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?
Aug 4, 2020

COVID-19 "Live" Virus Research In a Specialized Lab

By Sara Tiner @saratiner
To solve the challenges presented by COVID-19, it's important to look to the past. History shows that collaboration is the way forward when uncovering secrets of an emerging virus. It is vital for many reasons, a key one being safety. Only a few labs can safely handle a "live," meaning [...]
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Jul 23, 2020

Phage therapy shows potential for treating prosthetic joint infections

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
Bacteriophages, or phages, may play a significant role in treating complex bacterial infections in prosthetic joints, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The findings suggest phage therapy could provide a potential treatment for managing such infections, including those involving antibiotic-resistant microbes. The research is published in the July 23 issue of [...]
Phage therapy shows potential for treating prosthetic joint infections
Jul 22, 2020

Mayo Clinic COVID-19 research news update

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
By: Dana Sparks COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children Though children of all ages can become sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), most kids who are infected typically don't become as sick as adults do. Some children who have an active infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 might not show any signs or [...]
Mayo Clinic COVID-19 research news update
Jul 14, 2020

Mayo Clinic COVID-19 research news

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
By Dana Sparks Contact tracing and COVID-19: What is it and how does it work? I've heard about contact tracing being done during the COVID-19 pandemic. What is it and how does it work? Answer: Contact tracing is a tool that can help slow the spread of infectious diseases, such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In [...]
Mayo Clinic COVID-19 research news
Jul 6, 2020

Mayo Clinic expert answers COVID-19 questions -- from school safety to vaccines to new flu virus concerns

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
By Dana Sparks As COVID-19 continues to cause concern and consume people's lives across the globe, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, offers some insights and answers on the status of the pandemic. Scientists around the world are working feverishly on vaccines, what’s the status of vaccine [...]
Mayo Clinic expert answers COVID-19 questions -- from school safety to vaccines to new flu virus concerns
Jul 1, 2020

Mayo researchers earn NIH award to study use of genetic risk scores for heart disease in diverse populations

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
In recognition of their high impact work of advancing the field of genetic risk profiling for disease risk stratification, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Mayo Clinic researchers Iftikhar Kullo, M.D. and Richard Sharp Ph.D. part of $75 million in funding over five years to improve the role [...]
Mayo researchers earn NIH award to study use of genetic risk scores for heart disease in diverse populations
Jun 29, 2020

Mayo Clinic COVID-19 modeling for patients, communities

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
By Elizabeth Zimmermann| Discovery's Edge Building predictions based on a set of variables, an effort called modeling, has gotten a lot of airtime during the COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding both the virus and the disease, including how it spreads and its impacts on population health, guides advice to the public on how [...]
Mayo Clinic COVID-19 modeling for patients, communities
Jun 23, 2020

Controversial CRISPR case in China raises stakes for how genetic research is conducted

By Jay Furst @jayfurst
Mayo Clinic colleagues take a close look at what went wrong with the process in China and how it challenged the implicit "social contract" between science and society In November 2018, a Chinese biophysicist used a gene-editing technique known by the acronym CRISPR to edit human embryos for reproductive purposes, and [...]
Controversial CRISPR case in China raises stakes for how genetic research is conducted
Jun 16, 2020

Mayo Clinic, NASA team up to test AI algorithm on colorectal cancer

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
Mayo is working with NASA to sequence the path of cancer — from what causes it to what drives it, and potentially how to prevent it. Mayo researchers and NASA Frontier Development Lab data scientists are embarking on a research sprint this month to optimize an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for [...]
Mayo Clinic, NASA team up to test AI algorithm on colorectal cancer
Jun 12, 2020

Who should get COVID-19 testing?

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
Dr. Bobbi Pritt, a clinical microbiologist at Mayo Clinic, acknowledges that there seems to be a lot of confusion with the general public when it comes to COVID-19 testing. Terms like viral, molecular, serology and antibodies, and convalescent plasma have sprung up in everyday language when talking about COVID-19 — but do [...]
Who should get COVID-19 testing?
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