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Items Tagged ‘Center for Individualized Medicine’

May 29, 2019

Sudden Cardiac Death: Defining the Risk for Surviving Relatives

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Barbara Toman A young person’s sudden death from cardiac arrest is doubly devastating. Just when family members are mourning the unexpected loss, they might also be wondering if tArhe cause was inherited heart disease — and if they too are at risk. Often there’s no easy answer. Unlike certain cancers with strong links […]

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Tags: #cardiovascular disease, #Dr. Joseph Maleszewski, #Genetic heart disease, #Sudden cardiac death, Center for Individualized Medicine


May 7, 2019

Rare, undiagnosed diseases are relatively common

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

As many as 25 million Americans – about 1 in 13 people – suffer from a rare, undiagnosed condition.* April 29 was designated Undiagnosed Disease Day to raise awareness that collectively, rare diseases are relatively common. People with a rare disease often spend years visiting different medical providers and clinics seeking answers to unexplained conditions. […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Eric Klee, genome, Heidi Rehm, rare disease, undiagnosed disease


April 23, 2019

Testing the bugs within to maintain health, detect and treat disease

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen The use of microbiome testing – which analyzes the trillions of bacteria in and on the body – is on the move. It’s going from the research lab into the clinic to help guide patient care. DNA testing technologies have revolutionized researchers’ ability to identify individual bacterial strains driving disease. Now […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, colorectal cancer, digestive diseases, DNA testing, gastroenterology, gut health, microbiome, Purna Kashyap


April 10, 2019

Genetic testing reveals risk, steps to prevent aortic dissection

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Stephanie Van Doren never realized that taking 30 mile bike rides in the Florida heat was putting her life at risk. But, care for digestive problems also uncovered that she was at risk for an aortic dissection, a potentially fatal condition that could occur with intense exercise. Her care team at […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic counseling, genetic testing, hereditary diseases, Timothy Woodward


March 28, 2019

When the shoelaces fray: short telomere syndromes

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Article by Barbara Toman Unlike gray hair, one of the most significant signs of aging is invisible to the naked eye. Deep inside cells, at the tips of thread-like chromosomes, structures known as telomeres protect chromosomes from deterioration—a bit like the way caps at the ends of shoelaces prevent fraying. Telomeres naturally shorten as people […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, genetics, Mrinal Patnaik, short telomere syndrome


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


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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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine


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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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine


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


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