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Sep 21, 2017

Game Changers: Five Innovative Tests for Cancer Detection

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara @nicoleferrara
Finding cancer as early as possible is critical to saving lives. Mayo Clinic is creating a new era in health care with tests that make early and accurate detection of common cancers easy. Many are minimally invasive, convenient, cost-effective and widely available, removing the barriers that prevent people from getting [...]
Game Changers: Five Innovative Tests for Cancer Detection
Sep 20, 2017

Expanding our fold - Mayo Clinic's newest research related websites

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
At Mayo Clinic, research is integral to everything we do. We would be unable to offer the highest possible levels of care and continually improve the practice of medicine without research, and the education programs and processes to make it a reality. We are pleased to introduce some of our [...]
Expanding our fold - Mayo Clinic's newest research related websites
Sep 19, 2017

CARING FOR KARTER--Genetic sleuths never give up hunt to identify Minnesota boy's condition

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
Karter Malcomson coos and swivels his head when he hears his name in his mother's reassuring voice. "You know we're talking about you, don't you?" Karter's mom, Kerrie, says. "Karter is a very happy boy. He's very content. He's very interested in everything, especially people. He's definitely a people person." [...]
CARING FOR KARTER--Genetic sleuths never give up hunt to identify Minnesota boy's condition
Sep 14, 2017

Research News Roundup--August 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. August 2017 Mayo Clinic researchers identify genes fueling neuroblastoma spread For the first time, Mayo Clinic researchers [...]
Research News Roundup--August 2017
Sep 12, 2017

Mayo Clinic researchers review the clinical potential of senolytic drugs on aging

By Megan Forliti @mforliti
Researchers are moving closer to realizing the clinical potential of drugs that have previously been shown to support healthy aging in animals. In a review article published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Mayo Clinic aging experts say that, if proven to be effective and safe in humans, [...]
Mayo Clinic researchers review the clinical potential of senolytic drugs on aging
Sep 7, 2017

MUNEER SATTER--Genes made personal through foundation's support

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
Muneer Satter's first interest in medicine wasn't rooted in genomics. It was in seeing the health care needs of his loved ones and of the world's most vulnerable. In his professional life, before making investments in biotech, he sought out the opinions of expert doctors at Mayo Clinic. "The more [...]
MUNEER SATTER--Genes made personal through foundation's support
Sep 6, 2017

Access to clinical trials-- focus of Florida policy forum

By Lynda de Widt @ldewidt
Health care organizations from around the state of Florida came together on Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus Aug. 29 to raise awareness about clinical trials research taking place in the state. The Florida Policy Forum on Clinical Trials also focused on strategies for recruiting more diverse participants and the important role [...]
Access to clinical trials-- focus of Florida policy forum
Sep 5, 2017

Regenerative Diabetes Conference on Islet Regeneration and Replacement: Sept. 29-30

By Jennifer Schutz @jenniferschutz
Registration is now open for the Mayo Clinic Regenerative Diabetes International Conference on Islet Regeneration and Replacement. The conference will take place Sept. 29-30, 2017 in Rochester, Minn. Registration is free, but seating is limited. The Mayo Clinic Regenerative Diabetes International Conference on Islet Regeneration and Replacement brings together academia and industry leaders [...]
Regenerative Diabetes Conference on Islet Regeneration and Replacement: Sept. 29-30
Aug 29, 2017

Will health care improve if everyone has their DNA mapped?

By susanbuckles @susanbuckles
Article by Sharon Rosen Rapid advances in genomic testing have led to better screening and individualized treatments for many diseases, including rare genetic disorders and cancer. Now that genetic testing is becoming faster and less expensive, should it become part of routine medical care for healthy people? Should everyone have [...]
Will health care improve if everyone has their DNA mapped?
Aug 24, 2017

UNTANGLING ALZHEIMER'S--Mayo Clinic's approach

By Megan Forliti @mforliti
Families living with Alzheimer's disease woke to devastating newspaper headlines recently: Another highly touted drug failed in clinical trials. Drugmaker Eli Lilly's EXPEDITION3 trial tested an antibody, a molecule used by the immune system to fight off disease, called solanezumab. This experimental drug sought to remove harmful proteins in the brain that [...]
UNTANGLING ALZHEIMER'S--Mayo Clinic's approach
Aug 23, 2017

Researchers report link between cells associated with aging and bone loss

By Megan Forliti @mforliti
Mayo Clinic researchers have reported a causal link between senescent cells – the cells associated with aging and age-related disease – and bone loss in mice. Targeting these cells led to an increase in bone mass and strength. The findings appear online in Nature Medicine. Low bone mass and osteoporosis are [...]
Researchers report link between cells associated with aging and bone loss
Aug 22, 2017

Three genetic tests to improve prenatal screening

By susanbuckles @susanbuckles
Article by Sharon Rosen New genomic technology is reshaping perinatal screening, which is testing before and during pregnancy to assess the health of a baby. Now pregnant women can have their baby initially screened for genetic disorders, such as Down syndrome, through the use of a newer blood test that [...]
Three genetic tests to improve prenatal screening
Aug 21, 2017

