Jan 13, 2021

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

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
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 [...]
Convalescent plasma antibody levels and the risk of death from COVID-19
Jan 6, 2021

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

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
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 [...]
Researchers define best practices of genome sequencing for patients with rare diseases
Dec 30, 2020

Physicians have new guidelines for managing rare genetic, metabolic disorders

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
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 [...]
Physicians have new guidelines for managing rare genetic, metabolic disorders
Dec 24, 2020

2020 Mayo Clinic Precision Medicine Advances

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
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 [...]
2020 Mayo Clinic Precision Medicine Advances
Dec 15, 2020

A regenerative detour for lymphedema

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
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 [...]
A regenerative detour for lymphedema
Dec 8, 2020

Mayo study explores benefits of genetic testing for healthy people

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
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. [...]
Mayo study explores benefits of genetic testing for healthy people
Nov 30, 2020

Mayo study shows gene sequencing, translational research improves diagnosis rates

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
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 [...]
Mayo study shows gene sequencing, translational research improves diagnosis rates
Nov 25, 2020

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

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
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 [...]
Grandma, gravy and genes: this Thanksgiving, learn your family's health history
Nov 23, 2020

Diversifying genomic medicine beyond genes

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
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 [...]
Diversifying genomic medicine beyond genes
Nov 16, 2020

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

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
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 [...]
A World in a Grain of Sand: New Discoveries in Kidney Stones
Nov 11, 2020

Conquering cancer by targeting its genetic abnormalities

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
Joanne Garnett has harrowing memories of that life-changing day back in 1981. She was a 39-year-old land use planner living in Wyoming when she received a call from her doctor confirming she had uterine cancer.  “I was shocked, and it was strange because I didn’t fit any profile for uterine cancer,” [...]
Conquering cancer by targeting its genetic abnormalities
Nov 2, 2020

Mayo Clinic study finds 1 in 8 patients with cancer harbor inherited genetic mutations

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
Genetic testing can uncover inherited genetic mutations, and could individualize cancer therapies, improve survival, manage cancer in loved ones and push the boundaries of precision medicine. In a new study published in JAMA Oncology, scientists with Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine conducted genetic testing in more than 3,000 patients who [...]
Mayo Clinic study finds 1 in 8 patients with cancer harbor inherited genetic mutations
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