Items Tagged ‘Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine’

February 14, 2019

When the shoelaces fray: short telomere syndromes

By Barbara J. Toman barbaratoman

Unlike gray hair, one of the most significant signs of aging is invisible to the naked eye. Deep inside cells, at the tips of thread-like chromosomes, structures known as telomeres protect chromosomes from deterioration—a bit like the way caps at the ends of shoelaces prevent fraying. Telomeres naturally shorten as people age. But sometimes, an […]

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Tags: #Bone marrow failure, #Dr. Mrinal Patnaik, #short telomeres, aging, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Premyeloid


February 8, 2019

Personalized diets: foods shaped to your lifestyle, genetics and gut

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Have you ever wondered why some people can eat all they want and never gain weight while others exercise and watch what they eat but still can’t shed a pound? The clue may lie partly in your gut microbiome, the complex community of bacteria within the digestive tract that is genetically different in each person. […]

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Tags: #blood glucose, #diabetes, #Dr. Vivek Iyer, #obesity, #personalized diet, #personalized nutrition, #weight loss, Dr. Helena Mendes Soares, Dr. Purna Kashyap, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


January 21, 2019

Test offers hope for people with severe kidney disease

By Barbara J. Toman barbaratoman

Optimal treatment requires knowing what caused a medical condition. If your arm is broken because you fell, a simple cast might be enough. But if a tumor in your bone made it brittle, you need very different treatment. For people with a rare kidney condition—known as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)—identifying the cause is critical. Patients […]

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Tags: #Dr. Fernando Fervenza, #Dr. Ladan Zand, #focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, #kidney disease, #kidney transplant, DNA Testing, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Precision Medicine


January 14, 2019

Using brain organoids to uncover causes of neuropsychiatric disorders

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Mayo Clinic and Yale University collaborated in a study published in Science to create a new model for studying neuropsychiatric disorders in early human brain development. This unique collaboration brought together Mayo Clinic’s team-based, patient-centered research with Yale researchers to discover and analyze the genetic mechanisms that may cause these disorders. The Mayo Clinic team, […]

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Tags: Alexej Abyzov, autism, brain organoids, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, neuropsychiatric disorders, Ph.D., Research, Yale University


January 7, 2019

What do Yellowstone rocks teach us about kidney stones?

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Mayo Clinic researchers are turning to Yellowstone National Park to unlock the secrets of kidney stones. Medical science long has been mystified by a cause and cure for this painful condition that affects more than 1 in 10 Americans. Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and NASA Astrobiology Institute research finds kidney stones grow in dynamic […]

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Tags: #Kidney stones, #NASA Astrobiology Institute, #Yellowstone National Park, Dr. Nicholas Chia, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, microbiome


January 3, 2019

Mayo Clinic discovers biological markers that could guide treatment for prostate cancer

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in American men, other than skin cancer.*  Statistics from the American Cancer Society  show approximately 1 in 9 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some time in their lives.  Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine-sponsored research released today may help families facing difficult […]

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Tags: George Vasmatzis Ph.D., Gleason pattern 3 prostate cancer, John Cheville M.D., Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Biomarker Discovery Program, Prostate Cancer


December 24, 2018

The priceless gift of knowing your family health history

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

With New Year’s resolutions right around the corner, it is likely one of your resolutions will be focused on your health. Most of us want to eat healthier foods, exercise more, lose weight, and reduce stress. But, have you ever considered diving deeper into understanding your health conditions and how your DNA—your very own genetic […]

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Tags: #PrecisionMedicine, DNA Sequencing, dna test, genomics education, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


December 17, 2018

Probiotics: one size does not fit all

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

The allure of probiotics can be hard to resist. Popular belief holds that when you take probiotics in a pill, powder or food, you boost your gut health with a powerful antidote to digestive diseases. But what exactly are probiotics, and how do you separate truth from theory? What does the research say? Purna Kashyap, […]

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Tags: #digestive diseases, #Digestive disorders, #digestive system, #gut health, #probiotics, Dr. Purna Kashyap, Gut Microbiome, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


December 10, 2018

RIGHT 10K: Blazing a trail to health care’s future

By Barbara J. Toman barbaratoman

Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine (CIM) is nearing the finish line of the first stage of its unique RIGHT 10K study—an effort that doesn’t involve running shoes but nevertheless is paving the way to prescribing medications matched to a person’s genetic code. RIGHT 10K is a clinical research project to genetically sequence more than10,000 […]

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Tags: #Dr. Jessica Wright, #Pharmcogenomics, #RIGHT 10K study, Dr. Eric Matey, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Precision Medicine


November 26, 2018

Mayo Clinic discovery advances potential individualized treatment for mesothelioma

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Large chromosomal rearrangements present in mesothelioma could make it possible to understand which patients are likely respond to immunotherapy,  researchers at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine  have discovered. The research is published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. “What we’ve shown so far is that these large complex chromosomal rearrangements are frequent in […]

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Tags: #Dr. Aaron Mansfield, #mesothelioma, Cancer Research, Dr. George Vasmatzis, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


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