Items Tagged ‘Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine’

April 23, 2019

Editorial: Why DNA sequencing is an effective tool for patient care

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

By Keith Stewart, M.B., CH.B. For the past 30 years, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with and help many patients. But over that time, I’ve also met people who did not respond to therapy or had significant side effects, while others had marvelous responses. Cases like these show a clear need for personalized medicine. […]

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Tags: #rare and undiagnosed diseases, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Keith Stewart, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, pharmacogenomics, undiagnosed disease


April 16, 2019

Rare, undiagnosed diseases are relatively common

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

As many as 25 million Americans – about 1 in 13 people – suffer from a rare, undiagnosed condition.* April 29 has been designated Undiagnosed Disease Day to raise awareness that collectively, rare diseases are relatively common. People with a rare disease often spend years visiting different medical providers and clinics seeking answers to unexplained […]

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Tags: #Dr. Heidi Rehm, #genomic testing, #rare diseases, #Undiagnosed rare diseases, Bioinformatics, DNA Testing, Dr. Eric Klee, Human Genome Project, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


March 19, 2019

Not the end of the road: Delivering the diagnosis of sex-chromosome trisomy

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman (@barbaratoman)

Even if you’ve never heard the word “trisomy,” you probably know someone with the condition. March is Trisomy Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about trisomy conditions and the challenges they can pose to individuals and families. Trisomy means having three copies of a chromosome instead of two. Down syndrome, or trisomy 21, is […]

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Tags: #Down syndrome, #Dr. Megan Allyse, #Klinefelter syndrome, #sex-chromosomes, #trisomy, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


March 12, 2019

Colon cancer awareness: A new era in cancer detection and treatment

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on one of the most common and preventable forms of cancer. Mayo Clinic is applying a new genomic lens to colorectal and other cancers to identify which are the types that run in families. The answer to that could open new treatment options and also […]

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Tags: #Hereditary colorectal cancer, Dr. Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, hereditary cancer, lynch syndrome, Mayo Clinic Arizona campus, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


March 5, 2019

Meet Nicholas Chia, Ph.D. – pushing the envelope to uncover causes, new treatments for colorectal cancer

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Space-age technologies, DNA sequencing and artificial intelligence – all tools for discovery that Nicholas Chia, Ph.D. and his team are using to push the envelope and improve care for complex diseases like colorectal cancer. They’re collaborating with scientists from NASA to uncover how the microbiome – the trillions of microbes in and on the body […]

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Tags: #ecology, #genomic testing, #Kidney stones, #microbial ecology, #systems biology, bacteria, colorectal cancer, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Nicholas Chia, gut bacteria, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


February 21, 2019

Once a patient, now a research fellow: Kelsey Stuttgen, Ph.D. is paying compassion forward

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

One minute the young girl was skiing; the next she had fallen, had severe pain in her leg and was rushed to the hospital. It could have been a scary time filled with questions about the road ahead. But for Kelsey Stuttgen, Ph.D., the compassionate care delivered by her orthopedic surgeon and care team at […]

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Tags: #Dr. Edward Hicks, #Dr. Kelsey Stuttgen, #Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program, Bioethics, Genetic Testing, genomics, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


February 8, 2019

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

By Susan Buckles 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 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 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 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


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