Jan 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 @susanmurphy
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 [...]
Mayo researchers studying 'promising' new approach to treating advanced cancer, 1 patient at a time, 1 tumor at a time
Jan 9, 2020

Mayo Clinic to sequence 100K participants to build genomic database for improved care and research in collaboration with Helix

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
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, [...]
Mayo Clinic to sequence 100K participants to build genomic database for improved care and research in collaboration with Helix
Jan 6, 2020

"I Just Didn't Understand": On a Mission to Cure ALS

By Barbara J. Toman @barbaratoman
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 [...]
Dec 30, 2019

In Florida, a powerhouse of cancer research

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
By Sara Nick The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, which spans Mayo Clinic's Arizona, Florida and Minnesota locations, has 10 distinct research programs funded by the National Cancer Institute that are centered on broad areas such as immunology and gene therapy, or specific tumor types such as brain and gastrointestinal. Each research topic is treated with a multidisciplinary approach that ties [...]
In Florida, a powerhouse of cancer research
Dec 23, 2019

Meet Eric Matey, Pharm.D., R.Ph.: moving drug-gene testing into clinical care

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
If you’ve picked up a prescription from your local pharmacy, you may have spoken with a pharmacist about how and when to take a medication or its potential side effects. At Mayo Clinic, pharmacists perform these same tasks, but their role extends much further by helping move genomics discoveries into [...]
Meet Eric Matey, Pharm.D., R.Ph.: moving drug-gene testing into clinical care
Dec 16, 2019

Mayo Clinic researchers look at post menopause as key factor in endometrial cancer

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a microbiome signature associated with endometrial cancer, which is in part promoted by post menopause. In a study, supported by Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and published in Scientific Reports, researchers sought to understand how endometrial cancer risk factors alter the reproductive tract microbiome [...]
Mayo Clinic researchers look at post menopause as key factor in endometrial cancer
Dec 11, 2019

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

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
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 [...]
In a first, researchers sequence single bacterial cells, paving path for rapid sepsis test
Dec 2, 2019

Precision genomics may offer clues to unexplained low blood cell counts

By Jay Furst @jayfurst
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 [...]
Precision genomics may offer clues to unexplained low blood cell counts
Nov 28, 2019

For one patient, sharing her family medical history led to lifesaving care

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
When Stephanie Van Doren first visited Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, she was seeking care for digestive issues. But after hearing Van Doren’s family medical history and completing a clinical evaluation, gastroenterologist Timothy Woodward, M.D. recognized that she may also be at risk for a potentially fatal heart condition, aortic [...]
For one patient, sharing her family medical history led to lifesaving care
Nov 21, 2019

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

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
Three pioneering scientists 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 [...]
Nobel Laureates' discovery paves way for research and patient care at Mayo Clinic
Nov 14, 2019

Genetic counselors offer a human experience, guidance for patients

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Who should have genetic testing? Which testing option is best for each individual? These are all questions that genetic counselors can answer. They play a key role in educating patients and physicians about how genetic testing can be used to guide medical care. “Mayo Clinic genetic counselors are those members [...]
Genetic counselors offer a human experience, guidance for patients
Nov 4, 2019

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

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
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 [...]
Preparing the workforce of the future: students work side-by-side with Mayo researchers and physicians
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