Jan 14, 2020

Mayo researchers studying 'promising' new approach to treating advanced cancer, 1 patient at a time, 1 tumor at a time

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
A collaborative team of Mayo Clinic scientists is studying an innovative strategy for treating advanced cancer, using genomics and human tumor samples as their guide. The novel approach, called Ex Vivo, creates a miniature cancer replica for testing therapies outside a patient’s body, combined with a comprehensive genomic analysis of [...]
Mayo researchers studying 'promising' new approach to treating advanced cancer, 1 patient at a time, 1 tumor at a time
Jan 9, 2020

Mayo Clinic to sequence 100K participants to build genomic database for improved care and research in collaboration with Helix

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
Mayo Clinic is creating a library of genomic sequencing data on 100,000 consented Mayo Clinic participants to advance research and patient care. “We believe that whole exome sequencing has the potential to reveal predispositions to health problems and enable earlier use of preventive measures throughout a person’s lifespan,” says  Keith Stewart, [...]
Mayo Clinic to sequence 100K participants to build genomic database for improved care and research in collaboration with Helix
Jan 6, 2020

"I Just Didn't Understand": On a Mission to Cure ALS

By Barbara J. Toman @barbaratoman
For Veronique Belzil, Ph.D., the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is personal. In 2000, while working as a psychologist in Canada, she watched her husband's uncle succumb to the disease. "The progression was so fast and his condition was so sad," she says. "I just didn't understand how this [...]

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