Research

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


August 31, 2022

Critical Questions About AI: A Researcher Takes Pulse of Clinicians, Patients

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Richard Sharp, Ph.D., director of Mayo Clinic’s Biomedical Ethics Research Program, is heading a team studying what people think about medical innovations like genetic testing, neuromodulation and now AI.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, genomic medicine, medical research


August 16, 2022

Mayo Clinic researchers study rare genetic condition to tackle colorectal cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Joe Dangor Researchers from the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine are studying a rare genetic condition called Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) looking for potential ways to prevent colorectal cancer in the general population at an earlier more treatable stage. The researchers’ findings are published in GUT. “Colorectal cancer is the third most common […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, Dr. Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, genomics, individualized medicine, medical research


July 25, 2022

Mayo Clinic researchers pinpoint genetic variations that might sway course of COVID-19

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Researchers at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine have discovered key human genomic signatures that could help explain why COVID-19 is severe in some people and mild in others. After analyzing volumes of diverse worldwide DNA sequence data, the scientists identified mutations in two human proteins that might sway the course of SARS-CoV-2 — the […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, covid-19, Genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, personalized medicine


July 20, 2022

2022 Gerstner Awardee to investigate gut microbiome link to chemotherapy-induced nausea

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Dr. Singh is investigating individualized strategies to help mitigate symptoms of chemotherapy-induced nausea in patients receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. Her research focuses on the complex link between nausea-related symptoms and the gut microbiome — a population of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract. 

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, genomic medicine, genomics


July 20, 2022

2022 Gerstner Awardee to investigate dual CAR-T cell therapy for multiple myeloma cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Dr. Sakemura is working to advance immunotherapy efficacy in multiple myeloma cancer by uncovering treatment resistance mechanisms and developing a more potent immunotherapy approach. His strategy focuses on simultaneously targeting cancer cells and the ecosystem surrounding each tumor, known as the tumor microenvironment. 

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, medical research, Multiple Myeloma


July 15, 2022

BA.5 omicron variant fueling latest COVID-19 surge

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A team of scientists within Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 Sequencing Command Center is at the forefront of tracing the genetic evolution of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The extensive research and surveillance operation involves conducting hundreds of sequences of the COVID-19 virus each week.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, covid-19, Genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, medical research


July 6, 2022

Do environmental exposures contribute to human diseases? 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers put the exposome under the microscope to understand links between lifelong exposures and diseases.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, exposome, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomics


June 29, 2022

Mayo study validates threshold to determine when an antidepressant is ineffective

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers have validated a threshold designed to help determine if an antidepressant used for depression is working, but not well enough to be continued.

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Tags: #Dr. William Bobo, antidepressants, center for individualized medicine, depression, genomics, individualized medicine, major depressive disorder, medical research, personalized medicine


June 21, 2022

Scientists unravel genetic mystery of rare neurodevelopmental disorder, provide definitive diagnoses to 21 families worldwide

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A collaborative team of scientists led by Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine has discovered 15 additional genetic mutations in the KCNK9 gene that cause a neurodevelopmental syndrome. Symptoms of the disorder range from speech and motor impairment to behavioral abnormalities, intellectual disability and distinctive facial features.

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Tags: #neurological disorders, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Margot Cousin, gene sequencing, genomics, medical research, personalized medicine


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