Research

January 14, 2020

Mayo researchers studying ‘promising’ new approach to treating advanced cancer, 1 patient at a time, 1 tumor at a time

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

A collaborative team of Mayo Clinic scientists is studying an innovative strategy for treating advanced cancer, using genomics and human tumor samples as their guide. The novel approach, called Ex Vivo, creates a miniature cancer replica for testing therapies outside a patient’s body, combined with a comprehensive genomic analysis of a patient’s cancer cells. “We […]

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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

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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January 6, 2020

“I Just Didn’t Understand”: On a Mission to Cure ALS

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman

For Veronique Belzil, Ph.D., the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is personal. In 2000, while working as a psychologist in Canada, she watched her husband’s uncle succumb to the disease. “The progression was so fast and his condition was so sad,” she says. “I just didn’t understand how this could happen.” That’s a common […]

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Tags: #Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Epigenomics Program, ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, center for individualized medicine, Epigenomics, Lou Gehrig's disease, mayo clinic, neurodegenerative disorders, Veronique Belzil


December 11, 2019

In a first, researchers sequence single bacterial cells, paving path for rapid sepsis test

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

For the first time, Mayo Clinic researchers are sequencing the genomic contents of single bacterial cells. The technique may pave the way for a potential lifesaving test for sepsis, a serious and sometimes deadly condition caused by the body’s response to an infection. Rather than waiting for days to identify the source of a patient’s […]

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Tags: #sepsis, bacteria, bacterial cells, Genome Sequencing, individualized medicine


December 2, 2019

Precision genomics may offer clues to unexplained low blood cell counts

By Jay Furst Jay Furst

Precision genomics has opened the door to identifying the drivers for cancer and other diseases. Its value as a diagnostic tool isn’t limited to the underlying disease biology, however. It also can help diagnose and determine targeted therapies for patients with unexplained illnesses. Mrinal Patnaik, M.B.B.S., a Mayo Clinic hematologist, and colleagues conducted research with […]

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Tags: #Mrinal Patnaik, #undiagnosed diseases, center for individualized medicine, cytopenia, genomics, inherited bone marrow failure syndrome, low blood cell count, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, stem cell transplant


Nobel Laureates' discovery paves way for research and patient care at Mayo Clinic

November 21, 2019

Nobel Laureates’ discovery paves way for research and patient care at Mayo Clinic

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

Three pioneering scientists, outside of Mayo Clinic, who won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of how cells adapt to oxygen availability helped lay the foundation of research and patient care, enabling a unique service at Mayo Clinic — the von Hippel-Lindau Clinic.  “The understanding of how the body senses […]

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Tags: Cancer Research, cells, Oxygen, von Hippel-Lindau Clinic


November 4, 2019

Preparing the workforce of the future: students work side-by-side with Mayo researchers and physicians

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

This past summer, Monika Kizerwetter arrived on Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota, and Hsuan-Yu (Taylor) Chen came to Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus – each ready to work alongside leading medical researchers. But their experience extended far beyond the laboratory. They each saw firsthand how teams of researchers and physicians collaborate to fuel discoveries that […]

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Tags: #Carolyn Rohrer Vitek, #Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance for Technology-based Healthcare, #Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, #Parkinson's disease, Brandt Young Scholars Fund, Center for Individualized Medicine Biomarker Discovery, Center for Individualized Medicine Education Program, Hsuan-Yu (Taylor) Chen, immunotherapy, mayo clinic, Monika Kizerwetter, neurodegenerative disorders


October 23, 2019

Finding the needle in the haystack: a tool for rare inherited diseases

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman

Individualized medicine has had notable success in identifying DNA mutations that cause cancer. But rare inherited diseases pose an even bigger challenge. Like a needle in a haystack, the cause of a rare inherited disease is often deeply buried, in the DNA that comprises genes or controls their expression. Now however, Mayo Clinic’s Center for […]

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Tags: #Gavin Oliver, biioinformatics, center for individualized medicine, fusion transcript detection, fusion transcription, Genetic Testing, genomics, inherited rare diseases, mayo clinic, RNA sequencing


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 provides a hub for innovation, state-of-the-art labs, top researchers

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

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 on Sept. 19 from 4-6 p.m. The grand opening event, held in conjunction with the Destination […]

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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


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