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January 24, 2023

Could antidepressants cause treatment-emergent mania?

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

In a study published in Molecular Psychiatry, Mark Frye, M.D., a Mayo Clinic researcher and collaborators, investigated the risk of treatment-emergent mania in bipolar disorder when treated with antidepressants. “We found that antidepressants that increase mitochondrial energetics (cells that extract energy from nutrients for sustaining life) may elevate the risk of treatment-emergent mania,” says Dr. […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, mayo clinic, personalized medicine


December 16, 2022

NIH’s All of Us Research Program returns health-related DNA results to participants

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program has begun returning personalized health-related DNA results to more than 155,000 participants. The reports detail whether participants have an increased risk for specific health conditions and how their bodies might process certain medications. The All of Us Research Program collects participants’ blood, urine, and saliva samples. These biosamples […]

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Tags: All of Us Research Program, center for individualized medicine, Genetics, mayo clinic, medical research, National Institutes of Health


October 11, 2022

Sangre Por Salud Biobank helps fill need for diversity in genetics research

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Gerri Kelly From Alzheimer’s disease and asthma to diabetes and a chemotherapy drug, researchers at Mayo Clinic are tapping the Sangre Por Salud (Spanish for “Blood for Health”) Biobank in Arizona, a rich source of biospecimens that expands diversity in medical research. The Sangre Por Salud Biobank was created in 2013 to expand precision […]

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Tags: genomics


July 15, 2022

BA.5 omicron variant fueling latest COVID-19 surge

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A team of scientists within Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 Sequencing Command Center is at the forefront of tracing the genetic evolution of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The extensive research and surveillance operation involves conducting hundreds of sequences of the COVID-19 virus each week.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, covid-19, Genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, medical research


March 22, 2022

Study involving investigators from Mayo Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine applies drug-gene testing to improve patient care and reports outcomes

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

The results from the “Right Drug, Right Dose, Right Time: Using Genomic Data to Individualize Treatment” (RIGHT 10K) study strongly suggest that preemptive testing could benefit nearly every patient at some point, particularly when the testing extends beyond DNA variants already known to influence drug metabolism.

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Tags: Baylor College of Medicine, center for individualized medicine, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics


January 20, 2022

NIH announces awards for precision nutrition study

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

The Nutrition for Precision Health study leverages NIH’s All of Us Research Program’s large, diverse data platform. The National Institutes of Health is awarding $170 million over five years, pending the availability of funds, to clinics and centers across the country, including Mayo Clinic, for a new study that will develop algorithms to predict individual […]

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Tags: All of Us Research Program, Biobank, center for individualized medicine, mayo clinic, National Institutes of Health, Nutrition for Precision Health


September 20, 2021

Mayo Clinic leads biorepository core for new nationwide research on long-term symptoms of COVID-19

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Mayo Clinic research is dedicated to finding solutions for patients who were infected with COVID-19 and the many affected by the long-term symptoms of COVID-19 ― what the National Institutes of Health (NIH) refers to as “long COVID” or post-acute sequelae. In response to great unmet patient need, the NIH launched a new research initiative […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, covid-19, Dr. Mine Cicek, Dr. R.Ross Reichard, Dr. Ryan Hurt, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, Dr. Thomas Flotte, individualized medicine, long-COVID, mayo clinic, mayo clinic laboratories, medical research


July 8, 2021

New biorepository will serve as critical resource

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Julie Janovsky-Mason Mayo Clinic is several months away from opening the doors to its new biorepository on the Phoenix campus. The facility will serve as a central resource to store and process biological specimens and clinical data for researchers working to develop therapeutics, vaccines and other medical advances. The planned 16,000-square-foot facility is the […]

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Tags: Biorepository, bioresearch, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau


January 28, 2020

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

By Sharon Rosen 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 are working to change […]

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Tags: #Mayo Clinic Biobank, anxiety, center for individualized medicine, depression, Genetic Testing, genomics, Joanna Biernacka, mayo clinic, Project Generation, psychiatric disorders, risk score, substance abuse disorder


January 9, 2020

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

By Colette Gallagher 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, M.B., Ch.B., Carlson and […]

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