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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. Physical activity slows cognitive decline in APOE e4 carriers […]

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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


March 18, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Experts propose shared decision making to decrease COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa (@harringaadam)

The COVID-19 pandemic has lasted more than a year, but hope is here in the form of multiple safe and effective vaccines authorized for emergency use. Millions are now being vaccinated, but as vaccine supply continues to increase throughout 2021, a hurdle health experts anticipate eventually is a lack of public demand. That is, how […]

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Tags: COVID-19, Gregory Poland, infectious disease, shared decision making, vaccine hesitancy, vaccines


December 7, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 12/7/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Lots of chatter last week on COVID-19 and the pending arrival of a vaccine(s). Our researchers and clinicians agree that vaccines are a useful part of our toolbox for fighting infectious disease, and have high hopes for effective reduction of the risks of COVID-19 through widespread vaccination. Other research that made the top of the […]

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Tags: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, COVID-19, dementia, Erin Barreto, Gregory Poland, infectious disease, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars


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


October 26, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 10/26/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

At Mayo Clinic, patient care is evidence-based, meaning research drives the practice of medicine. Our scientists and clinician researchers are at work across the spectrum of health and the delivery of health care, seeking better outcomes and enhanced experiences while managing the total costs of care. Curable dementia, pot and opioids, childcare during COVID-19, and […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Andrew Badley, artificial intelligence, autoimmune disorder, biomarkers, cardiovascular medicine, Charles Adler, clinical research, clinical trials, COVID-19, David Knopman, dementia


August 28, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — COVID, COVID, COVID

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

There has been a lot of discussion surrounding convalescent plasma in the last week. A few articles are listed here, an internet search will give you dozens more. In addition to convalescent plasma, our researchers are working on tests, vaccines, social and population health issues relating to COVID-19. Recent news articles highlighting Mayo Clinic Research […]

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Tags: Angela Mattke, cardiology, COVID-19, emergency department, genomics, Gregory Poland, health disparities, immunization, infection control, infectious disease, LaPrincess Brewer, Michael Ackerman


August 21, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 8/21/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

A wide range of Mayo Clinic expertise was highlighted in the past week, with local, national and international media outlets quoting researchers and referring to Mayo Clinic research findings. Following are a selection of these news articles, with a brief excerpt and link to the full story on the appropriate websites. For ease of review, […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Andrew Badley, blood pressure, Bobbi Pritt, Brian Mohney, cardiology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19, diabetes, emergency department, epidemiology, genetics


August 4, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Phage therapy shows potential for treating prosthetic joint infections

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Bacteriophages, or phages, may play a significant role in treating complex bacterial infections in prosthetic joints, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The findings suggest phage therapy could provide a potential treatment for managing such infections, including those involving antibiotic-resistant microbes. The research is published in the July 23 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID). “The treatment for […]

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Tags: antibacterial resistance, bacteriophages, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Individualized Medicine, collaboration, Gina Suh, infectious disease, phage, prosthesis, research, Robin Patel


July 10, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Research News Roundup — June 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

At Mayo Clinic, research drives everything we do for patients, and is the underpinning of our educational programs. Occasionally we issue news releases highlighting some of our recent findings. Following are research-related news releases issued in June. Mayo Clinic launches advanced care at home model of care Mayo Clinic announced a new care model that will […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, collaboration, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, imaging, infection control, infectious disease, Mayo Clinic Platform, medical innovation, pathology, Research News Roundup


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