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Oct 19, 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. [...]
Cycling Through Multiple Myeloma
Oct 17, 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 [...]
New fish in the sea - Mayo Clinic research websites expanding content
Oct 16, 2017

Mayo Clinic scientific director named to national opioid stewardship team

By Adam Harringa @harringaadam
Researchers across the United States are studying ways to reduce opioid use. In the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, scientists are using evidence-based research to find the ideal dose for each patient, and examining where higher-dose prescriptions may be [...]
Mayo Clinic scientific director named to national opioid stewardship team
Oct 12, 2017

NIH awards Mayo Clinic researchers $3.4 million glioblastoma grant

By Julie Janovsky-Mason @juliejmason
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Mayo Clinic researchers in Arizona a $3.4 million grant to study how mathematical modeling can be used to help treat patients with glioblastoma - the most common type of malignant brain cancer. Glioblastomas are made up of many different cell types and tumor cell [...]
NIH awards Mayo Clinic researchers $3.4 million glioblastoma grant
Oct 10, 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 [...]
Researchers Link Alzheimer’s Gene to Type III Diabetes
Oct 6, 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, [...]
Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University researchers working on a new tool to diagnose valley fever
Oct 5, 2017

Research News Roundup--September 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. September 2017 Larger-dose opioid prescriptions not coming from emergency departments, study shows Opioid prescriptions from the emergency department [...]
Research News Roundup--September 2017
Oct 4, 2017

Swimming with sharks nets funding for research projects during the inaugural Kern Scholar Shark Tank

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @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 [...]
Swimming with sharks nets funding for research projects during the inaugural Kern Scholar Shark Tank
Oct 3, 2017

Alzheimer’s Researcher Receives MERIT Award

By Lynda de Widt @ldewidt
Neuroscientist Guojun Bu, Ph.D., Mary Lowell Leary Professor of Medicine, on Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, has been selected to receive the prestigious Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award. Granted by the National Advisory Council on Aging, the award provides long-term research funding to outstanding principal investigators who [...]
Alzheimer’s Researcher Receives MERIT Award
Sep 28, 2017

Bridge to Liver Regeneration: Scott Nyberg, M.D., Ph.D.

By Jennifer Schutz @jenniferschutz
The research of Scott Nyberg, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic liver transplant surgeon and biomedical engineer, is focusedon the development of a multidisciplinary bioartificial liver to improve the treatment of patients with liver failure. The bioartificial liver is an important supportive therapy to bridge patients in liver failure to liver transplantation, or [...]
Bridge to Liver Regeneration: Scott Nyberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Sep 26, 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 [...]
Teaching an old REP new tricks—Rochester Epidemiology Project partnering with local Public Health
Sep 21, 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 [...]
Game Changers: Five Innovative Tests for Cancer Detection
Sep 20, 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 [...]
Expanding our fold - Mayo Clinic's newest research related websites
Sep 19, 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." [...]
CARING FOR KARTER--Genetic sleuths never give up hunt to identify Minnesota boy's condition
Sep 14, 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 [...]
Research News Roundup--August 2017
Sep 12, 2017

Mayo Clinic researchers review the clinical potential of senolytic drugs on aging

By Megan Forliti @mforliti
Researchers are moving closer to realizing the clinical potential of drugs that have previously been shown to support healthy aging in animals. In a review article published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Mayo Clinic aging experts say that, if proven to be effective and safe in humans, [...]
Mayo Clinic researchers review the clinical potential of senolytic drugs on aging
Sep 7, 2017

MUNEER SATTER--Genes made personal through foundation's support

By Colette Gallagher @colettegallagher
Muneer Satter's first interest in medicine wasn't rooted in genomics. It was in seeing the health care needs of his loved ones and of the world's most vulnerable. In his professional life, before making investments in biotech, he sought out the opinions of expert doctors at Mayo Clinic. "The more [...]
MUNEER SATTER--Genes made personal through foundation's support
Sep 6, 2017

Access to clinical trials-- focus of Florida policy forum

By Lynda de Widt @ldewidt
Health care organizations from around the state of Florida came together on Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus Aug. 29 to raise awareness about clinical trials research taking place in the state. The Florida Policy Forum on Clinical Trials also focused on strategies for recruiting more diverse participants and the important role [...]
Access to clinical trials-- focus of Florida policy forum
Sep 5, 2017

Regenerative Diabetes Conference on Islet Regeneration and Replacement: Sept. 29-30

By Jennifer Schutz @jenniferschutz
Registration is now open for the Mayo Clinic Regenerative Diabetes International Conference on Islet Regeneration and Replacement. The conference will take place Sept. 29-30, 2017 in Rochester, Minn. Registration is free, but seating is limited. The Mayo Clinic Regenerative Diabetes International Conference on Islet Regeneration and Replacement brings together academia and industry leaders [...]
Regenerative Diabetes Conference on Islet Regeneration and Replacement: Sept. 29-30
Aug 29, 2017

Will health care improve if everyone has their DNA mapped?

By susanbuckles @susanbuckles
Article by Sharon Rosen Rapid advances in genomic testing have led to better screening and individualized treatments for many diseases, including rare genetic disorders and cancer. Now that genetic testing is becoming faster and less expensive, should it become part of routine medical care for healthy people? Should everyone have [...]
Will health care improve if everyone has their DNA mapped?
Aug 24, 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 [...]
UNTANGLING ALZHEIMER'S--Mayo Clinic's approach
Aug 23, 2017

Researchers report link between cells associated with aging and bone loss

By Megan Forliti @mforliti
Mayo Clinic researchers have reported a causal link between senescent cells – the cells associated with aging and age-related disease – and bone loss in mice. Targeting these cells led to an increase in bone mass and strength. The findings appear online in Nature Medicine. Low bone mass and osteoporosis are [...]
Researchers report link between cells associated with aging and bone loss
Aug 22, 2017

Three genetic tests to improve prenatal screening

By susanbuckles @susanbuckles
Article by Sharon Rosen New genomic technology is reshaping perinatal screening, which is testing before and during pregnancy to assess the health of a baby. Now pregnant women can have their baby initially screened for genetic disorders, such as Down syndrome, through the use of a newer blood test that [...]
Three genetic tests to improve prenatal screening
Aug 21, 2017

Shared decision making should encourage conversations, researchers contend

By Adam Harringa @harringaadam
To improve quality and reduce health care spending at a population level, state and federal agencies have begun requiring shared decision making tools for certain procedures and tests. With legal and financial incentives, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and others aim to move the industry toward value-based care. [...]
Shared decision making should encourage conversations, researchers contend
Aug 17, 2017

Research News Roundup--July 2017 (2)

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
Welcome to the second issue of the Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup. These columns reprise research news releases from the past month, and link readers to those articles, as well as related resources. Thank you for your continued support of Mayo Clinic Research! July 16-31, 2017 Mayo Clinic School of Medicine [...]
Research News Roundup--July 2017 (2)
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