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Items Tagged ‘Robin Patel’

August 9, 2018

Using CSI-type technology to unravel the source of bacteria

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on May 28, 2018. Mayo Clinic laboratory workers have a new tool to perform high tech genetic sleuthing for the source of stubborn, sometimes life-threatening bacteria. Bacterial whole genome sequencing can trace individual isolates of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, also known as Staph […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genome, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Nicholas Chia, Robin Patel


December 21, 2017

Robin Patel, M.D., Appointed to NIAID Council

By gmchiri gmchiri

Robin Patel, M.D., Chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, has been appointed to the council of theĀ National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). She will serve a four-year term. The council will advise, assist, consult with, and make recommendations to the Secretary of Health and […]

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Tags: allergies, immunology, infectious disease, Robin Patel


December 5, 2017

MASTERMIND: A Smarter Search for Microbial Diagnostics

By gmchiri gmchiri

By Barbara J. Toman In the war against microbes, human beings are vastly outnumberedā€”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: antibacterial resistance, clinical trials, Robin Patel


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