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May 4, 2020

Research News Roundup–April 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Since everyone is staying close to home these days, perhaps you’ve been spending more time on the internet, and have already seen the news. If not, or if you want a recap, read April’s Research News Roundup. This includes brief summaries and links to Mayo Clinic’s research news releases from the past month. Most are […]

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Tags: birth defects, COVID-19, heart attack, heart disease, maternal and fetal medicine, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, neurology, opioids, plasma, radiology, Research News Roundup


May 1, 2020

Non-COVID research in the news, 5/1/2020

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Although the week’s coverage has largely consisted of COVID-19 news, closer inspection finds it peppered with Mayo Clinic research on some other topics. We’ve collected a few of the news clips for ease of review. Read on for findings in cancer, deep vein thrombosis and Alzheimer’s disease: cfDNA Assay Shows Predictive Value in Detecting Cancer, […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, cancer, cancer genomics, David Thiel, deep vein thrombosis, DNA, Guojun Bu, Rosa Rademakers


April 30, 2020

Mayo researchers’ endometrial cancer discovery could lead to window of opportunity for prevention

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

What if a doctor could alert a woman a year or more in advance that she is likely to develop endometrial cancer? Researchers at Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have found evidence linking functional modification of certain genes to the emergence of the disease, providing a novel opportunity for intervention and prevention. The new […]

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Tags: Andrea Mariani, biomarkers, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, endometrial cancer, epigenetics, gynecology, Marina Walther-Antonio, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, microbiome, oncology, robotic technology


April 29, 2020

Meet Heidi Kosiorek, biostatistician and cancer researcher

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Heidi Kosiorek once thought of being a medical doctor, but found something she was more passionate about – the numbers and science behind medicine. At Mayo Clinic, research drives everything we are able to do for patients, and Kosiorek’s work has contributed substantially to our understanding of a number of different cancers. Not only is […]

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Tags: Amylou Dueck, Barbara Pockaj, cancer, Curtiss Cook, Donald Northfelt, Heidi Kosiorek, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Nina Karlin, Patricia Verona, Ruben Mesa


April 28, 2020

Symptom checker for your neighborhood

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

“Who are the people in your neighborhood…they’re the people that you meet when you’re walking down the street…” — The Muppets of Sesame Street When most people take a walk around their neighborhood, it might be to get some exercise. Maybe to pick up the mail, visit with a friend, or just to get some […]

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Tags: Alanna Chamberlain, area deprivation index, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, epidemiology, multiple chronic conditions, population health, Rochester Epidemiology Project


April 27, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news: Week in review 4/27/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Last week, much like the previous, was full of news related to COVID-19. Mayo Clinic Research and researchers played a prominent role in the discussion. Collected here are links and snippets from some of the stories from around the world. They connect Mayo Clinic research and international efforts to understand and reduce the devastating effects […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, antibodies, artificial intelligence, clinical trials, COVID-19, Dawn Davis, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, dermatology, Elitza Theel, Gregory Poland, immune system, Laura Breeher


April 24, 2020

Mayo Clinic, the military, and a different kind of war

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Over the years, Mayo Clinic has stepped forward to meet emerging challenges in health care. Sometimes in war between nations, and sometimes in a different kind of war — the struggle to understand, treat, reduce the impact of, and perhaps someday to eradicate devastating diseases. Med City Beat, a news outlet local to Rochester, Minnesota, […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, COVID-19, lab medicine, military medicine


April 23, 2020

Antimalarials, COVID-19, cardiac arrest

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Over the last few weeks, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have become household words. These antiparasitic drugs normally prescribed for malaria were introduced early in the rush to find potential treatments for COVID-19. As time goes on, the public discussion has centered on who should get these particular drugs and when. Meanwhile many doctors and medical researchers […]

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Tags: basic science, COVID-19, discovery research, Michael Ackerman


April 22, 2020

Regenerating diseased bones

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Kendall Koens’ life is a dramatic reversal from what it was in 2006. Late stage cancer left him in a coma and on a ventilator fighting for survival. Aggressive chemotherapy was saving his life but slowly and silently destroying his hips joints. The financial planner from Rochester, Minnesota, faced crippling pain typical of someone more […]

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Tags: arthritis, bone disease, cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, chemotherapy, hip replacement, orthopedics, osteonecrosis, Rafael Sierra


April 22, 2020

Non-COVID research in the news

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

These stories are a little like the fabled unicorn – hard to find, but special if you do. Mayo Clinic has a wide range of research ongoing, and continues to publish their findings. Sharing those findings in this current time of “all COVID, all the time,” is challenging. Some of our research and researchers is […]

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Tags: Alexander Meves, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, dermatology, melanoma, Molly Jeffery, oncology, opioids, Robert Jacobson, surgery, vaccines


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