Items Tagged ‘genomic medicine’

November 22, 2022

Gather your family health history this Thanksgiving; it could save your life

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Thanksgiving Day marks Family Health History Day, an annual national public health campaign to encourage people to better understand what health characteristics run in their families. Has your mother, sister or grandmother had breast or ovarian cancer? Has your father had prostate cancer? Is there a history of colon cancer, diabetes or high cholesterol in your family? If so, you also could be at risk.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Genetics, genomic medicine


November 18, 2022

New tool brings Mayo Clinic researchers closer to discovering therapeutics from microbiome

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Does the human microbiome inhabit a natural pharmacy? Microorganisms are found in tissues and biofluids throughout the body, including in and around the gut, lungs, nose, mouth, skin and vagina. A flurry of recent scientific research suggests that this human microbiome — a community of trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi — is a driver […]

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Tags: #Dr. Jaeyun Sung, center for individualized medicine, genomic medicine, personalized medicine


October 18, 2022

Novel suppression-replacement preclinical gene therapy study shows promise in long and short QT syndromes

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

In a new study published in Circulation: Genomics & Precision Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers designed and developed the first suppression-replacement KCNH2 gene therapy for correcting both long QT syndrome (LQTS) and short QT syndrome (SQTS). LQTS is a genetic heart disease that can potentially cause fast, chaotic heartbeats. These rapid heartbeats might trigger people to […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, gene therapy, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, personalized medicine


October 10, 2022

Researchers investigate precision nutrition to improve health, prevent diseases 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Could prescribing specific nutrients, grains, fruits and vegetables tailored to a person’s DNA and other biological characteristics help improve their health? Precision nutrition is taking center stage at Mayo Clinic’s upcoming Individualizing Medicine Conference on Nov. 2-3, 2022, in Rochester, Minnesota, where some of the world’s top experts will share their knowledge of the potential […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Genetics, genomic medicine, genomics, medical research, precision nutrition


September 22, 2022

Mayo Clinic researchers identify drug resistance factors for advanced prostate cancer

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

In a new study published in Molecular Cancer Research, Mayo Clinic researchers identified critical genomic changes in response to abiraterone acetate/prednisone, a standard treatment option for men with progressive, incurable and castration-resistant prostate cancer. “We defined a potential strategy for both responders and nonresponders of the drug that may help men overcome resistance and prolong […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research


September 7, 2022

What is the benefit of visiting a genetic counselor?

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Cynthia Weiss DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My grandmother and mother, as well as an aunt and a cousin, have had breast cancer. Another cousin was diagnosed with colon cancer recently. It has been suggested that I undergo genetic counseling to determine my cancer risk. As a young man, is genetic testing necessary for me? What benefit […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomic medicine, individualized medicine


August 31, 2022

Critical Questions About AI: A Researcher Takes Pulse of Clinicians, Patients

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Richard Sharp, Ph.D., director of Mayo Clinic’s Biomedical Ethics Research Program, is heading a team studying what people think about medical innovations like genetic testing, neuromodulation and now AI.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, genomic medicine, medical research


July 20, 2022

2022 Gerstner Awardee to investigate gut microbiome link to chemotherapy-induced nausea

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Dr. Singh is investigating individualized strategies to help mitigate symptoms of chemotherapy-induced nausea in patients receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. Her research focuses on the complex link between nausea-related symptoms and the gut microbiome — a population of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract. 

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, genomic medicine, genomics


June 13, 2022

Native American’s genetic test results at Mayo Clinic reveal surprise lineage to ancient tribe   

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic working to advance health equity among Native Americans, Alaska Natives Schyler Martin, a member of the Munsee Band of Mohicans in Minnesota, was surprised and excited when his recent Mayo Clinic genetic test results revealed he has distinctive DNA lineage to an ancient group of Native Americans known as the Beringians. According to […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Testing, Genetics, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, medical research, tapestry


May 19, 2022

Study indicates gut microbiome, host gene affect gastrointestinal disorders

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

In a new study published in Nature Microbiology, researchers demonstrated the power of integrating the microbiome and host gene expression data to provide insights into their combined role in gastrointestinal diseases. The microbiome consists of all microbes in the gut including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. This study focused on bacteria. “We identified a common set […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research, personalized medicine


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