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December 21, 2020

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

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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

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

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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

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


September 29, 2020

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

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

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

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

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

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


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 2, 2020

Research News Roundup — May 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

During May, Mayo Clinic articles sharing research-related news fell into one of two thematic areas: cancer and COVID-19. For ease of review, they are grouped below, cancer findings first. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Cancer research findings Carfilzomib is not superior to Bortezomib in delaying multiple myeloma progression after initial treatment Carfilzomib, a […]

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Tags: antibodies, artificial intelligence, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Charles Loprinzi, chemotherapy, community engagement, COVID-19, gastroenterology, health disparities, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


December 18, 2019

10 scientific conversation starters for New Year’s Eve

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

Never know what to say at New Year’s Eve parties? The Advancing the Science blog is here to help with this top-10 recap of our most popular medical research stories from 2019. Everyone loves talking about their health. So keep this list queued up on your phone for quick reference and you’ll never run out […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, bile duct cancer, breast cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, colon polyp, colorectal cancer, end of life care, gastroenterology, Greg Kutcher, hospice, hypoplastic left heart syndrome


November 5, 2019

Research News Roundup–October 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

If you were camping near the Boundary Waters, hiking the Grand Canyon, or snorkeling off the Florida Keys last month, you might have missed some of Mayo Clinic’s research news. The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. […]

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Tags: Amir Lerman, artificial intelligence, basic science, Brandon Larsen, breast cancer, cardiology, cardiovascular disease, clinical trials, colitis, colon polyp, dementia, fibrosis


November 1, 2019

A ‘gut-feeling’ for high-risk, high-reward research

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

Arthur Beyder, M.D., Ph.D., runs a research laboratory at Mayo Clinic focused on examining the molecular mechanisms of gastrointestinal function and dysfunction in diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome. His goal is to discover better ways to diagnose and treat these conditions, including individualized treatment options.

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Tags: Arthur Beyder, gastroenterology, Gianrico Farrugia, gut health, IBS, irritable bowel syndrome


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