Items Tagged ‘Genetics’

September 10, 2020

Mayo Clinic researcher finds potential target to control rare genetic disease that strikes in teen years

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

Patients with a rare genetic disease called familial adenomatous polyposis, (FAP), often face debilitating challenges. Typically striking in the early teenage years, FAP is characterized by hundreds to thousands of tiny polyps forming in the colon and rectum and leading to a nearly 100% percent likelihood that they will get colon cancer without a life-altering […]

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Tags: Genetic Testing, Genetics, hereditary cancer, hereditary colon cancer, individualized medicine


July 1, 2020

Mayo researchers earn NIH award to study use of genetic risk scores for heart disease in diverse populations

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

In recognition of their high impact work of advancing the field of genetic risk profiling for disease risk stratification, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Mayo Clinic researchers Iftikhar Kullo, M.D. and Richard Sharp Ph.D. part of $75 million in funding over five years to improve the role of genomics in assessing and […]

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Tags: Bioethics, Cardiovascular Disease, Genetics


June 1, 2020

Seeing cancer, but not through a microscope

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

By Marla Broadfoot, Ph.D. / Discovery’s Edge Toward the end of the 19th century, a French doctor named Ernest Besnier coined the term “biopsy,” combining the Greek bios (life) and opsis (a sight). In the decades since, clinicians have performed countless biopsies on suspected cancer patients, all to catch a glimpse of cells on the […]

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Tags: cancer, Cancer Research, Genetics, Research


May 26, 2020

Transplant: Research Makes More Organs Count

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

By Sara Nick/ Discovery’s Edge Several years ago, a surgeon checked on his patient and was pleased to find her sipping hot coffee in her hospital bed just one day after a lung transplant. If he was looking for a sign that the operation went well, he found it that morning. Delight turned to devastation […]

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Tags: #bacterial infections, #kidney transplant, Genetic Testing, Genetics, organ transplant


January 21, 2020

Patient’s premature aging symptoms tied to shorter DNA strands

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

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 things with friends. I […]

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Tags: #Mrinal Patnaik, center for individualized medicine, Genetics, genomics, hematology, hyperextensible joints, low blood count, mayo clinic, premature aging, short telemores syndrome


September 25, 2019

The BEAUTY of it: award recognizes personalized medicine approach for breast cancer

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman

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 […]

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Tags: #targeted therapies, BEAUTY trial, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, chemotherapy, chemotherapy-resistant breast cancer, Dr. Judy Boughey, Dr. Liewei Wang, Dr. Matthew Goetz, Genetics, genomics, individualized medicine


September 19, 2019

One Discovery Square provides a hub for innovation, state-of-the-art labs, top researchers

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

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 on Sept. 19 from 4-6 p.m. The grand opening event, held in conjunction with the Destination […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, center for individualized medicine, Destination Medical Center, Dr. Keith Stewart, Genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, medical research


August 29, 2019

Gerstner awards boost research into rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman

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 to apply data centric approaches […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, #personalized therapies, biomarkers, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, circulating tumor DNA, Dr. Bhavika Patel, Dr. Elena Myasoedova, Genetics, genomics, Gerstner Family Career Development Awards, mayo clinic


June 24, 2019

Medicine and Artificial Intelligence: Ethical Tensions

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

While artificial intelligence is already transforming health care by improving diagnostic accuracy and speeding the analysis of biological and genomics data to better understand disease, there are many ethical issues that should be considered. This was the message that Mayo Clinic bioethicist Richard Sharp, Ph.D., shared with attendees at the first Mayo Clinic Artificial Intelligence […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, #Center for Individualized Medicine Bioethics Program, #Genomics data, #Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program, Bioethics, center for individualized medicine, computer models, Dr. Richard Sharp, Genetics, genomics, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Artificial Intelligence Symposium


June 28, 2018

Find yourself on the Trait Tree – see genetics in action

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Step up to the kiosk and answer four questions about your appearance – what is the shape of your hairline, do you have dimples, do your ears lay flat or not, and can you roll your tongue? Your answers to these Trait Tree questions at the “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code” exhibit will reveal information about […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #genetic traits, #Genome exhibit, #Genome: Unlocking Life's Code exhibit, #inherited traits, #medical education, #Positive Exposure - The Spirit of Difference, #Rochester Art Center, #The Story Within, #Trait Tree, center for individualized medicine, Genetics


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