Precision Medicine

February 9, 2022

Mayo Clinic develops automated system to accelerate diagnoses for patients with rare diseases

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A team of genomics experts within Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine has developed an automated system for tracking new scientific knowledge from around the world of pathogenic genetic variants and applying it to Mayo Clinic patients with rare and undiagnosed diseases.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alejandro Ferrer, Dr. Eric Klee


February 4, 2022

History of infectious disease outbreaks and vaccines timeline

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a digital historical timeline of infectious disease outbreaks and vaccines. The timeline spans the development of a smallpox vaccine in 1796 to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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February 3, 2022

Lung cancer: It is about more than smoking

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Sharon Theimer World Cancer Day is February 4 and that makes this the ideal time to talk about lung cancer and smoking. Internationally, lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths and the World Health Organization estimates that 90% of cases could be prevented by eliminating tobacco use. People who smoke are at the greatest risk. Smokeless tobacco is also associated […]

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Tags: #Dr. Aaron Mansfield, #mesothelioma, Lung Cancer


January 27, 2022

Navigating Life’s Journey with the Right Topographical Map

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Combining genetic sequencing, life-style modification, and personalized drug therapy will transform health care. John Halamka, M.D., president, Mayo Clinic Platform, and Paul Cerrato, senior research analyst and communications specialist, Mayo Clinic Platform, wrote this article. While still prevalent, the one-size-fits-all health care is slowly giving way to a more precise, personalized approach that takes into […]

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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


January 18, 2022

Mayo’s COVID-19 Sequencing Command Center offers insights into ‘power of the virus’

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Tracing the genetic evolution of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is crucial for detecting and responding to emerging variants. A team of scientists within Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 Sequencing Command Center is at the forefront of the extensive research and surveillance operation, conducting nearly 750 sequences of the COVID-19 virus each week.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, covid-19, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Dr. Purna Kashyap, Genetic Sequencing, sequencing


January 12, 2022

Mayo Clinic researchers discover biomarker for predicting immunotherapy response in mesothelioma cancer 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine researchers may have discovered a genomic signature to predict which patients with mesothelioma could benefit from immunotherapy.  

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Tags: #mesothelioma, cancer, Cancer Research, center for individualized medicine, Genetics, genomics


December 28, 2021

10 Significant Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine studies of 2021

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

It has been an impactful year of genomic and multi-omic research and scientific discoveries in Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. While much focus in 2021 was centered on advancing the knowledge of COVID-19, Mayo scientists and physician have also worked to develop individualized treatments, prevention measures and diagnostics for patients with rare and undiagnosed diseases, cancer and other illnesses. 

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


December 22, 2021

Global study finds metabolic syndrome increased risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome, death in patients hospitalized with COVID-19

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who had a combination of high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, or other conditions associated with metabolic syndrome were at much higher risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome and death, according to an international study published in JAMA Network Open.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, covid-19


December 17, 2021

Mayo Clinic researchers use AI, biomarkers to personalize rheumatoid arthritis treatment

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Emily Blahnik Treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis have often relied on trial and error. Now Mayo Clinic researchers are exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and pharmacogenomics to predict how patients will respond to treatments, and to personalize care. Findings were published in Arthritis Care & Research. The study focused on predicting the […]

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Tags: #Dr. Arjun Athreya, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Liewei Wang, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Rheumatoid Arthritis


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