Advancing the Science

Mayo Clinic Medical Science Blog – an eclectic collection of research- and research education-related stories: feature stories, mini news bites, learning opportunities, profiles and more from Mayo Clinic.

Nov 15, 2018

Meet Lisa Schimmenti: Searching for drug therapies to treat hearing loss

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on Oct. 4, 2018 Article by Sharon Rosen   Lisa Schimmenti, M.D. has always been fascinated with Helen Keller and all she accomplished, in spite of being blind and deaf from a very young age. As the newly appointed [...]
Meet Lisa Schimmenti: Searching for drug therapies to treat hearing loss
Nov 14, 2018

Mayo Clinic, UMN and Hennepin Healthcare collaborating to train the next generation

By Advancing the Science contributor @advancingthescience
By Martha Coventry, Senior Editor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health Program will train the next generation of researchers to work with clinicians, administrators, and patients in health care settings. A new collaboration among three of Minnesota’s most important health research, education, and care delivery organizations — University of [...]
Mayo Clinic, UMN and Hennepin Healthcare collaborating to train the next generation
Nov 13, 2018

On the Front Lines of Anaphylaxis: Using Data to Save Lives

By Advancing the Science contributor @advancingthescience
By Ronna Campbell, M.D., Ph.D.;  Megan Motosue, M.D.; and M. Fernanda Bellolio, M.D.; Mayo Clinic Anaphylaxis is a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that affects millions of Americans. Today, nearly 15 million people in the U.S. have a food allergy and numbers are increasing. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can occur within seconds following [...]
On the Front Lines of Anaphylaxis: Using Data to Save Lives
Nov 12, 2018

Research News Roundup -- October 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann @elizabethzimmermann
Welcome to Advancing the Science. On Mayo Clinic's medical research blog we have a wide range of research and research-education content. In addition to stories you won't find anywhere else, we also collect content from other sources in one easy-to-access spot. The monthly Research News Roundup is one such aggregator, [...]
Research News Roundup -- October 2018
Nov 8, 2018

MS or not MS? Mayo Clinic Neuroimmunology Lab answers the question

By Advancing the Science contributor @advancingthescience
In 2017, Mayo Clinic launched a first-in-the-U.S. clinical test to help patients with some autoimmune disorders get the right diagnosis faster. The test defines a new form of inflammatory demyelinating disease, myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) autoimmunity, which is distinct from multiple sclerosis (MS), with which it is commonly confused. The [...]
MS or not MS? Mayo Clinic Neuroimmunology Lab answers the question
Nov 6, 2018

Mayo Clinic research combines genetics and psychiatry to seek biomarkers for precise alcohol abuse therapies

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on Oct. 23, 2018. Mayo Clinic research is bringing together knowledge of psychiatry, genetics, metabolomics, pharmacogenomics and artificial intelligence to seek biological markers associated with alcohol use disorder and treatment response. Finding the molecular drivers of alcohol use disorder [...]
Mayo Clinic research combines genetics and psychiatry to seek biomarkers for precise alcohol abuse therapies
Nov 5, 2018

Early-phase Cancer Clinical Trials (Phase I) Available at Mayo Clinic

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara @nicoleferrara
The Early Cancer Therapeutics Group at Mayo Clinic offers patients whose cancers haven't responded to standard chemotherapy or other treatments the opportunity to join an early-phase clinical trial of a potential new treatment. Early-phase clinical trials (phase I) determine safe dosage levels and safe methods of treatment delivery. A phase [...]
Early-phase Cancer Clinical Trials (Phase I) Available at Mayo Clinic
Nov 1, 2018

Meet the investigator: Roxana S. Dronca, M.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, Roxana S. Dronca, M.D., a hematologist and an oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, discusses her research on tumor immunology, malignant melanoma [...]
Meet the investigator: Roxana S. Dronca, M.D.
Oct 30, 2018

Neuroscience powerhouses at Mayo Clinic in Florida

By Advancing the Science contributor @advancingthescience
Rosa Rademakers, Ph.D., and Nilufer Ertekin-Taner, M.D., Ph.D., collaborate on Alzheimer’s disease-related research in the Department of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Dr. Ertekin-Taner’s lab, which focuses on late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, generates large data sets of gene expression and multilevel genomics data that are shared with Dr. Rademakers’ lab, [...]
Neuroscience powerhouses at Mayo Clinic in Florida
Oct 30, 2018

Have You Read the September 2018 Issue of Forefront Magazine?

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara @nicoleferrara
No? This is your chance! Forefront is the complimentary magazine of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. Published in online and email newsletter editions quarterly, Forefront highlights Mayo Clinic’s cutting-edge cancer research. The September 2018 edition of email/online Forefront features: A message from Mayo Clinic Cancer Center director, Robert Diasio, M.D. Article: Mayo Researchers a [...]
Have You Read the September 2018 Issue of Forefront Magazine?
Oct 25, 2018

Mayo Clinic Research transforming sports medicine through injury prevention research

By Advancing the Science contributor @advancingthescience
Discovering new, improved ways to meet unmet patient needs is why Mayo Clinic Research exists, and the teams in Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory and Sports Medicine Research are no exception. Director of both programs, Timothy Hewett, Ph.D., has conducted injury prevention research throughout his career. He published his first prospective study [...]
Mayo Clinic Research transforming sports medicine through injury prevention research
Oct 24, 2018

Bringing pharmacogenomics to your medical practice

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
After decades of research, pharmacogenomics is “ready for prime time” so to speak. Mayo clinic is a leader in moving pharmacogenomics into clinical care — with the goal of helping providers identify medications that are compatible with their patients' genetic profiles. Drugs and Genes: Pharmacogenomics for the Modern Health Care [...]
Bringing pharmacogenomics to your medical practice
Oct 23, 2018

