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October 19th, 2017

Cycling Through Multiple Myeloma

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

It was Labor Day 2009 when Andy received the same diagnosis his wife had heard 12 years earlier — a one in 14 million possibility. Andy’s wife Sue was diagnosed on April 11, 1997, with multiple myeloma, and she died on May 1. She never came out of the hospital. Their kids were 12 and […]

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Tags: Arizona, carfilzomib, clinical trial, Forefront, Joseph Mikhael, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma, patient story, pomalidomide, research, stem cell transplant


October 17th, 2017

New fish in the sea – Mayo Clinic research websites expanding content

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

At Mayo Clinic, research is integral to everything we do. We would be unable to offer the highest possible levels of care and continually improve the practice of medicine without research, and the education programs and processes to make it a reality. Thanks for visiting, and we hope you enjoy learning more about some of […]

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Tags: Arthrogryposis, brain tumor, craniosynostosis, Heterotopic ossification, Jann Sarkaria, Jennifer Westendorf, John A. Copland III, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, musculoskeletal, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, PDX National Resource


October 6th, 2017

Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University researchers working on a new tool to diagnose valley fever

By Julie Janovsky-Mason juliejmason

Infectious-disease researchers at Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University (ASU) are working on a new test to detect valley fever more quickly and efficiently. Getting there involves looking for the fungus that causes valley fever rather than searching for antibodies in potentially infected patients. That elusive fungus, say the researchers, can be hard to diagnose […]

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona State University, ASU, Center for Individualized Medicine, fungus, immunology, research, Thomas Grys, valley fever


October 4th, 2017

Swimming with sharks nets funding for research projects during the inaugural Kern Scholar Shark Tank

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars Program held an inaugural Shark Tank–like event, October 2, 2017. The event launched the bi-annual scholar retreat, incorporated into the opening social gathering. These social gatherings provide an opportunity for Kern Scholars Program […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health care delivery, Kern Center, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Kern Scholars, Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, shark tank


September 26th, 2017

Teaching an old REP new tricks—Rochester Epidemiology Project partnering with local Public Health

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

  Dan Jensen, M.P.H., is the associate director, Olmsted County Public Health; and director, Olmsted County Preventive Services. The Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) has supported over 2,600 peer-reviewed scientific research publications covering a span of more than 50 years. Recent REP additions of the data exploration portal, adding Olmsted County Public Health data, and supporting […]

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Tags: Community Health Needs Assessment, Dan Jensen, data exploration portal, OCPHS, Olmsted County Public Health Service, population health, public health, REP, research, Rochester Epidemiology Project


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 20th, 2017

Expanding our fold – Mayo Clinic’s newest research related websites

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

At Mayo Clinic, research is integral to everything we do. We would be unable to offer the highest possible levels of care and continually improve the practice of medicine without research, and the education programs and processes to make it a reality. We are pleased to introduce some of our newest programs – or in […]

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Tags: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, bile duct cancer, brain cancer, brain tumor, Florida, gallbladder cancer, hepatitis, Lewis Roberts, liver cancer, nicotine dependence, research, Somali


September 19th, 2017

CARING FOR KARTER–Genetic sleuths never give up hunt to identify Minnesota boy’s condition

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Karter Malcomson coos and swivels his head when he hears his name in his mother’s reassuring voice. “You know we’re talking about you, don’t you?” Karter’s mom, Kerrie, says. “Karter is a very happy boy. He’s very content. He’s very interested in everything, especially people. He’s definitely a people person.” His father, Zane, spins Karter […]

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Tags: C2CD3, Center for Individualized Medicine, Charu Kaiwar, Department of Clinical Genomics, Eric Klee, Filippo Pinto e Vairo, genetic disorder, Karter Malcomson, Margot Cousin, molecular geneticist, Nicole Boczek, oral-facial-digital syndrome type 14


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


September 12th, 2017

Mayo Clinic researchers review the clinical potential of senolytic drugs on aging

By Megan Forliti mforliti

Researchers are moving closer to realizing the clinical potential of drugs that have previously been shown to support healthy aging in animals. In a review article published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Mayo Clinic aging experts say that, if proven to be effective and safe in humans, these drugs could be “transformative” […]

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Tags: aging, Dr. James Kirkland, healthy aging, Kogod Center on Aging, medical research, Minnesota News Releases, News Releases, senescent cells, senolytic drugs


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