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January 4, 2022

From pediatric patient to promising researcher

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

When Delaney Liskey was 11, a mysterious temporary loss of eyesight triggered her vision for patient-driven research that integrates personal experience into scientific inquiry. She was diagnosed with pediatric onset multiple sclerosis (MS) — a rare form of the neurological disorder  in which the inflammatory system attacks the central nervous system, disrupting signals between the […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Delaney Liskey, Isobel Scarisbrick, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, multiple sclerosis, Sean Pittock


October 26, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 10/26/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

At Mayo Clinic, patient care is evidence-based, meaning research drives the practice of medicine. Our scientists and clinician researchers are at work across the spectrum of health and the delivery of health care, seeking better outcomes and enhanced experiences while managing the total costs of care. Curable dementia, pot and opioids, childcare during COVID-19, and […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Andrew Badley, artificial intelligence, autoimmune disorder, biomarkers, cardiovascular medicine, Charles Adler, clinical research, clinical trials, COVID-19, David Knopman, dementia


December 4, 2018

Research News Roundup — November 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann 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, neurology, Nicotine Dependence Center, 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 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, biomarkers, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, MOG antibody, multiple sclerosis, neuroimmunology, neurology, Sean Pittock, transverse myelitis, Vanda Lennon


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