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February 3, 2020

Merging minds to accelerate research discovery

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University formed the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care in 2010 to merge minds and accelerate research discoveries, improve patient care through innovation and transform medical education to enhance health outcomes. Highlights of two of the joint research efforts follow. Identifying a blood-based biomarker for early-stage […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Arizona State University, basic science, biomarkers, Charles Adler, infectious disease, Michael Sierks, MRSA, Parkinson's disease, Robin Patel


January 9, 2020

In a first, researchers sequence single bacterial cells, paving path for rapid sepsis test

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

For the first time, Mayo Clinic researchers are sequencing the genomic contents of single bacterial cells. The technique may pave the way for a potential lifesaving test for sepsis, a serious and sometimes deadly condition caused by the body’s response to an infection. Rather than waiting for days to identify the source of a patient’s […]

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Tags: antibacterial resistance, basic science, biomedical engineering, Center for Individualized Medicine, deep space medicine, genomics, Heidi Nelson, infectious disease, Marina Walther-Antonio, Nicholas Chia, Robin Patel, sepsis


November 29, 2019

One Small Bite, Deadly for Mankind

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

You might recall the last offering from the Bow Tie Bandit and Mayo Clinic Laboratories was about the lowly tick (not an insect, an arachnid). Today’s podcast is on a real bug, or insect, which is the deadliest creature in the world. In One Small Bite, Deadly for Mankind, learn everything you need to know […]

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Tags: Elitza Theel, infectious disease, Justin Kreuter, lab medicine, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


October 15, 2019

Tick Talk

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

In his latest installment of stories from Mayo Clinic Laboratories, the Bow Tie Bandit offers a new discussion on a bug that bugs us all. (Well okay, a tick is actually an arachnid, not an insect, but that’s beside the point). In Tick Talk with Bobbi Pritt, M.D., the Bow Tie Bandit, aka Justin Kreuter, […]

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Tags: Bobbi Pritt, infectious disease, Justin Kreuter, lab medicine, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


June 27, 2019

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

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

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, infectious disease, Inna Ovsyannikova, Richard Kennedy, Stephen Crooke, vaccines


December 21, 2017

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

By Gina Chiri-Osmond Gina Chiri-Osmond

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


December 5, 2017

MASTERMIND: A Smarter Search for Microbial Diagnostics

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Barbara J. Toman In the war against microbes, human beings are vastly outnumbered—and losing the weapons race. The introduction of antibiotics into clinical practice in the 1940s spurred hope that infectious diseases might be defeated as a public health problem. But bacterial microbes are cunning foes, adept at acquiring resistance to antibiotics faster than […]

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Tags: antibacterial resistance, clinical trials, infectious disease, Robin Patel


October 6, 2017

Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University researchers working on a new tool to diagnose valley fever

By Julie Janovsky-Mason Julie Janovsky-Mason

Infectious disease researchers at Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University (ASU) are working on a new test to detect valley fever more quickly and efficiently. Getting there involves looking for the fungus that causes valley fever rather than searching for antibodies in potentially infected patients. That elusive fungus, say the researchers, can be hard to […]

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Tags: Arizona State University, Center for Individualized Medicine, infectious disease, Thomas Grys


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