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Mayo Clinic Medical Science Blog – an eclectic collection of research- and research education-related stories: feature stories, mini news bites, learning opportunities, profiles and more from Mayo Clinic.

Items Tagged ‘lab medicine’

December 29, 2020

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

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

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

Seeking a regenerative therapy for chronic dry mouth

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

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

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

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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

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


October 11, 2019

Top Five Things To Know about Lab Medicine

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

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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