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April 4, 2022

Research News Roundup — March 2022

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

March news reports are often focused on college basketball, daylight savings time and Mardi Gras. This year, Ukraine and the its people are top of mind for many, providing a sobering counterpoint. Behind the scenes, research has continued at Mayo Clinic, and several findings were released in March that help build the evidence and point […]

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer's disease, animal model, artificial intelligence, biomarkers, chemotherapy, collaboration, COVID-19, depression, discovery research, drug discovery, genomics


January 4, 2022

From pediatric patient to promising researcher

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

When Delaney Liskey was 11, a mysterious temporary loss of eyesight triggered her vision for patient-driven research that integrates personal experience into scientific inquiry. She was diagnosed with pediatric onset multiple sclerosis (MS) — a rare form of the neurological disorder  in which the inflammatory system attacks the central nervous system, disrupting signals between the […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Delaney Liskey, Isobel Scarisbrick, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, multiple sclerosis, Sean Pittock


August 23, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 8/23/2021

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

In the last 15 days or so, COVID-19 related news continues to dominate the headlines on the research front. However, Mayo Clinic’s expertise also was evident on topics from inclusivity in clinical trials, a geological connection in kidney stones, life extending therapies and better understanding of contributors to dementia, stroke and death. Read on for […]

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Tags: brain, clinical trials, cognitive impairment, COVID-19, dementia, diversity, health disparities, hypertension, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, immune system, kidney stones, knee replacement


July 26, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 7/26/2021

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

Mayo Clinic expertise has a consistent footprint in the news in 2021. This week’s topics include data security and interoperability; some lesser discussed COVID-19 related topics: language development, booster vaccines for immunocompromised individuals, portable air filters; as well as early onset dementia, and the need for diversity among bone marrow donors. Vaccines are highy unlikely […]

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Tags: Aaron Krych, acute kidney injury, Ahmad Nassr, antibodies, arthritis, artificial intelligence, big data, biomarkers, bone marrow transplant, Brian Weinshenker, Bruce Johnson, Bruce Sutor


January 5, 2021

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 cell therapy, carbon ion therapy, Center for Regenerative Medicine, chemotherapy, clinical research


May 13, 2020

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

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

By Jen Schutz Jen 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

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

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

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


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