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May 17, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 5/17/2021

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

In the news this week, highlighting Mayo Clinic research and faculty experts, we welcome a new leader and see discussions across the research continuum. Topics range from quality improvement and innovation initiatives, to basic science discoveries, the latest in artificial intelligence in health care and clinical trials. All highlight investigations into improving outcomes and experience […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, asthma, biobank, blood clots, cardiology, Cheryl Willman, Chia-Chun Chiang, COVID-19, Dennis Dickson, dermatology, Filippo Pinto e Vairo, gene variant


March 3, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic investigators pursue every clue to solve patients’ rare diseases

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

When patients’ illnesses are a mystery and their symptoms have defied a diagnosis, they often turn to Mayo Clinic. There a team of genomic-oriented clinicians and researchers within the Center for Individualized Medicine pursue every possible clue to solve these complex cases.  As many as 30 million Americans have a rare disease. Many patients search […]

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Tags: biobank, biomarkers, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical research, DNA, Filippo Pinto e Vairo, gene mutation, genetic counseling, genetic testing, genomics, Konstantinos Lazaridis, rare disease


January 14, 2021 · Leave a Comment

3 things to consider before preserving your stem cells

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

The proliferating stem cell banking industry is built on a riveting concept: Preserve stem cells while they’re most potent until they are needed later in life to potentially fight disease. What started out as a market for banking stem cells from a baby’s umbilical cord blood and tissue is mushrooming into an industry that now […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, biobank, bioethics, biomedical ethics, Center for Regenerative Medicine, stem cell research, stem cell therapy, stem cells, Zubin Master


June 11, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Seeking a regenerative therapy for chronic dry mouth

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic researchers are seeking a regenerative therapy for a vexing problem, particularly among cancer patients. How can medical providers treat a condition in which the mouth is so parched that it has an incessant feeling of a cotton lining? Xerostomia, also known as chronic dry mouth, is an agonizing side effect of injury to […]

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Tags: biobank, cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, chronic dry mouth, head and neck cancer, Jeffrey Janus, lab medicine, Nagarajan Kannan, salivary glands


March 24, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Individualized care for psychiatric disorders — Mayo Clinic Biobank + genetic testing could pave the way

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Sharon Rosen Patients suffering from depression, anxiety and substance use disorders often search for years to find treatment. Studies have shown that during this time gap, patients’ symptoms worsen, increasing their risk for other chronic illnesses, shortened lifespan and poor quality of life. Mayo Clinic statistical geneticist Joanna Biernacka, Ph.D. and her colleagues are working to […]

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Tags: anxiety, biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, depression, genetic testing, genetics, Joanna Biernacka, Mark Frye, psychiatry, substance abuse disorder


November 21, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Getting to the heart of cancer treatment side effects

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

By Sara Nick Cancer care has come a long way in recent decades, with some types achieving survival rates of 90% or more. But longer survival times have introduced new consequences: namely, common cancer treatments can lead to an increased risk of serious heart problems later on. “Chemotherapy and radiation are lifesaving, but we’re playing […]

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Tags: basic science, biobank, cardiology, Carolyn Landolfo, collaboration, DeLisa Fairweather, discovery research, genetic testing, genetics, Jordan Ray, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Nadine Norton


August 27, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Community voices guide use of biobank samples in research

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Mayo Clinic supports biobanks—large collections of patient biological samples—near each of its three campuses in Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota, with the goal of supporting research to broaden the understanding of health and disease.  Paired with each biobank, Mayo fields a community advisory board (CAB), whose members are recruited from the local community to help guide […]

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Tags: biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, community engagement, Richard Sharp, Sangre Por Salud, Suzette Bielinski


August 14, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Can BioBanks Help Close Gaps in Health Outcomes?

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

By Barbara J. Toman By definition, personalized medicine requires diversity. One-size-fits-all doesn’t work for every individual, especially members of groups that are medically underserved. In collaboration with Arizona State University and Mountain Park Health Center (MPHC) in Phoenix, Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine has created a biobank to enhance the diversity of Mayo’s medical research. Sangre Por Salud (Spanish for Blood […]

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Tags: biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, diversity, health disparities, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, Richard Caselli, Sangre Por Salud


July 31, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Banking on improved health

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on June 4, 2018. 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 […]

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Tags: Adrian Vella, All of Us, biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, diabetes, Stephen Thibodeau


July 9, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Offering underserved groups access to cutting-edge research

By Kris Schanilec Kris Schanilec (@kschanilec)

For many patients, clinical trials offer a chance to benefit from promising new treatments that are not available in the doctor’s office. Yet not all people have the same access to these opportunities. Groups such as racial minorities, older individuals, and those with low income are less likely than others to participate in clinical trials, […]

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Tags: biobank, blood cancer, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, clinical trials, community engagement, Gerardo Colon-Otero, health disparities, hematology, HPV, lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


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