Items Tagged ‘medical research’

August 6, 2018

Unlocking the power of genomics data: course offers new tools for discovery

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Michelle Cox was among the medical students and trainees, research fellows and laboratory staff who recently gathered to attend this year’s Computational Genomics Course, sponsored by the Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare. Even before the week-long course ended, Cox, a research technologist in the Mayo Clinic Division of Hematology, was sharing what […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #computational genomics, #Computational Genomics Course, #Dr. Krishna Kalari, #genomics analysis, #Genomics data, #Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare, #medical education, #Michael Kalmbach, #Michelle Cox, #University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (Illinois), center for individualized medicine


July 30, 2018

Tool of the trade: researcher applies artificial intelligence to uncover causes, risks for disease

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Some diseases, such as certain breast and colon cancers, are linked to genetic mutations passed down in families. But for many other diseases there are no direct genetic links that explain why the disease develops. That’s why Manolis Kellis, Ph.D. and his team are using artificial intelligence to uncover the hidden cause of disease. Dr. […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #computational genetics, #Dr. Manolis Kellis, #Dr. Tamas Ordog, #Individualizing Medicine 2018, #Massachusetts Institute of Technology, #mathematical models, #Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Epigenomics Program, #MIT Computational Biology Group, #obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, center for individualized medicine


June 21, 2018

Taking action: using pharmacogenomics testing to individualize care for colorectal cancer

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Every day, Pashtoon Kasi, M.D., M.B.B.S. is inspired by his patients with colorectal cancer to deliver the best, individualized care to meet their unique needs. As an oncologist at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, Dr. Kasi is seeing many of the growing number of younger patients – those in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s – diagnosed with […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #clinical research, #drug-gene interactions, #Individualizing Medicine 2018, #medication side effects, #pharmacogenomics testing, #pre-emptive pharmacogenomics testing, center for individualized medicine, chemotherapy, colorectal cancer, Genetic Testing, mayo clinic


June 7, 2018

The Human Genome Experience – Discover, eNgage, leArn

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Are you at risk for developing a hereditary cancer or rare disease? Do you have genetic factors that may affect the way you respond to certain medications? These are just some of the ways genetics may impact your health. Come learn about the genome – the complete set of instructions that help your body grow […]

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Tags: #Abraham Lincoln's DNA and Other Adventures, #Beyond the Diagnosis, #Genetic diseases, #genetic traits, #Genome exhibit, #Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, #medical education, #National Genome Research Institute, #Positive Exposure - The Spirit of Difference, #Rochester Art Center, #Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, #The Story Within


June 4, 2018

Banking on Improved Health

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Barbara Toman Just as money in the bank boosts your financial well-being, biobanks have the power to impact your health. Think of biobank samples as assets that researchers can draw upon to improve disease treatments. One such withdrawal from the Mayo Clinic Biobank yielded a key breakthrough in diabetes research. Adrian Vella, M.D., […]

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Tags: #All of Us Research Program biobank, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, All of Us Research Program, Diabetes research, Dr. Adrian Vella, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, Genomic Research, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, medical research


May 22, 2018

The latest advances in cancer care: from genomics to immunotherapy

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Precision medicine is helping identify new, individualized therapies for many different types of cancer, especially for patients whose tumors do not respond to standard therapy. There are many new discoveries on the horizon that offer new therapies for those who have exhausted all other options in cancer care. This year’s Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care […]

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Tags: #acute lymphocytic leukemia, #B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, #CAR T-cell therapy, #Dr. Michael Berger, #Dr. Yi Lin, #gene panel tests, #Genomics research, #individualized therapies, #Individualizing Medicine 2018: Advancing Care Through Genomics, #Memorial Sloan Kettering, #MSK-IMPACT, center for individualized medicine


May 1, 2018

Mayo Clinic joins NIH in launching All of Us Research Program

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

On May 6, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will open national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us. The program will partner with 1 million or more people across the U.S. to build the most diverse biomedical data […]

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Tags: #All of Us, #All of Us Research Program biobank, All of Us Research Program, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, medical research


April 10, 2018

Celebrating 15 years of advances in genomics: a time to reflect and look forward

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

DNA sequencing and genetic testing have changed medical practice by speeding diagnosis of rare diseases for which patients have visited many different medical providers in search of answers, offering new options in prenatal testing and ushering in a new era of individualized medicine. Genomics moved to the forefront of several areas of medicine after completion […]

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Tags: #15 for 15 Celebration, #cell-free DNA testing, #CIMCon18, #DNA sequencing tests, #Dr. Megan Allyse, #Dr. Myra Wick, #expanded carrier screening, #prenatal testing, #rare and undiagnosed diseases, #rare diseases, #rare genetic diseases, #reproductive health


April 3, 2018

Registration opens for Individualizing Medicine 2018 Conference

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Gene editing, artificial intelligence, pharmacogenomics and a new era of genomic testing to identify and hopefully treat inherited cancer are just a few of the emerging areas of precision medicine that have the potential to transform patient care. These are among the hot topics in precision medicine experts from Mayo Clinic and around the world […]

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Tags: #Artificial Intelligence, #CIMCon18, #Dr. Eric Green, #Dr. Heidi Rehm, #genomic testing, #Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care Through Genomics, #personalized diet, #prenatal testing, #rare and undiagnosed diseases, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Timothy Curry, gene editing


March 20, 2018

Mayo’s RIGHT 10K – moving pharmacogenomics into everyday clinical practice

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

After nearly half a century of research, Mayo Clinic is a leader in moving pharmacogenomics into clinical practice. This year pharmacogenomics test results for 10,000 Mayo Clinic patients, all participants in the RIGHT 10K study, are being added to the electronic health record. “I’ve spent my career exploring pharmacogenomics – how a person’s genetics affect […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #DNA sequencing tests, #Dr. Paul Takahashi, #drug-gene interactions, #pharmacogenomic testing, #RIGHT 10K, center for individualized medicine, DNA, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, genomics, mayo clinic, medical research


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