Oct 15, 2020

Research into Experimental COVID-19 Therapeutics Explained

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
By Sara Tiner COVID-19 can affect people in a number of ways. Some can be infected and have no symptoms ― what's known as being asymptomatic. Others have symptoms, but do not have a serious illness. And some can require hospitalization for intensive complications. For those with symptoms or those who [...]
Research into Experimental COVID-19 Therapeutics Explained
Oct 5, 2020

Center for Individualized Medicine 9th annual conference: Innovate. Connect. Transform.

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
By Jennifer O'Hara It has been a remarkable year of discoveries and medical advances at Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine. Some innovations include personalized treatments for cancer and rare diseases, and the development of lifesaving artificial intelligence algorithms. All of the center’s efforts are driven by advanced genetic analysis and aimed [...]
Center for Individualized Medicine 9th annual conference: Innovate. Connect. Transform.
Sep 29, 2020

States apart, two brothers' medical mysteries solved through genetic testing

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
By Noelle Schon When El Paso, Texas resident Leticia “Letty” Gutierrez met her husband David, she knew he was one in a million. The two have been married for 28 years and built a life together with three kids. Letty, a high school English teacher, says she was especially attracted to [...]
States apart, two brothers' medical mysteries solved through genetic testing
Sep 15, 2020

Mayo scientists develop mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome from diseased

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
What causes some people to develop chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and metabolic syndrome while others stay healthy? A major clue could be found in their gut microbiome — the trillions of microbes living inside the digestive system that regulate various bodily functions. To utilize the huge population of [...]
Mayo scientists develop mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome from diseased
Sep 10, 2020

Mayo Clinic researcher finds potential target to control rare genetic disease that strikes in teen years

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
Patients with a rare genetic disease called familial adenomatous polyposis, (FAP), often face debilitating challenges. Typically striking in the early teenage years, FAP is characterized by hundreds to thousands of tiny polyps forming in the colon and rectum and leading to a nearly 100% percent likelihood that they will get [...]
Mayo Clinic researcher finds potential target to control rare genetic disease that strikes in teen years
Sep 10, 2020

Mayo researcher finds potential microbial pathway to treat IBS symptoms, lessen abdominal pain

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
Mayo Clinic researchers have found new evidence linking the millions of bacteria residing in our digestive systems, known as the microbiome, to a network of factors that drive irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The findings, published in the Sept. 10, 2020 issue of Cell, raise the possibility of targeting the newly [...]
Mayo researcher finds potential microbial pathway to treat IBS symptoms, lessen abdominal pain
Sep 9, 2020

Mayo Clinic research advances diagnostics to lead COVID-19 pandemic response

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
When COVID-19 spread across the U.S. in early March, Mayo Clinic’s Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL) urgently responded. Lab spaces were transitioned, staff reassigned and funding approvals were fast-tracked. Its goals were to accelerate research, development, translation and implementation of novel tests in order to discover life-saving treatments and diagnostics. “ADL houses [...]
Mayo Clinic research advances diagnostics to lead COVID-19 pandemic response
Aug 28, 2020

2020 Gerstner Awards boost research in AI cancer algorithms, neurodegenerative diseases

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
Veronique Belzil, Ph.D., assistant professor in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Neuroscience in Jacksonville, Fla., and Feichen Shen, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics in Rochester, Minn., are this year's recipients of the Gerstner Family Career Development Awards. The competitive awards are presented annually by Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine [...]
2020 Gerstner Awards boost research in AI cancer algorithms, neurodegenerative diseases
Aug 25, 2020

Largest pharmacogenetics clinical trial in cardiology shows potential benefit in individualized approach to anti-platelet therapy

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
By Terri Malloy Heart patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or stent placement― nonsurgical procedures to improve blood flow to the heart ― are typically prescribed anti-platelet therapy to avoid blood clots that can lead to a heart attack or stroke. New research from the international TAILOR-PCI trial, the largest [...]
Largest pharmacogenetics clinical trial in cardiology shows potential benefit in individualized approach to anti-platelet therapy
Aug 17, 2020

Mayo Clinic and Middlesex Health partner to transform genetic cancer research

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
By Alyson Gonzalez What began as an inquiry sparked during a research brainstorming session, evolved into meaningful collaboration for a community cancer center in Connecticut. Through the Mayo Clinic Care Network relationship, Middlesex Health and Mayo Clinic are working together to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families through [...]
Mayo Clinic and Middlesex Health partner to transform genetic cancer research
Aug 14, 2020

Individualizing medicine virtual experience takes deep dive into AI, cancer, microbiome, gene therapy and more

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is leading the way in this new era of transforming human health through individualized medicine and tailoring medical therapies to each patient’s unique genome.  At this year’s all-virtual Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine conference, Advancing Care Through Genomics, physicians and [...]
Individualizing medicine virtual experience takes deep dive into AI, cancer, microbiome, gene therapy and more
Aug 12, 2020

Could population genetic screening improve public health?

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
Hereditary BRCA-related breast and ovarian cancer, Lynch syndrome and familial hypercholesterolemia are estimated to be relatively prevalent in the general population but poorly found using traditional risk screening. In a typical medical practice, genetic testing for these conditions is based on personal or family history, ethnic background or other demographic [...]
Could population genetic screening improve public health?
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