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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


February 10, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Researchers define best practices of genome sequencing for patients with rare diseases

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Genome sequencing has shown promise in becoming a first-tier diagnostic test for patients with rare genetic disorders, but standards addressing the definition and deployment of a best-in-class test are lacking. Two recent manuscripts published in npj Genomic Medicine present consensus recommendations on clinical genome sequencing analytical validation and clinical utility to diagnose patients with suspected genetic diseases, including practical advice for […]

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Tags: Brendan Lanpher, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical research, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Eric Klee, genetic testing, genetics, genomics, Hutton Kearney, Ross Rowsey


December 29, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Ingenuity, collaboration, and expertise create a game-changing COVID-19 test swab

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

Faced with potential shortages, a straightforward assignment — find more swabs — became a massive effort that involved numerous departments and experts, and culminated in Mayo Clinic designing, testing and manufacturing a new medical device. By Tracy Will Swabs typically don’t attract much attention. Small, simple, inexpensive, used quickly and discarded, they hardly seem to […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Bobbi Pritt, collaboration, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Jonathan M. Morris, Joseph Yao, lab medicine, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, medical innovation, Paul Jannetto, team science


November 3, 2020 · Leave a Comment

COVID-19 and influenza testing algorithm arms Mayo Clinic for the upcoming flu season

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

By Christoph Bahn Flu season is just now unfolding. But this time, it’s piggy-backed with a pandemic, which threatens to spike with the colder weather as people huddle indoors. Adding to this conundrum is the unsettling fact that, for both COVID-19 and the flu, the symptoms overlap. “It’s almost impossible to distinguish between COVID-19 and […]

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Tags: Aaron Tande, blood test, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, influenza, Joseph Yao, Matthew Binnicker, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


October 15, 2020 · Leave a Comment

The latest on testicular cancer-associated KLHL11 encephalitis

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

Divyanshu (Div) Dubey, M.B.B.S., a Mayo Clinic physician and researcher, who holds a dual appointment in neurology, and laboratory medicine and pathology, recently led a multi-institutional research study to advance understanding of KLHL11 encephalitis or testicular cancer-associated paraneoplastic encephalitis. Published in JAMA Neurology, the paper builds on the work Dr. Dubey and other members of […]

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Tags: antibodies, brain, collaboration, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Divyanshu Dubey, DNA, encephalitis, neurology, testicular cancer


September 16, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic research advances diagnostics to lead COVID-19 pandemic response

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

When COVID-19 spread across the U.S. in early March, Mayo Clinic’s Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL) urgently responded. Lab spaces were transitioned, staff reassigned and funding approvals were fast-tracked. Its goals were to accelerate research, development, translation and implementation of novel tests in order to discover life-saving treatments and diagnostics. “ADL houses a lab structure for […]

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Tags: Ann Moyer, antibodies, Benjamin Kipp, Bobbie Pritt, Center for Individualized Medicine, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Dietrich Matern, Elitza Theel, genetics, genomics, John Mills


July 10, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Research News Roundup — June 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

At Mayo Clinic, research drives everything we do for patients, and is the underpinning of our educational programs. Occasionally we issue news releases highlighting some of our recent findings. Following are research-related news releases issued in June. Mayo Clinic launches advanced care at home model of care Mayo Clinic announced a new care model that will […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, collaboration, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, imaging, infection control, infectious disease, Mayo Clinic Platform, medical innovation, pathology, Research News Roundup


April 27, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news: Week in review 4/27/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Last week, much like the previous, was full of news related to COVID-19. Mayo Clinic Research and researchers played a prominent role in the discussion. Collected here are links and snippets from some of the stories from around the world. They connect Mayo Clinic research and international efforts to understand and reduce the devastating effects […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, antibodies, artificial intelligence, clinical trials, COVID-19, Dawn Davis, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, dermatology, Elitza Theel, Gregory Poland, immune system, Laura Breeher


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


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