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January 7, 2019

One more gift for you in the new year

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Were you good last year? If so (or even if not – we don’t judge) you might enjoy these little gifts of new knowledge, ideas, technology, and more from Mayo Clinic Research. Read on to learn about some of our newest research programs. Explore some of our shiniest websites (so new the dust hasn’t had […]

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Tags: basic science, biomedical research, cancer, Center for Biomedical Discovery, E. Aubrey Thompson, Ian Lanza, Jan van Deursen, Jian Yuan, Kathleen Yost, Kay Medina, Kenton Kaufman, liver cancer


December 24, 2018

Our gift to you this holiday season

By Sara Tiner saratiner

Your holiday gift list may include model planes or model rockets, but I hope it also includes the Mayo Model of Research. Haven’t you heard of it? It isn’t new but it is pretty amazing. It’s based around Mayo’s core value, the needs of the patient come first, as that value applies to research.  Right […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Model of Research


November 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 commonly known as alcoholism, could […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Mark Frye, pharmacogenomics, Richard Weinshilboum


October 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 her Mayo Clinic colleagues are […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Carrie Hruska, Center for Individualized Medicine, Deborah Rhodes, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Michael O'Connor, Myra Wick


September 11, 2018

Meet Katrina Croghan, Clinical Research Coordinator

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Katrina Croghan is clinical research coordinator for Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, assigned to the division of Hematology in Rochester, Minnesota. She began her career in ecology and animal science, but while en route to a related Ph.D., ended up as a supplemental research coordinator because of her knowledge of writing protocols and conducting research. She says: “For a short […]

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Tags: clinical trials, hematology, Katrina Croghan


August 2, 2018

Research News Roundup-July 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research-related news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to associated resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Anesthesia, surgery linked to subtle decline in memory and thinking in older adults, Mayo study finds In adults over 70, exposure to general […]

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer's disease, basic science, DNA, genomics, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, neurology, ovarian cancer, precision medicine, Research News Roundup


July 31, 2018

Banking on improved health

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on June 4, 2018. Article by Barbara Toman Just as money in the bank boosts your financial well-being, biobanks have the power to impact your health. Think of biobank samples as assets that researchers can draw upon to improve disease treatments. One such withdrawal […]

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Tags: Adrian Vella, All of Us, biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, diabetes, Stephen Thibodeau


July 12, 2018

Arresting melanoma’s molecular drivers

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This post originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on May 15, 2018. Article by Barbara Toman Melanoma, the skin cancer often associated with sun exposure, is on the rise and has no reliable cure. Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of efforts aimed at increasing early detection and treatment of this aggressive disease. The […]

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Tags: Aleksander Sekulic, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, gene mutation, immunotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, melanoma, Minetta Liu


July 9, 2018

Offering underserved groups access to cutting-edge research

By Kris Schanilec kschanilec

For many patients, clinical trials offer a chance to benefit from promising new treatments that are not available in the doctor’s office. Yet not all people have the same access to these opportunities. Groups such as racial minorities, older individuals, and those with low income are less likely than others to participate in clinical trials, […]

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Tags: biobank, blood cancer, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, clinical trials, community engagement, Gerardo Colon-Otero, health disparities, hematology, HPV, lymphoma


July 5, 2018

Research News Roundup-June 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. This month’s Roundup includes a number of findings related pancreatic cancer and other gastrointestinal disorders, as well […]

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Tags: basic science, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, diabetes, DNA, DNA testing, gastroenterology, gene mutation, genetic testing, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, Research News Roundup


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