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January 11, 2021

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

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

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. Opinion: Preventing Alzheimer’s in Women Requires a Lifespan Approach Being patient, 1/8/2021 Carolee Lee of WHAM! (Women’s Health Access Matters) and Michelle M. Mielke at the Specialized […]

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


January 4, 2021

Research News Roundup – Q4 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

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 (@colettegallagher)

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 23, 2020

Mayo study shows gene sequencing, translational research improves diagnosis rates

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Many patients with unsolved medical mysteries often undergo genetic testing, but the tests do not always provide a conclusive diagnosis. The term “diagnostic odyssey” describes the series of clinical consultations and testing that patients with undiagnosed disorders often receive in search of a genetic diagnosis. To help these patients, Mayo Clinic researchers embarked on a […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical research, diagnostic odyssey, Eric Klee, genetic testing, genome, Konstantinos Lazaridis, rare disease


December 2, 2020

Conquering cancer by targeting its genetic abnormalities

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

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


November 23, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 11/23/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

There were all sorts of different things in the news this week, but perhaps the most heartening was the news from Dr. Anthony Fauci and our own Gregory Poland, M.D., that Santa Claus and the elves are practicing safe behaviors and COVID-19 won’t stop Christmas from arriving.  Read on for excerpts from this and other […]

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Tags: Amir Lerman, Andrew Badley, Anna Subramaniam, antibiotic, antibodies, anxiety, autism, cardiovascular medicine, clinical research, COVID-19, depression, DNA


November 18, 2020

Mayo Clinic study finds 1 in 8 patients with cancer harbor inherited genetic mutations

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Genetic testing can uncover inherited genetic mutations, and could individualize cancer therapies, improve survival, manage cancer in loved ones and push the boundaries of precision medicine. In a new study published in JAMA Oncology, scientists with Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine conducted genetic testing in more than 3,000 patients who were diagnosed with cancer at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center locations […]

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Tags: cancer genomics, genetic testing


November 9, 2020

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

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

As SARS-CoV-2 spreads throughout the world, COVID-19 has become the subject of almost every conversation. Not surprisingly, the media are actively following developments in research on symptoms, testing, treatment and vaccines. In addition to some of these stories, you’ll find Mayo Clinic research and researchers highlighted across a wide range of topics. We are also […]

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Tags: ALS, Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, animal model, bone disease, cancer screening, cardiovascular medicine, clinical research, colorectal cancer, COVID-19, David Ahlquist, dementia


November 2, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 11/2/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

If you spend any time reading or listening to health care news, you know that some of the same stories are still making their way around the world as last week or even from several weeks back. You may see some repeats from a different news outlet here, but we hope that most of the […]

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Tags: Adrian Vella, Amy Oxentenko, artificial intelligence, breast cancer, cancer, cardiology, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical research, COVID-19, depression, education, gastroenterology


October 12, 2020

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

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

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 variant, genetic testing, hereditary diseases, medical research, Radhika Dhamija


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