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June 16, 2023

Advancing health equity with Mayo Clinic, UIUC pilot education program

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Amy Clay-Moore/University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Isela Villasenor and Brandon Snipe are the first two students to participate in the Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance’s new Health Equity Research Experience at Mayo Clinic (HERE), a pilot program for Illinois undergraduate students interested in conducting health equity research in a biomedical setting. HERE emerged from a strong educational […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Genetics, health equity


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


May 13, 2021

Pandemic and Endemic COVID-19 Ethics: Lessons from the history of tuberculosis

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By: Karen M. Meagher, Ph.D. Recent U.S. headlines are starting to reflect a dawning public awareness that health experts have long suspected: COVID-19 might be with us for a long time. As vaccine rollout continues, the crisis in India has yet again revealed the devastating consequences of pandemic mismanagement. Only two infectious diseases have been […]

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September 9, 2020

Mayo Clinic research advances diagnostics to lead COVID-19 pandemic response

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

When COVID-19 spread across the U.S. in early March, Mayo Clinic’s Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL) urgently responded. Lab spaces were transitioned, staff reassigned and funding approvals were fast-tracked. Its goals were to accelerate research, development, translation and implementation of novel tests in order to discover life-saving treatments and diagnostics. “ADL houses a lab structure for […]

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Tags: covid-19, diagnostic tests, Discovery Square


August 28, 2020

2020 Gerstner Awards boost research in AI cancer algorithms, neurodegenerative diseases

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Veronique Belzil, Ph.D., assistant professor in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Neuroscience in Jacksonville, Fla., and Feichen Shen, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics in Rochester, Minn., are this year’s recipients of the Gerstner Family Career Development Awards. The competitive awards are presented annually by Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine to researchers who are early […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, #Gerstner Family Career Development Award, ALS, Gerstner Family Foundation


August 4, 2020

COVID-19 “Live” Virus Research In a Specialized Lab

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner (@saratiner)

To solve the challenges presented by COVID-19, it’s important to look to the past. History shows that collaboration is the way forward when uncovering secrets of an emerging virus. It is vital for many reasons, a key one being safety. Only a few labs can safely handle a “live,” meaning infectious, sample. No one knows […]

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Tags: covid-19


July 6, 2020

Mayo Clinic expert answers COVID-19 questions — from school safety to vaccines to new flu virus concerns

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Dana Sparks As COVID-19 continues to cause concern and consume people’s lives across the globe, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, offers some insights and answers on the status of the pandemic. Scientists around the world are working feverishly on vaccines, what’s the status of vaccine research? The U.S. Food […]

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Tags: covid-19


July 1, 2020

Mayo researchers earn NIH award to study use of genetic risk scores for heart disease in diverse populations

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

In recognition of their high impact work of advancing the field of genetic risk profiling for disease risk stratification, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Mayo Clinic researchers Iftikhar Kullo, M.D. and Richard Sharp Ph.D. part of $75 million in funding over five years to improve the role of genomics in assessing and […]

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Tags: Bioethics, Cardiovascular Disease, Genetics


June 29, 2020

Mayo Clinic COVID-19 modeling for patients, communities

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Elizabeth Zimmermann| Discovery’s Edge Building predictions based on a set of variables, an effort called modeling, has gotten a lot of airtime during the COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding both the virus and the disease, including how it spreads and its impacts on population health, guides advice to the public on how to stay safe. At […]

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Tags: covid-19, Research


June 8, 2020

Unanswered Questions Drive Convalescent Plasma Research

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Sara Tiner On Saturday, March 14, in southwest Wisconsin, a woman was working in her yard, raking and clearing the first spring weeds. She coughed a bit during the day, and felt some achiness in her lower back, some fatigue. It was in the high 30s that day, but she was warm when she […]

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Tags: covid-19, Research


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