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April 19, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/19/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

This week saw some advances in neurology for patients with memory loss or Parkinson’s disease, as well as furthered understanding of the role race plays in personalized medicine. Read about these, updates on COVID-19, and a number of other findings in health care and biomedical research. Blood-Based Markers Tied to Brain Cell and Memory Loss […]

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Tags: acute kidney injury, Amaal Starling, artificial intelligence, brain cancer, brain tumor, chronic kidney disease, clinical trials, cognitive impairment, concussion, COVID-19, Cumara O'Carroll, diversity


November 23, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 11/23/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

There were all sorts of different things in the news this week, but perhaps the most heartening was the news from Dr. Anthony Fauci and our own Gregory Poland, M.D., that Santa Claus and the elves are practicing safe behaviors and COVID-19 won’t stop Christmas from arriving.  Read on for excerpts from this and other […]

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Tags: Amir Lerman, Andrew Badley, Anna Subramaniam, antibiotic, antibodies, anxiety, autism, cardiovascular medicine, clinical research, COVID-19, depression, DNA


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


March 11, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Virus beware: cells can defend themselves

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner (@saratiner)

According to a new paper in Nature Communications, a protein known to help cells defend against infection also helps their mitochondria. The protein, one in a group called myxovirus-resistance (Mx) protein, helps cells without calling in white blood cells.  But now, the researchers report it also helps cells by preventing a virus from hijacking mitochondria. […]

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Tags: biomedical research, Hong Cao, infection, Mark McNiven, mitochondria


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