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February 3, 2020

Merging minds to accelerate research discovery

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University formed the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care in 2010 to merge minds and accelerate research discoveries, improve patient care through innovation and transform medical education to enhance health outcomes. Highlights of two of the joint research efforts follow. Identifying a blood-based biomarker for early-stage Parkinson’s disease […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Arizona State University, basic science, biomarkers, Charles Adler, infectious disease, Michael Sierks, MRSA, Parkinson's disease, Robin Patel


January 23, 2020

Mayo Clinic research discovers a molecular switch for repairing central nervous system disorders

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

A molecular switch has the ability to turn on a substance in animals that repairs neurological damage in disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Mayo Clinic researchers discovered. The early research in animal models could advance an already approved Food and Drug Administration therapy and also could lead to new strategies for treating diseases of the central nervous […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, autoimmune disorder, basic science, Center for Regenerative Medicine, demyelination, discovery research, Isobel Scarisbrick, multiple sclerosis, neurology, schizophrenia, spinal cord injury


January 22, 2020

What’s Next for The Research of the Future

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner

Breakthroughs in medical science rarely burst on the scene. Behind every advance is years of work by dogged researchers who nurtured the seed of idea until it flowered, bore fruit and materialized into a better treatment, device or therapy for patients. Here is where those seeds start: More than a dozen projects related to cancer, […]

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Tags: Anthony Windebank, basic science, cancer, cancer genomics, Center for Biomedical Discovery, Christopher Evans, Christopher Groen, Daniel Billadeau, Daniel Tschumperlin, discovery research, Eva Morava-Kozicz, fibrosis


January 9, 2020

In a first, researchers sequence single bacterial cells, paving path for rapid sepsis test

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

For the first time, Mayo Clinic researchers are sequencing the genomic contents of single bacterial cells. The technique may pave the way for a potential lifesaving test for sepsis, a serious and sometimes deadly condition caused by the body’s response to an infection. Rather than waiting for days to identify the source of a patient’s […]

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Tags: antibacterial resistance, basic science, biomedical engineering, Center for Individualized Medicine, deep space medicine, genomics, Heidi Nelson, infectious disease, Marina Walther-Antonio, Nicholas Chia, Robin Patel, sepsis


January 8, 2020

Mentoring, science fair ignite SPARK in high school students

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Growing up, Rishi Misra watched his grandmother add fragrant Indian spices to family meals. In ninth grade, Misra came across a study showing that these spices have antibacterial properties. This piqued his interest in science – a curiosity being nurtured by Mayo Clinic’s research mentoring program known as SPARK. SPARK stands for Science Program for the Advancement […]

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Tags: basic science, Dev Mukhopadhyay, John Copland III, Keith Knutson, Panos Anastasiadis, research, research education, Ruifeng Lu, Tushar Patel, Vijay Madamsetty


November 21, 2019

Getting to the heart of cancer treatment side effects

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Sara Nick Cancer care has come a long way in recent decades, with some types achieving survival rates of 90% or more. But longer survival times have introduced new consequences: namely, common cancer treatments can lead to an increased risk of serious heart problems later on. “Chemotherapy and radiation are lifesaving, but we’re playing […]

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Tags: basic science, biobank, cardiology, Carolyn Landolfo, collaboration, DeLisa Fairweather, discovery research, genetic testing, genetics, Jordan Ray, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Nadine Norton


November 5, 2019

Research News Roundup–October 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

If you were camping near the Boundary Waters, hiking the Grand Canyon, or snorkeling off the Florida Keys last month, you might have missed some of Mayo Clinic’s research news. 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. […]

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Tags: Amir Lerman, artificial intelligence, basic science, Brandon Larsen, breast cancer, cardiology, cardiovascular disease, clinical trials, colitis, colon polyp, dementia, fibrosis


October 2, 2019

Research News Roundup–September 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research-related news releases from Mayo Clinic in the past month. It also connects readers to associated resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Medications underused in treating opioid addiction, Mayo Clinic expert says Though research shows that medication-assisted treatment can help […]

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Tags: aging, artificial intelligence, ASTRO, basic science, brain tumor, cancer, cardiology, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chemotherapy, clinical trials, collaboration, coronary bypass


September 3, 2019

Research News Roundup–August 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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: Genetically manipulating protein level in colon cancer cells can […]

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Tags: Alan Fields, artificial intelligence, atrial fibrillation, basic science, cardiology, cardiovascular disease, chemotherapy, Colin West, colorectal cancer, diabetes, Frank Sinicrope, Lotte Dyrbye


June 20, 2019

How are Helper T-Cells Made? And Yes, It’s Important.

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner

T-cells are having a moment. Well maybe not like Game of Thrones is having a moment, but as stars of the cancer treatment, immunotherapy, T-cells are definitely cool. But what is a T-cell? And how can you get one? Good news! Your body makes T-cells for you, a lot of them. All the time. Wannabe […]

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Tags: basic science, Center for Biomedical Discovery, discovery research, immunotherapy, Virginia Shapiro


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