Predicting a Woman's Risk for Breast Cancer Following a Biopsy

By Kate Ledger @k8ledger
Each year, more than one million women have biopsies that show non-cancerous changes in the breast, known as benign breast disease (BBD). Even though the changes may not require treatment, studies over the years at Mayo Clinic and elsewhere have found that not all cases of BBD are the same, [...]
Predicting a Woman's Risk for Breast Cancer Following a Biopsy
Oct 22, 2018

Personalized screening: finding and treating breast cancer sooner

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on Oct. 15, 2018. Article by Sharon Rosen October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to reflect on new, individualized approaches to detecting and treating a cancer that affects 1 in 8 American women. Deborah Rhodes, M.D. and [...]
Personalized screening: finding and treating breast cancer sooner
Oct 18, 2018

What is the impact on health care of genome editing?

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
Although Mayo Clinic does not use genome editing as part of any treatment in the medical practice, genome editing has promise for treating and even curing previously intractable disorders, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Genome editing, via methods like CRISPR-Cas9 (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats and CRISPR-associated protein) can [...]
What is the impact on health care of genome editing?
Oct 16, 2018

Regenerative medicine facilities and expertise in Florida

By Jennifer Schutz @jenniferschutz
The Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites has seen 1,000 patients since opening on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus almost two years ago. The model, which integrated patient care with laboratory functions, is enabling the development and use of regenerative medicine products. The unique space serves both patients and clinicians, providing a place for multidisciplinary [...]
Regenerative medicine facilities and expertise in Florida
Oct 15, 2018

First Diagnostic Criteria Determined for Spinal Cord Strokes

By Advancing the Science contributor @advancingthescience
Mayo Clinic researchers have outlined diagnostic criteria for determining spinal cord strokes. One reviewer described their research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology, as “a seminal paper” that will help diagnose spinal cord strokes, which oftentimes are misdiagnosed. “Spinal cord strokes can be confidently diagnosed by [...]
First Diagnostic Criteria Determined for Spinal Cord Strokes
Oct 11, 2018

Nausea and vomiting: Not just a possible symptom, a dreaded reality for some

By Meghan Knoedler @meghanknoedler
Michelle was the matriarch of a big Italian family. Her life revolved around taking care of others and her love language was food. When she was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, her life and family activities suddenly screeched to a halt. Her oncologist and health care team acted quickly [...]
Nausea and vomiting: Not just a possible symptom, a dreaded reality for some
Oct 10, 2018

Mayo lab scientists collaborate to paint a better picture of patient health

By Caitlin Doran @caityrosey
On September 24, 2018, the National Institutes of Health  (NIH) awarded Mayo Clinic funding to serve as the new Metabolomics Research Core for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network. In this article, we explore the role of metabolomics in medicine at Mayo Clinic, both in research and in patient care. And we celebrate [...]
Mayo lab scientists collaborate to paint a better picture of patient health
Oct 9, 2018

Diabetes 3, 2, 1

By Jennifer Schutz @jenniferschutz
Often people with diabetes have brain changes that are hallmarks of both Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. Some researchers believe that each condition fuels the damage caused by the other. That link may occur as a result of the ways that type 2 diabetes affects the ability of the brain [...]
Diabetes 3, 2, 1
Oct 4, 2018

Pet Project: Using AI to forecast and prevent epileptic seizures

By Advancing the Science contributor @advancingthescience
If you’re in California and see a dog outfitted in a snazzy vest with an electronic tablet, Spot, Fido or Lassie just might be participating in a Mayo Clinic epilepsy trial. Mayo Clinic and Medtronic are developing a next-generation epilepsy therapeutics platform that integrates brain implants with local and distributing computing [...]
Pet Project: Using AI to forecast and prevent epileptic seizures
Oct 3, 2018

Mayo Clinic Awarded Nation's First Hepatobiliary SPORE Grant

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara @nicoleferrara
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded Mayo Clinic an $11.5 million grant to fund  a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in hepatobiliary cancer through August 2023. Headed by principal investigators Mark A. McNiven, Ph.D., and Lewis R. Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., the goal of the Mayo Clinic Hepatobiliary [...]
Mayo Clinic Awarded Nation's First Hepatobiliary SPORE Grant
Oct 2, 2018

Research News Roundup -- September 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann @elizabethzimmermann
Each month, we publish Mayo Clinic's Research News Roundup. This article includes brief summaries and links to news releases from the preceding month that discuss some of our latest medical research. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for recent findings of Mayo Clinic Research: Mayo Clinic researchers receive [...]
Research News Roundup -- September 2018
Oct 1, 2018

How Bread Yeast and Book Damage Help Clarify Epigenetics

By Sara Tiner @saratiner
Genes don't change, but how they are used by the body can.  That shift in use (which is called epigenetics) can mean the difference between illness and health. To better understand how that happens Mayo researchers are examining how genes are activated (used) and copied. With a recent publication in [...]
How Bread Yeast and Book Damage Help Clarify Epigenetics
Sep 27, 2018

Research helps play it safe in the ICU

By Elizabeth Zimmermann @elizabethzimmermann
ICU use of PTZ/VAN combo therapy safe for kidneys Life threatening infections, or sepsis, are one of the most common reasons people end up in the intensive care unit or stay longer in the hospital than originally expected. To combat these infections, physicians can choose from several antibiotics, and often [...]
Research helps play it safe in the ICU
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