Items Tagged ‘National Institutes of Health’

October 11th, 2017

#CIMCon17 – precision medicine for smoking cessation, rare diseases and cancer screening

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Ever wonder why some people can quit smoking while others try repeatedly without success?  The answer may be related to your genetic makeup. Studies have shown that 70 percent of smokers want to quit, but only three percent are successful each year. That’s according to Rachel Tyndale, Ph.D., professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry, Centre for […]

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Tags: #cell-free DNA testing, #Dr. Minetta Liu, #Dr. Muhammed Murtaza, #Dr. Rachel Tyndale, #Dr. Richard Williams, #Dr. William Gahl, #liquid biopsies, #pharmacogenomics testing, #rare diseases, #rare genetic disorders, #smoking cessation, #Undiagnosed Disease Network


October 5th, 2017

#CIMCon17: learn from experts moving genomic discoveries into patient care

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Mayo Clinic is a leader in moving important advancements in precision medicine from the laboratory into patient care, offering hope and healing. The Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care Through Genomics gives medical providers and scientists the opportunity to learn firsthand the newest ways genomic medicine is improving care for patients. The Mayo Clinic Center for […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Consumer genomics, #Dr. David Ledbetter, #Dr. David Relman, #Dr. Judy Cho, #Dr. Rachel Tyndale, #Dr. Rob Knight, #Dr. Robert Green, #Dr. Stephanie Devaney, #Dr. William Gahl, #genomic testing, #Home DNA tests


August 8th, 2017

All of Us Research Program: An Update from Eric Dishman, NIH

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

For Eric Dishman, “precision medicine” is not an abstract concept – it is part of his personal story and his mission to improve medical care. Diagnosed with a rare kidney cancer at age 19, Dishman underwent 23 years of treatment that included chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy before genetic testing revealed the right therapy to treat […]

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Tags: #Eric Dishman, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, All of Us Research Program, Biospecimens, center for individualized medicine, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research, National Institutes of Health, NIH, personalized medicine


June 6th, 2017

Collaboration key to improving diagnosis and care for patients with rare diseases

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

“Desperate for answers,” – that is how William Gahl, M.D., Ph.D., has described many of the patients and families he sees with puzzling disorders. Dr. Gahl is clinical director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undiagnosed Diseases Program. The program aims to provide answers to patients who’ve been suffering for years with mysterious conditions […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. William Gahl, #Individualizing Medicine Clinic, #Individualizing Medicine Conference 2017, #rare diseases, #rare genetic diseases, #Undiagnosed Disease Network, #Undiagnosed Diseases Network International, #Undiagnosed rare diseases, center for individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research


September 22nd, 2016

Minority Health Issues in Precision Medicine Research

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

An ongoing challenge in medical research is to represent minority and underserved populations in the quest for scientific discoveries aimed at improving understanding of disease and health. In fact, many different racial/ethnic and demographic groups have higher rates of certain diseases and more complications and deaths from these conditions compared to the general population. Yet […]

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Tags: #Advancing Care Through Genomics, #CIMCon16, #Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable, #Dr. Gabriel Shaibi, #Health Disparities, #MayoClinicCIM, #Minority health, #National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, #NIHMD, #Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, #PrecisionMedicine, center for individualized medicine


National Institutes of Health Chooses Mayo Clinic for Biobank, But What Is a Biobank?

June 22nd, 2016

National Institutes of Health Chooses Mayo Clinic for Biobank, But What Is a Biobank?

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

On May 26, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Mayo Clinic $142 million over five years to serve as home for the 1-million-person Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) biobank. Precision Medicine Defined: Precision, or personalized medicine, is a model of care that customizes medical treatment to each individual. To illuminate differences and similarities in health […]

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Tags: Biobank, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Mine Cicek, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, National Institutes of Health, NIH, personalized medicine, PMI, Precision Medicine, Precision Medicine Initiative


May 26th, 2016

Mayo Clinic to be Home of National Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program Biobank

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Mayo Clinic will be awarded $142 million in funding over five years by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to serve as the national Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program biobank. The biobank will hold a research repository of biologic samples, known as biospecimens, for this longitudinal program that aims to enroll 1 million or […]

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Tags: Biobank, Biospecimens, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. John Noseworthy, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Mine Cicek, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, National Institutes of Health, NIH, PMI, Precision Medicine


January 12th, 2016

Mayo Clinic Awarded $5.3 Million Federal Grant to Study Vascular Risk Factors in Dementia

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, two of the signature transformational centers at Mayo Clinic, are coming together in a major study on aging and dementia. Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus was recently awarded a $5.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify […]

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer’s disease, center for individualized medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, dementia, Dr Guojun Bu, Dr Nilüfer Ertekin-Taner, Dr. Melissa Murray, Gerstner Family Career Development Awards, IndividualizedMedicine, Mayo Clinic Brain Bank, National Alzheimer's Project Act


November 23rd, 2015

Celebrate Thanksgiving by Discussing Your Family’s Health History

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Knowing your family history is important for your future health. This Thanksgiving, the nation’s annual Family Health History Day, start a new tradition. Have a conversation about your family’s health history. What you learn might surprise you—and it may save a life. Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with family, share memories and make new […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Family History, Genetic Testing, National Family Health History Day, National Institutes of Health, Nationaly Family History Day, NIH, Thankgiviing


November 13th, 2015

Guidelines on Sharing Individual Genomic Research Findings with Family

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

New recommendations from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) strive to find the proper balance between research participant privacy and a family’s need for health information. As genomic testing becomes more common and as the number of participants increase, these recommendations are a needed addition to the field of genomic research. Last week, we shared […]

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Tags: Bioethics, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Barbara Koenig, Dr. Gloria Petersen, Dr. Susan Wolf, Genomic Research, individualized medicine, National Institutes of Health, NIH, Precision Medicine


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