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January 9th, 2018

Research News Roundup — December 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

On Advancing the Science, in addition to sharing unique research-related news and information from across Mayo Clinic, we like to make sure you didn’t miss any of the ‘big news’ stories. To make it easy, we round up all our research news releases from the previous month into one post. In December we had a […]

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Tags: HLHS, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic’s Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Microbiome, personalized medicine, Purna Kashyap, research, Research News Roundup


January 4th, 2018

Gerstner Awardees explore individualized treatments for obesity, rare form of leukemia

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

By Sharon Rosen Precision medicine research has shown that one size does not fit all when it comes to medical care. Early career investigators can bring new ideas and perspectives to the search for treatments tailored to a patient’s unique needs. These are the goals of Andres Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., and Mrinal Patnaik, M.B.B.S. – […]

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Tags: blood cancers, Dr. Andres Acota, Dr. Mrinal Patnaik, leukemia, Mayo Clinic Center for Indivdiualized Medicine, obesity, research


December 14th, 2017

Flipping the Script

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Given a Diagnosis That May Result in Blindness, a Film School Graduate Seeks a Second Opinion at Mayo Clinic As a young girl growing up in Buffalo, New York, Devan Brady’s bedtime story selection was more a survey of American literature than preschool perennials. She remembers her father reading Moby- Dick to her when she was just 3 […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mark Keegan, Mayo Clinic Magazine, neurology, neuromyelitis optica, NMO, research, second opinion


December 12th, 2017

What in the world is an extracellular vesicle? Find out this and more from Mayo Clinic Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Not an extraterrestrial spaceship, but something equally fascinating—extracellular vesicles are biological nanoparticles secreted by all cells. Extracellular vesicles contain biomolecules, such as RNA, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates, which play an important role in cell communication. Extracellular vesicles are just part of what you can learn about on the newest Mayo Clinic research websites. And as you read, we […]

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Tags: atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, cardiomyopathy, DeLisa Fairweather, Florida, genetics, genomics, heart disease, Iftikhar Kullo, Joy Wolfram, lipid disorders, nanomedicine, nanotechnology


December 6th, 2017

Research Roundup—November 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Research Roundup is a compilation of research news releases from Mayo Clinic during the last month. You can read the brief summaries in this post, or click through for the full news release and related content. Thanks for visiting Advancing the Science! Research finds hot flashes, night sweats connected to obstructive sleep apnea risk […]

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Tags: News Releases, research, Research News Roundup


December 5th, 2017

MASTERMIND: A Smarter Search for Microbial Diagnostics

By Gina Chiri-Osmond gmchiri

By Barbara J. Toman In the war against microbes, human beings are vastly outnumbered—and losing the weapons race. The introduction of antibiotics into clinical practice in the 1940s spurred hope that infectious diseases might be defeated as a public health problem. But bacterial microbes are cunning foes, adept at acquiring resistance to antibiotics faster than […]

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Tags: antibiotics, antimicrobial resistance, clinical trials, MASTERMIND, Mayo Medical Laboratories, MML, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, research, superbug


November 28th, 2017

Mayo Clinic Neurologist Receives Award for Stroke Research

By Kate Ledger k8ledger

Neurologist Thomas Brott, M.D., vividly remembers when he first saw his research making a difference for patients. It was 1987, and for years, he’d been devastated to see patients suffering the immediate effects of a stroke: facial drooping, loss of language, and paralysis. A physician at the University of Cincinnati, he’d learned of a new […]

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Tags: acute ischemic stroke, American Heart Association, CREST, Florida, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, research, stroke, Thomas Brott, tissue plasminogen activator


November 27th, 2017

Bijan Borah, Ph.D., selected to National Quality Forum’s Scientific Methods Panel

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Bijan Borah, Ph.D., who leads the Economic Evaluation Service within the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, has been named to the inaugural Scientific Methods Panel of the National Quality Forum (NQF). The NQF is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that works to catalyze and […]

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Tags: Bijan Borah, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, economic evaluation, measurement, National Quality Forum, NQF, research, scientific methods, Scientific Methods Panel


November 21st, 2017

Regenerative Cardiac Synchronization

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

  A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked, most often by a build-up of fat, cholesterol and other substances, which form a plaque in the arteries that feed the heart (coronary arteries). The interrupted blood flow can damage or destroy part of the heart muscle. Satsuki Yamada, M.D., […]

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Tags: heart attack, Mayo Clinic, medical research, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, research, stem cells, Translational Research


November 13th, 2017

Research Roundup—October 2017

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. 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


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