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January 13, 2021

Convalescent plasma antibody levels and the risk of death from COVID-19

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

By Bob Nellis| ROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have found an association between administration of convalescent plasma containing high antibodies and lower mortality rates for hospitalized patients with COVID-19 who are not on ventilators. The findings, “Convalescent Plasma Antibody Levels and the Risk of Death from Covid-19,” appear today in the New […]

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Tags: covid-19, Research


January 6, 2021

Researchers define best practices of genome sequencing for patients with rare diseases

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

Genome sequencing has shown promise in becoming a first-tier diagnostic test for patients with rare genetic disorders, but standards addressing the definition and deployment of a best-in-class test are lacking. Two recent manuscripts published in npj Genomic Medicine present consensus recommendations on clinical genome sequencing analytical validation and clinical utility to diagnose patients with suspected […]

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Tags: mayo clinic


December 30, 2020

Physicians have new guidelines for managing rare genetic, metabolic disorders

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

Physicians now have a blueprint for diagnosing and managing two specific rare inherited metabolic diseases within a group of nearly 150 congenital disorders of glycosylation. These diseases can cause serious and sometimes fatal malfunctions of several organs at or before birth, as well as chronic debilitating symptoms in adults.  The consensus guidelines were published in […]

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Tags: congenital disorders of glycosylation, metabolic disorders, rare disease


December 24, 2020

2020 Mayo Clinic Precision Medicine Advances

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

This year, Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine was at the forefront of COVID-19 research, working to unravel the complexities of the virus in order to discover life-saving treatments and prevention — from testing to building a pandemic response biobank to identifying COVID-19 strains within individual patients. But even in the midst of the pandemic, […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, Cancer Research, Genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, multi-omics, Research


December 15, 2020

A regenerative detour for lymphedema

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mayo Clinic is refining its regenerative approach to treating lymphedema, a debilitating buildup of fluid after cancer treatment. Research by Antonio Forte, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon, seeks to better pinpoint who is most likely to benefit from surgery aimed at regenerating a faulty lymphatic system. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine supports […]

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December 8, 2020

Mayo study explores benefits of genetic testing for healthy people

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

More than 1 in 10 people who had predictive genomic testing ― testing that looks for genetic mutations in otherwise healthy people ― learned that they had a hereditary risk for a health condition and may benefit from preventive care, according to a recent study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. This study is the first […]

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Tags: #predictive genomics, Genetic Testing, Jennifer L. Anderson, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


November 30, 2020

Mayo study shows gene sequencing, translational research improves diagnosis rates

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

Many patients with unsolved medical mysteries often undergo genetic testing, but the tests do not always provide a conclusive diagnosis. The term “diagnostic odyssey” describes the series of clinical consultations and testing that patients with undiagnosed disorders often receive in search of a genetic diagnosis. To help these patients, Mayo Clinic researchers embarked on a […]

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Tags: diagnostic odyssey, Dr. Eric Klee, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, gene sequencing, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, translational omics


November 25, 2020

Grandma, gravy and genes: this Thanksgiving, learn your family’s health history

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

With Covid-19 cases rising, many families are changing their Thanksgiving Day plans to virtual gatherings to share memories, milestones and laughter. Researchers within Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine are also urging people to use part of this time to discuss their family’s health history…it could save a life. Thanksgiving Day marks Family Health History […]

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Tags: Genetic Testing, hereditary, hereditary cancer, hereditary diseases


November 23, 2020

Diversifying genomic medicine beyond genes

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

The work to improve health and health care is ongoing and ever-evolving. It takes many shapes, from streamlining delivery to improving care and pursuing inclusive medical research to help develop precision medicine for all populations. This was a key element of the Arizona Return of Actionable Variants Empirical, or RAVE, study, which brought genomic medicine to […]

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Tags: Arizona State University, Dr. Iftikhar Kullo, Dr. Richard Sharp, eMERGE Network, Genetics, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Mountain Park Health Center


November 16, 2020

A World in a Grain of Sand: New Discoveries in Kidney Stones

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

The Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare has a 10-year history of collaborations that led to important new medical knowledge and treatments. Now, joint research at Mayo Clinic and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is suggesting new possibilities for treating and preventing painful kidney stones. “Our research collaboration with the University of […]

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Tags: Dr. Nicholas Chia, kidney stones, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Microbiome Program, Research


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