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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 17, 2020 · Leave a Comment

AI system helps individualize treatment people diagnosed with depression

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

When searching for an exact diagnosis through a myriad of complex and serious factors spread across millions of data points, it helps to have a powerful magnifying glass — and another expert point of view. Enter Arjun Athreya, Ph.D., an engineer by trade who has a knack for bringing together data science algorithms and computing […]

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Tags: Arjun Athreya, artificial intelligence, collaboration, data science, depression, individualized medicine, pharmacology, precision medicine, team science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, William Bobo


September 18, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Genomics and computer science intersect to improve patient care

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

By Sharon Rosen Computational genomics is a field that brings high-performance computing resources to drive precision medicine research toward new discoveries. However, when over 50 Mayo Clinic physicians, researchers and students gathered in June to participate in the Computational Genomics Course, the emphasis was on the needs of the patient. The annual week-long intensive course […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, education, epigenetics, genomics, Justin Nguyen, Nidhi Jalan Sakrikar, research education, Timothy Curry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


July 24, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Taking the guesswork out of finding the right depression therapy: Meet William Bobo, M.D.

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

By Sharon Rosen Depression can touch every aspect of a person’s life – affecting the way they think, feel and behave. It is also the leading medical condition for those who complete suicide. Getting the right therapy is crucial. But for patients suffering from the disorder, finding an effective treatment often involves trial and error. […]

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Tags: Arjun Athreya, artificial intelligence, Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, Liewei Wang, mental health, psychiatry, Richard Weinshilboum, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, William Bobo


September 25, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Can geology upend decades of medical wisdom about kidney stones?

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

Article by Alex Generous Like stones formed in nature, kidney stones show signs of being partially dissolved and remade.  Implication: there may be a way to remove kidney stones without surgery or passing them in urine. An unlikely collaboration between a geologist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and researchers at Mayo Clinic has overturned […]

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Tags: Jessica Saw, John Lieske, kidney stones, Michael Romero, nephrology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, urology


April 1, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Individualized Medicine’s Latest Computational Consortium

By Robert Nellis Robert Nellis (@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


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