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September 25, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 9/25/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

COVID-19 still is holding a spot in the headlines, and probably will for at least the next year or so. But more and more there is re-emerging interest in other health care research. In this post, you’ll find Mayo Clinic Research and research experts cited on Alzheimer’s, opioids, artificial intelligence and physician burnout, seafood and […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, artificial intelligence, big data, bile duct cancer, Bobbie Gostout, brain, cancer, cardiology, cardiovascular disease, cholangiocarcinoma, clinical research, clinical trials


September 18, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 9/18/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Allure Magazine, KAAL-TV, The Scientist and Yahoo! are just a few of the outlets that were talking this week with Mayo Clinic researchers and about Mayo Clinic Research. Read on for national and international news on COVID-19, cancer, disparities in health care access and outcomes, the relationship between migraine and pregnancy, vaping and more. Coffee […]

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Tags: Andrew Rule, cardiology, Charles Loprinzi, chemotherapy, Christopher Mackintosh, colorectal cancer, COVID-19, Dawn Davis, Gregory Poland, health disparities, hormones, influenza


September 11, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 9/11/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

In case you missed them – or you just weren’t looking, this blog post includes a host of stories, from across the nation and around the world, that discuss Mayo Clinic research or cite Mayo researchers. Read on for excerpts and links to stories on what we know about herbs and supplements for anxiety, proposed […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, autoimmune disorder, Bhanu Kolla, Brent Bauer, cancer screening, celiac disease, clinical research, clinical trials, concussion, COVID-19, dementia


September 4, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 9/4/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

A wide range of topics were covered by news media over the last week, citing Mayo Clinic Research or including Mayo researchers’ perspectives. Below are excerpts from some of these articles, as well as links to the full stories online. Read on for news about gluten-free cosmetics, daylight savings time, advances in understanding in Alzheimer’s […]

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Tags: ALS, Alzheimer's disease, amnesia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Andrea Boon, Andrea Tooley, artificial intelligence, Barry Borlaug, cancer, cardiology, Carrie Thompson, clinical research


August 25, 2020

Rock star baby hitting all milestones after fetal surgery

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

The first peek at her baby during the 20 week ultrasound turned from excitement to concern for Hetty Mollert. “It was taking longer than I expected. I thought they were just being super in-depth about everything,” said Mollert, a first time mother-to-be from Madison, Wis. “Then we learned the devastating news. The ultrasound showed our […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Chiari malformation, Edward Ahn, fetal surgery, hydrocephalus, maternal and fetal medicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, neurology, pediatric neurosurgery, Rodrigo Ruano, spina bifida


August 21, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 8/21/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

A wide range of Mayo Clinic expertise was highlighted in the past week, with local, national and international media outlets quoting researchers and referring to Mayo Clinic research findings. Following are a selection of these news articles, with a brief excerpt and link to the full story on the appropriate websites. For ease of review, […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Andrew Badley, blood pressure, Bobbi Pritt, Brian Mohney, cardiology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19, diabetes, emergency department, epidemiology, genetics


August 14, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news 8/14/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

While much of the news around health care research is COVID-19 related, Mayo Clinic researchers are hard at work across the entire spectrum of health and health care delivery. Our multidisciplinary research teams are seeking ways to improve outcomes, lower costs and enhance the experience of patients, providers and caregivers. Read on for snippets of […]

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Tags: aging, Andrew Badley, antibodies, breast cancer, chemotherapy, Clifford Jack Jr., clinical research, clinical trials, COVID-19, Devon Rubin, Eugenia Trushina, Grzegorz Nowakowski


June 18, 2020

Crisis inspires innovation

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Mayo Clinic has an unparalleled resource to lead the response to COVID-19: our organizational values — the living legacy of the Mayo family and the Sisters of St. Francis, who established the foundation of Mayo Clinic.   Addressing employees, who face major challenges in the COVID-19 pandemic, Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., president and CEO, pledged on behalf of […]

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Tags: COVID-19, Gianrico Farrugia, influenza, Robert Brown


April 24, 2020

Mayo Clinic, the military, and a different kind of war

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Over the years, Mayo Clinic has stepped forward to meet emerging challenges in health care. Sometimes in war between nations, and sometimes in a different kind of war — the struggle to understand, treat, reduce the impact of, and perhaps someday to eradicate devastating diseases. Med City Beat, a news outlet local to Rochester, Minnesota, […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, COVID-19, lab medicine, military medicine


March 20, 2020

Mayo Researchers Develop Unique Tool, Lab to Study Vaping

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Jon Ebbert, M.D., is sympathetic to the plight of the patients he sees who are struggling with addiction. “I saw a lot of addiction growing up,” he tells Rochester Magazine’s Steve Lange. “I know the damage it can do.” Dr. Ebbert, a Community Internal Medicine physician and researcher in Mayo Clinic’s Nicotine Dependence Center, also understands why […]

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Tags: Alexandra Ward, COVID-19, Jon Ebbert, lung disease, medical research, Nicotine Dependence Center, vaping


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