Items Tagged ‘medical research’

July 30, 2019

Community voices guide use of biobank samples in research

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Article by Caitlin Doran Mayo Clinic supports biobanks — large collections of patient biological samples—near each of its three campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, with the goal of advancing research to broaden the understanding of health and disease. Paired with each biobank, Mayo fields a community advisory board (CAB), whose members are recruited from […]

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Tags: #Arizona State University, #Bioethics at the Cinema, #Center for Individualized Medicine Bioethics Program, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #Mountain Park Health Center, #Rochester Public Library, #Sangre Por Salud Biobank, Barry Hall, Bioethics, center for individualized medicine, Community Advisory Boards, community outreach


June 28, 2019

Can BioBanks Help Close Gaps in Health Outcomes?

By Barbara J. Toman barbaratoman

By definition, personalized medicine requires diversity. One-size-fits-all doesn’t work for every individual, especially members of groups that are medically underserved. In collaboration with Arizona State University and Mountain Park Health Center (MPHC) in Phoenix, Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine has created a biobank to enhance the diversity of Mayo’s medical research. Sangre Por Salud (Spanish for […]

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Tags: #Arizona State University, #diabetes, #disease risk, #Dr. Richard Caselli, #Giovanna Moreno Garzon, #Health Disparities, #high blood pressure, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, #Mountain Park Health Center, #obesity, #Sangre Por Salud, #underserved populations


June 24, 2019

Medicine and Artificial Intelligence: Ethical Tensions

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

While artificial intelligence is already transforming health care by improving diagnostic accuracy and speeding the analysis of biological and genomics data to better understand disease, there are many ethical issues that should be considered. This was the message that Mayo Clinic bioethicist Richard Sharp, Ph.D., shared with attendees at the first Mayo Clinic Artificial Intelligence […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, #Center for Individualized Medicine Bioethics Program, #Genomics data, #Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program, Bioethics, center for individualized medicine, computer models, Dr. Richard Sharp, Genetics, genomics, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Artificial Intelligence Symposium


May 7, 2019

Targeting bile duct cancer – meet Mitesh Borad, M.D.

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

The search for treatment targets for patients with bile duct cancer, also known as cholangiocarcinoma, has taken a 360 degree turn, offering new hope for patients. That’s according to Mitesh Borad, M.D., deputy director for Center for Individualized Medicine Biomarker Discovery Program at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus, Dr. Borad and his colleagues are using new […]

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Tags: #Dr. Mitesh Borad, #liver cancer, #targeted therapies, bile duct cancer, Biomarker Discovery Program, cholangiocarcinoma, fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitors, Genetic Testing, genomics, Liquid biopsy, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


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 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



November 19, 2018

Gene therapy: potential and pitfalls

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Research is advancing gene therapy as a possible treatment or eventual cure for genetic diseases that bedevil modern science. Gene therapy was conceived over 20 years ago, and until recently, remained largely in the research lab. But gene therapy products are now beginning to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for clinical […]

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Tags: #Brittle bone disease, #CAR T-cell therapy, #Dr. David Deyle, #gene therapy, Dr. Saad Kenderian, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, medical research


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


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