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Items Tagged ‘Center for Individualized Medicine’

July 18, 2018

Popular films spark community dialogue about biomedical ethics

By Caitlin Doran caityrosey

When was the last time a movie really made you think, changed how you viewed the world or helped you understand an important topic? Bioethics at the Cinema, organized by the Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program and the Rochester Public Library, wants to do just that. The goal is to use popular films to create community […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, biomedical research, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Individualized Medicine


December 19, 2017

Searching for genetic clues and treatment for unexplained chronic liver disease

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

By Sharon Rosen Douglas Simonetto, M.D. “Chronic liver disease affects 3.9 million people each year in the United States. As many as 30 percent of patients suffer from unexplained chronic liver disease where there is no cure,” says Douglas Simonetto, M.D. That’s why Dr. Simonetto and his colleagues in Mayo Clinic’s Division of Gastroenterology and […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic testing


November 14, 2017

Searching for a genetic contributor to degenerative disk disease

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Mohamad Bydon,M.D., with 3-D models of the spine and neck. Most people suffer from some type of back pain during their lifetime. That’s because there are many joints in the back that can degenerate over time. In many cases, back pain can be relieved without surgery. Ice packs, heat packs, physical […]

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October 6, 2017

Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University researchers working on a new tool to diagnose valley fever

By Julie Janovsky-Mason juliejmason

Infectious-disease researchers at Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University (ASU) are working on a new test to detect valley fever more quickly and efficiently. Getting there involves looking for the fungus that causes valley fever rather than searching for antibodies in potentially infected patients. That elusive fungus, say the researchers, can be hard to diagnose […]

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Tags: Arizona State University, Center for Individualized Medicine


September 19, 2017

CARING FOR KARTER–Genetic sleuths never give up hunt to identify Minnesota boy’s condition

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Karter Malcomson coos and swivels his head when he hears his name in his mother’s reassuring voice. “You know we’re talking about you, don’t you?” Karter’s mom, Kerrie, says. “Karter is a very happy boy. He’s very content. He’s very interested in everything, especially people. He’s definitely a people person.” His father, Zane, spins Karter […]

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September 7, 2017

MUNEER SATTER–Genes made personal through foundation’s support

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Muneer Satter’s first interest in medicine wasn’t rooted in genomics. It was in seeing the health care needs of his loved ones and of the world’s most vulnerable. In his professional life, before making investments in biotech, he sought out the opinions of expert doctors at Mayo Clinic. “The more I talked to doctors, the […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, Individualizing Medicine Conference


August 29, 2017

Will health care improve if everyone has their DNA mapped?

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Rapid advances in genomic testing have led to better screening and individualized treatments for many diseases, including rare genetic disorders and cancer. Now that genetic testing is becoming faster and less expensive, should it become part of routine medical care for healthy people? Should everyone have their DNA sequenced to learn […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic testing, Individualizing Medicine Conference, Keith Stewart


August 22, 2017

Three genetic tests to improve prenatal screening

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen New genomic technology is reshaping perinatal screening, which is testing before and during pregnancy to assess the health of a baby. Now pregnant women can have their baby initially screened for genetic disorders, such as Down syndrome, through the use of a newer blood test that evaluates DNA from the placenta […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA testing, genetic testing


August 10, 2017

TOGETHER TRIAL–An individualized strategy for stopping organ rejection

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine is collaborating with a molecular diagnostics company to monitor patients after an organ transplant and improve the efficacy of immunosuppressant drugs by tailoring treatment to an individual’s genome. The effectiveness of immunosuppressant drugs is governed by a number of factors, but a major contributor is an individual’s genome. The […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, Individualizing Medicine Conference, kidney transplant


July 20, 2017

Obesity: an individualized approach doubles the success rate of weight loss therapy

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Many people think if they just stick to a diet and exercise, they’ll lose weight; unfortunately, many are not successful. They wonder why they can’t lose weight even after trying many different diets, work out programs and medications. According to Andres Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., the answers, at least partially, may be […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, obesity


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