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March 22, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 3/22/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

News including Mayo Clinic research and research expertise this week covered a wide range of topics, including genetic testing to inform prescribing blood thinners and therapies for bile duct and gall bladder cancers. A number of women’s health related articles highlighted Mayo Clinic research, there were some arguments for naps, and the ever present COVID-19 […]

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Tags: antiplatelet, asthma, bile duct cancer, breast cancer, COVID-19, Diego Zaquera Carvalho, Elizabeth Stewart, gall bladder cancer, gastroenterology, genetic testing, genetics, genomics


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


February 8, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 2/8/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In the week’s news, you can find expertise from Mayo Clinic clinicians and researchers on a range of topics, including several different heart conditions, a blood test for Alzheimer’s, cancer, disparities in diabetes care, and of course COVID-19. Expertise from a Mayo Clinic International consultant is also highlighted, along with Michael Camilleri, M.D., who received […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, Bart Demaerschalk, blood cancer, blood disease, blood test, breast cancer, cardiology, cardiovascular disease, caregivers, Center for Digital Health, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery


January 19, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Rare esophageal cancer hits younger patients especially hard

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Esophageal cancer is relatively rare, making up only about 1% of cancer cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. Mayo Clinic researchers have found that esophageal adenocarcinoma, a type of esophageal cancer, has been rising in incidence over the past 40 years, particularly among people under 50. More concerning is that these younger patients tend […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, colon cancer, Don Codipilly, esophageal cancer, gastroenterology, hepatology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Prasad Iyer


January 18, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 1/18/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Mayo Clinic’s broad expertise is cited in research findings and commentary regarding midlife exercise benefits, autism markers in birth mothers, health care access, hospital star rating systems, high fiber for depression and several other topics including the ever-present COVID-19. Exercise at Midlife Linked to Better Brain Health in Late Life Medscape, 1/15/2021 Higher levels of […]

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Tags: Aaron Krych, Adam Schwartz, Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, brain, breast cancer, C. diff, cerebral palsy, clinical trials, collaboration, colorectal cancer, COVID-19


December 21, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 12/21/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Mid-December, many people are focused on activities and information related to the holidays. The news media are no exception, with very little attention paid to health care research, unless it has a holiday hook. As a result, news is slim about various advancements in understanding, treating and preventing disease. Nonetheless, Mayo Clinic Research and researchers […]

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Tags: ADHD, antibodies, artificial intelligence, Barrett's esophagus, Brian Lacy, cancer, cardiovascular disease, clinical trials, COVID-19, data science, epidemiology, esophageal cancer


November 16, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 11/16/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Our research and researchers showed up in a wide range of news stories over the last week, including potential benefits of coffee for patients with colorectal cancer, plus other related stories on racial disparities in screening, and recurrence of polyps. There is COVID-19 news you can use related to obesity, mental illness and valved masks. […]

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Tags: allergies, Alzheimer's disease, antibiotic, anxiety, asthma, biomarkers, brain, cancer screening, Christopher Mackintosh, colon cancer, colon polyp, colorectal cancer


November 2, 2020 · Leave a Comment

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

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

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


September 29, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Study moves microbiome-based therapies closer to the mainstream treatment for C. difficile infection

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

A new study published online in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases looked at the use of a non-frozen capsule of microbiome restoration therapy for treating patients with recurrent C. difficile infection. “Patients with C. difficile are typically managed with antibiotics or fecal transplantation for recurrent C. difficile,” says the study’s author, Sahil Khanna, M.B.B.S., a gastroenterologist at Mayo […]

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Tags: C. diff, clinical trials, fecal transplant, gastroenterology, microbiome, Sahil Khanna


September 23, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo researcher finds potential microbial pathway to treat IBS symptoms, lessen abdominal pain

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers have found new evidence linking the millions of bacteria residing in our digestive systems, known as the microbiome, to a network of factors that drive irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The findings, published in the Sept. 10, 2020, issue of Cell, raise the possibility of targeting the newly discovered microbial pathways to improve debilitating symptoms […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, gastroenterology, gut health, irritable bowel syndrome, microbiome, Purna Kashyap


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