Precision Medicine

October 15, 2019

Mayo researcher secures NIH grant to advance care of rare disease

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

Eva Morava-Kozicz, M.D., Ph.D. received a $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study frontiers in congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG). These disorders often cause serious, sometimes fatal, malfunction of several different organ systems in affected infants. “This grant will allow us to leverage cross-disciplinary, team-based clinical science to address decades of unresolved […]

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Tags: Eva Morava-Kozicz, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, National Institutes of Health, rare disease


October 4, 2019

Individualized diets help patients with inherited metabolic disorders

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Solving a puzzle to find the right diet and nutrition supplements to maintain health – that’s how Suzanne Boyer describes her role as a dietitian In the Inborn Errors of Metabolism Clinic within Mayo Clinic’s Department of Clinical Genomics. She works alongside physicians, geneticists and genetic counselors to develop individualized diet prescriptions for patients with […]

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Tags: #Dr. Brendan Lanpher, #individualized diets, #Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, genomics, individualized nutrition plans, inherited metabolic disorders, maple syrup urine disease, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Inborn Errors of Metabolism Clinic, metabolic disorders


September 25, 2019

The BEAUTY of it: award recognizes personalized medicine approach for breast cancer

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman

A Mayo Clinic research team supported by the Center for Individualized Medicine is making significant breakthroughs — and gaining recognition for them. The Breast Cancer Genome-Guided Therapy (BEAUTY) project has received the 2019 Mayo Clinic Team Science Award, given for interdisciplinary work that substantially advances Mayo’s research. The award cites BEAUTY’s discoveries about breast tumor […]

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Tags: #targeted therapies, BEAUTY trial, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, chemotherapy, chemotherapy-resistant breast cancer, Dr. Judy Boughey, Dr. Liewei Wang, Dr. Matthew Goetz, Genetics, genomics, individualized medicine


September 19, 2019

One Discovery Square – a hub for innovation, state-of-the-art labs, top researchers

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Article by Susan Murphy Today, researchers, physicians and staff with the Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory, a joint collaboration between the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and the Center for Individualized Medicine, will take part in a community celebration of One Discovery Square from 4-6 p.m. The grand opening event, held in conjunction with […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, center for individualized medicine, Destination Medical Center, Dr. Keith Stewart, Genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, medical research


September 11, 2019

Improving genomic data analysis – from soybeans to humans

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

Article by Colette Gallagher and Amy Clay-Moore When Daniel Wickland, Ph.D., was a predoctoral student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he first worked to improve genomic data analysis for soybeans. But soon he shifted his focus, bringing his computer programming and informatics skills to work with Mayo Clinic and Illinois researchers to better […]

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Tags: #Dr. Daniel Wickland, #Dr. Keith Knutson, #Dr. Liudmila Mainzer, #Dr. Matthew Hudson, #Dr. Yan Asmann, Alzheimer’s disease, Bioinformatics, center for individualized medicine, crop science, Genomic Sequencing, genomics, immunology


September 3, 2019

Shotgun metagenomics: A promising new method toward diagnosing infections

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Article by Christoph Bahn This article originally appeared on Mayo Clinic Laboratories Insights. Shotgun metagenomic sequencing (aka “shotgun metagenomics”) is a revolutionary new way to detect infectious organisms. Currently, this technology is undergoing validation for clinical testing in Mayo Clinic’s Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. By sequencing all of the DNA (or RNA in some instances) in […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, diagnostic testing, Dr. Matthew Abdel, Dr. Robin Patel, genomics, infections, joint replacements, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, medical research, metagenomics, microrganisms


August 29, 2019

Gerstner awards boost research into rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman

Creating tools to identify optimal treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and breast cancer are focuses of the 2019 Gerstner Family Career Development Awards. This year’s awardees are Elena Myasoedova, M.D., Ph.D., a rheumatologist at Mayo Clinic’s Minnesota campus and Bhavika Patel, M.D., a radiologist at Mayo’s Arizona campus. Both researchers seek to apply data centric approaches […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, #personalized therapies, biomarkers, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, circulating tumor DNA, Dr. Bhavika Patel, Dr. Elena Myasoedova, Genetics, genomics, Gerstner Family Career Development Awards, mayo clinic


August 27, 2019

Meet Margot Cousin, Ph.D.: Genetic detective, researcher, member of the A-team

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

When a young boy arrived at Mayo Clinic after repeatedly experiencing infections that caused a fever and a rapid loss of liver function, clinicians turned to genetic testing to find the cause of the illness. Margot Cousin, Ph.D., a translational genomics researcher in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Translational Omics Program was among […]

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Tags: #liver cancer, acute liver failure, American Association for the Study oF Liver Disease, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Eric Klee, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Dr. Margot Cousin, Genetic Testing, genomics, Genomics Odyssey Board, individualized medicine, Liver disease


August 20, 2019

Genomics and computer science intersect to improve patient care

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Computational genomics is a field that brings high-performance computing resources to drive precision medicine research toward new discoveries. However, when over 50 Mayo Clinic physicians, researchers and students gathered in June to participate in the Computational Genomics Course, the emphasis was on the needs of the patient. The annual week-long intensive course is sponsored by […]

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Tags: #CIMCon19, #computational genomics, #Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare, #Michael Kalmbach, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Justin Nguyen, Dr. Nidhi Jalan Sakrikar, Dr. Timothy Curry, mayo clinic, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


August 15, 2019

Shaping the landscape of cancer care with precision therapies

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Article by Sara Damore Jeffrey Tyner, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology at Oregon Health & Science University, will join several precision cancer care leaders from across the country at the annual Individualizing Medicine Conference. Dr. Tyner will present “Precision Therapy through Functional Genomics in Hematologic Malignancies.” Dr. Tyner’s research […]

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Tags: #acute myeloid leukemia, #CIMCon19, #Dr. Jeffrey Tyner, #Functional Genomics, #targeted therapies, blood cancers, center for individualized medicine, genomics, hematolgic malignancies, Individualizing Medicine Conference 2019, mayo clinic, Oregon Health and Science University


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