Multi-omics

November 10, 2022

Multi-omics: A new model for identifying biomarkers to predict severe COVID-19 outcomes 

By Chris J. Bahnsen Chris J. Bahnsen (@cjbahnsen)

In a groundbreaking study published in The Lancet Digital Health, Mayo Clinic investigators have developed a multiomic molecular method to predict clinical COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) outcomes better than traditional cytokines. Using a machine-learning-based prediction model, the team identified 102 biomarkers, which include several novel cytokines and other proteins, lipids, and metabolites. The discovery may help clinicians reliably […]

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Tags: covid-19


November 4, 2022

Day 2: Genomics experts share latest exposomic research at Mayo Clinic’s Individualizing Medicine Conference 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

The latest advances in exposomics, precision nutrition, metabolomics and cancer genomics  were showcased on day two of Mayo Clinic’s 11th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference in Rochester, Minnesota. More than 300 genomics experts and health care leaders gathered to share their latest research and visions for transforming human health through individualized medicine.   Among the featured speakers […]

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November 3, 2022

Trailblazing exposome researchers take center stage at Mayo Clinic’s Individualizing Medicine Conference

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

World-leading scientists highlighted their “exposomics” knowledge and discoveries during the first day of Mayo Clinic’s 11th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference in Rochester, Minnesota. Exposomics is the study of a person’s cumulative environmental exposures over their lifetime, called the exposome, and the associated inherent biological responses to those exposures. Environmental factors are associated with more than […]

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November 1, 2022

Lab-grown ‘mini brains’ help Mayo Clinic scientists shed light on therapeutic targets for opioid addiction 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Unimaginable a decade ago, Mayo Clinic scientists have developed lab-grown miniature 3D brain models out of human cells to study opioid addiction and opioid treatment response. As a result, the team has discovered changes in specific brain cells of people diagnosed with opioid use disorder when compared to those without the addiction disease.   The new […]

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Tags: brain organoids, center for individualized medicine, medical research


October 25, 2022

Trailblazing scientists discuss advances in exposome research, precision nutrition at Mayo Clinic’s Individualizing Medicine Conference   

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The next frontier in individualized medicine is here. Mayo Clinic’s 11th annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Nov. 2–3 will focus on “Exploring the Exposome” — the cumulative measure of environmental influences and associated biological responses throughout the life span of a person, and how those exposures relate to health and disease.    “We’ve […]

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October 25, 2022

Research provides critical information about the size and growth speed of gliomas

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Kelley Luckstein An important new clue for preventing and treating brain tumors known as gliomas has been identified in research led by the Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center and Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. The study, published in the journal Science, provides a rare window into the biological changes behind glioma development. […]

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October 10, 2022

Researchers investigate precision nutrition to improve health, prevent diseases 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Could prescribing specific nutrients, grains, fruits and vegetables tailored to a person’s DNA and other biological characteristics help improve their health? Precision nutrition is taking center stage at Mayo Clinic’s upcoming Individualizing Medicine Conference on Nov. 2-3, 2022, in Rochester, Minnesota, where some of the world’s top experts will share their knowledge of the potential […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Genetics, genomic medicine, genomics, medical research, precision nutrition


October 4, 2022

Mayo study lays foundation to predict antidepressant response in people with suicide attempts

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that people with major depressive disorder and a history of attempted suicide have distinct biomarkers that correlate with their response to antidepressant therapy. The new findings, published in Frontiers Pharmacology, are key to individualized treatment strategies and early identification of patients who are at the highest risk for suicide.   For […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, depression, genomics, major depressive disorder, personalized medicine


September 15, 2022

Designing Personalized Vaccines to Combat Cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers are working to develop personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines that can potentially target each person’s distinctive tumor characteristics. The new approach, built on advances in genomic research and data analytics, holds transformative potential to boost the power of the immune system to identify and attack cancer cells. 

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Tags: Cancer Research, cancer vaccine, center for individualized medicine, Genetics, medical research, neoantigen, personalized medicine


September 7, 2022

What is the benefit of visiting a genetic counselor?

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Cynthia Weiss DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My grandmother and mother, as well as an aunt and a cousin, have had breast cancer. Another cousin was diagnosed with colon cancer recently. It has been suggested that I undergo genetic counseling to determine my cancer risk. As a young man, is genetic testing necessary for me? What benefit […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomic medicine, individualized medicine


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