Aug 13, 2018

Zooming in on cancer suspects

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
Article by Barbara Toman Genetic testing is like security-camera video of a break-in, providing essential clues to identify a culprit. In certain cancers, the "culprit" might be a rearrangement in a person's DNA, which genomic testing can capture. But sometimes, like too-fuzzy security footage, conventional genetic testing can't provide a [...]
Zooming in on cancer suspects
Aug 9, 2018

Take a (video) walk through the human genome

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
From understanding quirky personal traits to finding out risk for disease, your unique genetic code holds clues to your health and wellness. The Smithsonian Institute exhibit, "Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code," on display in Rochester, can help you make sense of the A, C, T, and G’s that make up the [...]
Take a (video) walk through the human genome
Aug 6, 2018

Unlocking the power of genomics data: course offers new tools for discovery

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Michelle Cox was among the medical students and trainees, research fellows and laboratory staff who recently gathered to attend this year’s Computational Genomics Course, sponsored by the Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare. Even before the week-long course ended, Cox, a research technologist in the Mayo Clinic Division [...]
Unlocking the power of genomics data: course offers new tools for discovery
Jul 30, 2018

Tool of the trade: researcher applies artificial intelligence to uncover causes, risks for disease

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Some diseases, such as certain breast and colon cancers, are linked to genetic mutations passed down in families. But for many other diseases there are no direct genetic links that explain why the disease develops. That’s why Manolis Kellis, Ph.D. and his team are using artificial intelligence to uncover the [...]
Tool of the trade: researcher applies artificial intelligence to uncover causes, risks for disease
Jul 23, 2018

Meet Saad Kenderian: Using the body to recognize and attack cancer

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
For as long as he can remember, Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., wanted to be a physician. Nothing could blunt his resolve –not even when improvised explosive devices, bombs and trappings of war put the medical school in his native Baghdad, Iraq, on a brief hiatus. It is with that same [...]
Meet Saad Kenderian: Using the body to recognize and attack cancer
Jul 16, 2018

Bioethics in the Cinema Program celebrates our WONDERful differences

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
For many young children, the first day of the school year is filled with excitement. But for August (Auggie) Pullman and his parents, the first day of fifth grade at a public school is an anxious time. That’s because Auggie has facial differences from a genetic condition called Treacher Collins [...]
Bioethics in the Cinema Program celebrates our WONDERful differences
Jul 9, 2018

Bringing artificial intelligence to the patient's bedside

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
Article by Barbara Toman A machine can never replace your doctor. But artificial intelligence—the type of technology behind smart speakers and ride-hailing apps—is now being used to improve medical care. Mayo Clinic is helping to lead that effort through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant aimed at accelerating the application [...]
Bringing artificial intelligence to the patient's bedside
Jul 2, 2018

A clearer picture: new imaging technologies advance diagnosis, individualized care

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
When treating patients with cancer, one of the most challenging questions that physicians face is determining whether a tumor should be surgically removed immediately, or if it can be monitored over the course of time without performing surgery. Imaging tests – such as a CT scan or MRI – are [...]
A clearer picture: new imaging technologies advance diagnosis, individualized care
Jun 28, 2018

Find yourself on the Trait Tree - see genetics in action

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Step up to the kiosk and answer four questions about your appearance - what is the shape of your hairline, do you have dimples, do your ears lay flat or not, and can you roll your tongue? Your answers to these Trait Tree questions at the “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code” [...]
Find yourself on the Trait Tree - see genetics in action
Jun 25, 2018

Research suggests genetics are key in treating night sweats

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
Article by Heather Carlson Women going through menopause know all too well the discomfort associated with night sweats. Hormone therapy is often used to prevent night sweats. But finding the right dose of estrogen can be tricky, with some women needing more estrogen than others to get relief. Why the [...]
Research suggests genetics are key in treating night sweats
Jun 21, 2018

Taking action: using pharmacogenomics testing to individualize care for colorectal cancer

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Every day, Pashtoon Kasi, M.D., M.B.B.S. is inspired by his patients with colorectal cancer to deliver the best, individualized care to meet their unique needs. As an oncologist at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, Dr. Kasi is seeing many of the growing number of younger patients – those in their 20’s, 30’s [...]
Taking action: using pharmacogenomics testing to individualize care for colorectal cancer
Jun 19, 2018

Mayo Clinic discovers genetic links to pancreatic cancer

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult forms of cancer to diagnose and treat. For many patients, the disease is not treatable through surgery and standard chemotherapy. New research published in JAMA, supported in part through the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine,  gives insight into the underlying genetic [...]
Mayo Clinic discovers genetic links to pancreatic cancer
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