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May 24, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic research in the news — 5/24/2021

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

As we settle into the second year of the pandemic, and immunization efforts are well underway, the focus on health and medical research seems to be settling into a broader spectrum. Read on for news reports with Mayo Clinic research and faculty members, covering BPAs, Reynaud’s, C. diff., and some personal achievements, among other topics. […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, Anna Carrano, biomedical research, Brent Bauer, C. diff, cardiology, Cheryl Willman, clinical trials, COVID-19, education, Gregory Poland, Illana Breen


May 20, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Diagnostic test — Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., reflects on a lab in a pressure cooker

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory in the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, has been involved in his fair share of viral outbreaks. He led a team that worked to develop a test for the Zika virus outbreak in 2016. He was involved in planning for patients during […]

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Tags: basic science, biomedical research, collaboration, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, discovery research, Matthew Binnicker, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, virology


April 16, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Stewardship in action: Collaborating to conserve energy

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

By Amanda Holloway, Office of Sustainability, and Brandon Hill, Supply Chain Management At Mayo Clinic, research drives everything we do for patients. Discovery and innovation are at the root of every new treatment and each expansion of our understanding of disease. Better experiences within the health care system for patients, care givers, and health care […]

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Tags: biomedical research, clinical research, clinical trials, collaboration, community engagement, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, environment, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, sustainability


April 12, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/12/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

News this week includes a lifetime recognition for Mayo Clinic’s associate dean of nursing research, expert commentary on other’s medical research, advancements in understanding Alzheimer’s disease, and regional research collaborations to improve cancer care. Pregnancy After Pioneering Treatment for Early Menopause Medscape, 4/12/2021 A novel therapy combining platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) that is injected […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Alzheimer's disease, biomarkers, biomedical engineering, biomedical research, cancer, clinical trials, COVID-19, Guojun Bu, health disparities, Jeremy McBride, Jonathan M. Morris


February 12, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Body fat investigation provides insights for ‘obesity paradox’

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The Obesity Paradox Excerpted from a 2009 Mayo Clinic Proceedings article, The Obesity Paradox: Perception vs Knowledge. “Data from several epidemiological studies, including the Framingham Heart Study, have found a positive relationship between obesity and mortality, in particular cardiovascular mortality. However, several cross-sectional, retrospective database studies … have found an inverse correlation between body mass […]

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Tags: animal model, basic science, biomedical research, discovery research, gastroenterology, molecular biology, obesity, pancreatitis, Vijay Singh


April 20, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news: Week in review 4/20/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Many of us have passed another week of “stay at home” but others are on the front lines of patient care and COVID-19 research. How does it spread? Why do some people contract more serious cases, or develop more antibodies? How many people have been exposed? These are just a few of the questions Mayo […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, antibodies, basic science, biomedical research, cardiology, Colin West, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Elitza Theel, Gregory Poland, immune system, immunity


March 11, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Virus beware: cells can defend themselves

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner (@saratiner)

According to a new paper in Nature Communications, a protein known to help cells defend against infection also helps their mitochondria. The protein, one in a group called myxovirus-resistance (Mx) protein, helps cells without calling in white blood cells.  But now, the researchers report it also helps cells by preventing a virus from hijacking mitochondria. […]

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Tags: biomedical research, Hong Cao, infection, Mark McNiven, mitochondria


March 3, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Research News Roundup–February 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann 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 and/or research education. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for recent findings of Mayo Clinic Research: Florida State University and Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Amir Lerman, artificial intelligence, biomedical research, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular medicine, COPD, diabetes, education, Florida State University, heart disease, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, medical research education


February 27, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Evolution of cardiac regeneration

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

February is American Heart Month, a time to acknowledge advancements in a new generation of care. This year focus is placed on repairing damaged heart tissue and restoring heart function after a heart attack. The Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine is leading research into cardiac regeneration. Accounting for nearly 20 million of all deaths, heart […]

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Tags: Atta Behfar, biomedical research, cardiac regeneration, cardiology, cardiovascular disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, discovery research, heart attack, heart disease, Michael Sabbah


January 28, 2020 · Leave a Comment

A look into the RAD Labs: Vascular and interventional radiology translational research

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

By Maria Ly, undergraduate public affairs intern Sanjay Misra, M.D., an interventional radiologist, in 2010 launched a lab focused on improving existing therapies and creating new treatments to help patients with renal disease. Funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, and Mayo Clinic, the Vascular and Interventional Radiology Translational Research […]

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Tags: biomedical research, clinical trials, dialysis, kidney disease, medical innovation, nanomedicine, orphan drug, radiology, research, research education, Sanjay Misra, stem cells


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