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January 5, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Looking back on 2020: A successful year of research at Mayo Clinic in Florida

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

At Mayo Clinic, Research and Education provide the basis for all we are able to do for patients today. Furthermore, they enable practice transformation as we seek to meet future patient needs. From new capabilities in cell therapy and immunotherapy, to advances in neurodegenerative diseases and studies of the virus that causes COVID-19, research at Mayo Clinic continued […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Ben Pollock, biomanufacturing, biomarkers, biostatistics, brain, cancer, CAR-T, carbon ion therapy, Center for Regenerative Medicine, chemotherapy, clinical research


May 13, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Trailblazers, part 2

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

In the last Trailblazers article, we shared the stories of six women physicians and scientists appointed to the staff at Mayo Clinic between 1889 and 1926. These women stand out for their passion and leadership in medicine at a time when there were very few women in the field. These early women in medicine prepared […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, cardiology, Eva Gilbertson, Grace Roth, Jane Hodgson, Julia Herrick, multiple sclerosis, neurology, neurosurgery, physiology, radiology, Sarah Luse


April 9, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Improving remyelination for spinal cord injury: Arthur Warrington, Ph.D.

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Mayo Clinic researchers are probing potential ways to unleash the human body’s ability to heal neurological disorders like spinal cord injuries or multiple sclerosis. Myelin is the protective covering that surrounds nerve fibers in the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord. Demyelination, or injury to the myelin, slows electrical signals between brain cells, resulting in […]

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Tags: Arthur Warrington, MS, multiple sclerosis, neurology, regenerative medicine, spinal cord injury


January 23, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic research discovers a molecular switch for repairing central nervous system disorders

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

A molecular switch has the ability to turn on a substance in animals that repairs neurological damage in disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Mayo Clinic researchers discovered. The early research in animal models could advance an already approved Food and Drug Administration therapy and also could lead to new strategies for treating diseases of the central nervous […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, autoimmune disorder, basic science, Center for Regenerative Medicine, demyelination, discovery research, Isobel Scarisbrick, multiple sclerosis, neurology, schizophrenia, spinal cord injury


August 20, 2019 · Leave a Comment

McArdle’s sign, long overlooked, is an indicator of multiple sclerosis

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

By Jay Furst McArdle’s sign, a distinctive muscle weakness that affects patients with spinal cord disease, was first noted more than 30 years ago. The namesake of the “sign,” M.J. McArdle, was a professor of neurology in London, and one of his patients with advanced multiple sclerosis needed to extend his neck and tip his […]

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Tags: Brian Weinshenker, Ernest Hoffman, Matt Hoffman, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, MS, multiple sclerosis, Nathan Schilaty, neurology, physiology


May 20, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Leading and learning in neurological research

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

Mayo shares neurological research and advancements at AAN meeting Among more than 15,000 attendees at the 2019 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4-10, Mayo Clinic had a strong presence. Mayo scientists and clinicians led 38 courses and gave 84 lectures at the world’s largest gathering of neurologists. Nearly 60 Mayo […]

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Tags: Alejandro Rabinstein, Allen Aksamit Jr., Alyx Porter, Angelman syndrome, autoimmune disorder, brain tumor, Bryan Neth, Christopher Boes, Claudia Lucchinetti, David Dodick, Diego Zaquera Carvalho, Eugene Scharf


April 11, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Researching the immune system to provide relief from autoimmune encephalitis

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

Shuronda Hester had just started college and was looking forward to a new chapter in her young life when mysterious and frightening symptoms derailed her plans. Shuronda began having seizures and becoming “increasingly confused, at one point asking for her great-grandmother who passed away eight years ago,” reports First Coast News. Three trips to a hospital […]

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Tags: autoimmune disorder, Jason Siegel, MS, multiple sclerosis, neurology


December 27, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Be the life [science] of the party

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Looking for a scientific conversation starter for New Year’s Eve? Advancing the Science has you covered with this top-10 recap of our hottest medical research stories from 2018. With this list in your back pocket, you’ll never run out of interesting cocktail banter. And we guarantee you’ll wow your friends with your scientific smarts. #1  […]

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Tags: celiac disease, end of life care, fetal surgery, gluten free, Imad Absah, liver disease, Mark Truty, maternal and fetal medicine, multiple sclerosis, nephrology, neuroimmunology, palliative care


November 8, 2018 · Leave a Comment

MS or not MS? Mayo Clinic Neuroimmunology Lab answers the question

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

In 2017, Mayo Clinic launched a first-in-the-U.S. clinical test to help patients with some autoimmune disorders get the right diagnosis faster. The test defines a new form of inflammatory demyelinating disease, myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) autoimmunity, which is distinct from multiple sclerosis (MS), with which it is commonly confused. The test uses live cells to […]

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Tags: acute flaccid myelitis, Andrew McKeon, biomarkers, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, MOG antibody, multiple sclerosis, neuroimmunology, neurology, Sean Pittock, transverse myelitis, Vanda Lennon


September 14, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Human antibody can delay Lou Gehrig’s Disease in two mouse models

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota have successfully used a single dose of a natural human antibody to delay degeneration of spinal cord neurons in two distinct mouse models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease). The study, published in Disease Models & Mechanisms, suggests new possible therapies for patients […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, multiple sclerosis


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