Items Tagged ‘Liver disease’

August 27, 2019

Meet Margot Cousin, Ph.D.: Genetic detective, researcher, member of the A-team

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

When a young boy arrived at Mayo Clinic after repeatedly experiencing infections that caused a fever and a rapid loss of liver function, clinicians turned to genetic testing to find the cause of the illness. Margot Cousin, Ph.D., a translational genomics researcher in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Translational Omics Program was among […]

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Tags: #liver cancer, acute liver failure, American Association for the Study oF Liver Disease, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Eric Klee, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Dr. Margot Cousin, Genetic Testing, genomics, Genomics Odyssey Board, individualized medicine, Liver disease

January 2, 2018

Finding individualized treatments in liver disease and beyond

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

In 1999, as a promising young physician-scientist, Konstantinos Lazaridis, M.D. was given an opportunity for additional research training as a Mayo Clinic Scholar. With the goal to establish an innovative, research program on liver disease in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology his mentors suggested he make a choice between studying human genomics and hepatitis […]

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Tags: #Dr. Eric Lander, #family registry, #Mayo Clinic Clinomics Program, #PBC, #primary biliary cholangitis, #primary scleroscing cholangitis, #PSC, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Liver disease, mayo clinic

September 8, 2017

Searching for genetic clues and treatment for unexplained chronic liver disease

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

“Chronic liver disease affects 3.9 million people each year in the United States. As many as 30 percent of patients suffer from unexplained chronic liver disease where there is no cure,” says Douglas Simonetto, M.D. That’s why Dr. Simonetto and his colleagues in Mayo Clinic’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology are collaborating with researchers in […]

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Tags: #, #cholestatic liver disease, #chronic liver disease, #cryptogenic cirrhosis, #DNA analysis, #Dr. Douglas Simonetto, #hepatic steatohepatitis, #hepatic steatosis, #non-HFE iron overload, #noncirrhotic portal hypertension, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing

June 16, 2017

Genetic testing helps guide diagnosis and treatment for digestive and liver diseases

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Many disorders of the digestive tract and liver can cause chronic, debilitating symptoms that begin in infancy or early childhood and require treatment to prevent the disease from progressing. Mayo Clinic is the first medical center to integrate genomic testing into personalized care plans for patients with some digestive and liver diseases. Researchers have discovered […]

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Tags: #Dr. Lisa Boardman, #Dr. Michael Stephens, #Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinic, #gastrointestinal cancer, #gastrointestinal disorders, #gene panel testing, #Individualizing Medicine Clinic, #liver cancer, #medical resesarch, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Genetic Testing

August 28, 2015

Clinician-Investigators Find Their Voices in Translational Research

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs (@JeffreyBriggs)

This is the last of three articles from Mayo Clinic intern Shea Jennings on how the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is helping to train the researchers of the future in individualized medicine. Previously, Shea wrote about Young Researchers Catching Waves with Mayo Clinic SURF Program; she followed it up with Research by the […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Clinician-Investigator Program, Dr. John Eaton, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, individualized medicine, Liver disease, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine

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