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November 2, 2021

Unlocking new genetic testing treatment pathways to save time, lives and resources

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Genomics experts worldwide released a paper highlighting advances in rare disease, cancer, population health and carrier screening at the 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Saturday, Oct. 9. “The use cases we explored in the paper, ‘The Economic Analysis of the Value of Genetic Testing’ are only the tip of the iceberg in the realm of precision medicine,” says co-author Konstantinos […]

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Tags: genetic testing, Individualizing Medicine Conference, Konstantinos Lazaridis, liver cancer, lung cancer, population health, precision medicine, rare disease


June 8, 2021

Mayo researchers articulate implications of Omic-Medicine Era – What needs to happen with each stakeholder?

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

In the near future, genome sequencing, among other biological measures, will be as routine as X-rays and cholesterol testing. The challenge, though, will be accurately interpreting the vast amount of data and effectively using it to guide decisions about health care. In a position statement published in Hepatology, Mayo Clinic researchers layout perspectives of various stakeholders […]

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Tags: Arjun Athreya, artificial intelligence, big data, bioethics, Center for Individualized Medicine, data science, genetic testing, genetics, genomics, Konstantinos Lazaridis, patient experience, population health


October 26, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 10/26/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

At Mayo Clinic, patient care is evidence-based, meaning research drives the practice of medicine. Our scientists and clinician researchers are at work across the spectrum of health and the delivery of health care, seeking better outcomes and enhanced experiences while managing the total costs of care. Curable dementia, pot and opioids, childcare during COVID-19, and […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Andrew Badley, artificial intelligence, autoimmune disorder, biomarkers, cardiovascular medicine, Charles Adler, clinical research, clinical trials, COVID-19, David Knopman, dementia


August 20, 2020

Could population genetic screening improve public health?

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Hereditary BRCA-related breast and ovarian cancer, Lynch syndrome and familial hypercholesterolemia are estimated to be relatively prevalent in the general population but poorly found using traditional risk screening. In a typical medical practice, genetic testing for these conditions is based on personal or family history, ethnic background or other demographic characteristics, that may not always […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic testing, genetics, hereditary cancer, hereditary diseases, Lynch syndrome, Matthew Ferber, ovarian cancer, population health


April 28, 2020

Symptom checker for your neighborhood

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

“Who are the people in your neighborhood…they’re the people that you meet when you’re walking down the street…” — The Muppets of Sesame Street When most people take a walk around their neighborhood, it might be to get some exercise. Maybe to pick up the mail, visit with a friend, or just to get some […]

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Tags: Alanna Chamberlain, area deprivation index, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, epidemiology, multiple chronic conditions, population health, Rochester Epidemiology Project


April 13, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news: Week in review 4/13/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Another week, another set of stories. Very little hit the newstands in health care that wasn’t COVID-19. However, you may rest assured, research continues into a wide range of health conditions, rare diseases and ways to improve health and health care. We’ve included an excerpt and link to several of the news stories published in […]

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Tags: Ala S. Dababneh, antibodies, blood test, cardiology, clinical trials, COVID-19, Elitza Theel, epidemiology, Gregory Poland, ICU, immune system, Mayo Clinic Health System


February 25, 2020

Vitamin D deficiency – a common thread, commonly missed

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Everyone has heard of vitamin D. Most of us know that our bodies produce vitamin D when we spend time in the sun, and that if we don’t get enough sunlight, or if for some other reason our bodies don’t produce enough vitamin D, it’s not good. But why exactly is it bad for our […]

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Tags: Andrea Aul, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, epidemiology, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, pediatric research, population health, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Tom Thacher, vitamin D


February 6, 2020

Improving the quality of life for the aging population in Rochester and beyond

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

By Adolfo Espitia Jr., public affairs intern Diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension some years ago, Elizabeth, now 65, was left with a debilitating condition that prevented her from even light activities. She had to rely on her husband to take care of their home. Finally, the medications she had taken for 10 years stopped working, forcing […]

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Tags: aging, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, geriatrics, Kogod Center on Aging, population health, Robert Pignolo


January 29, 2020

A case for public health initiatives

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

COPD is a chronic lung disease that makes it difficult to breath. According to the American Lung Association, COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., with more than 15 million people currently living with the disease. It also increases the likelihood that people will develop heart disease, lung cancer and other […]

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Tags: Aaron Spaulding, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, COPD, health care policy, lung disease, population health, public health, pulmonology, readmissions, tobacco cessation, University of North Florida


November 18, 2019

Well Living Lab study shows daylight and window views improve cognitive performance for office workers

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

A new study from the Well Living Lab, a Delos and Mayo Clinic collaboration, has been published as open source in Building and Environment. The study showed that window access to daylight and view in offices improves cognitive performance and satisfaction and that eyestrain and glare can be mitigated with the use of modern shading […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, environment, population health, Well Living Lab


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