Items Tagged ‘mayo clinic’

April 2, 2019

Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S. – testing the bugs within to maintain health, detect and treat disease

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

The use of microbiome testing – which analyzes the trillions of bacteria in and on the body – is on the move. It’s going from the research lab into the clinic to help guide patient care. DNA testing technologies have revolutionized researchers’ ability to identify individual bacterial strains driving disease. Now genomic testing is helping […]

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Tags: #blood sugar levels, #Center for Individualized Medicine Microbiome Program, #diabetes, #digestive health, #glucose levels, #inflammatory bowel disease, #obesity, #personalized diet, c. difficile, center for individualized medicine, colorectal cancer, Dr. Purna Kashyap


March 26, 2019

Lifesaving information – genetic testing reveals risk, steps to prevent aortic dissection

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Stephanie Van Doren never realized that taking 30 mile bike rides in the Florida heat was putting her life at risk. But, care for digestive problems also uncovered that she was at risk for an aortic dissection, a potentially fatal condition that could occur with intense exercise. Her care team at Mayo Clinic’s campus in […]

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Tags: #aortic dissection, #Dr. Timothy Woodward, #family medical history, #genetic risk factors, #hereditary diseases, #Sarah Macklin, #Stephanie Van Doren, #thoracic aortic aneurysm, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic


March 5, 2019

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

By 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 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 4, 2019

Meet Chuanhe Yu, Ph.D.: searching for the genetic switches linked to disease

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Chuanhe Yu, Ph.D. has always had an interest in genetics – the thousands of genes that make each of us unique. His research focuses on the growing field of epigenetics, which aims to better understand how environmental and lifestyle factors cause chain reactions, flipping the switch on genes and the  instructions they provide to guide […]

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Tags: #cancer biology, #cell biology, #DNA replication, #Dr. Chuanhe Yu, #epigenetics, #epigenome, #eSPAN model, #Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Epigenomics Program, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Epigenomics, mayo clinic


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



November 5, 2018

Pharmacogenomics: finding the right drug, dose for cancer therapy

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Each year, nearly 300,000 patients receive the lifesaving chemotherapy 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) to treat many types of cancer, including colorectal, breast, bowel, skin, pancreatic, and esophageal cancer. While it can be an effective treatment, it doesn’t work for everyone. In fact, up to 30 percent of those who receive the standard dose can have serious, life-threatening […]

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Tags: #5-fluorouracil, #5-FU chemotherapy, #chemotherapy side effects, #DPYD gene, #drug-gene interactions, #gene verifier model, breast cancer, chemotherapy, colorectal cancer, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


October 15, 2018

Personalized screening: finding and treating breast cancer sooner

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to reflect on new, individualized approaches to detecting and treating a cancer that affects 1 in 8 American women. Deborah Rhodes, M.D. and her Mayo Clinic colleagues are working to identify the best targeted screening tools and guidelines for women with a higher risk of developing breast […]

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Tags: #breast cancer screening, #dense breast tissue, #Dr. Deborah Rhodes, #Dr. Michael O'Connor, #Dr. Myra Wick, #molecular breast imaging, 3-D mammograms, breast cancer, breast density, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Carrie Hruska, mayo clinic


October 4, 2018

Meet Lisa Schimmenti: Searching for drug therapies to treat hearing loss

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Lisa Schimmenti, M.D. has always been fascinated with Helen Keller and all she accomplished, in spite of being blind and deaf from a very young age. As the newly appointed chair of Mayo Clinic’s Department of Clinical Genomics and a medical geneticist, Dr. Schimmenti cares for patients with similar conditions. In her clinical practice, she sees […]

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Tags: #Dr. Lisa Schimmenti, #drug discovery, #hearing aids, #hearing loss, #Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics, #Mayo Clinic Department of Otorhinolaryngology, #Usher Syndrome, #zebrafish, center for individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research


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