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November 13th, 2017

Research Roundup—October 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young 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. October 2017 Researchers review risks, recommendations for weight gain management in midlife women The average weight gain for women in their 50s […]

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Tags: medical research, News Releases, research, Research News Roundup


November 7th, 2017

No moss here – Mayo Clinic research websites rolling along

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

They say that a rolling stone gathers no moss, and at Mayo Clinic, our research and research education programs are always on the move. It’s hard to keep track of all the exciting work being done to help improve health for our patients, or the way they – and patients everywhere – experience health care. […]

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Tags: cell therapy, Christopher Evans, Department of Molecular Medicine, Dev Mukhopadhyay, DNA, Eva Galanis, Evanthia Galanis, Florida, gene therapy, Jim Maher, Louis J. Maher, Michael Krowka


November 2nd, 2017

Targeting a Molecular Abnormality

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Microsatellite instability (MSI) might sound like something a NASA engineer would study. But it’s actually a molecular abnormality found in 15 percent of colorectal cancers, explains Mayo Clinic medical oncologist and gastroenterologist Frank A. Sinicrope, M.D., who is testing an immunotherapy drug that could help patients with this subtype of colorectal cancer. Just recently, researchers […]

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Tags: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, biomarkers, clinical trial, colorectal cancer, Forefront, Frank Sinicrope, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, microsatellite instability, molecular abnormality, MSI, research, stage III


October 31st, 2017

Education changes perception of sepsis screening tool among nurses

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Sepsis, a complication of an infection, a time-critical and potentially life-threatening disease, is one of Mayo Clinic’s top 10 patient safety risks. To mitigate this risk, sepsis screening alert tools were developed to help staff in the Emergency Department identify patients at risk. Nurses play an important role in minimizing the risk of sepsis by […]

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Tags: Albert Razo, Arizona, Becky Butler, Christina VanLandschoot, Cindy Landis, emergency department, Heidi Hayden, nursing research, research, sepsis


October 26th, 2017

New Issue of Forefront Magazine

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Forefront is the complimentary magazine of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. Published in print and online magazine editions annually and in email and online newsletter editions quarterly, Forefront highlights Mayo Clinic’s cutting-edge cancer research and the latest Cancer Center news. View the online edition. View the email newsletter. Subscribe.

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Tags: Forefront, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, research


October 19th, 2017

Cycling Through Multiple Myeloma

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

It was Labor Day 2009 when Andy received the same diagnosis his wife had heard 12 years earlier — a one in 14 million possibility. Andy’s wife Sue was diagnosed on April 11, 1997, with multiple myeloma, and she died on May 1. She never came out of the hospital. Their kids were 12 and […]

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Tags: Arizona, carfilzomib, clinical trial, Forefront, Joseph Mikhael, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma, patient story, pomalidomide, research, stem cell transplant


October 12th, 2017

NIH awards Mayo Clinic researchers $3.4 million glioblastoma grant

By Julie Janovsky-Mason juliejmason

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Mayo Clinic researchers in Arizona a $3.4 million grant to study how mathematical modeling can be used to help treat patients with glioblastoma – the most common type of malignant brain cancer. Glioblastomas are made up of many different cell types and tumor cell subtypes. These cells can invade […]

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Tags: Arizona, brain cancer, cancer, glioblastoma, Kristin Swanson, mathematical modeling, research


October 10th, 2017

Researchers Link Alzheimer’s Gene to Type III Diabetes

By Kate Ledger k8ledger

Researchers have known for several years that being overweight and having Type II diabetes can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. But they’re now beginning to talk about another form of diabetes—Type III diabetes—that’s also associated with the neurodegenerative disease. This newly defined diabetes occurs when the neurons in the brain become unable to […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, APOE, diabetes, Florida, Guojun Bu, insulin deficiency, neurodegenerative disease, research


October 6th, 2017

Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University researchers working on a new tool to diagnose valley fever

By Julie Janovsky-Mason juliejmason

Infectious-disease researchers at Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University (ASU) are working on a new test to detect valley fever more quickly and efficiently. Getting there involves looking for the fungus that causes valley fever rather than searching for antibodies in potentially infected patients. That elusive fungus, say the researchers, can be hard to diagnose […]

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona State University, ASU, Center for Individualized Medicine, fungus, immunology, research, Thomas Grys, valley fever


October 5th, 2017

Research News Roundup–September 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young 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. September 2017 Larger-dose opioid prescriptions not coming from emergency departments, study shows Opioid prescriptions from the emergency department (ED) are written for a […]

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Tags: News, research, Research News Roundup


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