Items Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s disease’

September 11, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Improving genomic data analysis – from soybeans to humans

By Colette Gallagher 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 […]

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Tags: #Dr. Daniel Wickland, #Dr. Keith Knutson, #Dr. Liudmila Mainzer, #Dr. Matthew Hudson, #Dr. Yan Asmann, Alzheimer’s disease, Bioinformatics, center for individualized medicine, crop science, Genomic Sequencing, genomics, immunology


July 30, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Tool of the trade: researcher applies artificial intelligence to uncover causes, risks for disease

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Some diseases, such as certain breast and colon cancers, are linked to genetic mutations passed down in families. But for many other diseases there are no direct genetic links that explain why the disease develops. That’s why Manolis Kellis, Ph.D. and his team are using artificial intelligence to uncover the hidden cause of disease. Dr. […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #computational genetics, #Dr. Manolis Kellis, #Dr. Tamas Ordog, #Individualizing Medicine 2018, #Massachusetts Institute of Technology, #mathematical models, #Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Epigenomics Program, #MIT Computational Biology Group, #obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, center for individualized medicine


June 12, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Harnessing the power of big data to uncover genetic risk for disease

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

There is no single gene that causes diabetes, bipolar disorder or Alzheimer’s disease, but there are genes linked to conditions that may occur before a patient eventually develops these disorders. What if researchers could identify individuals whose genetic makeup puts them at risk for developing disease so that physicians could intervene sooner and provide more […]

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Tags: #bipolar disorder, #CIMCon18, #computational genetics, #diabetes, #Dr. Nany Cox, #genetic data analysis, #Individualizing Medicine 2018, #Vanderbilt University Biobank, Alzheimer’s disease, Biobank, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing


September 1, 2016 · Leave a Comment

The Art of Interpreting Genomic Data: Finding Ways to Improve Patient Care

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Given the vast amount of genetic information available, how can researchers analyze this data and find ways to combat disease and promote wellness? Jonathan L. Haines, Ph.D., a renowned genetic epidemiologist is mastering the art of genomic data analysis and making discoveries that improve patient care. Dr. Haines is the Mary W. Sheldon, M.D., Professor […]

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Tags: #CIMCon16, #computational analysis, #data analysis, #Dr. Jonathan Haines, #Genomic analysis, #Genomics data, #Informatics, #macular degeneration, #Multiple schlerosis, #Parkinson's disease, #PrecisionMedicine, Alzheimer’s disease


August 11, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Gerstner Family Career Development Awards Support Future Leaders in Precision Medicine Research

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

At the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, our mission is to discover and integrate the latest in genomic, molecular and clinical sciences into personalized care for patients. We ensure that this mission will be carried forward by future researchers by supporting young investigators, who bring new ideas and skills to this critical effort. The […]

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Tags: #Dr. Alexander Meves, #Dr. Nadine Norton, #Gerstner Family Career Development Award, #HER2-positive breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Melissa Murray, Gerstner Family Foundation, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Melanoma


April 8, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Florida Scientist to Receive International Award for Advances in Dementia Research

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Brilliant work is being done in genomic medicine throughout many areas of research at Mayo Clinic.  Not all of it originates at the Center for Individualized Medicine.  It crosses nearly all the departments and involves many physicians and researchers.  From time to time, we try to highlight some of this important work here on the […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, center for individualized medicine, dementia, Dr. Rosa Rademakers, Genetic Testing, Genetics, Potamkin Prize


January 12, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Awarded $5.3 Million Federal Grant to Study Vascular Risk Factors in Dementia

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, two of the signature transformational centers at Mayo Clinic, are coming together in a major study on aging and dementia. Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus was recently awarded a $5.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify […]

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer’s disease, center for individualized medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, dementia, Dr Guojun Bu, Dr Nilüfer Ertekin-Taner, Dr. Melissa Murray, Gerstner Family Career Development Awards, IndividualizedMedicine, Mayo Clinic Brain Bank, National Alzheimer's Project Act


December 16, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Why Increased NIH Research Funding is Critical

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Under the federal spending bill, released early Wednesday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) would receive a $350 million increase for Alzheimer’s research funding in 2016. “We applaud the agreement for the first increase in research funding for the NIH in over a decade. This significant act recognizes the importance of funding research and innovation in […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Gregory Gores, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Ronald Petersen, National Alzheimer's Project Act, NIH, Precision Medicine Initiative


September 3, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Center for Individualized Medicine Announces 2015 Gerstner Family Career Development Awards

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Early in their careers, many young biomedical investigators find it difficult to secure the funds necessary to continue their research. Groundbreaking research into possible new treatments for patients and potential breakthroughs to finding cures for some of our deadliest diseases can fall by the wayside without timely support of young investigators with vigorous new ideas. […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Melissa Murray, Dr. Thai Ho, Gerstner Family Career Development Awards, Gerstner Family Foundation, individualized medicine, kidney cancer, Precision Medicine


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