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May 20, 2019

Leading and learning in neurological research

By 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, Alyx Porter, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Angelman syndrome, Autoimmune inflammatory disorders, Brain tumors, Bryan Neth, Christopher Boes, Claudia Lucchinetti, Cognitive aging, David Dodick


May 16, 2019

Brain MRI may be overrated in deciding about valve surgery

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Jay Furst Blood clots moving to the brain are a frequent — and dangerous — complication for patients with endocarditis. Endocarditis is an infection of the heart’s inner lining that can damage heart valves and contribute to the formation of blood clots. As many as 80 percent of endocarditis patients who undergo magnetic resonance […]

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Tags: brain, CT, Daniel DeSimone, endocarditis, Larry Baddour, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, MRI, neurology, radiology, Tia Chakraborty


April 11, 2019

Researching the immune system to provide relief from autoimmune encephalitis

By 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


April 3, 2019

Research News Roundup-March 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Removal of ‘zombie cells’ alleviates causes of diabetes in obese mice Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators have shown that when senescent […]

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Tags: AFib, aging, Alzheimer's disease, atrial fibrillation, biomarkers, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, diabetes, gastroenterology, hepatitis, JAMA


March 12, 2019

Patients are helping researchers crack the code on cavernous malformations

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Blood vessels in Kandie Nelson’s brain had become abnormally tangled and twisted around themselves. But for years, she didn’t know it. Until one day when she picked up the phone at work. “I was working at the front desk of a hotel, and I went to answer the phone, and it came out, ‘Blah, blah, […]

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Tags: cavernous malformations, Giuseppe Lanzino, Kandie Nelson, Kayla Nelson, Kelly Flemming, neurology


January 2, 2019

Toward clinical trials for one type of ALS

By Kate Ledger k8ledger

When a team of Mayo Clinic researchers discovered in 2011 the genetic repeat mutation known as c9orf72, the finding shed new light on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The mutation, which occurs as a short sequence of code repeated hundreds to thousands of times in the gene, is now known to appear in 40 percent of […]

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Tags: ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Björn Oskarsson, clinical trials, Dennis Dickson, Kevin Boylan, Leonard Petrucelli, Lou Gehrig's disease, neurology, neurosciences, Rosa Rademakers, Tania Gendron


December 21, 2018

MOG antibody-associated spinal cord inflammation can mimic acute flaccid myelitis

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Mayo Clinic researchers report that spinal cord inflammation associated with an antibody to myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein can mimic acute flaccid myelitis, a rare but serious disease linked to certain viruses that particularly affects children and can result in paralysis. The researchers show that detecting the MOG antibody has important treatment and prognostic implications. The findings […]

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Tags: acute flaccid myelitis, Divyanshu Dubey, Eoin Flanagan, MOG antibody, myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein, neurology, pathology, radiology, transverse myelitis


December 17, 2018

Reflections of a student: Spinal cord stimulation research, results of intraoperative electrode techniques

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

As a predoctoral student in the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a project investigating the use of epidural electrical stimulation and intense physical therapy to help people with chronic paralysis regain movement following spinal cord injury. In a recent article in Nature Medicine, our team, led by Kendall […]

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Tags: Jonathan Calvert, Kendall Lee, Kristin Zhao, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, neurology, physical therapy


December 4, 2018

Research News Roundup — November 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. How viruses hijack part of your immune system and use it against you An enzyme intended to prevent autoimmune disease can be […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, basic science, Bradley Erickson, brain tumor, cancer, Geoffrey Johnson, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, neurology, prostate cancer, radiology, Research News Roundup


November 8, 2018

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

By 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, MOG antibody, multiple sclerosis, neuroimmunology, neurology, Sean Pittock, transverse myelitis, Vanda Lennon


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