Items Tagged ‘Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine’

August 13, 2018

Zooming in on cancer suspects

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Barbara Toman Genetic testing is like security-camera video of a break-in, providing essential clues to identify a culprit. In certain cancers, the “culprit” might be a rearrangement in a person’s DNA, which genomic testing can capture. But sometimes, like too-fuzzy security footage, conventional genetic testing can’t provide a positive identification. For people with […]

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Tags: #genomic testing, cancer genomics, Chromosomal rearrangement, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, mayo medical laboratories, Nicole Hoppman, Ph.D.


August 9, 2018

Take a (video) walk through the human genome

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

From understanding quirky personal traits to finding out risk for disease, your unique genetic code holds clues to your health and wellness. The Smithsonian Institute exhibit, “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code,” on display in Rochester, can help you make sense of the A, C, T, and G’s that make up the DNA you inherited. Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: #Genome: Unlocking Life's Code exhibit, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


July 23, 2018

Meet Saad Kenderian: Using the body to recognize and attack cancer

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

For as long as he can remember, Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., wanted to be a physician. Nothing could blunt his resolve –not even when improvised explosive devices, bombs and trappings of war put the medical school in his native Baghdad, Iraq, on a brief hiatus. It is with that same determination he leads Mayo Clinic’s […]

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Tags: #CAR T-cell therapy, #leukemia, Dr. Saad Kenderian, immunotherapy, lymphoma, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


July 16, 2018

Bioethics in the Cinema Program celebrates our WONDERful differences

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

For many young children, the first day of the school year is filled with excitement. But for August (Auggie) Pullman and his parents, the first day of fifth grade at a public school is an anxious time. That’s because Auggie has facial differences from a genetic condition called Treacher Collins syndrome and has always been […]

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Tags: #Bioethics at the Cinema, #Dr. Megan Allyse, #genetic disorders, #Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program, #Rochester Public Library, #Wonder, Bioethics, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


July 9, 2018

Bringing artificial intelligence to the patient’s bedside

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Barbara Toman A machine can never replace your doctor. But artificial intelligence—the type of technology behind smart speakers and ride-hailing apps—is now being used to improve medical care. Mayo Clinic is helping to lead that effort through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant aimed at accelerating the application of artificial intelligence, also known […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, #Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Augmented human intelligence, Dr. Andrew Limper, Dr. Gregory Worrell, Dr. Liewei Wang, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Univerity of Illinois at Urbana Champaign


June 25, 2018

Research suggests genetics are key in treating night sweats

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Heather Carlson Women going through menopause know all too well the discomfort associated with night sweats. Hormone therapy is often used to prevent night sweats. But finding the right dose of estrogen can be tricky, with some women needing more estrogen than others to get relief. Why the difference in how women respond […]

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Tags: Dr. Ann Moyer, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Dr. Virginia Miller, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Women's Health Research Center, Menopause, Night sweats, pharmacogenomics


June 4, 2018

Banking on Improved Health

By 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


May 28, 2018

Using CSI-type technology to unravel the source of bacteria

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Mayo Clinic laboratory workers have a new tool to perform high tech genetic sleuthing for the source of stubborn, sometimes life-threatening bacteria. Bacterial whole genome sequencing can trace individual isolates of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, also known as Staph aureus, to determine if an outbreak is occurring. This common bacterium that has plagued health […]

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Tags: #bacterial infections, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Dr. Nick Chia, Dr. Robin Patel, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, mayo medical laboratories, Staphylococcus aureus, whole genome sequencing


May 15, 2018

Arresting melanoma’s molecular drivers

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Barbara Toman Melanoma, the skin cancer often associated with sun exposure, is on the rise and has no reliable cure. May is National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, aimed at increasing early detection and treatment of this aggressive disease. Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of these efforts. The Center for Individualized Medicine […]

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Tags: #Dr. Minetta Liu, #skin cancer, cancer genomics, DNA Testing, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, Liquid biopsy, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Melanoma


May 8, 2018

Training precision medicine leaders of tomorrow

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Amid an aura of enthusiasm, curiosity and fresh thinking, some Mayo Clinic School of Medicine students discuss medicine of the future. Their lunchtime topic centers on precision medicine. For one week they are taking an up-close and intense look at topics like the microbiome, pharmacogenomics, clinomics, epigenomics, biomarker discovery and bioethics.  It’s part of their […]

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Tags: #Genomic education, #Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Dr. Timothy Curry, individualized medicine, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


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