Feb 17, 2021

Mayo Clinic physician cracks patient's mysterious illness with epigenetics technology

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
Kenneth Hobby assumed his fever, fatigue and aching pains on that day in May 2018 were from another bout of malaria. He was visiting Zambia in southern Africa — the stomping grounds of his childhood and a place where the mosquito-borne parasite is common. He had returned to the vast [...]
Mayo Clinic physician cracks patient's mysterious illness with epigenetics technology
Feb 8, 2021

Mayo Clinic algorithm shows potential in individualizing treatment for depression

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
Finding an effective antidepressant medication for people diagnosed with depression, also called major depressive disorder, is often a long and complex process of "try and try again" ― going from one prescription to the next until achieving a therapeutic response. This complex disease, which affects more than 16 million people in [...]
Mayo Clinic algorithm shows potential in individualizing treatment for depression
Jan 28, 2021

First hybrid gene therapy shows early promise in treating long QT syndrome

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
In a new study published in Circulation, Mayo Clinic researchers provide the first preclinical, proof-of-concept study for hybrid gene therapy in long QT syndrome, a potentially lethal heart rhythm condition. Researchers demonstrated its potential therapeutic efficacy in two in vitro model systems using beating heart cells reengineered from the blood samples [...]
First hybrid gene therapy shows early promise in treating long QT syndrome

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