Oct 15, 2018

Personalized screening: finding and treating breast cancer sooner

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to reflect on new, individualized approaches to detecting and treating a cancer that affects 1 in 8 American women. Deborah Rhodes, M.D. and her Mayo Clinic colleagues are working to identify the best targeted screening tools and guidelines for women with a [...]
Personalized screening: finding and treating breast cancer sooner
Oct 10, 2018

The right diet for you... or for your gut microbes?

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
  Article by Sara Tiner The right diet, obesity and gut health are topics patients, clinicians and scientists wrestle with every day. We want to eat a good diet and lose weight or avoid weight gain, so our health span matches our life span. But statistics suggest we struggle. To [...]
The right diet for you... or for your gut microbes?
Oct 4, 2018

Meet Lisa Schimmenti: Searching for drug therapies to treat hearing loss

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Lisa Schimmenti, M.D. has always been fascinated with Helen Keller and all she accomplished, in spite of being blind and deaf from a very young age. As the newly appointed chair of Mayo Clinic’s Department of Clinical Genomics and a medical geneticist, Dr. Schimmenti cares for patients with similar conditions. In [...]
Meet Lisa Schimmenti: Searching for drug therapies to treat hearing loss
Oct 1, 2018

Mayo Clinic GeneGuide DNA testing application provides genetic testing, insights backed by Mayo Clinic expertise

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
Today Mayo Clinic launched a new effort to raise awareness for genetic testing and how that may affect health and risk for disease. Mayo Clinic GeneGuide combines genetic testing with a web-based educational application to help consumers understand information about their own genetic background. “The Mayo Clinic GeneGuide app puts [...]
Mayo Clinic GeneGuide DNA testing application provides genetic testing, insights backed by Mayo Clinic expertise
Sep 24, 2018

CIM CON -- What is the impact on health care of genome editing?

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
Although Mayo Clinic does not use genome editing as part of any treatment in the medical practice, genome editing has promise for treating and even curing previously intractable disorders, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Genome editing, via methods like CRISPR-Cas9 (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats and CRISPR-associated protein) can [...]
CIM CON -- What is the impact on health care of genome editing?
Sep 17, 2018

CIMCON18 -- how genomics discovery is transforming individualized care and the path forward

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Mining information deeper than genomics, understanding factors linked to disease, analyzing big data, and addressing the challenges of bringing all this information together to advance patient care – these were some of the themes featured at the Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care through Genomics held in Rochester, Minnesota, Sept. 12-13, [...]
CIMCON18 -- how genomics discovery is transforming individualized care and the path forward
Sep 13, 2018

CIM Con day two: Unlocking the mystery of rare diseases

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
The Human Genome Project —the first mapping of a person’s genetic blueprint — has unlocked mysteries of rare diseases that for ages bewildered medical science. Completed just 15 years ago, the Human Genome Project has ushered in a new era of individualized medicine. That has significantly advanced the ability to [...]
CIM Con day two: Unlocking the mystery of rare diseases
Sep 12, 2018

CIM CON day 1 - Precision cancer care: 'So much power'

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
Article by Barbara Toman Unlocking the secrets of the genetic blueprint may hold the key to both detecting and effectively treating cancer. Researchers from around the world are discussing new ways to diagnose and treat cancer at the Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care through Genomics, which started today. The Mayo Clinic [...]
CIM CON day 1 - Precision cancer care: 'So much power'
Sep 12, 2018

CIMCON18 is underway: 6 ways individualizing medicine is advancing patient care

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Individualized medicine is tapping the human genome in new ways to attack health care disorders, predict risk of disease, make an earlier diagnosis and identify precise therapies. Individualized medicine, also called precision medicine, uses people's information about their genetic blueprints, lifestyles and environments to shape health care. [...]
CIMCON18 is underway: 6 ways individualizing medicine is advancing patient care
Sep 4, 2018

Preemptive genetic testing: could it help you take charge of your health?

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
A blood pressure check, an immunization and a cholesterol test – these are all parts of your routine medical care. Someday, a genetic test to identify your risk for developing disease may also be added to the list. In fact, researchers believe that day is fast approaching thanks to the [...]
Preemptive genetic testing: could it help you take charge of your health?
Aug 27, 2018

Gerstner awards boost research into hereditary cancer, Parkinson's disease

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
Creating tools to detect cancer at an early stage and advancing research into the genetic links to Parkinson’s disease are focuses of the 2018 Gerstner Family Career Development Awards. This year’s winners are Niloy ‘Jewel’ Samadder, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo’s Arizona campus whose research focuses on inherited cancer, and [...]
Gerstner awards boost research into hereditary cancer, Parkinson's disease
Aug 20, 2018

Preparing the next generation - interns engaged in precision medicine research

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
When Zachary Stephens started his summer internship at Mayo Clinic in 2013, he was thrust into a world where solving big data challenges can lead to more individualized care for patients. As a graduate student in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he was used to [...]
Preparing the next generation - interns engaged in precision medicine research
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