Items Tagged ‘mayo clinic’

January 6, 2020

“I Just Didn’t Understand”: On a Mission to Cure ALS

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman

For Veronique Belzil, Ph.D., the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is personal. In 2000, while working as a psychologist in Canada, she watched her husband’s uncle succumb to the disease. “The progression was so fast and his condition was so sad,” she says. “I just didn’t understand how this could happen.” That’s a common […]

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Tags: #Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Epigenomics Program, ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, center for individualized medicine, Epigenomics, Lou Gehrig's disease, mayo clinic, neurodegenerative disorders, Veronique Belzil


December 23, 2019

Meet Eric Matey, Pharm.D., R.Ph.: moving drug-gene testing into clinical care

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

If you’ve picked up a prescription from your local pharmacy, you may have spoken with a pharmacist about how and when to take a medication or its potential side effects. At Mayo Clinic, pharmacists perform these same tasks, but their role extends much further by helping move genomics discoveries into clinical care.   “Our pharmacy team […]

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Tags: #drug-gene interactions, #RIGHT 10K study, center for individualized medicine, Center for Individualized Medicine Pharmacogenomics Program, Eric Matey, Genetic Testing, genomics, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, pharmacy


December 2, 2019

Precision genomics may offer clues to unexplained low blood cell counts

By Jay Furst Jay Furst

Precision genomics has opened the door to identifying the drivers for cancer and other diseases. Its value as a diagnostic tool isn’t limited to the underlying disease biology, however. It also can help diagnose and determine targeted therapies for patients with unexplained illnesses. Mrinal Patnaik, M.B.B.S., a Mayo Clinic hematologist, and colleagues conducted research with […]

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Tags: #Mrinal Patnaik, #undiagnosed diseases, center for individualized medicine, cytopenia, genomics, inherited bone marrow failure syndrome, low blood cell count, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, stem cell transplant


November 28, 2019

For one patient, sharing her family medical history led to lifesaving care

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

When Stephanie Van Doren first visited Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, she was seeking care for digestive issues. But after hearing Van Doren’s family medical history and completing a clinical evaluation, gastroenterologist Timothy Woodward, M.D. recognized that she may also be at risk for a potentially fatal heart condition, aortic dissection. Genetic testing confirmed that […]

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Tags: #aortic dissection, #family medical history, #hereditary diseases, #Stephanie Van Doren, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, genomics, Heart Disease, mayo clinic, Timothy Woodward


November 14, 2019

Genetic counselors offer a human experience, guidance for patients

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Who should have genetic testing? Which testing option is best for each individual? These are all questions that genetic counselors can answer. They play a key role in educating patients and physicians about how genetic testing can be used to guide medical care. “Mayo Clinic genetic counselors are those members of the health care team […]

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Tags: #genetic disorders, #hereditary diseases, #Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, Genetic Counselors, Genetic Testing, genomics, Jessica Tarnowski, Joan Steyermark, mayo clinic, preemptive genetic testing


November 4, 2019

Preparing the workforce of the future: students work side-by-side with Mayo researchers and physicians

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

This past summer, Monika Kizerwetter arrived on Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota, and Hsuan-Yu (Taylor) Chen came to Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus – each ready to work alongside leading medical researchers. But their experience extended far beyond the laboratory. They each saw firsthand how teams of researchers and physicians collaborate to fuel discoveries that […]

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Tags: #Carolyn Rohrer Vitek, #Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance for Technology-based Healthcare, #Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, #Parkinson's disease, Brandt Young Scholars Fund, Center for Individualized Medicine Biomarker Discovery, Center for Individualized Medicine Education Program, Hsuan-Yu (Taylor) Chen, immunotherapy, mayo clinic, Monika Kizerwetter, neurodegenerative disorders


October 23, 2019

Finding the needle in the haystack: a tool for rare inherited diseases

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman

Individualized medicine has had notable success in identifying DNA mutations that cause cancer. But rare inherited diseases pose an even bigger challenge. Like a needle in a haystack, the cause of a rare inherited disease is often deeply buried, in the DNA that comprises genes or controls their expression. Now however, Mayo Clinic’s Center for […]

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Tags: #Gavin Oliver, biioinformatics, center for individualized medicine, fusion transcript detection, fusion transcription, Genetic Testing, genomics, inherited rare diseases, mayo clinic, RNA sequencing


October 4, 2019

Individualized diets help patients with inherited metabolic disorders

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen

Solving a puzzle to find the right diet and nutrition supplements to maintain health – that’s how Suzanne Boyer describes her role as a dietitian In the Inborn Errors of Metabolism Clinic within Mayo Clinic’s Department of Clinical Genomics. She works alongside physicians, geneticists and genetic counselors to develop individualized diet prescriptions for patients with […]

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Tags: #Dr. Brendan Lanpher, #individualized diets, #Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics, center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, genomics, individualized nutrition plans, inherited metabolic disorders, maple syrup urine disease, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Inborn Errors of Metabolism Clinic, metabolic disorders


September 25, 2019

The BEAUTY of it: award recognizes personalized medicine approach for breast cancer

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman

A Mayo Clinic research team supported by the Center for Individualized Medicine is making significant breakthroughs — and gaining recognition for them. The Breast Cancer Genome-Guided Therapy (BEAUTY) project has received the 2019 Mayo Clinic Team Science Award, given for interdisciplinary work that substantially advances Mayo’s research. The award cites BEAUTY’s discoveries about breast tumor […]

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Tags: #targeted therapies, BEAUTY trial, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, chemotherapy, chemotherapy-resistant breast cancer, Dr. Judy Boughey, Dr. Liewei Wang, Dr. Matthew Goetz, Genetics, genomics, individualized medicine


September 19, 2019

One Discovery Square provides a hub for innovation, state-of-the-art labs, top researchers

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

Researchers, physicians and staff with the Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory, a joint collaboration between the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and the Center for Individualized Medicine, will take part in a community celebration of One Discovery Square on Sept. 19 from 4-6 p.m. The grand opening event, held in conjunction with the Destination […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, center for individualized medicine, Destination Medical Center, Dr. Keith Stewart, Genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, medical research


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