Shared decision making should encourage conversations, researchers contend

By Adam Harringa @harringaadam
To improve quality and reduce health care spending at a population level, state and federal agencies have begun requiring shared decision making tools for certain procedures and tests. With legal and financial incentives, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and others aim to move the industry toward value-based care. [...]
Shared decision making should encourage conversations, researchers contend
Aug 17, 2017

Research News Roundup--July 2017 (2)

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
Welcome to the second issue of the Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup. These columns reprise research news releases from the past month, and link readers to those articles, as well as related resources. Thank you for your continued support of Mayo Clinic Research! July 16-31, 2017 Mayo Clinic School of Medicine [...]
Research News Roundup--July 2017 (2)
Aug 15, 2017

DOWN TO THE ROOTS--Persistence powers Mayo Clinic's approach to adult-derived stem cell therapies

By Jennifer Schutz @jenniferschutz
Allan B. Dietz, Ph.D., never intended to be a scientist. His plan was to be a farmer, just like his father, grandfather and all the other Dietzes he knew. "I was going to be a farmer at first. Then I was going to be a veterinarian because that's what farm [...]
DOWN TO THE ROOTS--Persistence powers Mayo Clinic's approach to adult-derived stem cell therapies
Aug 10, 2017

TOGETHER TRIAL--An individualized strategy for stopping organ rejection

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine is collaborating with a molecular diagnostics company to monitor patients after an organ transplant and improve the efficacy of immunosuppressant drugs by tailoring treatment to an individual's genome. The effectiveness of immunosuppressant drugs is governed by a number of factors, but a major contributor [...]
TOGETHER TRIAL--An individualized strategy for stopping organ rejection
Aug 8, 2017

Proposed research agenda--Address disparities for young thyroid cancer patients

By meghanknoedler @meghanknoedler
In 2013, the television show host from HGTV’s Flip or Flop, Tarek El Moussa, received a concerned email from a fan of the show. The email came from an experienced registered nurse to tell him that while watching the show she noticed a lump in the front of his throat [...]
Proposed research agenda--Address disparities for young thyroid cancer patients
Aug 3, 2017

Mayo researchers seek to manage pain while minimizing opioid prescriptions

By Adam Harringa @harringaadam
In the last 15 years, the number of Americans receiving an opioid prescription and the number of deaths involving overdoses have roughly quadrupled, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 90 people per day died in 2015 from an overdose of a prescription opioid or heroin [...]
Mayo researchers seek to manage pain while minimizing opioid prescriptions
Aug 2, 2017

Mayo researchers to explore safety of combining blood-thinners

By Adam Harringa @harringaadam
Millions of Americans are taking blood-thinning drugs for common medical conditions. Often, they receive prescriptions for more than one when they have multiple chronic diseases or conditions. As Americans age and the number of people on these drugs is expected to steadily increase over the coming decades, researchers are trying [...]
Mayo researchers to explore safety of combining blood-thinners
Aug 1, 2017

Research News Roundup--July 2017 (1)

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
We're trying out a new idea on the blog - the Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup. These columns will reprise research news releases from the past month, and link readers to those articles, as well as related resources. Thank you for your continued support of Mayo Clinic Research! July 1-15, [...]
Research News Roundup--July 2017 (1)
Jul 31, 2017

REGISTER NOW--Transform health care one moment at time

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
For a few days, you join a community of intensely curious people–all of whom are eager to explore foundational questions that are otherwise sidelined in standard analyses of health care in the United States. Transform doesn't shy away from any of it.   – Lauren Taylor, Co-Author, The American Health Care [...]
REGISTER NOW--Transform health care one moment at time
Jul 27, 2017

Meet the Investigator: Kristin R. Swanson, Ph.D.

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara @nicoleferrara
At the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, hundreds of researchers dedicate their professional lives to reducing the burden of cancer. Each one has a unique story. In this video, Kristin R. Swanson, Ph.D., a brain cancer researcher at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix, Arizona, discusses her research. This article originally appeared [...]
Jul 25, 2017

New findings from Nursing Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
Everyone knows what nurses do – they care for patients, right? While providing the best possible patient care is foremost on nurses’ minds at Mayo Clinic (and really, that of all our health care providers), nurses hold all sorts of roles. And some nurses are “doctors,” of the Ph.D. variety. [...]
New findings from Nursing Research
Jul 20, 2017

Obesity: an individualized approach doubles the success rate of weight loss therapy

By susanbuckles @susanbuckles
Article by Sharon Rosen Many people think if they just stick to a diet and exercise, they’ll lose weight; unfortunately, many are not successful. They wonder why they can’t lose weight even after trying many different diets, work out programs and medications. According to Andres Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., the answers, [...]
Obesity: an individualized approach doubles the success rate of weight loss therapy
Jul 18, 2017

Check Out the Latest Issue of Forefront Magazine

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara @nicoleferrara
Forefront is the complimentary magazine of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. Published in print and online magazine editions annually and in email and online newsletter editions quarterly, Forefront highlights Mayo Clinic’s cutting-edge cancer research and the latest Cancer Center news. View the online edition. View the email newsletter. Subscribe.  
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