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April 22, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo researchers reveal gene therapy path for treating children with rare, fatal genetic disease

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A gene therapy strategy developed by Mayo Clinic researchers could offer a potential treatment for a rare and fatal genetic disease that often sickens babies in their first days of life. The disease, propionic acidemia, occurs in 1 in 100,000 live births in the U.S. There is no cure. “As soon as the babies start […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, gene therapy, genomics, precision medicine, rare disease


April 20, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo researchers use AI to reveal causes of complex diseases

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Researchers within Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that can uncover causal drivers and relationships embedded within complex biomedical data. Nicholas Chia, Ph.D., I. John Kalantari, Ph.D., and Kia Khezeli, Ph.D., recently tested their machine-learning framework, called Causal Relation and Inference Search Platform (CRISP) on multiomic colorectal cancer samples […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, colorectal cancer, data science, genomic, I. John Kalantari, Kia Khezeli, microbiome, NASA, Nicholas Chia, rare disease


March 31, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic researchers explore personalized approach to anti-obesity medications

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Individualized medicine initiatives mainly focus on rare diseases or cancer. Little has been attempted to individualize treatment for noncommunicable chronic diseases such as obesity — a chronic, relapsing disease, and a primary cause of Type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. There are many obesity interventions, such as diets, devices, surgery and […]

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Tags: Andres Acosta, Center for Individualized Medicine, genome, genomics, obesity, personalized medicine


March 10, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic physician cracks patient’s mysterious illness with epigenetics technology

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Kenneth Hobby assumed his fever, fatigue and aching pains on that day in May 2018 were from another bout of malaria. He was visiting Zambia in southern Africa — the stomping grounds of his childhood and a place where the mosquito-borne parasite is common. He had returned to the vast safari lands, as he often […]

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Tags: blood disease, Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, epigenetics, genomics, hematology, Mrinal Patnaik, rare disease


March 3, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic investigators pursue every clue to solve patients’ rare diseases

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

When patients’ illnesses are a mystery and their symptoms have defied a diagnosis, they often turn to Mayo Clinic. There a team of genomic-oriented clinicians and researchers within the Center for Individualized Medicine pursue every possible clue to solve these complex cases.  As many as 30 million Americans have a rare disease. Many patients search […]

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Tags: biobank, biomarkers, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical research, DNA, Filippo Pinto e Vairo, gene mutation, genetic counseling, genetic testing, genomics, Konstantinos Lazaridis, rare disease


March 2, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic algorithm shows potential in individualizing treatment for depression

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Finding an effective antidepressant medication for people diagnosed with depression, also called major depressive disorder, is often a long and complex process of “try and try again” ― going from one prescription to the next until achieving a therapeutic response. This complex disease, which affects more than 16 million people in the U.S., can cause symptoms of […]

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Tags: Arjun Athreya, artificial intelligence, Center for Individualized Medicine, depression, health technology, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, practice improvement, psychiatry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, William Bobo


February 16, 2021 · Leave a Comment

First hybrid gene therapy shows early promise in treating long QT syndrome

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

In a new study published in Circulation, Mayo Clinic researchers provide the first preclinical, proof-of-concept study for hybrid gene therapy in long QT syndrome, a potentially lethal heart rhythm condition. Researchers demonstrated its potential therapeutic efficacy in two in vitro model systems using beating heart cells reengineered from the blood samples of patients with type 1 long […]

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Tags: cardiology, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, gene therapy, long QT syndrome, Michael Ackerman, molecular pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, pediatric cardiology, pediatric research, sudden cardiac death


February 11, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo researchers explore genetics behind COVID-19 outcomes

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Some patients with COVID-19 experience severe complications, such as organ damage, shortness of breath, neurological impairment and chronic fatigue. A team of researchers within Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is contributing to the global effort of using advanced genetic sequencing to find out which genes influence disease outcomes. “Our findings will be crucial in treating and […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, COVID-19, Erin DeMartino, genetics, genome, genomics, Konstantinos Lazaridis, Pooja Advani, Satoko Yamaoka


February 10, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Researchers define best practices of genome sequencing for patients with rare diseases

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Genome sequencing has shown promise in becoming a first-tier diagnostic test for patients with rare genetic disorders, but standards addressing the definition and deployment of a best-in-class test are lacking. Two recent manuscripts published in npj Genomic Medicine present consensus recommendations on clinical genome sequencing analytical validation and clinical utility to diagnose patients with suspected genetic diseases, including practical advice for […]

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Tags: Brendan Lanpher, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical research, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Eric Klee, genetic testing, genetics, genomics, Hutton Kearney, Ross Rowsey


January 12, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Physicians have new guidelines for managing rare genetic, metabolic disorders

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Physicians now have a blueprint for diagnosing and managing two specific rare inherited metabolic diseases within a group of nearly 150 congenital disorders of glycosylation. These diseases can cause serious and sometimes fatal malfunctions of several organs at or before birth, as well as chronic debilitating symptoms in adults.  The consensus guidelines were published in […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical research, Eva Morava-Kozicz, genetics, genomics, hereditary diseases, metabolomics, rare disease


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