Items Tagged ‘mayo clinic’

February 6, 2018

A new approach to heart disease: individualized therapies for men and women

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

February is American Heart Month. According to DeLisa Fairweather, Ph.D., it’s a critical time in the fight against heart disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. She and her research team at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus are taking a new approach – they’re exploring how heart disease develops […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #Dr. DeLisa Fairweather, #inflammatory diseases, #Lupus, #myocarditis, #sex differences, #Translational Cardiovascular Disease Research Laboratory, #women's health, cardiomyopathy, center for individualized medicine, DNA Testing, Genetic Testing


January 29, 2018

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing—a rapidly shifting landscape

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Direct-to-consumer genetic or over the counter testing emerged in the early 2000s as a means of allowing consumers to access information about their genetics without the involvement of a physician. While early models were popular with consumers, they were controversial in medical and regulatory circles. In the January 2018 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings authors […]

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Tags: #David Robinson, #DNA analysis, #Dr. Megan Allyse, #DTC genomic tests, #medical education, #Symposium on Precision Medicine, Bioethics, biomedical ethics, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Matthew Ferber, Dr. Richard Sharp, mayo clinic


January 23, 2018

A new way of capturing the molecular alterations of cancer

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Mayo Clinic researchers have a new way of plotting how cancer has progressed deep within a patient’s genetic blueprint. It’s a new graphing method called the Genome U-plot that reveals genetic changes taking place on a molecular level. The Genome U-plot’s two-dimensional layout and high spacial resolution make it possible to show chromosomal deletions, breaks, […]

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Tags: Biomarker Discovery, cancer, Dr. George Vasmatzis, Genetics, genomic medicine, genomics, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


January 15, 2018

Artificial intelligence: Will a machine pick your next medication?

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

What once may have seemed like a scene from a 22nd century sci-fi movie is reality today. High-speed, big data processing computers combine artificial intelligence with human know-how to crack complex health care conditions. This deep computer analysis may unveil new patterns that could bolster your health care provider’s ability to prescribe precise therapies, make […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, #Center for Computational Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine, #Dr. Ravishankar Iyer, #Machine learning, antidepressants, depression, Dr. Liewei Wang, genomics, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Precision Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


January 9, 2018

Twins take action: diagnosed with Tay-Sachs, sisters raise awareness to find treatment and a cure

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Many people have moments when they are clumsy – accidentally spilling things or stumbling when they walk. In hindsight, these events were early signs that twins Katie and Allie Buryk had late onset Tay-Sachs disease, a rare genetic disorder. But it wasn’t until one day when the two sisters were home from college that their […]

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Tags: #Allie Buryk, #Dr. Marc Patterson, #Katie Buryk, #Mayo Clinic Individualized Medicine Clinic, #National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association, #rare diseases, #rare genetic disorders, #Tay-Sachs disease, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, medical research


January 2, 2018

Finding individualized treatments in liver disease and beyond

By 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


December 26, 2017

Bridging the gap: Mayo physician-scientist shares expertise in rare genetic diseases at international summit

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Genomic testing has become an important tool in unlocking the genetic cause of many rare diseases and helping provide a diagnosis for patients and their families who have often spent years searching for answers. But many physicians, especially those in underdeveloped countries, do not have training in medical genetics or the resources to access genomic […]

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Tags: #Health Disparities, #International Summit of Human Genetics and Genomics, #Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics, #Mayo Clinic Neurofibromatosis Clinic, #National Genome Research Institute, #rare diseases, #rare genetic diseases, #rare genetic disorders, #undiagnosed diseases, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, Genetic Testing


December 18, 2017

Three strikes, then a home run: Paige’s path to a diagnosis

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Paige Whorton’s zeal for life is infectious. “I like parasailing, exploring, and zip lining — daredevil stuff,” she says with a giggle. However, pain in her joints, building for years, was slowing her down. “My bones and joints would hurt when I would run. I couldn’t do anything fun with friends. It was more like, […]

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Tags: #Dr. Brendan Lanpher, #rare diseases, DNA Testing, Genetic Testing, Lysosomal Storage disease, Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, mucopolysaccharidosis type VI


December 12, 2017

4 key things to know about the possibilities, pitfalls of gene editing

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Gene editing has captivated scientists and medical providers with tantalizing visions of wiping out debilitating inherited diseases. Could conditions like Huntington’s disease, for example, be cured by using a tool that acts as a “molecular scissors” to remove and replace disease-causing DNA? Or, would gene editing tempt some to engineer designer babies […]

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Tags: #CRISPR-Cas9, #Dr. Megan Allyse, #Genetic diseases, #Inherited disease, Bioethics, gene editing, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


December 7, 2017

Microbiome emerges at the frontier of precision medicine

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Our genes help determine what makes us unique, such as our eye color, height and whether we are left- or right-handed. But did you know that you also have a unique community of bacteria that live in and on your body, known as your microbiome? Research has shown that a person’s microbiome affects their health […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. Eran Elinav, #Dr. Eran Segal, #gut mircrobiome, #Individualized Medicine 2017, #individualized treatment, #personalized diet, #probiotics, #symbiotics, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Heidi Nelson, Dr. Nicholas Chia


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