Items Tagged ‘center for individualized medicine’

February 6, 2018

A new approach to heart disease: individualized therapies for men and women

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

February is American Heart Month. According to DeLisa Fairweather, Ph.D., it’s a critical time in the fight against heart disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. She and her research team at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus are taking a new approach – they’re exploring how heart disease develops […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #Dr. DeLisa Fairweather, #inflammatory diseases, #Lupus, #myocarditis, #sex differences, #Translational Cardiovascular Disease Research Laboratory, #women's health, cardiomyopathy, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Genetic Testing


January 29, 2018

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing—a rapidly shifting landscape

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Direct-to-consumer genetic or over the counter testing emerged in the early 2000s as a means of allowing consumers to access information about their genetics without the involvement of a physician. While early models were popular with consumers, they were controversial in medical and regulatory circles. In the January 2018 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings authors […]

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Tags: #David Robinson, #DNA analysis, #Dr. Megan Allyse, #DTC genomic tests, #medical education, #Symposium on Precision Medicine, Bioethics, biomedical ethics, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Matthew Ferber, Dr. Richard Sharp, mayo clinic


January 9, 2018

Twins take action: diagnosed with Tay-Sachs, sisters raise awareness to find treatment and a cure

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Many people have moments when they are clumsy – accidentally spilling things or stumbling when they walk. In hindsight, these events were early signs that twins Katie and Allie Buryk had late onset Tay-Sachs disease, a rare genetic disorder. But it wasn’t until one day when the two sisters were home from college that their […]

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Tags: #Allie Buryk, #Dr. Marc Patterson, #Katie Buryk, #Mayo Clinic Individualized Medicine Clinic, #National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association, #rare diseases, #rare genetic disorders, #Tay-Sachs disease, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, medical research


January 2, 2018

Finding individualized treatments in liver disease and beyond

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

In 1999, as a promising young physician-scientist, Konstantinos Lazaridis, M.D. was given an opportunity for additional research training as a Mayo Clinic Scholar. With the goal to establish an innovative, research program on liver disease in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology his mentors suggested he make a choice between studying human genomics and hepatitis […]

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Tags: #Dr. Eric Lander, #family registry, #Mayo Clinic Clinomics Program, #PBC, #primary biliary cholangitis, #primary scleroscing cholangitis, #PSC, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Liver disease, mayo clinic


December 26, 2017

Bridging the gap: Mayo physician-scientist shares expertise in rare genetic diseases at international summit

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Genomic testing has become an important tool in unlocking the genetic cause of many rare diseases and helping provide a diagnosis for patients and their families who have often spent years searching for answers. But many physicians, especially those in underdeveloped countries, do not have training in medical genetics or the resources to access genomic […]

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Tags: #Health Disparities, #International Summit of Human Genetics and Genomics, #Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics, #Mayo Clinic Neurofibromatosis Clinic, #National Genome Research Institute, #rare diseases, #rare genetic diseases, #rare genetic disorders, #undiagnosed diseases, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, Genetic Testing


December 7, 2017

Microbiome emerges at the frontier of precision medicine

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Our genes help determine what makes us unique, such as our eye color, height and whether we are left- or right-handed. But did you know that you also have a unique community of bacteria that live in and on your body, known as your microbiome? Research has shown that a person’s microbiome affects their health […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Eran Elinav, #Dr. Eran Segal, #gut mircrobiome, #Individualized Medicine 2017, #individualized treatment, #personalized diet, #probiotics, #symbiotics, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Heidi Nelson, Dr. Nicholas Chia


November 30, 2017

3 ways Mayo Clinic is advancing individualized approaches to breast cancer treatment

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

By Sharon Rosen and Susan Buckles Approximately one out of eight American women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. In the U.S., it is estimated that more than 315,000 women will be diagnosed this year with breast cancer. While statistics show fewer women are dying from the disease, breast cancer still remains the second […]

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Tags: #blood tests, #breast cancer screening, #cancer detection, #cancer treatment, #Dr. Ciara O'Sullivan, #Dr. Minetta Liu, #genetic factors, #individualized therapy, #liquid biopsies, #xenografts, Beauty Study, breast cancer


November 28, 2017

From pharmacogenomics to pharmaco-omics – individualized care for every patient

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

When prescribing a medication for you, your physician considers many factors, including your age, sex, weight and current health conditions. Now, add to that list your unique genetic characteristics. Your genes affect the way you respond to medications. Pharmacogenomics is a term used to describe the use of genomic information to help select the right […]

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Tags: #drug-gene interactions, #pharmacogenomics testing, #RIGHT 10K study, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Liewei Wang, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, pharmacogenomics


November 21, 2017

Conner’s story: sharing family history and genetic testing lead to better health for young boy and his father

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

National Family Health History Day is on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23. While you enjoy time with your family during the holiday, it can also be a good time to learn about your family’s medical history. It could improve your health or detect conditions that run in the family. That was the case for Jeff and […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Miahcel Stephens, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #ulcerative colitis, center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, DNA Testing, Genetic Testing, genomics, individualized medicine, lynch syndrome, mayo clinic


November 16, 2017

A Wish Realized: Genetic testing solves a family medical mystery

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

By Susan Buckles and Colin Fly Amid baby babble, Jordyn LaMont’s eyes grow wide with excitement as she spots her father, Brandon, bursts into a wide smile and playfully raises her toes to his face. “She’s full of personality,” says her mother, Stacey. “She’s proof that miracles do happen.” Jordyn was born in January 2017, […]

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Tags: #Dr. Brendan Lanpher, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic


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