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September 17, 2020

Could regenerative medicine hold a key to understanding Alzheimer’s disease?

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a time to raise awareness of research to unlock scientific mysteries around a disease that robs people of their memory, independence and ultimately their ability to think and reason. Focused on disease causes and cures, the Center for Regenerative Medicine is driving innovation as a collaborative partner in Mayo Clinic’s […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, basic science, Center for Regenerative Medicine, dementia, discovery research, Guojun Bu, Melissa Murray, neurology, neurosciences, stem cells


August 25, 2020

Rock star baby hitting all milestones after fetal surgery

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

The first peek at her baby during the 20 week ultrasound turned from excitement to concern for Hetty Mollert. “It was taking longer than I expected. I thought they were just being super in-depth about everything,” said Mollert, a first time mother-to-be from Madison, Wis. “Then we learned the devastating news. The ultrasound showed our […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Chiari malformation, Edward Ahn, fetal surgery, hydrocephalus, maternal and fetal medicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, neurology, pediatric neurosurgery, Rodrigo Ruano, spina bifida


August 24, 2020

Second Language Learning Linked to Brain Surgery Recovery

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Lynda De Widt Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida report differences in clinical outcomes between “late bilingual” and monolingual glioblastoma patients undergoing awake brain surgery for tumor removal — information that could help guide surgeons in the operating room. Their findings, published in the Journal of Neuro-Oncology, suggest that bilingual patients who have learned […]

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Tags: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Anthony Ritaccio, awake craniotomy, brain tumor, clinical research, David Sabsevitz, Erik Middlebrooks, Kaisorn Chaichana, Mark Jentoft, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, neurology, neurosurgery


August 21, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 8/21/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

A wide range of Mayo Clinic expertise was highlighted in the past week, with local, national and international media outlets quoting researchers and referring to Mayo Clinic research findings. Following are a selection of these news articles, with a brief excerpt and link to the full story on the appropriate websites. For ease of review, […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Andrew Badley, blood pressure, Bobbi Pritt, Brian Mohney, cardiology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19, diabetes, emergency department, epidemiology, genetics


August 6, 2020

Calcium Signaling in Microglia: Implications for Brain Diseases?

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner

Calcium helps nerves and muscles “fire,” signaling cells to do something like contract a muscle or release a neurotransmitter in the brain. But in one type of brain cell, microglia, this calcium signaling seemed absent. Researchers have long wondered why microglia don’t seem to rely on calcium signaling and now, with a recent publication in […]

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Tags: animal model, Anthony Umpierre, basic science, calcium, cell signaling, discovery research, Gregory Worrell, Long-Jun Wu, neurology, neurosciences, Yanlu Ying


May 13, 2020

Trailblazers, part 2

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

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


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 9, 2020

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

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

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


March 30, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the News — Week in Review 3/30/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

In this unconventional time, we are going to offer an unconventional article, really a collection of the previous week’s news stories related to Mayo Clinic Research. Our plan – to share a brief excerpt and link to stories written by journalists around the world. Most will likely be about COVID-19, some may report findings that […]

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Tags: antiviral, cardiology, clinical trials, collaboration, COVID-19, David Knopman, dementia, Gianrico Farrugia, heart attack, John Halamka, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


February 7, 2020

Toxic Protein, Linked to Alzheimer’s and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases, Exposed in New Detail

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Zuckerman Institute Communications Staff The protein tau has long been implicated in Alzheimer’s and a host of other debilitating brain diseases. But scientists have struggled to understand exactly how tau converts from its normal, functional form into a misfolded, harmful one. Now, researchers at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute and Mayo Clinic in Florida have […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, brain, collaboration, Leonard Petrucelli, neurology, rare disease, tau protein


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