Feb 20, 2020

Mayo researchers' endometrial cancer discovery could lead to window of opportunity for prevention

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
What if a doctor could alert a woman a year or more in advance that she is likely to develop endometrial cancer? Researchers at Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have found evidence linking functional modification of certain genes to the emergence of the disease, providing a novel opportunity for intervention and prevention. The new [...]
Mayo researchers' endometrial cancer discovery could lead to window of opportunity for prevention
Feb 11, 2020

7 ways Mayo Clinic is leading to cure, connect and transform health care

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
  Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine's physicians and researchers are leading the way to cure, connect and transform health care by combining their expertise to solve serious or complex medical conditions. Here are seven innovative ways the Center’s investigators are working together to provide patients with answers, treatment options and [...]
7 ways Mayo Clinic is leading to cure, connect and transform health care
Feb 4, 2020

Good advice on obesity? Wait for it...

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
There isn’t a one size fits all treatment for the 40% of Americans who suffer from obesity. But what if those affected could follow an individualized plan, tailored to their biological and genetic traits to lose weight? That’s a question Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist Andre Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., and his colleagues [...]
Good advice on obesity? Wait for it...
Jan 28, 2020

Individualized care for psychiatric disorders -- Mayo Clinic Biobank + genetic testing could pave the way

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Patients suffering from depression, anxiety and substance use disorders often search for years to find treatment. Studies have shown that during this time gap, patients’ symptoms worsen, increasing their risk for other chronic illnesses, shortened lifespan and poor quality of life. Mayo Clinic statistical geneticist Joanna Biernacka, Ph.D. and her colleagues [...]
Individualized care for psychiatric disorders -- Mayo Clinic Biobank + genetic testing could pave the way
Jan 21, 2020

Patient's premature aging symptoms tied to shorter DNA strands

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
At only 27-years-old, Morgan Cook recalls the days when she had an abundant amount of energy. “I would lift weights. I would do cardio. I would – you name it, I would do it. I was a lot more active,” says Cook. “I felt like I was able to do more [...]
Patient's premature aging symptoms tied to shorter DNA strands
Jan 14, 2020

Mayo researchers studying 'promising' new approach to treating advanced cancer, 1 patient at a time, 1 tumor at a time

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
A collaborative team of Mayo Clinic scientists is studying an innovative strategy for treating advanced cancer, using genomics and human tumor samples as their guide. The novel approach, called Ex Vivo, creates a miniature cancer replica for testing therapies outside a patient’s body, combined with a comprehensive genomic analysis of [...]
Mayo researchers studying 'promising' new approach to treating advanced cancer, 1 patient at a time, 1 tumor at a time
Jan 9, 2020

Mayo Clinic to sequence 100K participants to build genomic database for improved care and research in collaboration with Helix

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
Mayo Clinic is creating a library of genomic sequencing data on 100,000 consented Mayo Clinic participants to advance research and patient care. “We believe that whole exome sequencing has the potential to reveal predispositions to health problems and enable earlier use of preventive measures throughout a person’s lifespan,” says  Keith Stewart, [...]
Mayo Clinic to sequence 100K participants to build genomic database for improved care and research in collaboration with Helix
Jan 6, 2020

"I Just Didn't Understand": On a Mission to Cure ALS

By Barbara J. Toman @barbaratoman
For Veronique Belzil, Ph.D., the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is personal. In 2000, while working as a psychologist in Canada, she watched her husband's uncle succumb to the disease. "The progression was so fast and his condition was so sad," she says. "I just didn't understand how this [...]
Dec 30, 2019

In Florida, a powerhouse of cancer research

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
By Sara Nick The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, which spans Mayo Clinic's Arizona, Florida and Minnesota locations, has 10 distinct research programs funded by the National Cancer Institute that are centered on broad areas such as immunology and gene therapy, or specific tumor types such as brain and gastrointestinal. Each research topic is treated with a multidisciplinary approach that ties [...]
In Florida, a powerhouse of cancer research
Dec 23, 2019

Meet Eric Matey, Pharm.D., R.Ph.: moving drug-gene testing into clinical care

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
If you’ve picked up a prescription from your local pharmacy, you may have spoken with a pharmacist about how and when to take a medication or its potential side effects. At Mayo Clinic, pharmacists perform these same tasks, but their role extends much further by helping move genomics discoveries into [...]
Meet Eric Matey, Pharm.D., R.Ph.: moving drug-gene testing into clinical care
Dec 16, 2019

Mayo Clinic researchers look at post menopause as key factor in endometrial cancer

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a microbiome signature associated with endometrial cancer, which is in part promoted by post menopause. In a study, supported by Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and published in Scientific Reports, researchers sought to understand how endometrial cancer risk factors alter the reproductive tract microbiome [...]
Mayo Clinic researchers look at post menopause as key factor in endometrial cancer
Dec 11, 2019

In a first, researchers sequence single bacterial cells, paving path for rapid sepsis test

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
For the first time, Mayo Clinic researchers are sequencing the genomic contents of single bacterial cells. The technique may pave the way for a potential lifesaving test for sepsis, a serious and sometimes deadly condition caused by the body's response to an infection. Rather than waiting for days to identify [...]
In a first, researchers sequence single bacterial cells, paving path for rapid sepsis test
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