August

National Press Foundation Visits Mayo Clinic

By Julie Bashore
August 9, 2015
The Mayo Clinic Biobank…”A Bank that Gives Back.”  This is how journalists affiliated with the National Press Foundation  described the biobank facility after their recent tour.  Twenty health reporters visited the Biobank to learned about issues surrounding precision medicine.  Biobank co-director Dr. Stephen Thibodeau explained how this facility provides  ‘one-stop shopping’ as samples are collected, […]
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June

Microvesicles as an indicator of early disease?

By Julie Bashore
June 23, 2015
Symptoms are typically the first indicator of cardiovascular disease.  What if we could predict disease before the symptoms ever occur?  Muthuvel Jayachandran, Ph.D.  is working toward this goal with the help of the Mayo Clinic Biobank.   He is using the Biobank to develop a test to see if individuals are at risk for heart and […]
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May

Recruitment problem solved with the Mayo Clinic Biobank

By Ann Marie Jahn
May 1, 2015
How does dietary sodium affect the stress related change in heart rate?  This is the question that John Eisenach, MD asked as he started researching the effects of certain genetic alterations and how these changes influence heart and blood vessel function under controlled levels of sodium in the diet.  He needed participants with a specific […]
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April

Does Precision Medicine Hold "Cure" for Cancer? Mayo Clinic's Wyatt Decker, M.D., Joins Experts to Discuss

By Ann Marie Jahn
April 28, 2015
Earlier this year, President Barack Obama called for a $215 million dollar investment in precision medicine with $70 million of that focused on National Cancer Institute activities to use genomics to improve cancer treatment. Mayo Clinic has been at the forefront of an individualized medicine strategy using state-of-the-art genomics, pharmacogenomics and other approaches for some […]
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Return of Results questions? Erin Winkler, MS will speak at ISBER 2015

By Ann Marie Jahn
April 28, 2015
  Patient care is a two-way street.  The Mayo Clinic Biobank is not only known for advancing research and patient care, but also serving its participants.  This large clinic-based, non-disease focused collection of samples includes blood and blood derivatives and health information from more than 47,000 participants.  Now, those participants also benefit by receiving information […]
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How individualizing breast cancer improved this patient’s care

By Staff
April 20, 2015
Holly Boehle continues to reflect on the little things that make a difference in her care — the differentiators that brought her to Mayo Clinic and continue to give her hope today. Boehle of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly two years ago. Subsequently, she learned of Mayo Clinic’s care through the Mayo […]
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Join us at ISBER 2015 - Phoenix, May 5 to May 9

By Richard Radach
April 17, 2015
  Please join us at the ISBER 2015 Annual Meeting in Phoenix from May 5 to May 9, 2015, Booth 207 – please come by or contact us to schedule an appointment at 855-298-0598 or by email at mayoclinicbioservices@mayo.edu  
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Join us at ISBER 2015 - Phoenix, Arizona, May 5 to 9

By Richard Radach
April 17, 2015
  Please join us at the ISBER 2015 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona from May 5 to 9, 2015, Booth 207 – please come by or contact us to schedule an appointment at 855-298-0598 or by email at mayoclinicbioservices@mayo.edu  
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