Dec 2, 2019

Precision genomics may offer clues to unexplained low blood cell counts

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
By Jay Furst 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 [...]
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
On Thursday, November 14, we celebrated Genetic Counselor Awareness Day to recognize the important role genetic counselors play in educating patients, physicians and the community on the continually advancing field of genetic testing. “Mayo Clinic genetic counselors are those members of the health care team who are specially trained to guide [...]
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
Oct 23, 2019

Finding the needle in the haystack: a tool for rare inherited diseases

By Barbara J. Toman @barbaratoman
Individualized medicine has had notable success in identifying DNA mutations that cause cancer. But rare inherited diseases pose an even bigger challenge. Like a needle in a haystack, the cause of a rare inherited disease is often deeply buried, in the DNA that comprises genes or controls their expression. Now [...]
Finding the needle in the haystack: a tool for rare inherited diseases
Oct 21, 2019

What men need to know about breast cancer risk

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
Male breast cancer is a rare disease, comprising 1% of all breast cancers, but the number of men diagnosed is on the rise. “And there is an increasing appreciation of differences in the tumor biology of female breast cancer versus male breast cancer,” says Siddhartha Yadav, M.D., co-author of a Mayo [...]
What men need to know about breast cancer risk
Oct 15, 2019

Mayo researcher secures NIH grant to advance care of rare disease

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
Eva Morava-Kozicz, M.D., Ph.D. received a $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study frontiers in congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG). These disorders often cause serious, sometimes fatal, malfunction of several different organ systems in affected infants. “This grant will allow us to leverage cross-disciplinary, team-based clinical science [...]
Mayo researcher secures NIH grant to advance care of rare disease
Oct 4, 2019

Individualized diets help patients with inherited metabolic disorders

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Solving a puzzle to find the right diet and nutrition supplements to maintain health – that’s how Suzanne Boyer describes her role as a dietitian In the Inborn Errors of Metabolism Clinic within Mayo Clinic’s Department of Clinical Genomics. She works alongside physicians, geneticists and genetic counselors to develop individualized [...]
Individualized diets help patients with inherited metabolic disorders
Sep 25, 2019

The BEAUTY of it: award recognizes personalized medicine approach for breast cancer

By Barbara J. Toman @barbaratoman
A Mayo Clinic research team supported by the Center for Individualized Medicine is making significant breakthroughs — and gaining recognition for them. The Breast Cancer Genome-Guided Therapy (BEAUTY) project has received the 2019 Mayo Clinic Team Science Award, given for interdisciplinary work that substantially advances Mayo's research. The award cites BEAUTY's discoveries about breast tumor biology and [...]
The BEAUTY of it: award recognizes personalized medicine approach for breast cancer
Sep 19, 2019

One Discovery Square - a hub for innovation, state-of-the-art labs, top researchers

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Article by Susan Murphy Today, researchers, physicians and staff with the Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory, a joint collaboration between the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and the Center for Individualized Medicine, will take part in a community celebration of One Discovery Square from 4-6 p.m. The grand opening event, held in conjunction with the Destination [...]
One Discovery Square - a hub for innovation, state-of-the-art labs, top researchers
Sep 11, 2019

Improving genomic data analysis - from soybeans to humans

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
Article by Colette Gallagher and Amy Clay-Moore When Daniel Wickland, Ph.D., was a predoctoral student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he first worked to improve genomic data analysis for soybeans. But soon he shifted his focus, bringing his computer programming and informatics skills to work with Mayo Clinic and Illinois researchers to better understand [...]
Improving genomic data analysis - from soybeans to humans
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