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
Sep 3, 2019

Shotgun metagenomics: A promising new method toward diagnosing infections

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Article by Christoph Bahn This article originally appeared on Mayo Clinic Laboratories Insights. Shotgun metagenomic sequencing (aka “shotgun metagenomics”) is a revolutionary new way to detect infectious organisms. Currently, this technology is undergoing validation for clinical testing in Mayo Clinic’s Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. By sequencing all of the DNA (or RNA in [...]
Shotgun metagenomics: A promising new method toward diagnosing infections
Aug 29, 2019

Gerstner awards boost research into rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer

By Barbara J. Toman @barbaratoman
Creating tools to identify optimal treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and breast cancer are focuses of the 2019 Gerstner Family Career Development Awards. This year's awardees are Elena Myasoedova, M.D., Ph.D., a rheumatologist at Mayo Clinic's Minnesota campus and Bhavika Patel, M.D., a radiologist at Mayo's Arizona campus. Both researchers seek [...]
Gerstner awards boost research into rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer
Aug 27, 2019

Meet Margot Cousin, Ph.D.: Genetic detective, researcher, member of the A-team

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
When a young boy arrived at Mayo Clinic after repeatedly experiencing infections that caused a fever and a rapid loss of liver function, clinicians turned to genetic testing to find the cause of the illness. Margot Cousin, Ph.D., a translational genomics researcher in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Translational Omics Program was among [...]
Meet Margot Cousin, Ph.D.: Genetic detective, researcher, member of the A-team
Aug 20, 2019

Genomics and computer science intersect to improve patient care

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Computational genomics is a field that brings high-performance computing resources to drive precision medicine research toward new discoveries. However, when over 50 Mayo Clinic physicians, researchers and students gathered in June to participate in the Computational Genomics Course, the emphasis was on the needs of the patient. The annual week-long intensive [...]
Genomics and computer science intersect to improve patient care
Aug 15, 2019

Shaping the landscape of cancer care with precision therapies

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Article by Sara Damore Jeffrey Tyner, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology at Oregon Health & Science University, will join several precision cancer care leaders from across the country at the annual Individualizing Medicine Conference. Dr. Tyner will present “Precision Therapy through Functional Genomics in Hematologic [...]
Shaping the landscape of cancer care with precision therapies
Aug 13, 2019

An artificial intelligence tool to improve pancreatic cancer outcomes

By Barbara J. Toman @barbaratoman
Only 9% of people with pancreatic cancer live for five years after diagnosis. "That is an abysmally low number, probably the worst in human cancers," says Michael Wallace, M.D., a digestive disease specialist and a researcher within the Center for Individualized Medicine at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida. "We [...]
An artificial intelligence tool to improve pancreatic cancer outcomes
Aug 6, 2019

Meet Mukesh Pandey, Ph.D. - developing a new drug to detect prostate cancer in its earliest stages

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
With a background in organic chemistry, Mukesh Pandey, Ph.D., initially planned to work in the pharmaceutical industry developing medications. But after completing a post-doctoral research fellowship in radiology at Harvard Medical School, he chose to focus his skills on improving imaging technologies to better detect the first signs of disease. [...]
Meet Mukesh Pandey, Ph.D. - developing a new drug to detect prostate cancer in its earliest stages
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