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Items Tagged ‘genetics’

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


January 17, 2019

RIGHT 10K: Blazing a trail to health care’s future

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Barbara Toman This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine (CIM) is nearing the finish line of the first stage of its unique RIGHT 10K study—an effort that doesn’t involve running shoes but nevertheless is paving the way to prescribing medications matched to a […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Eric Matey, genetics, Jessica Wright, pharmacogenomics, RIGHT 10K study


November 15, 2018

Meet Lisa Schimmenti: Searching for drug therapies to treat hearing loss

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on Oct. 4, 2018 Article by Sharon Rosen   Lisa Schimmenti, M.D. has always been fascinated with Helen Keller and all she accomplished, in spite of being blind and deaf from a very young age. As the newly appointed chair of Mayo Clinic’s Department of […]

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Tags: basic science, Center for Individualized Medicine, genetics, Lisa Schimmenti, zebrafish


October 10, 2018

Mayo lab scientists collaborate to paint a better picture of patient health

By Caitlin Doran caityrosey

On September 24, 2018, the National Institutes of Health  (NIH) awarded Mayo Clinic funding to serve as the new Metabolomics Research Core for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network. In this article, we explore the role of metabolomics in medicine at Mayo Clinic, both in research and in patient care. And we celebrate the role that Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Devin Oglesbee, genetics, genomics, Ian Lanza, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, metabolomics


September 20, 2018

Gerstner awards boost research into hereditary cancer, Parkinson’s disease

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This article originally appeared on the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine blog on August 27, 2018 Creating tools to detect cancer at an early stage and advancing research into the genetic links to Parkinson’s disease are focuses of the 2018 Gerstner Family Career Development Awards. This year’s winners are Niloy ‘Jewel’ Samadder, M.D., a […]

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Tags: cancer prevention, Center for Individualized Medicine, Fabienne Fiesel, genetic testing, genetics, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, Parkinson's disease


May 24, 2018

Mayo’s RIGHT 10K – moving pharmacogenomics into everyday clinical practice

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on March 20, 2018. By Sharon Rosen After nearly half a century of research, Mayo Clinic is a leader in moving pharmacogenomics into clinical practice. This year pharmacogenomics test results for 10,000 Mayo Clinic patients, all participants in the RIGHT 10K study, are being added […]

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Tags: biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA testing, genetics, Paul Takahashi, pharmacogenomics, Richard Weinshilboum


January 16, 2018

Genetic tests + coordinated care + research = hope for patients with a genetic neurological disease

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

  Life with an inherited disease sometimes brings unexpected twists and turns. Five-year-old Gus Erickson has navigated the gyrations with the help of Mayo Clinic’s Neurofibromatosis Clinic. Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue. Those tumors can develop anywhere in the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, genetics, neurology, tumor


January 9, 2018

Research News Roundup — December 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

On Advancing the Science, in addition to sharing unique research-related news and information from across Mayo Clinic, we like to make sure you didn’t miss any of the ‘big news’ stories. To make it easy, we round up all our research news releases from the previous month into one post. In December we had a […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Bhavika Patel, biomedical ethics, breast cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, dementia, genetics, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, mammogram, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


December 28, 2017

Genetic testing for earlier diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

By Sharon Rosen If you are one of the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, you know about the painful, swollen and stiff joints that are common symptoms of this chronic inflammatory disorder. Mayo Clinic has been a leader in discovering biomarkers – indicators of health and disease – that link rheumatoid […]

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Tags: arthritis, Center for Individualized Medicine, Eric Matteson, genetics, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, rheumatology


December 12, 2017

What in the world is an extracellular vesicle? Find out this and more from Mayo Clinic Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Not an extraterrestrial spaceship, but something equally fascinating—extracellular vesicles are biological nanoparticles secreted by all cells. Extracellular vesicles contain biomolecules, such as RNA, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates, which play an important role in cell communication. Extracellular vesicles are just part of what you can learn about on the newest Mayo Clinic research websites. And as you read, we […]

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Tags: genetics, genomics, heart disease, Joy Wolfram, nanomedicine


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