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January 11, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 1/11/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

In the news you’ll find Mayo Clinic research and faculty cited on a variety of topics including women’s health, patient consent, migraine, palliative care and of course COVID-19. Radiologists assert new data consent agreements are needed before patient trust is gone Health Imaging, 1/8/2021 Patient health data has become a valuable commodity, helping researchers develop […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Amy Kotsenas, artificial intelligence, Barrett's esophagus, consent, COVID-19, data science, esophageal cancer, Frank Porreca, gene mutation, genetic testing, Hilary DuBrock


January 4, 2021

Research News Roundup – Q4 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The year 2020 was a time during which medical and many other researchers around the world focused much of their attention and effort on a single topic – the SARS-CoV-2 virus and related COVID-19 viral infection. However, other research continued, findings were published, and evidence built for improvements in health outcomes and delivery of health […]

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Tags: antibiotic, artificial intelligence, brain, cancer research, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical research, clinical trials, collaboration, coronary artery disease


December 28, 2020

Mayo study explores benefits of genetic testing for healthy people

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

More than 1 in 10 people who had predictive genomic testing ― testing that looks for genetic mutations in otherwise healthy people ― learned that they had a hereditary risk for a health condition and may benefit from preventive care, according to a recent study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. This study is the first to […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, gene mutation, genetic counseling, genetic testing, genomics, hereditary diseases, individualized medicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, personalized medicine


December 2, 2020

Conquering cancer by targeting its genetic abnormalities

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

Joanne Garnett has harrowing memories of that life-changing day back in 1981. She was a 39-year-old land use planner living in Wyoming when she received a call from her doctor confirming she had uterine cancer.  “I was shocked, and it was strange because I didn’t fit any profile for uterine cancer,” Garnett recalls. “I got a […]

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Tags: BRCA2, breast cancer, cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical research, DNA, gene mutation, genetic testing, hereditary cancer, Lynch syndrome, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder


October 20, 2020

Delivering innovative stem cell therapy to slow vision loss

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

The regenerative eye scientist, Alan Marmorstein, Ph.D., is drawn to research by the need to find new cures for diseases. As an aspiring researcher, he never envisioned his investigative journey would take him down the path of testing ways to prevent or restore loss of eyesight. However, a post-doctoral lab assignment, a National Eye Institutes […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, Alan Marmorstein, Center for Regenerative Medicine, degenerative disease, gene mutation, Jarel Gandhi, ophthalmology, Raymond Iezzi


October 12, 2020

States apart, two brothers’ medical mysteries solved through genetic testing

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

When El Paso, Texas, resident Leticia “Letty” Gutierrez met her husband David, she knew he was one in a million. The two have been married for 28 years and built a life together with three kids. Letty, a high school English teacher, says she was especially attracted to David for his wit. But a sudden […]

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Tags: ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Center for Individualized Medicine, dementia, gene mutation, gene varient, genetic testing, hereditary diseases, medical research, Radhika Dhamija


September 30, 2020

Mayo Clinic researcher finds potential target to control rare genetic disease that strikes in teen years

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

Patients with a rare genetic disease called familial adenomatous polyposis, (FAP), often face debilitating challenges. Typically striking in the early teenage years, FAP is characterized by hundreds to thousands of tiny polyps forming in the colon and rectum and leading to a nearly 100% percent likelihood that they will get colon cancer without a life-altering surgery […]

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Tags: cancer screening, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, colon cancer, colon polyp, colorectal cancer, gene mutation, genetic testing, hereditary diseases, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, rare disease


September 11, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 9/11/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

In case you missed them – or you just weren’t looking, this blog post includes a host of stories, from across the nation and around the world, that discuss Mayo Clinic research or cite Mayo researchers. Read on for excerpts and links to stories on what we know about herbs and supplements for anxiety, proposed […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, autoimmune disorder, Bhanu Kolla, Brent Bauer, cancer screening, celiac disease, clinical research, clinical trials, concussion, COVID-19, dementia


January 10, 2019

Gene therapy: potential and pitfalls

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Research is advancing gene therapy as a possible treatment or eventual cure for genetic diseases that bedevil modern science. Gene therapy was conceived over 20 years ago, and until recently, remained largely in the research lab. But gene therapy products are now beginning to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for clinical […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, David Deyle, gene mutation, gene therapy, Saad Kenderian


August 8, 2018

New pathway in prostate cancer cells suggests possible therapy

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner

Expanding on previous findings, a group of Mayo researchers continue using discovery research in cells to find options for treating cancers. In their most recent paper, published in Molecular Cell, the team’s research suggest that a drug used for breast cancer may be helpful in some types of prostate cancers. “In the current study we […]

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Tags: basic science, biomedical research, gene mutation, Haojie Huang, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, prostate cancer


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