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September 5, 2019

If it isn’t broken, why fix it? Advancements in multiple myeloma diagnosis.

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

The standard laboratory test to diagnose multiple myeloma dates back to the Eisenhower administration. Research at Mayo Clinic spearheaded by David Murray, M.D., Ph.D., and fueled by his experience as an industrial chemist has led to a new assay to screen and diagnose the disease. Lacking in speed and specificity Despite gargantuan leaps in medicine […]

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Tags: amyloidosis, Angela Dispenzieri, blood cancer, collaboration, David Barnidge, David Murray, hematology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, MGUS, multiple myeloma


September 3, 2019

Research News Roundup–August 2019

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: Genetically manipulating protein level in colon cancer cells can […]

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Tags: Alan Fields, artificial intelligence, atrial fibrillation, basic science, cardiology, cardiovascular disease, chemotherapy, Colin West, colorectal cancer, diabetes, Frank Sinicrope, Lotte Dyrbye


August 26, 2019

Hospice research aims to understand process of dying, help loved ones with end-of-life care

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

While death is inevitable, for patients at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato’s Hospice Program, the process of dying is becoming more bearable as a result of several research studies aimed at better understanding. Death, ultimately, is inevitable. It happens to everyone. But for patients at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato’s Hospice Program, the process […]

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Tags: Greg Kutcher, hospice, Jacek Soroka, Mayo Clinic Health System, palliative care


August 20, 2019

McArdle’s sign, long overlooked, is an indicator of multiple sclerosis

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Jay Furst McArdle’s sign, a distinctive muscle weakness that affects patients with spinal cord disease, was first noted more than 30 years ago. The namesake of the “sign,” M.J. McArdle, was a professor of neurology in London, and one of his patients with advanced multiple sclerosis needed to extend his neck and tip his […]

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Tags: Brian Weinshenker, Ernest Hoffman, Matt Hoffman, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, MS, multiple sclerosis, Nathan Schilaty, neurology, physiology


August 5, 2019

Blood thinners in combination increase bleeding risk, Mayo study finds

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Gastrointestinal bleeding is a common side effect for many blood-thinning medications. But new Mayo Clinic research finds that risk is amplified when patients receive more than one blood thinner – especially if they’re 75 or older. The study, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, found patients receiving an anticoagulant drug and an antiplatelet drug, in […]

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Tags: AHRQ, anticoagulant, antiplatelet, blood thinner, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Che Ngufor, gastroenterology, Neena Abraham, Nilay Shah, OptumLabs, Peter Noseworthy, Xiaoxi Yao


August 1, 2019

Research News Roundup–July 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research-related news releases from Mayo Clinic in the past month. It also connects readers to associated resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Racism influences medical students’ decision on practicing in minority or underserved communities, study says A longitudinal study of […]

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Tags: autoimmune disorder, biomedical research, cancer, cardiology, Christopher Camp, clinical trials, education, HLHS, Lotte Dyrbye, medical innovation, neuroimmunology, orthopedic surgery


July 31, 2019

Identifying hereditary cancer risk: genetic testing can lead to better screening, earlier treatment

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Sharon Rosen Do you have family members who have been diagnosed with gastrointestinal, breast or ovarian cancer? According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, nearly 5% to 10% of these cancers can be hereditary. That’s why it is important to share your family medical history with your physician, who can determine if you and […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, gastrointestinal cancer, genetic testing, hereditary cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, ovarian cancer


July 10, 2019

Biomarkers could help early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Early diagnosis will ultimately be essential in the management and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Examination of Alzheimer’s biomarkers can improve the prediction of short-term memory decline in middle-age and elderly individuals, according to new research led by Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, biomarkers, Clifford Jack, Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, Rochester Epidemiology Project


July 2, 2019

Research News Roundup-June 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann 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. Study finds value in physician-patient outcome assessment process Sometimes a physician thinks the outcome of a patient’s treatment is a great success. […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, ASCO, brain cancer, brain tumor, breast cancer, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, celiac disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, education, Gianrico Farrugia


July 1, 2019

Community preparedness for future outbreaks: Lessons from whooping cough

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Lately the news has contained many stories of illness or death that could have been prevented by vaccination. Although in 2019 the stories have mostly been about measles, in 2016 it was pertussis, or whooping cough, as it was in 2012, and 2004-2005. The Centers for Disease Control estimates 24.1 million cases of whooping cough […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Chung-Il Wi, epidemiology, Euijung Ryu, immunization, personalized medicine, pertussis, Rochester Epidemiology Project, vaccines, whooping cough, Young Juhn


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