March 2, 2018

Bad genes don’t mean you are doomed to heart disease and early death

By Kelley Luckstein

Washington Post Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women, killing more than 600,000 people annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Every year, about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack, and 210,000 occur in people who already […]

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Tags: Chicago Tribune, Dr. Iftikhar Kullo, Washington Post

July 12, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich

July 12 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations Philadelphia Enquirer […]

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Tags: ABC News, ABC News Nightline,, acid reflux, alzheimer's disease, and Blood Institute, antibiotics, antidepressants, Arizona Republic, Australian News, bio-plotter, biomedical corridor

April 16, 2013

Researchers call for national standards for genomic data use

By Logan Lafferty

Better standards are needed for how discoveries in genomic medicine are found and recorded as health information technology develops, according to researchers from Harvard and the Mayo Clinic who published a viewpoint in the Journal of the American Medical Association last week…In an announcement touting the viewpoint, Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine, called the researchers’ work […]

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Tags: Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, FierceHealthIT, genomic data, genomic medicine, health information technology, Individualized medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Mayo Clinc's Center for Individualized Medicine, national standards

March 29, 2013

A Setback on the Road to a Parkinson’s Cure

By Logan Lafferty

One of the most promising treatments for Parkinson’s disease has hit a snag after researchers found evidence that it may make patients worse…The NorthShore study examined 1,098 Parkinson’s patients who had their DNA sequenced at the Mayo Clinic and were then contacted up to 15 years later. Those with a genetic variant that led to […]

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Tags: alpha synuclein, Bloomberg Businessweek, DNA sequence, genetic variant, NorthShore, parkinson's disease, setback

March 26, 2013

The Everything Guide To Migraines

By Logan Lafferty

According to Dr. Michael Cutrer, chair of the Division of Headache, Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic, we do know that migraineurs (the common term for migraine sufferers) carry one or more genetic variants that makes them more susceptible. However, we don’t know exactly what those variants are yet. “When you have susceptibility to migraine, […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Cutrer, migraine, migraine susceptibility, migraineurs, nervous system, Refinery 29

February 15, 2013

Medicine for the Rich Is About to Get Cheap Enough for Regular People

By Logan Lafferty

After years of exotic and very expensive machines sequencing DNA, the genomics industry finally looks poised for its cell phone moment…“Today, most companies have a specific niche. The full integrated package is being promised but is not really being offered,” says Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, the director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. With […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA sequence, Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, genomics industry, Wired

February 13, 2013

Researchers Find Unexpected Discovery, Which Could Indicate New Target for ALS Therapy

By Logan Lafferty

The study, conducted by Peter Ash and Kevin Bieniek under the guidance of Leonard Petrucelli, Ph.D., of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., showed that mutations in the C9ORF72 gene cause cells to create an unusual protein-like molecule that is not found in healthy individuals or in people with other neurologic diseases.    TMC Net

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Tags: Dr. Leonard Petrucelli, genetic mutation, Kevin Bieniek, Peter Ash, TMC Net

February 8, 2013

Heart Disease Trigger May Be in Your Genes

By Logan Lafferty

A type of cholesterol you’ve probably never heard of may be linked to the third leading cause of heart disease in the country…Dr. Stephen Kopecky of the Mayo Clinic agreed. He said that when it comes to preventing heart disease, tried-and-true advice still applies. “Too often, Americans may be looking for a quick fix that will allow […]

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Tags: ABC News, cholesterol, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, heart disease

January 2, 2013

The Future of Medicine Is Now

By Logan Lafferty

In our era of instant gratification, the world of medicine seems like an outlier. The path from a promising discovery to an effective treatment often takes a decade or more…After years of controversy, gene therapy is poised to become a viable option for a variety of often life-threatening medical conditions, especially those resulting from a […]

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Tags: blindness, defective gene, gene therapy, Glybera, heart failure, hemophelia, molecular medicine, Stephen J. Russell, Wall Street Journal

October 8, 2012

Healing of Girl Triggers New Genetic Research Center for Children


It’s not exactly a cure, but it’s close enough to strike viewers of a video about the topic as miraculous. The Translational Genomics Institute (TGen) — which has a laboratory on the Mayo Clinic campus in Scottsdale, Ariz. — announced Friday that it will open a new Center for Rare Childhood Disorders…”We envision a center […]

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Tags: Center for Rare Childhood Disorders, Dr. Jeffrey Trent, Post Bulletin, Translational Genomics Institute

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