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Items Tagged ‘genomics’

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

December 7, 2017

Liquid biopsies: detecting and treating cancer sooner

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

By Sharon Rosen What if a blood test could discover cancer before a tumor first appears or before the first signs of cancer recurrence are seen by a radiology study? In fact, these types of blood tests, often called liquid biopsies, are already changing clinical care for patients with cancer. Researchers and physicians in Mayo […]

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Tags: cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA testing, genomics, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Minetta Liu

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

May 4, 2017

Precision care for heart disease – a practical approach

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Heart disease can sometimes be a silent killer. Many of us know seemingly healthy people who’ve suddenly or unexpectedly had a heart attack. It can be shocking when people who are at a a healthy weight and exercise regularly die from heart disease that they never knew they had. Many forms […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genetics, genomics, heart disease, precision medicine

February 23, 2017

Advancing genomics into patient care: a preview of Individualizing Medicine 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

One of the highlights of the year for those of us at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is the yearly Individualizing Medicine Conference. It’s a very exciting time for us as we share with you the latest discoveries in personalized patient care. This year’s conference already has a great line up of thought-provoking […]

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Tags: All of Us, Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, individualized medicine, Individualizing Medicine Conference, personalized medicine

April 1, 2015

Individualized Medicine’s Latest Computational Consortium

By bobnellis bobnellis

Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine — with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Chicago — is establishing a National Science Foundation Industry/University Collaborative Research Center called the Center for Computational Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine, or CCBGM. The goal is to study the applicability, timeliness, efficiency, and accuracy of the computational infrastructure […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, medical genomics, precision medicine, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

May 6, 2014

Register for Individualizing Medicine 2014 – Don’t miss out

By bobnellis bobnellis

Make plans now to attend Mayo Clinic’s third annual Individualizing Medicine Conference this fall in Rochester, Minnesota. This is the conference where you can learn about the latest in medical genomics and how it is being translated into medical practice. I always say it’s where doctors learn what their patients are going to be asking them […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, individualized medicine, Individualizing Medicine Conference, medical genomics, microbiome, pharmacogenomics

April 22, 2013

New York Hospitals Searching Genomes, Mayo has Clinic in Operation


Readers of the New York Times today saw a nice overview story of how the leading research hospitals in the metro area are competing to use genomic and molecular tools to  attack cancers of various types. It’s always good to see the Times is keeping track of science in its own back yard. It’s all […]

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Tags: cancer, genomics

March 29, 2013

Mayo's Individualizing Medicine Conference – Registration Open


This week we’ve heard how genomics is helping to determine individual risk predictions for breast, ovarian and prostate cancers, with Mayo Clinic in the forefront of some of those huge studies. That’s a good opener for touting Individualizing Medicine: From Promise to Practice scheduled for this fall. The focus is to convey to physicians how […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Eric Green, genomics, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics

October 2, 2012

Ethics and Genomics


Hank Greely (J.D.) of Stanford Law School is now on stage, talking without a PowerPoint. That is interesting in itself… but his take on ethics of genome sequencing is direct and also interesting. He predicts that in 10 to 12 years, most people will have their whole genomes recorded in their medical records. To get […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, individualized medicine

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