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November 2, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 11/2/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

If you spend any time reading or listening to health care news, you know that some of the same stories are still making their way around the world as last week or even from several weeks back. You may see some repeats from a different news outlet here, but we hope that most of the […]

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Tags: Adrian Vella, Amy Oxentenko, artificial intelligence, breast cancer, cancer, cardiology, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical research, COVID-19, depression, education, gastroenterology


October 19, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 10/19/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The news media recently highlighted a range of interesting topics, featuring Mayo Clinic Research and researchers on a new way to hunt down and capture deadly brain cancer cells, MSG in food, Angelman syndrome, the connection between screen time and life expectancy, COVID-19 (of course), and much more. Read on for brief excerpts and links […]

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Tags: acute myeloid leukemia, aging, Angelman syndrome, artificial intelligence, biomarkers, brain cancer, cancer, cancer research, Center for Digital Health, clinical trials, collaboration, COVID-19


October 2, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 10/2/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

This week Mayo Clinic Research and researchers have been noted in stories on older women’s sexuality, the opioid crisis, some health benefits of coffee, using Alexa for COVID-19, and a range of other topics. Read on for links and brief excerpts from news outlets around the country. The Apple Watch heart monitor sends too many […]

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Tags: Amir Lerman, artificial intelligence, B-cell disorders, biomarkers, C. diff, cancer, cardiology, colon cancer, COVID-19, diabetes, dogs, emergency medicine


September 25, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 9/25/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

COVID-19 still is holding a spot in the headlines, and probably will for at least the next year or so. But more and more there is re-emerging interest in other health care research. In this post, you’ll find Mayo Clinic Research and research experts cited on Alzheimer’s, opioids, artificial intelligence and physician burnout, seafood and […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, artificial intelligence, big data, bile duct cancer, Bobbie Gostout, brain, cancer, cardiology, cardiovascular disease, cholangiocarcinoma, clinical research, clinical trials


September 4, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 9/4/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

A wide range of topics were covered by news media over the last week, citing Mayo Clinic Research or including Mayo researchers’ perspectives. Below are excerpts from some of these articles, as well as links to the full stories online. Read on for news about gluten-free cosmetics, daylight savings time, advances in understanding in Alzheimer’s […]

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Tags: ALS, Alzheimer's disease, amnesia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Andrea Boon, Andrea Tooley, artificial intelligence, Barry Borlaug, cancer, cardiology, Carrie Thompson, clinical research


July 9, 2020

“Opt-Out” Policy Increases Tobacco Treatment Visits Among Cancer Patients

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara

Clinician investigators with Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center and Mayo Clinic Cancer Center report that automatically referring cancer patients to tobacco treatment services increases their use of this resource, while also increasing documentation of tobacco use status in the electronic health record.  Results of their pilot study were recently published in the International Journal of […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer research, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Nicotine Dependence Center, smoking cessation, tobacco cessation


July 2, 2020

Read About Mayo Clinic’s Latest Cancer Research in the June 2020 Issue of Forefront

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara

Forefront is the complimentary magazine of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. Published in email and online newsletter editions quarterly, Forefront highlights Mayo Clinic’s cutting-edge cancer research and the latest Cancer Center news. The June 2020 email newsletter highlights COVID-19 resources from Mayo Clinic: Latest news on the pandemic Why some patients may benefit from expedited breast cancer treatments […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer research, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


June 25, 2020

“Sponge on a String” Test for Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer Continues to Show Promise

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara

Mayo Clinic researchers have confirmed the accuracy of a minimally invasive method to detect and help prevent esophageal cancer in patients at risk for Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer.  Results of their study have been published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. In Barrett’s esophagus, tissue in the esophagus is replaced by tissue similar to […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, biomarkers, cancer, cancer screening, esophageal cancer, gastroenterology, gastrointestinal cancer, John Kisiel, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Health System, National Cancer Institute, Prasad Iyer


June 11, 2020

Seeking a regenerative therapy for chronic dry mouth

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mayo Clinic researchers are seeking a regenerative therapy for a vexing problem, particularly among cancer patients. How can medical providers treat a condition in which the mouth is so parched that it has an incessant feeling of a cotton lining? Xerostomia, also known as chronic dry mouth, is an agonizing side effect of injury to […]

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Tags: biobank, cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, chronic dry mouth, head and neck cancer, Jeffrey Janus, lab medicine, Nagarajan Kannan, salivary glands


June 4, 2020

Researchers target liver tumors with precision and “tiny radiation bombs”

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Lynda De Widt In the 1960’s, scientists discovered a form of cancer therapy called radioembolization, which utilizes microscopic radioactive spheres delivered through a blood vessel to reach a tumor and kill tumor cells. “Think of it as a tiny radiation bomb that’s delivered directly where it’s most needed,” says Beau Toskich, M.D., an interventional […]

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Tags: Beau Toskich, cancer, CT, Kabir Mody, liver cancer, radiation therapy, radioembolization, transplant, tumor, Tushar Patel


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