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January 7, 2019

One more gift for you in the new year

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Were you good last year? If so (or even if not – we don’t judge) you might enjoy these little gifts of new knowledge, ideas, technology, and more from Mayo Clinic Research. Read on to learn about some of our newest research programs. Explore some of our shiniest websites (so new the dust hasn’t had […]

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Tags: basic science, biomedical research, cancer, Center for Biomedical Discovery, E. Aubrey Thompson, Ian Lanza, Jan van Deursen, Jian Yuan, Kathleen Yost, Kay Medina, Kenton Kaufman, liver cancer


December 4, 2018

Research News Roundup — November 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann 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. How viruses hijack part of your immune system and use it against you An enzyme intended to prevent autoimmune disease can be […]

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Tags: augmented human intelligence, basic science, Bradley Erickson, brain tumor, cancer, Geoffrey Johnson, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, neurology, prostate cancer, radiology


November 15, 2018

Meet Lisa Schimmenti: Searching for drug therapies to treat hearing loss

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on Oct. 4, 2018 Article by Sharon Rosen   Lisa Schimmenti, M.D. has always been fascinated with Helen Keller and all she accomplished, in spite of being blind and deaf from a very young age. As the newly appointed chair of Mayo Clinic’s Department of […]

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Tags: basic science, Center for Individualized Medicine, Lisa Schimmenti, zebrafish


August 21, 2018

‘Gut touch?’ Mayo Clinic researchers discover important trigger for serotonin release

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have discovered an important mechanical trigger in the gut for releasing serotonin in the body. Serotonin is an important hormone and neurotransmitter in the human body, believed to help regulate digestion, appetite, mood, social behavior, sleep and other important functions. The researchers’ findings were published this week in the Proceedings of the National […]

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Tags: Arthur Beyder, basic science, gastroenterology, gut health, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


August 8, 2018

New pathway in prostate cancer cells suggests possible therapy

By Sara Tiner saratiner

Expanding on previous findings, a group of Mayo researchers continue using discovery research in cells to find options for treating cancers. In their most recent paper, published in Molecular Cell, the team’s research suggest that a drug used for breast cancer may be helpful in some types of prostate cancers. “In the current study we […]

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Tags: basic science, biomedical research, gene mutation, Haojie Huang, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, prostate cancer


August 7, 2018

Senescent cells and aging: Following up on the unexpected pays off

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Starting at age 8, Jan van Deursen, Ph.D., helped his carpenter father on the weekends when he built custom staircases, windows and doors for people in their village in the Netherlands. “My father had a fast pace, and I had to keep up with him,” says Dr. van Deursen. “I didn’t realize it at the time, […]

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Tags: aging, basic science, cancer, Jan van Deursen, Nature, senescent cells


August 2, 2018

Research News Roundup-July 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research-related news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to associated resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Anesthesia, surgery linked to subtle decline in memory and thinking in older adults, Mayo study finds In adults over 70, exposure to general […]

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer's disease, basic science, DNA, genomics, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, neurology, ovarian cancer, precision medicine, Research News Roundup


July 30, 2018

What’s new on the web?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann 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 that underpin our care. Our research web is actually just a section of Mayo Clinic’s internet presence, but today we’re sharing some […]

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Tags: basic science, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Kristin Zhao


July 10, 2018

Using biological particles from milk to target liver cancer

By Kate Ledger k8ledger

Among cancers, liver tumors have been particularly hard for doctors to treat. The cancer cells tend to be hardy from the beginning and even undergo changes that make them more resistant to chemotherapies. What’s clear is that an effective treatment needs to reach the cancer cells, and not affect or damage the normal liver. The […]

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Tags: basic science, liver cancer, Tushar Patel


July 5, 2018

Research News Roundup-June 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

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. This month’s Roundup includes a number of findings related pancreatic cancer and other gastrointestinal disorders, as well […]

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Tags: basic science, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, diabetes, DNA, DNA testing, gastroenterology, gene mutation, genetic testing, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, Research News Roundup


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