Items Tagged ‘Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine’

October 10, 2018

The right diet for you… or for your gut microbes?

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

  Article by Sara Tiner The right diet, obesity and gut health are topics patients, clinicians and scientists wrestle with every day. We want to eat a good diet and lose weight or avoid weight gain, so our health span matches our life span. But statistics suggest we struggle. To help, scientists are examining how […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #personalized diet, #personalized nutrition, Dr. Purna Kashyap, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, microbiome


September 13, 2018

CIM Con day two: Unlocking the mystery of rare diseases

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

The Human Genome Project —the first mapping of a person’s genetic blueprint — has unlocked mysteries of rare diseases that for ages bewildered medical science. Completed just 15 years ago, the Human Genome Project has ushered in a new era of individualized medicine. That has significantly advanced the ability to diagnose rare diseases, many of […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #Dr. Heidi Rehm, #genomic testing, #Individualizing Medicine Conference 2018, #rare diseases, Dr. Eric Klee, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


September 12, 2018

CIM CON day 1 – Precision cancer care: ‘So much power’

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Barbara Toman Unlocking the secrets of the genetic blueprint may hold the key to both detecting and effectively treating cancer. Researchers from around the world are discussing new ways to diagnose and treat cancer at the Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care through Genomics, which started today. The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine (CIM) […]

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Tags: #CAR T-cell therapy, #CIMCon18, #Dr. Mike Berger, #Dr. Yi Lin, #Indvidualizing Medicince Conference, cancer genomics, Genomic Sequencing, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, RNA sequencing


August 27, 2018

Gerstner awards boost research into hereditary cancer, Parkinson’s disease

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Creating tools to detect cancer at an early stage and advancing research into the genetic links to Parkinson’s disease are focuses of the 2018 Gerstner Family Career Development Awards. This year’s winners are Niloy ‘Jewel’ Samadder, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo’s Arizona campus whose research focuses on inherited cancer, and Fabienne Fiesel, Ph.D., a neurosciences […]

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Tags: #Parkinson's disease, breast cancer, colon cancer, Dr. Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, Gertsner Family Career Development Awards, hereditary cancer, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, ovarian cancer, Pancreatic Cancer


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


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