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Items Tagged ‘immunology’

June 27, 2019

From the desk of a fellow–Zika Virus: A Continuing Focus for Vaccine Development

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Stephen Crooke, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Vaccine Research Group within the Mayo Clinic Department of General Internal Medicine.   As a postdoctoral research fellow in the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group, my research is centered primarily around the use of systems biology approaches to develop a more comprehensive understanding of vaccine […]

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Tags: Gregory Poland, immunology, Inna Ovsyannikova, Richard Kennedy, Stephen Crooke, vaccine research, vaccines, Zika


March 26, 2019

Buh-Bye, Breast Cancer?

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Can breast cancer be prevented with a vaccine? Keith Knutson, Ph.D., Department of Immunology and director of the Discovery and Translation Labs Cancer Program at Mayo Clinic in Florida, thinks so. And he thinks it will happen during his lifetime. In collaboration with the National Breast Treatment Coalition, Dr. Knutson has developed a vaccine that […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer vaccine, clinical trials, immunology, Keith Knutson, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, ovarian cancer


February 26, 2019

Bone Marrow Stem Cells Stall Out in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

By Sara Tiner saratiner

For patients who have chronic lymphocytic leukemia, fighting off a serious infection can be difficult and often is just not possible. And a team of Mayo researchers is starting to find out why in a paper published recently in the journal Leukemia. What is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia? This disease is cancer of an immune cell […]

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Tags: basic science, blood cancer, cancer, Center for Biomedical Discovery, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, immunology, Kay Medina, leukemia, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Neil Kay, Wei Ding


February 12, 2019

Mayo Clinic discovery advances potential individualized treatment for mesothelioma

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Large chromosomal rearrangements present in mesothelioma could make it possible to understand which patients are likely respond to immunotherapy,  researchers at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine  have discovered. The research is published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. “What we’ve shown so far is that these large complex chromosomal rearrangements are frequent in […]

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Tags: Aaron Mansfield, basic science, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, genomics, George Vasmatzis, immunology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, mesothelioma


February 4, 2019

“Only” a medical student, already advancing the science

By Jon Holten jonholten

Rosalie Sterner is already impressive, concurrently pursuing her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees through Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. However, recently she made additional waves, as the lone medical student to receive the 2018 Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award from the American Society of Hematology. Sterner received this award and presented her work on development […]

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Tags: CAR-T, clinical trials, hematology, immunology, Karen Hedin, lymphoma, Rosalie Sterner, Saad Kenderian


January 25, 2018

Happy New Year!

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

It’s been a few weeks since 2018 started, and you may have thought you were done celebrating. If you’ve had your fill of holiday food and frivolity, maybe you’re looking for something else to tickle your fancy. If so, perhaps some of the new happenings from Mayo Clinic research and research education may be just the thing. Help us […]

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Tags: basic science, genomics, Iftikhar Kullo, imaging, immunology, Richard Ehman


December 21, 2017

Robin Patel, M.D., Appointed to NIAID Council

By gmchiri gmchiri

Robin Patel, M.D., Chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, has been appointed to the council of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). She will serve a four-year term. The council will advise, assist, consult with, and make recommendations to the Secretary of Health and […]

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Tags: allergies, immunology, infectious disease, Robin Patel


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