Items Tagged ‘medical research’

December 23, 2022

10 significant Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Studies of 2022

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

In 2022, researchers and physicians at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine blazed a trail of genomic and multi-omic research and scientific discoveries. The center’s innovative investigations hold a transformative potential to predict, prevent, treat and cure diseases using individualized medicine approaches. Here’s a look back at 10 (of many) of Mayo Clinic’s influential precision medicine research […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, gene sequencing, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, medical research


December 16, 2022

NIH’s All of Us Research Program returns health-related DNA results to participants

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program has begun returning personalized health-related DNA results to more than 155,000 participants. The reports detail whether participants have an increased risk for specific health conditions and how their bodies might process certain medications. The All of Us Research Program collects participants’ blood, urine, and saliva samples. These biosamples […]

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Tags: All of Us Research Program, center for individualized medicine, Genetics, mayo clinic, medical research, National Institutes of Health


December 13, 2022

Mayo researchers streamline genetic testing in heart failure clinic, improve clinical care

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

In a new study published in Genetics in Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers streamlined genetic testing and counseling for patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, a type of heart muscle disease that causes the heart chambers (ventricles) to thin and stretch, growing larger. “We showed that this practice intervention increased the uptake and yield of genetic testing and […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic, medical research


December 6, 2022

Mayo Clinic solves genetic mystery of woman’s lifelong ultra-rare disease

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

For nearly five decades, Patti Schultz’s life was defined by mysterious and debilitating health conditions that caused her to feel isolated and discouraged.   Her whirlwind of medical appointments started the day she was born, as a 2-pound preemie. Throughout her childhood, one doctor after the next was baffled by her joint pains, selective mutism, distinctive […]

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Tags: #Dr. Lisa Schimmenti, center for individualized medicine, gene sequencing, genomics, medical research


November 1, 2022

Lab-grown ‘mini brains’ help Mayo Clinic scientists shed light on therapeutic targets for opioid addiction 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Unimaginable a decade ago, Mayo Clinic scientists have developed lab-grown miniature 3D brain models out of human cells to study opioid addiction and opioid treatment response. As a result, the team has discovered changes in specific brain cells of people diagnosed with opioid use disorder when compared to those without the addiction disease.   The new […]

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Tags: brain organoids, center for individualized medicine, medical research


October 10, 2022

Researchers investigate precision nutrition to improve health, prevent diseases 

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Could prescribing specific nutrients, grains, fruits and vegetables tailored to a person’s DNA and other biological characteristics help improve their health? Precision nutrition is taking center stage at Mayo Clinic’s upcoming Individualizing Medicine Conference on Nov. 2-3, 2022, in Rochester, Minnesota, where some of the world’s top experts will share their knowledge of the potential […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Genetics, genomic medicine, genomics, medical research, precision nutrition


September 22, 2022

Mayo Clinic researchers identify drug resistance factors for advanced prostate cancer

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

In a new study published in Molecular Cancer Research, Mayo Clinic researchers identified critical genomic changes in response to abiraterone acetate/prednisone, a standard treatment option for men with progressive, incurable and castration-resistant prostate cancer. “We defined a potential strategy for both responders and nonresponders of the drug that may help men overcome resistance and prolong […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research


September 15, 2022

Designing Personalized Vaccines to Combat Cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers are working to develop personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines that can potentially target each person’s distinctive tumor characteristics. The new approach, built on advances in genomic research and data analytics, holds transformative potential to boost the power of the immune system to identify and attack cancer cells. 

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Tags: Cancer Research, cancer vaccine, center for individualized medicine, Genetics, medical research, neoantigen, personalized medicine


August 31, 2022

Critical Questions About AI: A Researcher Takes Pulse of Clinicians, Patients

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Richard Sharp, Ph.D., director of Mayo Clinic’s Biomedical Ethics Research Program, is heading a team studying what people think about medical innovations like genetic testing, neuromodulation and now AI.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, genomic medicine, medical research


August 16, 2022

Mayo Clinic researchers study rare genetic condition to tackle colorectal cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Joe Dangor Researchers from the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine are studying a rare genetic condition called Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) looking for potential ways to prevent colorectal cancer in the general population at an earlier more treatable stage. The researchers’ findings are published in GUT. “Colorectal cancer is the third most common […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, Dr. Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, genomics, individualized medicine, medical research


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