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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 10th, 2017

Researchers Link Alzheimer’s Gene to Type III Diabetes

By Kate Ledger k8ledger

Researchers have known for several years that being overweight and having Type II diabetes can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. But they’re now beginning to talk about another form of diabetes—Type III diabetes—that’s also associated with the neurodegenerative disease. This newly defined diabetes occurs when the neurons in the brain become unable to […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, APOE, diabetes, Florida, Guojun Bu, insulin deficiency, neurodegenerative disease, research


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


August 24th, 2017

UNTANGLING ALZHEIMER’S–Mayo Clinic’s approach

By Megan Forliti mforliti

Families living with Alzheimer’s disease woke to devastating newspaper headlines recently: Another highly touted drug failed in clinical trials. Drugmaker Eli Lilly’s EXPEDITION3 trial tested an antibody, a molecule used by the immune system to fight off disease, called solanezumab. This experimental drug sought to remove harmful proteins in the brain that become building blocks for amyloid, […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, amyloid protein, dementia, Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging, Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, research, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Ronald Petersen, tau


August 2nd, 2017

Mayo researchers to explore safety of combining blood-thinners

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Millions of Americans are taking blood-thinning drugs for common medical conditions. Often, they receive prescriptions for more than one when they have multiple chronic diseases or conditions. As Americans age and the number of people on these drugs is expected to steadily increase over the coming decades, researchers are trying to better understand how the […]

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Tags: anticoagulant, antiplatelet, blood-thinner, Dr Neena Abraham, gastroenterology, Kern Center, Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery


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