Items Tagged ‘Epigenetic research’

October 5, 2023

Mayo Clinic research uncovers epigenetic roots of digestive disorder associated with diabetes

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Living with diabetes can be challenging due to numerous potential complications, including the development of gastroparesis. The digestive disorder, which predominantly affects women, leads to a delay in stomach emptying, causing nausea, vomiting and feeling full.  In a new preclinical study, scientists at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have discovered insights into the […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Diabetes research, Epigenetic research

March 5, 2020

Rise in kidney cancer spurs Mayo researcher’s urgency to improve patient outcomes

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman (@barbaratoman)

As a trainee oncologist, Thai Ho, M.D., Ph.D., was struck by the number of people he saw at a veterans’ hospital with kidney cancer. “It’s one of the cancers that disproportionately affects military personnel, possibly due to environmental exposures,” he says. The results can be devastating. “On average, patients with kidney cancer lose 12 years […]

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Tags: cancer, Cancer Research, Epigenetic research, Epigenomics, kidney cancer, Research

February 20, 2020

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

By Susan Murphy 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 […]

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Tags: #endometrial biopsy, cancer, Cancer Research, Endometrial cancer, Epigenetic research, Epigenomics

September 9, 2015

Mayo Clinic Team Shares Comparison of Sequencing, Array Methods for DNA Methylation Profiling

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

What are the biological mechanisms that switch genes on and off? Think of it like this: In identical twins, why does one twin develop cancer or rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes and the other doesn’t? Their DNA is exactly the same. That’s epigenomics at play. While the DNA is the same, the network of chemical switches […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA methylation, DNA Testing, Dr. Julie Cunningham, Epigenetic research, Epigenomics

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