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December 16th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic’s Week at #WSCS13 in San Diego

By Jason Pratt

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Tags: World Stem Cell Summit, WSCS13


November 25th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic – Fifty Years of Kidney Transplants – Part III

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The Numbers, for the Record Candidates on waiting list for kidneys for transplant (national) – Approximately 97,000 Kidney Transplants at Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic – Number of Kidney Transplants (as of June 30, 2013) Rochester ( since 1963) – 4,822 Arizona (since 1999) –  1,974 Florida (since 2000) –  1,186 Kidney transplant patients at Mayo Clinic are cared for after […]

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November 25th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic and 50 Years of Kidney Transplants – Part II

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[Editor's note: We recently looked at benchmarks in kidney transplant history. Today more on the kidney and why it's so important.] The Kidney’s Critical Role The kidney’s well-being is essential for the rest of the body. It acts as the main filtering system for wastes and the major factor in excreting them from the body. […]

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November 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Fifty Years of Kidney Transplants at Mayo Clinic

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Fifty years ago, the prognosis for a patient with kidney failure was threatening to grim. Transplants of kidneys from one person to another were not mainstream medicine. In fact, a transplant was so extraordinary that TIME magazine described the treatment as “the most daring of all.” Kidney transplants still are serious operations today. But, since […]

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October 15th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

"Tragic and sad." – Dr. Eric Green on funding uncertainties.

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I write this two weeks after Mayo Clinic’s Individualizing Medicine Conference. The first keynote talk at that conference, on Sept. 30, was Dr. Eric Green, head of the National Human Genome Research Institute. Following his talk, he spoke with Mayo Clinic Radio about how genomics is transforming medicine (the theme of the conference). He flew […]

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October 2nd, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Tweeting on Individualized Medicine

By Admin

Perhaps it was the topic – translating individualized medicine and what it means for medicine. Maybe it was the positive mood of the conference attendees here in Rochester. Whatever it was, it seemed to infect the noon Twitter chat held by Mayo’s External Relations group…along with the Personalized Medicine Coalition in Washington, and hosted by […]

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October 1st, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Mayo-Illinois Collaborations in Individualized Medicine

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University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise and her administrative team attended Mayo Clinic’s Individualizing Medicine Conference this week and held meetings on ongoing collaborations between the two institutions. The group from Urbana-Champaign included (l-r) Associate Vice Chancellor Jennifer Eardley; Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., director of the Center for Individualized Medicine at Mayo; Vice Chancellor Peter Schiffer; […]

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October 1st, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Getting Genomic-Drug Alerts into the Electronic Medical Record

By Admin

“Getting the what in the what?” That’s going to be a problem if health care professionals are asking that question in the future. Many medical centers are finding that patients have allergies or will be put at considerable risk if given the wrong drug for their genetic makeup or even the standard dose of the […]

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September 30th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Hot Topics for Genomics for Remainder of the Decade

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Dr. Eric Green summed up his plenary talk at Mayo’s Individualizing Medicine conference by sharing his vision for what we’ll see (and he and his colleagues will do) in genomics research and application before 2020. Hot Areas in Genomic Medicine: Cancer genomics Pharmacogenomics…(genomic-guided prescriptions) Ultra-rare genetic disease diagnosis Prenatal and Newborn sequencing and analysis Clinical […]

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September 30th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Dr. Eric Green – NIH Genomic Leader

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Dr. Eric Green, head of the National Human Genome Research Institute, is now on the stage…explaining how “genomics is becoming increasingly relevant to the patient.” He says this discipline is a marathon, that began 13 years ago with the initial mapping of the human genome. Now he talks of “base pairs to bedside” or “double […]

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