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Items Tagged ‘Keith Knutson’

January 8, 2020

Mentoring, science fair ignite SPARK in high school students

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Growing up, Rishi Misra watched his grandmother add fragrant Indian spices to family meals. In ninth grade, Misra came across a study showing that these spices have antibacterial properties. This piqued his interest in science – a curiosity being nurtured by Mayo Clinic’s research mentoring program known as SPARK. SPARK stands for Science Program for the Advancement […]

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Tags: basic science, Dev Mukhopadhyay, John Copland III, Keith Knutson, Panos Anastasiadis, research, research education, Ruifeng Lu, Tushar Patel, Vijay Madamsetty


December 30, 2019

Research highlights from Florida – fruitful in 2019

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Florida sunshine doesn’t just contribute to big, juicy oranges. In 2019, Florida was a hotbed of growth for Mayo Clinic Research, with 11.8% more funding leading to new capabilities such as ex vivo perfusion for lungs – leading to more available for transplant, and carbon ion therapy for cancer – currently not available to patients in the U.S. Read on for more on these and other practice transforming activities.

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Tags: artificial intelligence, biopsy, breast cancer, cancer, cancer vaccine, carbon ion therapy, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, ex vivo lung perfusion, immunology, Keith Knutson, lung cancer


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


March 26, 2019

Buh-Bye, Breast Cancer?

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

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


January 3, 2019

A vaccine to prevent breast cancer? It’s worth a shot

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Each fall, millions of Americans roll up their sleeves for a flu shot, grateful for the quick pinch that may save them from the misery the flu can bring. In the not-too-distant future, there may be a poke with a much bigger payout. Scientists at Mayo Clinic and elsewhere are working on vaccines that could […]

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Tags: breast cancer, immunotherapy, Keith Knutson, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, ovarian cancer


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