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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


April 17, 2018

Plasma ceramides-A promising new diagnostic tool for cardiology

By Gina Chiri-Osmond Gina Chiri-Osmond

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is the primary measure of atherosclerotic risk and thus a therapeutic target in clinical practice. The focus on LDL cholesterol and its control by diet, lifestyle, and pharmaceuticals has contributed to a significant and sustained reduction in blood concentrations of total and LDL cholesterol among U.S. adults since 1988. Despite population-wide […]

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Tags: basic science, cardiology, heart disease, Jeffrey Meeusen, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


August 22, 2017

Three genetic tests to improve prenatal screening

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Article by Sharon Rosen New genomic technology is reshaping perinatal screening, which is testing before and during pregnancy to assess the health of a baby. Now pregnant women can have their baby initially screened for genetic disorders, such as Down syndrome, through the use of a newer blood test that evaluates DNA from the placenta […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, DNA testing, genetic testing, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Myra Wick, personalized medicine


July 14, 2015

Overuse or Inappropriate Use – More Tests Are Not Necessarily Better

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

H. Pylori Case Study – An opportunity to do the right test on the right patient at the right time? Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a common bacterial infection that as many as 50 percent of all people in the world have been exposed to. Fortunately, not everyone who has the infection will experience symptoms, […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Curtis Hanson, Elizabeth Theel, gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, OptumLabs, pathology


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