Items Tagged ‘genomic medicine’

February 25, 2016

Giving Voice to Those with Rare Diseases

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Join us in supporting Rare Disease Day on February 29 The news can hit like a tsunami, bringing devastation and grief when parents realize all the hopes and dreams they have for a child have been replaced by the words, “rare disease.” The news can also bring relief, the end of a diagnostic odyssey that […]

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Tags: Angelman syndrome, center for individualized medicine, Dustin Bennett, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine, rare disease, Rare Disease Day, Stacy Carlson


January 22, 2016

Genomic Rearrangement Drives Pancreatic Cancer

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Pancreatic cancer remains the fourth leading cause of cancer-associated deaths in the United States. While prognosis has improved for other major cancers thanks to early diagnosis, better therapies and a more comprehensive knowledge of genetic factors, death rates from pancreatic cancer continue to rise. Roughly 90 percent of pancreatic cancers are ductal pancreatic adenocarcinomas (PDAC) […]

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Tags: biomarker, Biomarker Discovery Program, biomarkers, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. George Vasmatzis, genomic medicine, NIH, Pancreatic Cancer


October 19, 2015

Genomics Moves from the Lab to the Doctor’s Office

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Here is a great article from Diana Brazzell about how genomic medicine is moving from the researcher’s laboratory to the doctor’s office where the patient receives better treatment.  This post was originally published last week on Footnote, a website that brings academic research and ideas to a broader audience. Footnote plans two future articles on […]

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Tags: cancer, center for individualized medicine, Diana Brazzell, Dr. Alexander Parker, Footnote, Footnote Media, Genetic Testing, genomic medicine, Individualized Medicine Clinic, predictive medicine


September 22, 2015

Individualizing Medicine Conference 2015: Day Two Recap

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

We’re about to embark on “the most exciting decade in genomics,” J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., told attendees in the closing keynote address at the 2015 Individualizing Medicine Conference: From Promise to Practice. None of the 800 people gathered in Rochester, Minn., for the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine’s fourth annual conference on genomic medicine […]

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Tags: cancer, Cathy Wurzer, Dr. Alexander Parker, Dr. David Litwack, Dr. Edison Liu, Dr. J. Craig Venter, Dr. Stephen Quake, Genome Sequencing, genomic medicine, genomics, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Conference 2015


August 20, 2015

Pharmacogenomics: The Future of Prescribing Could Reside in Your DNA

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

In the era of modern medicine, the standard of health care is constantly improving. But what happens when a patient does not respond to standard treatment? Why does chemotherapy work effectively against cancer in some patients, but not in others? Why do some patients experience adverse reactions to medication? The key to unlocking these mysteries […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Conference 2015, M.D., pharmacogenomics, Precision Medicine, Richard Weinshilboum


July 31, 2015

Mayo Clinic Study Uncovers Key Differences Among ALS Patients

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

ALS, or amyotrophic laterals sclerosis, is a devastating disease for thousands of people in the country. Rapidly progressive, invariably fatal, ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles (muscle action we are able to control, such as […]

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Tags: ALS, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, amyotrophic laterals sclerosis, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Hu Li, Dr. Leonard Petrucelli, genomic medicine, Lou Gehrig's disease, Mayo Clinic Florida, RNA, RNA defects


July 24, 2015

Trailblazer Genomic Scientist to be Keynote Speaker at 2015 Individualizing Medicine Conference

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

One of the world’s leading geneticists, J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., has innovated and infuriated in equal measure. He may be best known for being the first person to sequence his own genome, back in 2001, but his accomplishments in genomics reach far and wide—often with controversy attached. Leaving Newport, Calif., and the Southern California surfing scene, […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Francis Collins, genomic medicine, genomics, individualized medicine, J. Craig Venter, personalized medicine, predictive medicine


June 17, 2015

Dr. Keith Stewart Highlights the Discoveries and Looks at the Future of Genomic Medicine

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., recently appointed the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director of the Center for Individualized Medicine, highlighted the latest discoveries in genomic research and illustrated them with patient stories to demonstrate the power of genomic medicine to supporters of Mayo Clinic’s fundraising campaign, “You Are . . . The Campaign for Mayo Clinic.” […]

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Tags: Biobank, Bioethics, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dustin Bennett, genomic medicine, Gianrico Farrugia, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, Pharmacogenetics, Precision Medicine


June 11, 2015

Forecasting Your Patient’s Future Health

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

If you could provide access to your patients a list of every disease they would develop in their lifetime, would they read it? Would it read like their kitchen grocery list? Or would it contain the epic sweep of Moby Dick? And what would they do if that list identified diseases that their children and […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Stephen Friend, genomic medicine, genomics, Individualizing Medicine Conference 2015, mayo clinic, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine


May 27, 2015

Mayo Clinic Bioservices Now Open to External Investigators

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

How does dietary sodium affect the stress-related change in heart rate? That is the question that John Eisenach, M.D., an anesthesiologist for Kaiser Permanente, asked as he started researching the effects of certain genetic alterations and how these changes influence heart and blood vessel function under controlled levels of sodium in the diet.  He needed […]

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Tags: Biobank, biomarkers, Biorepositories, center for individualized medicine, genomic medicine, Precision Medicine


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