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January 15, 2020

My Mouth Is Not Watering: The Perplexing World of Salivary Gland Pathology

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

So in mid-January, the holiday season is still fresh in your mind. Quite likely it was a time when you made full use of your senses of smell and taste. Mmmm. Just thinking about cookies baking in the kitchen is enough to get your mouth watering. So what happens if your mouth doesn’t water? In […]

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Tags: Joaquin Garcia, Justin Kreuter, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, oral health, tumor


January 2, 2020

The Flu: Nothing to Sneeze About!

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

So here we are, well into the 2019-2020 flu season. Have you had your flu shot? If you haven’t, do you know whether that was the safest choice for you and those you care about? In a new podcast from the Bow Tie Bandit and Mayo Clinic Laboratories, learn  important facts about influenza, such as […]

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Tags: immunization, influenza, Justin Kreuter, Matthew Binnicker, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Priya Sampathkumar, vaccines


December 18, 2019

Leading Innovation in the Lab: Meet William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D.

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

In this podcast, you will meet William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., the chair of Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. Listen for his insights into career development and advice on leading teams for success. This interview with Dr. Morice is the most recent in a series of podcasts hosted by Dr. Kreuter, discussing […]

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Tags: collaboration, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Justin Kreuter, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, team science, William Morice


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


September 5, 2019

If it isn’t broken, why fix it? Advancements in multiple myeloma diagnosis.

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

The standard laboratory test to diagnose multiple myeloma dates back to the Eisenhower administration. Research at Mayo Clinic spearheaded by David Murray, M.D., Ph.D., and fueled by his experience as an industrial chemist has led to a new assay to screen and diagnose the disease. Lacking in speed and specificity Despite gargantuan leaps in medicine […]

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Tags: amyloidosis, Angela Dispenzieri, blood cancer, collaboration, David Barnidge, David Murray, hematology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, MGUS, multiple myeloma


October 10, 2018

Mayo lab scientists collaborate to paint a better picture of patient health

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

On September 24, 2018, the National Institutes of Health  (NIH) awarded Mayo Clinic funding to serve as the new Metabolomics Research Core for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network. In this article, we explore the role of metabolomics in medicine at Mayo Clinic, both in research and in patient care. And we celebrate the role that Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Devin Oglesbee, genetics, genomics, Ian Lanza, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, metabolomics


August 9, 2018

Using CSI-type technology to unravel the source of bacteria

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on May 28, 2018. Mayo Clinic laboratory workers have a new tool to perform high tech genetic sleuthing for the source of stubborn, sometimes life-threatening bacteria. Bacterial whole genome sequencing can trace individual isolates of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, also known as Staph […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genome, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Nicholas Chia, Robin Patel


July 12, 2018

Arresting melanoma’s molecular drivers

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

This post originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on May 15, 2018. Article by Barbara Toman Melanoma, the skin cancer often associated with sun exposure, is on the rise and has no reliable cure. Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of efforts aimed at increasing early detection and treatment of this aggressive disease. The […]

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Tags: Aleksander Sekulic, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, gene mutation, immunotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, melanoma, Minetta Liu


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