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October 10th, 2017

Researchers Link Alzheimer’s Gene to Type III Diabetes

By Kate Ledger k8ledger

Researchers have known for several years that being overweight and having Type II diabetes can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. But they’re now beginning to talk about another form of diabetes—Type III diabetes—that’s also associated with the neurodegenerative disease. This newly defined diabetes occurs when the neurons in the brain become unable to […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, APOE, diabetes, Florida, Guojun Bu, insulin deficiency, neurodegenerative disease, research


October 5th, 2017

Research News Roundup–September 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. September 2017 Larger-dose opioid prescriptions not coming from emergency departments, study shows Opioid prescriptions from the emergency department (ED) are written for a […]

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Tags: News, research, Research News Roundup


September 21st, 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 treatment. Breast cancer can’t hide […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer center, detection, test


September 14th, 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 and colleagues present data on […]

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Tags: News, Research News Roundup


August 23rd, 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 estimated to be a major […]

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Tags: aging, bone, bone loss, bone mass, bone strength, Dr. James Kirkland, Dr. Sundeep Khosla, Kogod Center on Aging, medical research, Minnesota News Releases, News Releases, osteoporosis


August 21st, 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. But do shared decision making […]

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Tags: conversation aid, Juan Brito Campana MBBS, Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Marleen Kunneman PhD, Mayo Clinic Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit, Mayo Clinic Shared Decision Making National Resource Center, patient decision aid, shared decision making, Victor Montori MD


August 17th, 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 gives medical education a new […]

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Tags: News, Research News Roundup


August 3rd, 2017

Mayo researchers seek to manage pain while minimizing opioid prescriptions

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

For decades, the emphasis nationwide for treating surgical patients was to prescribe enough opioid pain medication to ensure they didn’t have any pain. But health care providers are realizing it’s a balancing act between managing pain and ensuring patients aren’t overprescribed.

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Tags: Dr. Cornelius Thiels, Dr. Elizabeth Habermann, Dr. Robert Cima, Dr. Tad Mabry, Kern Center, Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic research, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, medical research, narcotic, opioid, opioid drugs


August 1st, 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, 2017 Mayo Clinic, nference launch […]

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Tags: News, Research News Roundup


July 25th, 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. These nurse scientists form the […]

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Tags: American Journal of Critical Care, ICU, Linda Chlan, nursing research, patient-administered medication


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