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February 13, 2020

Embracing clinical research with ‘both feet and hands’

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

Adrian Vella, M.D., says medical careers run like a hereditary condition in his family. “My father is a physician, my brother is a surgeon, and there are lots of medical people on my mother’s side as well.” So it was almost inevitable that, from an early age, he thought about becoming a physician as well. […]

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Tags: Adrian Vella, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical research, clinical trials, diabetes, endocrinology, Henry Schultz, K Sreekumaran Nair, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Michael Jensen, Robert Rizza


January 30, 2020

A breakthrough in distinguishing benign adrenal tumors from cancerous ones

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Christoph Bahn Approximately 80 million CT scans are performed in the United States every year. Adrenal tumors are found incidentally in about 5% of these scans. Most of these tumors will turn out to be benign, but a small fraction will be adrenal cortical carcinoma, a type of cancer with high mortality and frequent recurrence; even for […]

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Tags: adrenal tumors, biomarkers, biopsy, cancer, clinical research, CT, endocrine cancer, endocrinology, epidemiology, hormones, Irina Bancos, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


January 6, 2020

Out of the shadows: Understanding endocrine cancers

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Most medical centers and major cancer organizations arrange cancers by organ systems. Patients with advanced radioactive iodine refractory thyroid cancers have traditionally been cared for in head and neck groups, and adrenal cancers in genitourinary groups. Unfortunately, this means that patients with endocrine cancers are embedded in groups that are home to much more prevalent […]

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Tags: Ashish Chintakuntlawar, AskMayoExpert, clinical trials, Crystal Hilger, endocrine cancer, endocrinology, John Morris, Keith Bible, Mabel Ryder, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, oncology, thyroid cancer


June 17, 2019

Finding what works best to stop osteoporosis in its tracks

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, more than 200 million people worldwide suffer from osteoporosis, or insufficient regeneration of bone tissue and fragile bones. At least 40% of postmenopausal women and 15-30% of older men will sustain one or more fractures due to fragility. Osteopenia, a lesser form of bone loss, affects many millions as […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, endocrinology, Evidence-based Practice Center, M. Hassan Murad, osteopenia, osteoporosis


October 9, 2018

Diabetes 3, 2, 1

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Often people with diabetes have brain changes that are hallmarks of both Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. Some researchers believe that each condition fuels the damage caused by the other. That link may occur as a result of the ways that type 2 diabetes affects the ability of the brain and other body tissues to […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, diabetes, endocrinology, gene therapy, Guojun Bu, stem cells


August 8, 2017

Proposed research agenda-Address disparities for young thyroid cancer patients

By Meghan Knoedler Meghan Knoedler

In 2013, the television show host from HGTV’s Flip or Flop, Tarek El Moussa, received a concerned email from a fan of the show. The email came from an experienced registered nurse to tell him that while watching the show she noticed a lump in the front of his throat and was extremely concerned the […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, endocrinology, epidemiology, Juan Brito Campana, oncology, thyroid cancer


June 3, 2015

Sundeep Khosla, M.D., Named to NIAMS Advisory Council

By bobnellis bobnellis

Sundeep Khosla, M.D., has been appointed to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) advisory council. The NIAMS advisory council is responsible for giving advice to the institute on policy issues as well as making recommendations for research proposals. Dr. Khosla, director and principal investigator in the Mayo Clinic Center for […]

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Tags: endocrinology, NIH


March 12, 2015

Doubts Put to Rest for Hormone Replacement Therapy

By Jon Ebbert, M.D. Jon Ebbert, M.D.

Doctors used to give their female patients hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after menopause believing that it had positive health benefits. However, data from a large clinical trial cast profound doubt on these benefits. So much so that clinicians were encouraged to only give it to patients for symptoms related to menopause (hot flashes). Many women stopped their HRT. Meanwhile, other […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, endocrinology


January 15, 2015

A Line in the Sand – Mayo Clinic’s Role in Early Insulin Research

By bobnellis bobnellis

Early in the 20th century, a desperate group of patients began appearing at Mayo Clinic in the hope that the specialists there could keep them alive. Mostly children and younger adults, they had been afflicted with a condition that only years before would have been a death sentence — type I diabetes. Doctors at Mayo, […]

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Tags: diabetes, endocrinology


April 29, 2014

Huffington Post, Diabetes and Mayo Clinic

By bobnellis bobnellis

Sometimes the science of weight loss and diet is the science of behavior. Mayo Clinic researchers established the ground rules for measuring calories, blood glucose — even the proper dosages for insulin — back in the 1920s and ’30s. Yet more and more people are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes today. Changing behavior, not […]

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Tags: diabetes, endocrinology, weight loss


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