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January 18, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 1/18/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Mayo Clinic’s broad expertise is cited in research findings and commentary regarding midlife exercise benefits, autism markers in birth mothers, health care access, hospital star rating systems, high fiber for depression and several other topics including the ever-present COVID-19. Exercise at Midlife Linked to Better Brain Health in Late Life Medscape, 1/15/2021 Higher levels of […]

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Tags: Aaron Krych, Adam Schwartz, Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, brain, breast cancer, C. diff, cerebral palsy, clinical trials, collaboration, colorectal cancer, COVID-19


December 31, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 12/31/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Following are headlines and story excerpts highlighting Mayo Clinic Research and research faculty the last part of December 2020. Read on for advancements and information on esophageal cancer, antibiotic risks for babies and toddlers, a Mayo inductee into the Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, and several other stories, including a slew of COVID-19 […]

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Tags: antibiotic, Barrett's esophagus, breast cancer, clinical trials, Destination Medical Center, epidemiology, esophageal cancer, heart disease, hereditary cancer, Katherine Zeratsky, Matthew Goetz, News of the Week


December 16, 2020

A regenerative detour for lymphedema

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mayo Clinic is refining its regenerative approach to treating lymphedema, a debilitating buildup of fluid after cancer treatment. Research by Antonio Forte, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon, seeks to better pinpoint who is most likely to benefit from surgery aimed at regenerating a faulty lymphatic system. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine supports […]

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Tags: Antonio Forte, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, lymphedema


December 10, 2020

Consultative Medicine Clinic — The front door for adult patients with complex & serious illnesses

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Every day the door to the Division of General Internal Medicine’s Consultative Medicine Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester opens, and patients from around the country with complex and serious illnesses enter. More than 8,000 of them per year are seen for unexplained masses and weight loss, undiagnosed rheumatologic and neurologic disorders, and medical mysteries […]

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Tags: Caroline Davidge-Pitts, collaboration, diagnostic odyssey, Elizabeth Windgassen, endocrinology, Giuseppe Lanzino, hereditary diseases, I. Darin Carabenciov, Nancy Dawson, Nerissa Collins, neurology, research


December 8, 2020

How COVID-19 empowered regenerative sciences students for success

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Training the workforce of the future is a strategic priority of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine. Sometimes the most valuable lessons come from outside the classroom. This year, regenerative sciences students readily adapted to a stealthy foe that exploded on the scene, seemingly from nowhere. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a rapid conversion to online […]

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Tags: CAR-T, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Claudia Manriquez Roman, COVID-19, Dileep Monie, gene therapy, immunology, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, medical research, Naga Rallabandi, research education


December 7, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 12/7/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Lots of chatter last week on COVID-19 and the pending arrival of a vaccine(s). Our researchers and clinicians agree that vaccines are a useful part of our toolbox for fighting infectious disease, and have high hopes for effective reduction of the risks of COVID-19 through widespread vaccination. Other research that made the top of the […]

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Tags: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, COVID-19, dementia, Erin Barreto, Gregory Poland, infectious disease, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars


December 1, 2020

Could regenerative medicine provide a new approach to diabetes care?

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

November is National Diabetes Month, a time to reflect on new ways to manage a chronic condition that affects young and old. Mayo Clinic is applying a regenerative lens to advancing diabetes care beyond routine blood checks and standard insulin therapy. Quinn Peterson, Ph.D.; Aleksey Matveyenko, Ph.D.; and Alexander Revzin, Ph.D., are collaborating on a […]

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Tags: Aleksey Matveyenko, Alexander Revzin, animal model, cell replacement therapy, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes, Quinn Peterson, stem cells


November 23, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 11/23/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

There were all sorts of different things in the news this week, but perhaps the most heartening was the news from Dr. Anthony Fauci and our own Gregory Poland, M.D., that Santa Claus and the elves are practicing safe behaviors and COVID-19 won’t stop Christmas from arriving.  Read on for excerpts from this and other […]

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Tags: Amir Lerman, Andrew Badley, Anna Subramaniam, antibiotic, antibodies, anxiety, autism, cardiovascular medicine, clinical research, COVID-19, depression, DNA


November 10, 2020

Advancing neuroscience at Mayo Clinic in Florida: Dr. Sandro Da Mesquita

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

What is your background? I am a biochemist by training and performed all of my graduate studies in Portugal, at the School of Medicine of the University of Minho, located in a northern Portuguese city called Braga. It was in grad school that I started to develop a particular taste for neuroscience and cellular and […]

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Tags: ALS, Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, brain, cognitive impairment, dementia, immune system, lymphatic system, neuroimmunology, neurosciences, research education, Sandro Da Mequita


November 9, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 11/9/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

As SARS-CoV-2 spreads throughout the world, COVID-19 has become the subject of almost every conversation. Not surprisingly, the media are actively following developments in research on symptoms, testing, treatment and vaccines. In addition to some of these stories, you’ll find Mayo Clinic research and researchers highlighted across a wide range of topics. We are also […]

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Tags: ALS, Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, animal model, ASTRO, bone disease, cancer screening, cardiovascular medicine, clinical research, colorectal cancer, COVID-19, David Ahlquist


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