have difficulty quitting smoking? That’s a question Rachel Tyndale, Ph.D., is asking as part of her research into smoking cessation therapy. As senior scientist and head of the Pharmacogenetics Lab in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at University of Toronto, Dr. Tyndale is using molecular […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #DNA analysis, #Dr. J. Steven Leeder, #Dr. Rachel Tyndale, #drug-gene reactions, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #preemptive pharmacogenomics, #smoking cessation, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Eric Matey, Dr. Liewei Wang


June 30th, 2017

Pharmacogenomics – striving for safer, more effective drugs for you

By Sharon Rosen shr02

At Mayo Clinic, pharmacogenomics – how your genes impact the way you process medications – is helping doctors to take the guess work out of selecting safer, more effective treatment for patients. Mayo researchers have been leaders in developing DNA tests and identifying drug-gene interactions that affect a patient’s response to many medications, such as […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #drug safety, #drug-gene reactions, #Karen Daggett, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Eric Matey, Dr. Liewei Wang, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Heart Disease, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Pharmacogenomics Program, medical research


June 22nd, 2017

Piecing together the puzzle: finding new therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Chronic diarrhea, pain, fatigue and weight loss – these are some of the symptoms that patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis experience. They are the two most common diseases known as inflammatory bowel diseases, which cause inflammation of the digestive tract. While there are therapies available to treat the inflammation caused by these conditions, […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Judy Cho, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #inflammatory bowel diseases, #ulcerative colitis, center for individualized medicine, Crohns Disease, Genetic Testing, genomics, Gut Microbiome, mayo clinic, medical research


June 13th, 2017

The magic of the microbiome: new Mayo researcher looks for ways to promote health, prevent disease

By Sharon Rosen shr02

“Don’t miss seeing the forest by focusing only on the trees,” explains Jaeyun Sung, Ph.D., a systems biologist who recently joined the Microbiome Program within Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. That is Dr. Sung’s approach to exploring how the microbiome – the tens of trillions of microbes within and on our bodies – affects […]

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Tags: #childhood obesity, #CIMCon17, #digestive system, #Dr. Jaeyun Sung, #gut health, #individualized diets, #microbes, #probiotics, biomarker, center for individualized medicine, gut bacteria, mayo clinic


June 8th, 2017

Inspired by her patients, Mayo investigator is developing screening test for endometrial cancer

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Ever since she assisted in surgery at the age of eight, Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, M.D., was hooked – on medicine. The surgery took place on her family’s farm in Wisconsin. The patient was a Holstein cow. The surgeon was a veterinarian. From that day forward, Dr. Bakkum-Gamez, a gynecological oncologist at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, […]

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Tags: #cancer patients, #cancer screening test, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, #endometrial biopsy, #gynecological cancer, #tampon, center for individualized medicine, Endometrial cancer, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic


June 6th, 2017

Collaboration key to improving diagnosis and care for patients with rare diseases

By Sharon Rosen shr02

“Desperate for answers,” – that is how William Gahl, M.D., Ph.D., has described many of the patients and families he sees with puzzling disorders. Dr. Gahl is clinical director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undiagnosed Diseases Program. The program aims to provide answers to patients who’ve been suffering for years with mysterious conditions […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. William Gahl, #Individualizing Medicine Clinic, #Individualizing Medicine Conference 2017, #rare diseases, #rare genetic diseases, #Undiagnosed Disease Network, #Undiagnosed Diseases Network International, #Undiagnosed rare diseases, center for individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research


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