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Jan 28, 2020

Individualized care for psychiatric disorders -- Mayo Clinic Biobank + genetic testing could pave the way

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Patients suffering from depression, anxiety and substance use disorders often search for years to find treatment. Studies have shown that during this time gap, patients’ symptoms worsen, increasing their risk for other chronic illnesses, shortened lifespan and poor quality of life. Mayo Clinic statistical geneticist Joanna Biernacka, Ph.D. and her colleagues [...]
Individualized care for psychiatric disorders -- Mayo Clinic Biobank + genetic testing could pave the way
Jan 21, 2020

Patient's premature aging symptoms tied to shorter DNA strands

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
At only 27-years-old, Morgan Cook recalls the days when she had an abundant amount of energy. “I would lift weights. I would do cardio. I would – you name it, I would do it. I was a lot more active,” says Cook. “I felt like I was able to do more [...]
Patient's premature aging symptoms tied to shorter DNA strands
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
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