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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


November 3, 2020

COVID-19 and influenza testing algorithm arms Mayo Clinic for the upcoming flu season

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Christoph Bahn Flu season is just now unfolding. But this time, it’s piggy-backed with a pandemic, which threatens to spike with the colder weather as people huddle indoors. Adding to this conundrum is the unsettling fact that, for both COVID-19 and the flu, the symptoms overlap. “It’s almost impossible to distinguish between COVID-19 and […]

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Tags: Aaron Tande, blood test, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, influenza, Joseph Yao, Matthew Binnicker, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


September 16, 2020

Mayo Clinic research advances diagnostics to lead COVID-19 pandemic response

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

When COVID-19 spread across the U.S. in early March, Mayo Clinic’s Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL) urgently responded. Lab spaces were transitioned, staff reassigned and funding approvals were fast-tracked. Its goals were to accelerate research, development, translation and implementation of novel tests in order to discover life-saving treatments and diagnostics. “ADL houses a lab structure for […]

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Tags: Ann Moyer, antibodies, Benjamin Kipp, Bobbie Pritt, Center for Individualized Medicine, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Dietrich Matern, Elitza Theel, genetics, genomics, John Mills


August 14, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news 8/14/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

While much of the news around health care research is COVID-19 related, Mayo Clinic researchers are hard at work across the entire spectrum of health and health care delivery. Our multidisciplinary research teams are seeking ways to improve outcomes, lower costs and enhance the experience of patients, providers and caregivers. Read on for snippets of […]

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Tags: aging, Andrew Badley, antibodies, breast cancer, chemotherapy, Clifford Jack Jr., clinical research, clinical trials, COVID-19, Devon Rubin, Eugenia Trushina, Grzegorz Nowakowski


June 2, 2020

Research News Roundup — May 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

During May, Mayo Clinic articles sharing research-related news fell into one of two thematic areas: cancer and COVID-19. For ease of review, they are grouped below, cancer findings first. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Cancer research findings Carfilzomib is not superior to Bortezomib in delaying multiple myeloma progression after initial treatment Carfilzomib, a […]

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Tags: antibodies, artificial intelligence, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Charles Loprinzi, chemotherapy, community engagement, COVID-19, gastroenterology, health disparities, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


May 5, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news: Week in review 5/5/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The race continues across biomedical research to find answers for people with COVID-19 as well as those hoping to avoid the virus. Mayo Clinic Research and researchers are playing a prominent role in all aspects, from developing tests and trying various treatments, to predicting outcomes and collaborating for a vaccine. Collected here are links and short extracts from news […]

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Tags: Amy Williams, Andrew Badley, artificial intelligence, Brittane Parker, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Digital Health, clinical trials, COVID-19, Gianrico Farrugia, health disparities, infectious disease, Laura Breeher


May 4, 2020

Research News Roundup–April 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Since everyone is staying close to home these days, perhaps you’ve been spending more time on the internet, and have already seen the news. If not, or if you want a recap, read April’s Research News Roundup. This includes brief summaries and links to Mayo Clinic’s research news releases from the past month. Most are […]

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Tags: birth defects, COVID-19, heart attack, heart disease, maternal and fetal medicine, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, neurology, opioids, plasma, radiology, Research News Roundup


April 27, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news: Week in review 4/27/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Last week, much like the previous, was full of news related to COVID-19. Mayo Clinic Research and researchers played a prominent role in the discussion. Collected here are links and snippets from some of the stories from around the world. They connect Mayo Clinic research and international efforts to understand and reduce the devastating effects […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, antibodies, artificial intelligence, clinical trials, COVID-19, Dawn Davis, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, dermatology, Elitza Theel, Gregory Poland, immune system, Laura Breeher


April 20, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news: Week in review 4/20/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Many of us have passed another week of “stay at home” but others are on the front lines of patient care and COVID-19 research. How does it spread? Why do some people contract more serious cases, or develop more antibodies? How many people have been exposed? These are just a few of the questions Mayo […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, antibodies, basic science, biomedical research, cardiology, Colin West, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Elitza Theel, Gregory Poland, immune system, immunity


April 13, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news: Week in review 4/13/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Another week, another set of stories. Very little hit the newstands in health care that wasn’t COVID-19. However, you may rest assured, research continues into a wide range of health conditions, rare diseases and ways to improve health and health care. We’ve included an excerpt and link to several of the news stories published in […]

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Tags: Ala S. Dababneh, antibodies, blood test, cardiology, clinical trials, COVID-19, Elitza Theel, epidemiology, Gregory Poland, ICU, immune system, Mayo Clinic Health System


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