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November 8, 2018

MS or not MS? Mayo Clinic Neuroimmunology Lab answers the question

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

In 2017, Mayo Clinic launched a first-in-the-U.S. clinical test to help patients with some autoimmune disorders get the right diagnosis faster. The test defines a new form of inflammatory demyelinating disease, myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) autoimmunity, which is distinct from multiple sclerosis (MS), with which it is commonly confused. The test uses live cells to […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Alumni Magazine, Mayo Medical Laboratories, MS, multiple sclerosis, neuroimmunology


November 6, 2018

Mayo Clinic research combines genetics and psychiatry to seek biomarkers for precise alcohol abuse therapies

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on Oct. 23, 2018. Mayo Clinic research is bringing together knowledge of psychiatry, genetics, metabolomics, pharmacogenomics and artificial intelligence to seek biological markers associated with alcohol use disorder and treatment response. Finding the molecular drivers of alcohol use disorder commonly known as alcoholism, could […]

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Tags: Alcohol use disorder, Alcoholism, Dr. Mark Frye, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Dr. Victor Karpyak, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry, Metabolomics, pharmacogenomics


October 22, 2018

Personalized screening: finding and treating breast cancer sooner

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on Oct. 15, 2018. Article by Sharon Rosen October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to reflect on new, individualized approaches to detecting and treating a cancer that affects 1 in 8 American women. Deborah Rhodes, M.D. and her Mayo Clinic colleagues are […]

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Tags: 3-d mammograms, breast cancer, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Carrie Hruska, Dr. Deborah Rhodes, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, molecular breast imaging


October 16, 2018

Regenerative medicine facilities and expertise in Florida

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

The Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites has seen 1,000 patients since opening on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus almost two years ago. The model, which integrated patient care with laboratory functions, is enabling the development and use of regenerative medicine products. The unique space serves both patients and clinicians, providing a place for multidisciplinary teams to expand current projects […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Shane Shapiro, Mayo Clinic in Florida, medical research, regenerative medicine practice, Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites, stem cells


September 25, 2018

Can geology upend decades of medical wisdom about kidney stones?

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Article by Alex Generous Like stones formed in nature, kidney stones show signs of being partially dissolved and remade.  Implication: there may be a way to remove kidney stones without surgery or passing them in urine. An unlikely collaboration between a geologist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and researchers at Mayo Clinic has overturned […]

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Tags: John Lieske, kidney stones, Michael Romero, O'Brien Urology Research Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


September 17, 2018

CIMCON18 — How genomics discovery is transforming individualized care and the path forward

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on Sept. 17, 2018. Article by Sharon Rosen Mining information deeper than genomics, understanding factors linked to disease, analyzing big data, and addressing the challenges of bringing all this information together to advance patient care – these were some of the themes featured at […]

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Tags: CAR T-cell therapy, Center for Individualized Medicine, Dr. Gabriel Krestin, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Dr. Yi Lin, Eric Green, Heidi Rehm, Individualizing Medicine Conference 2018, Keith Stewart, Manolis Kellis, Michael Berger, Nancy Cox


August 30, 2018

Knock, knock, the nurse practitioner is here

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

When Burt Ramaker left the hospital following a successful hip replacement, he didn’t plan to go back any time soon. He and his wife Ardis imagined they would spend time at a skilled nursing facility to get him back on his feet, and then they’d be back at their waterfront cabin. Instead, they found themselves […]

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Tags: Care Transitions Program, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Employee & Community Health, Rozalina McCoy


August 23, 2018

Using the body to recognize and attack cancer

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This article originally appeared in the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on July 23, 2018 For as long as he can remember, Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., wanted to be a physician. Nothing could blunt his resolve –not even when improvised explosive devices, bombs and trappings of war put the medical school in his native Baghdad, […]

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Tags: B-cell lymphoma, CAR T-cell therapy, Dr. Saad Kenderian, immunotherapy, Leukemia, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


August 14, 2018

Research suggests genetics are key in treating night sweats

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

This post originally was published on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on June 25, 2018 Article by Heather Carlson Women going through menopause know all too well the discomfort associated with night sweats. Hormone therapy is often used to prevent night sweats. But finding the right dose of estrogen can be tricky, with some […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Women's Health Research Center, menopause, pharmacogenomics


August 9, 2018

Using CSI-type technology to unravel the source of bacteria

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on May 28, 2018. Mayo Clinic laboratory workers have a new tool to perform high tech genetic sleuthing for the source of stubborn, sometimes life-threatening bacteria. Bacterial whole genome sequencing can trace individual isolates of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, also known as Staph […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine


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