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December 29, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Ingenuity, collaboration, and expertise create a game-changing COVID-19 test swab

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

Faced with potential shortages, a straightforward assignment — find more swabs — became a massive effort that involved numerous departments and experts, and culminated in Mayo Clinic designing, testing and manufacturing a new medical device. By Tracy Will Swabs typically don’t attract much attention. Small, simple, inexpensive, used quickly and discarded, they hardly seem to […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Bobbi Pritt, collaboration, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Jonathan M. Morris, Joseph Yao, lab medicine, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, medical innovation, Paul Jannetto, team science


June 11, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Seeking a regenerative therapy for chronic dry mouth

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic researchers are seeking a regenerative therapy for a vexing problem, particularly among cancer patients. How can medical providers treat a condition in which the mouth is so parched that it has an incessant feeling of a cotton lining? Xerostomia, also known as chronic dry mouth, is an agonizing side effect of injury to […]

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Tags: biobank, cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, chronic dry mouth, head and neck cancer, Jeffrey Janus, lab medicine, Nagarajan Kannan, salivary glands


April 24, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic, the military, and a different kind of war

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Over the years, Mayo Clinic has stepped forward to meet emerging challenges in health care. Sometimes in war between nations, and sometimes in a different kind of war — the struggle to understand, treat, reduce the impact of, and perhaps someday to eradicate devastating diseases. Med City Beat, a news outlet local to Rochester, Minnesota, […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, COVID-19, lab medicine, military medicine


November 29, 2019 · Leave a Comment

One Small Bite, Deadly for Mankind

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

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 · Leave a Comment

Tick Talk

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

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


October 11, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Top Five Things To Know about Lab Medicine

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

Mayo Clinic Laboratories, with a little help from the Bow Tie Bandit, recently launched a new podcast series. The first in this series is an interview with Ann Moyer, M.D., Ph.D.: Top Five Things Every Medical Professional Should Know about Lab Medicine In this podcast, you will find answers to: What do you do all […]

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Tags: Ann Moyer, Justin Kreuter, lab medicine, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, pathology


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