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January 9th, 2018

Research News Roundup — December 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

On Advancing the Science, in addition to sharing unique research-related news and information from across Mayo Clinic, we like to make sure you didn’t miss any of the ‘big news’ stories. To make it easy, we round up all our research news releases from the previous month into one post. In December we had a […]

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Tags: HLHS, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic’s Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Microbiome, personalized medicine, Purna Kashyap, research, Research News Roundup


December 6th, 2017

Research Roundup—November 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Research Roundup is a compilation of research news releases from Mayo Clinic during the last month. You can read the brief summaries in this post, or click through for the full news release and related content. Thanks for visiting Advancing the Science! Research finds hot flashes, night sweats connected to obstructive sleep apnea risk […]

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Tags: News Releases, research, Research News Roundup


November 7th, 2017

No moss here – Mayo Clinic research websites rolling along

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

They say that a rolling stone gathers no moss, and at Mayo Clinic, our research and research education programs are always on the move. It’s hard to keep track of all the exciting work being done to help improve health for our patients, or the way they – and patients everywhere – experience health care. […]

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Tags: cell therapy, Christopher Evans, Department of Molecular Medicine, Dev Mukhopadhyay, DNA, Eva Galanis, Evanthia Galanis, Florida, gene therapy, Jim Maher, Louis J. Maher, Michael Krowka


November 2nd, 2017

Targeting a Molecular Abnormality

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Microsatellite instability (MSI) might sound like something a NASA engineer would study. But it’s actually a molecular abnormality found in 15 percent of colorectal cancers, explains Mayo Clinic medical oncologist and gastroenterologist Frank A. Sinicrope, M.D., who is testing an immunotherapy drug that could help patients with this subtype of colorectal cancer. Just recently, researchers […]

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Tags: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, biomarkers, clinical trial, colorectal cancer, Forefront, Frank Sinicrope, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, microsatellite instability, molecular abnormality, MSI, research, stage III


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 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 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 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


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