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Items Tagged ‘DNA’

March 10, 2020

Patient’s premature aging symptoms tied to shorter DNA strands

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

At only 27-years-old, Morgan Cook recalls the days when she had an abundant amount of energy. “I would lift weights. I would do cardio. I would – you name it, I would do it. I was a lot more active,” says Cook. “I felt like I was able to do more things with friends. I […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, genetic counseling, genetic testing, genetics, Mrinal Patnaik, rare disease, short telomere syndrome


February 5, 2020

“I Just Didn’t Understand”: On a Mission to Cure ALS

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Barbara J. Toman For Veronique Belzil, Ph.D., the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is personal. In 2000, while working as a psychologist in Canada, she watched her husband’s uncle succumb to the disease. “The progression was so fast and his condition was so sad,” she says. “I just didn’t understand how this could […]

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Tags: ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, epigenetics, Lou Gehrig's disease, Veronique Belzil


October 2, 2019

Research News Roundup–September 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research-related news releases from Mayo Clinic in the past month. It also connects readers to associated resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Medications underused in treating opioid addiction, Mayo Clinic expert says Though research shows that medication-assisted treatment can help […]

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Tags: aging, artificial intelligence, ASTRO, basic science, brain tumor, cancer, cardiology, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chemotherapy, clinical trials, collaboration, coronary bypass


September 11, 2019

Targeting therapy to each patient’s unique cancer

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Article by Sara Damore As DNA sequencing technology helps bring genetic factors driving disease into focus, researchers have developed new cancer therapies to target a patient’s unique cancer, especially for those who do not respond to standard therapy. Funda Meric-Bernstam, M.D., a physician-scientist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, will speak on Decision Support  for Precision […]

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Tags: Alan Bryce, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, DNA, genomics, hematology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, oncology, personalized medicine


June 5, 2019

Mayo Clinic at ASCO 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Every year the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) hosts a gathering of cancer researchers and clinicians from around the world to teach and learn from each other, sharing their research and innovations in patient care. ASCO’s mission is “conquering cancer through research education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care” – a theme […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer prevention, CAR-T, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, DNA, genetics, Hao Xie, hematology, Katharine Price, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma


March 28, 2019

When the shoelaces fray: short telomere syndromes

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

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


February 12, 2019

Mayo Clinic discovery advances potential individualized treatment for mesothelioma

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Large chromosomal rearrangements present in mesothelioma could make it possible to understand which patients are likely respond to immunotherapy,  researchers at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine  have discovered. The research is published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. “What we’ve shown so far is that these large complex chromosomal rearrangements are frequent in […]

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Tags: Aaron Mansfield, basic science, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, genomics, George Vasmatzis, immunology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, mesothelioma


October 1, 2018

How Bread Yeast and Book Damage Help Clarify Epigenetics

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner

Genes don’t change, but how they are used by the body can.  That shift in use (which is called epigenetics) can mean the difference between illness and health. To better understand how that happens Mayo researchers are examining how genes are activated (used) and copied. With a recent publication in the journal Science, a team […]

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Tags: basic science, Center for Individualized Medicine, Chuanhe Yu, DNA, epigenetics


August 2, 2018

Research News Roundup-July 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research-related news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to associated resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Anesthesia, surgery linked to subtle decline in memory and thinking in older adults, Mayo study finds In adults over 70, exposure to general […]

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer's disease, basic science, DNA, genomics, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, neurology, ovarian cancer, precision medicine, Research News Roundup


July 5, 2018

Research News Roundup-June 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Each month, we publish Mayo Clinic’s Research News Roundup. This article includes brief summaries and links to news releases from the preceding month that discuss some of our latest medical research. It also connects readers to related resources. This month’s Roundup includes a number of findings related pancreatic cancer and other gastrointestinal disorders, as well […]

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Tags: basic science, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, constipation, diabetes, DNA, DNA testing, gastroenterology, gene mutation, genetic testing, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer


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