Items Tagged ‘Genomic Research’

January 19, 2021

Mayo researchers explore genetics behind COVID-19 outcomes

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Some patients with COVID-19 experience severe complications, such as organ damage, shortness of breath, neurological impairment and chronic fatigue. A team of researchers within Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is contributing to the global effort of using advanced genetic sequencing to find out which genes influence disease outcomes. “Our findings will be crucial in […]

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Tags: covid-19, Genetic Testing, Genetics, Genomic Research, individualized medicine, Research

June 4, 2018

Banking on Improved Health

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Article by Barbara Toman Just as money in the bank boosts your financial well-being, biobanks have the power to impact your health. Think of biobank samples as assets that researchers can draw upon to improve disease treatments. One such withdrawal from the Mayo Clinic Biobank yielded a key breakthrough in diabetes research. Adrian Vella, M.D., […]

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Tags: #All of Us Research Program biobank, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, All of Us Research Program, Diabetes research, Dr. Adrian Vella, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, Genomic Research, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, medical research

March 6, 2018

Genetic testing to enhance multiple myeloma treatment

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Article by Barbara Toman Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer, but most people haven’t heard of it until they or someone they know is diagnosed with the disease. March is Myeloma Action Month — a time to focus attention on the fight against multiple myeloma. Mayo Clinic is making significant advances with […]

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Tags: #Blood cancer, #Myeloma Action Month, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Keith Stewart, Genomic Research, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, Multiple Myeloma, Precision Medicine

October 11, 2016

New biomarker discovery approaches to improve patient care

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Biomarkers are an important measure of health and disease that can help doctors understand how to more effectively treat cancerous tumors. The topic of TIGER-Bio, a new approach to biomarker discovery, came into the spotlight in a workshop on the final morning of Individualizing Medicine 2016: Advancing Care through Genomics, The session, TIGER-Bio: The Integrated […]

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Tags: #3-D genomic models, #bomarker discovery, #Dr. Mark Truty, #Dr. Minetta Liu, #Dr. Mitesh Borad, #liquid biopsies, #xenograph models, Cancer Research, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. George Vasmatzis, Genomic Research

September 12, 2016

Mayo Clinic’s Collaboration with iSpecimen® May Bolster Research

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Article by Susan Buckles, Public Affairs iSpecimen®, a privately held biomedical company, has announced a new collaboration with Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine to make serum from cancer patients more readily available to scientists. Bringing together patient samples, scientists and biomedical business is an important step toward advancing research into personalized treatments for cancer, Alzheimer’s […]

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Tags: #CIMCon16, #Genomics data, #iSpecimen, #PrecisionMedicine, Biospecimens, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, Genomic Research, mayo clinic

June 1, 2016

Researchers Identify Best Drug Therapy for Rare, Aggressive, Pancreatic Cancer

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

Genomic research and the application of individualized medicine are wide-spread throughout Mayo Clinic. The ability to collaborate in teams helps drive discovery, translation and application of medical breakthroughs. We are unrelenting in our search for new solutions. Right now, there are over 11,000 human studies under way across Mayo for devastating health conditions, and many […]

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Tags: BRCA-2, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Gerardo Colon-Otero, Dr. Jason Hall, Dr. John Copland, genomic medicine, Genomic Research, mayo clinic, oxaliplatin, Pancreatic Cancer

November 13, 2015

Guidelines on Sharing Individual Genomic Research Findings with Family

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

New recommendations from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) strive to find the proper balance between research participant privacy and a family’s need for health information. As genomic testing becomes more common and as the number of participants increase, these recommendations are a needed addition to the field of genomic research. Last week, we shared […]

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Tags: Bioethics, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Barbara Koenig, Dr. Gloria Petersen, Dr. Susan Wolf, Genomic Research, individualized medicine, National Institutes of Health, NIH, Precision Medicine

August 13, 2015

Research by the Numbers: The Power of Data to Transform Individualized Medicine

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

The Center for Individualized Medicine and the University of Illinois are teaming up to translate data-heavy genomics research into customized clinical care. Fifty thousand. That’s how many people have enrolled in the Mayo Clinic Biobank, a collection of samples and health information donated by Mayo Clinic patients for use in ongoing biomedical research. Multiply that […]

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Tags: Arjun Athreya, Big Data, center for individualized medicine, Genomic Research, genomics, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, Mayo Illinois Alliance, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine, uiuc, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March 6, 2014

Who Inherits the Genomic Research Information of Deceased Participants?

By Mystery User

Guest Post Written By: Jennifer McCormick, Ph.D. The discussions about what to do with incidental findings discovered during genetic and genomic research have recently taken on the question, “What do we do with clinically relevant incidental findings, when the research participant is deceased?” From a Bioethical standpoint, we need to examine what researchers should do, if […]

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Tags: Biobank, Bioethics, Biorepositories, Biorepository, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genome science, genomic medicine, Genomic Research, genomics, HIPAA

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