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October 15, 2018

First Diagnostic Criteria Determined for Spinal Cord Strokes

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Mayo Clinic researchers have outlined diagnostic criteria for determining spinal cord strokes. One reviewer described their research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology, as “a seminal paper” that will help diagnose spinal cord strokes, which oftentimes are misdiagnosed. “Spinal cord strokes can be confidently diagnosed by following the diagnostic criteria we […]

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Tags: neurology, Nicholas Zalewski, spinal cord, stroke


October 11, 2018

Nausea and vomiting: Not just a possible symptom, a dreaded reality for some

By Meghan Knoedler meghanknoedler

Michelle was the matriarch of a big Italian family. Her life revolved around taking care of others and her love language was food. When she was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, her life and family activities suddenly screeched to a halt. Her oncologist and health care team acted quickly and put her on chemotherapy, […]

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Tags: Aminah Jatoi, cancer, chemotherapy


October 10, 2018

Mayo lab scientists collaborate to paint a better picture of patient health

By Caitlin Doran caityrosey

On September 24, 2018, the National Institutes of Health  (NIH) awarded Mayo Clinic funding to serve as the new Metabolomics Research Core for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network. In this article, we explore the role of metabolomics in medicine at Mayo Clinic, both in research and in patient care. And we celebrate the role that Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Biochemical Genetics, Clinical Genomics, Laboratory Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Metabolomics


October 9, 2018

Diabetes 3, 2, 1

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Often people with diabetes have brain changes that are hallmarks of both Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. Some researchers believe that each condition fuels the damage caused by the other. That link may occur as a result of the ways that type 2 diabetes affects the ability of the brain and other body tissues to […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, diabetes, islet regeneration, neurobiology, stem cells, type 3 diabetes


October 4, 2018

Pet Project: Using AI to forecast and prevent epileptic seizures

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

If you’re in California and see a dog outfitted in a snazzy vest with an electronic tablet, Spot, Fido or Lassie just might be participating in a Mayo Clinic epilepsy trial. Mayo Clinic and Medtronic are developing a next-generation epilepsy therapeutics platform that integrates brain implants with local and distributing computing environments to continuously chronicle brain […]

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Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Advanced Analytics Services, Mayo Clinic Alumni Magazine, Neurologic Surgery, Parkinson's disease


October 3, 2018

Mayo Clinic Awarded Nation’s First Hepatobiliary SPORE Grant

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded Mayo Clinic an $11.5 million grant to fund  a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in hepatobiliary cancer through August 2023. Headed by principal investigators Mark A. McNiven, Ph.D., and Lewis R. Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., the goal of the Mayo Clinic Hepatobiliary SPORE is to make discoveries […]

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October 2, 2018

Research News Roundup — September 2018

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: Mayo Clinic researchers receive Specialized Program of Research Excellence […]

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Tags: burnout, cancer, JAMA, Matthew Block, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, opioids, Rochester Epidemiology Project, senescent cells, SPORE, Tina Hieken, Walter Rocca


October 1, 2018

How Bread Yeast and Book Damage Help Clarify Epigenetics

By Sara Tiner saratiner

Genes don’t change, but how they are used by the body can.  That shift in use (which is called epigenetics) can mean the difference between illness and health. To better understand how that happens Mayo researchers are examining how genes are activated (used) and copied. With a recent publication in the journal Science, a team […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, chromatin, discovery research, DNA, epigenetics


September 27, 2018

Research helps play it safe in the ICU

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

ICU use of PTZ/VAN combo therapy safe for kidneys Life threatening infections, or sepsis, are one of the most common reasons people end up in the intensive care unit or stay longer in the hospital than originally expected. To combat these infections, physicians can choose from several antibiotics, and often will use a combination of […]

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Tags: antimicrobial resistance, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Diana Schreier, Erin Barreto, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, pharmacy


September 25, 2018

Can geology upend decades of medical wisdom about kidney stones?

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Article by Alex Generous Like stones formed in nature, kidney stones show signs of being partially dissolved and remade.  Implication: there may be a way to remove kidney stones without surgery or passing them in urine. An unlikely collaboration between a geologist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and researchers at Mayo Clinic has overturned […]

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Tags: John Lieske, kidney stones, Michael Romero, O'Brien Urology Research Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


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