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Items Tagged ‘gastroenterology’

February 11, 2019

Zooming in on Colon Polyps

By Kate Ledger k8ledger

Gastroenterologists agree that removing a colorectal polyp is an important step in preventing colon cancer, but one challenge has been excising polyps that are large, particularly those that are flat and more than an inch in diameter. A recently introduced minimally-invasive approach, called endoscopic mucosal resection, or EMR, facilitates the removal of large polyps without […]

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Tags: cancer prevention, colon cancer, colon polyp, gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Michael Wallace


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


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, constipation, diabetes, DNA, DNA testing, gastroenterology, gene mutation, genetic testing, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer


June 25, 2018

Targeted DNA next-generation sequencing aids the molecular assessment of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Pancreas neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) are a collection of rare neoplasms distinct from pancreas ductal adenocarcinoma. Although the molecular profile of pNETs is somewhat unclear, advances in molecular tumor genotyping is one area of research that is advancing the understanding of this disease. In a 2017 article published in Oncotarget, Ferga Gleeson, M.D., M.B., B.Ch., a specialist […]

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Tags: basic science, Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, Ferga Gleeson, gastroenterology, individualized medicine, pancreatic cancer, precision medicine


May 16, 2018

Using Big Data to Reduce Waste and Improve Care For Colorectal Cancer Patients

By Meghan Knoedler meghanknoedler

Colorectal cancer is the third cause of cancer deaths in the United States for both men and women. Not only is colon cancer a common cancer, a significant proportion of these patients undergo treatment. The treatment is complicated and may involve inpatient and outpatient settings as well as multiple specialists. As a result of the […]

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Tags: cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, colon cancer, emergency department, gastroenterology, Nabil Wasif, OptumLabs


August 2, 2017

Mayo researchers to explore safety of combining blood-thinners

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Millions of Americans are taking blood-thinning drugs for common medical conditions. Often, they receive prescriptions for more than one when they have multiple chronic diseases or conditions. As Americans age and the number of people on these drugs is expected to steadily increase over the coming decades, researchers are trying to better understand how the […]

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Tags: anticoagulant, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, gastroenterology, Neena Abraham


July 14, 2015

Overuse or Inappropriate Use – More Tests Are Not Necessarily Better

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

H. Pylori Case Study – An opportunity to do the right test on the right patient at the right time? Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a common bacterial infection that as many as 50 percent of all people in the world have been exposed to. Fortunately, not everyone who has the infection will experience symptoms, […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, gastroenterology, OptumLabs


March 27, 2014

Gregory Gores, M.D., Receives 2014 AGA Distinguished Mentor Award

By anonymous-49785 anonymous-49785

Congratulations to Gregory Gores, M.D., who recently received the 2014 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Distinguished Mentor Award. Dr. Gores is the current Executive Dean for Research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., responsible for the leadership and management of all Mayo research centers, divisions, programs, and other research activity. In assuming this role, Dr. Gores […]

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Tags: gastroenterology


December 9, 2013

Mayo Clinic Debuts Two New Blogs Focused on Celiac Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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  We are excited to unveil Mayo Clinic’s newest blogs, which focus on celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). The blogs feature commentary from Mayo Clinic experts about most recent news and advances within each disease, specifically: Study findings News alerts Clinical trials Upcoming events Disease management […]

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Tags: celiac disease, Crohn's disease, gastroenterology, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis


November 12, 2013

Reducing the Panic of Fecal Incontinence

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From Mayo Clinic’s Discovery’s Edge magazine Imagine the distress of waiting in a stalled checkout line, the bathrooms located at the back of the store, when your bowels begin to rumble and you have the uncontrollable urge to go. For those with fecal incontinence, panic ensues with the very thought of being caught unprepared at […]

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Tags: Discovery's Edge, gastroenterology


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