Items Tagged ‘medical research’

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 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 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


November 30, 2017

3 ways Mayo Clinic is advancing individualized approaches to breast cancer treatment

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

By Sharon Rosen and Susan Buckles Approximately one out of eight American women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. In the U.S., it is estimated that more than 315,000 women will be diagnosed this year with breast cancer. While statistics show fewer women are dying from the disease, breast cancer still remains the second […]

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Tags: #blood tests, #breast cancer screening, #cancer detection, #cancer treatment, #Dr. Ciara O'Sullivan, #Dr. Minetta Liu, #genetic factors, #individualized therapy, #liquid biopsies, #xenografts, Beauty Study, breast cancer


November 14, 2017

An individualized approach to preventing nausea after surgery

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

After surgery, most patients are eager to recover and get back to their normal routine. But, for nearly one-third of patients, anesthesia drugs make them sick to their stomach and they start vomiting. This is what physicians call post-operative nausea and vomiting. It can be an uncomfortable side effect from anesthesia or pain medications. Some […]

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Tags: #bariatric surgery, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Yvette Martin, #individualized therapy, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #ondansetron, #post-operative nausea and vomiting, center for individualized medicine, DNA Sequencing, Dr. Timothy Curry, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic


November 7, 2017

Twenty-first century precision medicine cancer care

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

As genomic sequencing has become faster and less expensive, physicians have used this new technology to guide and manage care for patients with cancer. Genomic testing, also known as genomic profiling, was initially used for patients with advanced cancer when standard therapy failed. The goal of the testing was to identify unique genetic characteristics of […]

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Tags: #cancer treatment, #Dr. Mitesh Borad, #genetic panel tests, #Genomic profiling, #targeted therapies, #tissue biopsy, #tumor sequencing, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Patricia LoRusso, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


November 2, 2017

Mayo Clinic researchers find genetic pathways to individualized treatment for advanced prostate cancer

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Researchers at Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have uncovered genetic clues to why tumors resist a specific therapy used for treating advanced prostate cancer. This discovery can guide health care providers to individualized treatments for castration-resistant prostate cancer, a deadly disease that does not respond to standard hormone therapy. Several U.S. Food and Drug […]

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Tags: Advanced prostate cancer, castration-resistant prostate cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Liewei Wang, Dr. Manish Kohli, individualized medicine, medical research, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine, Prostate Cancer, RNA sequencing


October 27, 2017

Searching for a genetic contributor to degenerative disk disease

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Most people suffer from some type of back pain during their lifetime. That’s because there are many joints in the back that can degenerate over time. In many cases, back pain can be relieved without surgery. Ice packs, heat packs, physical therapy or injections can offer relief. However, for those who suffer from degenerative disk […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #degenerative disk disease, #DNA sequencing tests, #Dr. A. Noelle Larson, #Dr. Ahmad Nassr, #Dr. Andre van Wijnen, #Dr. Mohamad Bydon, #Dr. Wenchun Qu, #genomic profling, #genomic testing, #minimally invasive spine surgery, #targeted therapies


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