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June 14, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 6/14/2021

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Read on for news of the week that includes Mayo Clinic Research and research experts. Topics include a new Alzheimer’s medication, COVID-19, and various regenerative medicine innovations. US approves first new Alzheimer’s drug in 20 years  BBC, 6/8/2021 A controversial drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration in […]

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer's disease, Andre Terzic, animal model, biomedical ethics, brain, BRCA1, breast cancer, cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Cheryl Willman, concussion


May 3, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 5/3/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

As a leading academic medical center, Mayo Clinic content often is cited by media, be it our website, news releases or other articles. Our research becomes the story, and our researchers weigh in on health topics worldwide, including commenting on research findings published by other institutions. In this week’s news, you will find a connection […]

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Tags: Aaron Fairbanks, Andres Acosta, anxiety, biomedical engineering, brain, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, concussion, COVID-19, deep brain stimulation, depression


March 29, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 3/29/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The news of the week puts a face on some unique COVID-19 related stories, medical school graduates and a range of other health care research topics. Luther College student creates tool to help underserved communities get vaccinated KTTC, 3/26/2021 Trying to navigate the information superhighway of a global pandemic is difficult, and some minority groups […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, collaboration, COVID-19, Craig Sawchuk, Deepa Narasimhulu, education, gynecologic surgery, gynecology, health disparities, integrative medicine, James Kirkland


January 27, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mitochondria vs. Alzheimer’s

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Targeting mitochondria is a promising therapeutic strategy, study shows “Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell.” Many a young science student has heard that truism. “Mitochondria are extremely important because they ensure that we have energy supply for cells to conduct functions,” says Mayo Clinic researcher Eugenia Trushina, Ph.D. “Otherwise, we would all be dead […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, animal model, basic science, clinical trials, discovery research, drug discovery, Eugenia Trushina, Kogod Center on Aging, Minnesota Partnership, mitochondria, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health


October 19, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 10/19/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The news media recently highlighted a range of interesting topics, featuring Mayo Clinic Research and researchers on a new way to hunt down and capture deadly brain cancer cells, MSG in food, Angelman syndrome, the connection between screen time and life expectancy, COVID-19 (of course), and much more. Read on for brief excerpts and links […]

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Tags: acute myeloid leukemia, aging, Angelman syndrome, artificial intelligence, biomarkers, brain cancer, cancer, cancer research, Center for Digital Health, clinical trials, collaboration, COVID-19


September 28, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Turning back the clock on aging

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Researchers at Mayo Clinic are probing ways to activate the body’s regenerative potential to slow the clock on chronic conditions that set in as we age. From cancer to diabetes to Alzheimer’s disease, another birthday adds to a person’s risk of developing chronic disease. September is Healthy Aging Month, a time to focus on the […]

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Tags: aging, Center for Regenerative Medicine, degenerative disease, geriatrics, Kogod Center on Aging, Nathan LeBrasseur, senescent cells, zombie cells


February 6, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Improving the quality of life for the aging population in Rochester and beyond

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

By Adolfo Espitia Jr., public affairs intern Diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension some years ago, Elizabeth, now 65, was left with a debilitating condition that prevented her from even light activities. She had to rely on her husband to take care of their home. Finally, the medications she had taken for 10 years stopped working, forcing […]

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Tags: aging, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, geriatrics, Kogod Center on Aging, population health, Robert Pignolo


February 5, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Research News Roundup-January 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research-related news releases from Mayo Clinic in the past month. It also connects readers to associated resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Minnesota Partnership awards 5 collaborative research grants Diabetes, stress-induced aging and Alzheimer’s disease, immigration-related obesity, and implantable drug […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, basic science, biomarkers, cancer, cervical cancer, clinical trials, concussion, heart failure, James Kirkland, Kathy MacLaughlin, Kogod Center on Aging, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


September 12, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic researchers review the clinical potential of senolytic drugs on aging

By Megan Forliti Megan Forliti (@mforliti)

Researchers are moving closer to realizing the clinical potential of drugs that have previously been shown to support healthy aging in animals. In a review article published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Mayo Clinic aging experts say that, if proven to be effective and safe in humans, these drugs could be “transformative” […]

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Tags: aging, James Kirkland, Kogod Center on Aging, senescent cells


August 23, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Researchers report link between cells associated with aging and bone loss

By Megan Forliti Megan Forliti (@mforliti)

Mayo Clinic researchers have reported a causal link between senescent cells – the cells associated with aging and age-related disease – and bone loss in mice. Targeting these cells led to an increase in bone mass and strength. The findings appear online in Nature Medicine. Low bone mass and osteoporosis are estimated to be a major […]

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Tags: aging, James Kirkland, Kogod Center on Aging, osteoporosis, senescent cells


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