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Items Tagged ‘vaccines’

June 15, 2020

How Vaccines Are Developed and What That Means for COVID-19

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

In a recent Zoominar, Robert┬áJacobson, M.D., a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, gave an in-depth, yet easy-to-understand, discussion on vaccine development, and where we are with respect to a vaccine for COVID-19. Dr. Jacobson, who is also a health sciences researcher with specific expertise in pediatric infectious diseases, sets the stage for his discussion with a story […]

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Tags: COVID-19, immunization, pediatric research, research education, Robert Jacobson, vaccines


April 27, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news: Week in review 4/27/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Last week, much like the previous, was full of news related to COVID-19. Mayo Clinic Research and researchers played a prominent role in the discussion. Collected here are links and snippets from some of the stories from around the world. They connect Mayo Clinic research and international efforts to understand and reduce the devastating effects […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, antibodies, artificial intelligence, clinical trials, COVID-19, Dawn Davis, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, dermatology, Elitza Theel, Gregory Poland, immune system, Laura Breeher


April 22, 2020

Non-COVID research in the news

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

These stories are a little like the fabled unicorn – hard to find, but special if you do. Mayo Clinic has a wide range of research ongoing, and continues to publish their findings. Sharing those findings in this current time of “all COVID, all the time,” is challenging. Some of our research and researchers is […]

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Tags: Alexander Meves, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, dermatology, melanoma, Molly Jeffery, oncology, opioids, Robert Jacobson, surgery, vaccines


April 20, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news: Week in review 4/20/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Many of us have passed another week of “stay at home” but others are on the front lines of patient care and COVID-19 research. How does it spread? Why do some people contract more serious cases, or develop more antibodies? How many people have been exposed? These are just a few of the questions Mayo […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, antibodies, basic science, biomedical research, cardiology, Colin West, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Elitza Theel, Gregory Poland, immune system, immunity


April 13, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news: Week in review 4/13/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Another week, another set of stories. Very little hit the newstands in health care that wasn’t COVID-19. However, you may rest assured, research continues into a wide range of health conditions, rare diseases and ways to improve health and health care. We’ve included an excerpt and link to several of the news stories published in […]

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Tags: Ala S. Dababneh, antibodies, blood test, cardiology, clinical trials, COVID-19, Elitza Theel, epidemiology, Gregory Poland, ICU, immune system, Mayo Clinic Health System


April 6, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the News — Week in Review 4/6/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

In the last week, as you might imagine, most of the news being covered by the media is about COVID-19. We’ve included an excerpt and link to several of these stories discussing Mayo Clinic Research. We found a couple items covering other things we are working on, so included them first, for your awareness. Study: […]

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Tags: blood test, cancer, cancer screening, cardiology, clinical trials, COVID-19, FDA, Gregory Poland, Henry Ting, immune system, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Michael Ackerman


April 1, 2020

Research News Roundup–March 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Even though it’s April Fool’s Day, the stories we share in this monthly column are no joke. Because since last month our world has shifted focus, we’ve divided these releases into two sections – COVID-related, and everything else. “Everything else” is at the end this month, because it is the bigger section, with nearly a […]

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Tags: AFib, Alzheimer's disease, anesthesiology, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, clinical trials, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, FDA, Fredric Meyer, heart attack, heart disease


March 30, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the News — Week in Review 3/30/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

In this unconventional time, we are going to offer an unconventional article, really a collection of the previous week’s news stories related to Mayo Clinic Research. Our plan – to share a brief excerpt and link to stories written by journalists around the world. Most will likely be about COVID-19, some may report findings that […]

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Tags: antiviral, cardiology, clinical trials, collaboration, COVID-19, David Knopman, dementia, Gianrico Farrugia, heart attack, John Halamka, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


January 2, 2020

The Flu: Nothing to Sneeze About!

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

So here we are, well into the 2019-2020 flu season. Have you had your flu shot? If you haven’t, do you know whether that was the safest choice for you and those you care about? In a new podcast from the Bow Tie Bandit and Mayo Clinic Laboratories, learn  important facts about influenza, such as […]

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Tags: immunization, influenza, Justin Kreuter, Matthew Binnicker, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Priya Sampathkumar, vaccines


November 26, 2019

Pursuing the holy grail of flu vaccines

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

The National Institutes of Health recently established a new research network, Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Centers (CIVICs), with the collective goal to overcome current problems facing influenza vaccines in order to create long-lasting, broadly protective vaccines. The CIVICs program will include three Vaccine Centers, one Vaccine Manufacturing and Toxicology Core, two Clinical Cores, and one […]

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Tags: collaboration, influenza, National Institutes of Health, NIH, Richard Kennedy, vaccines


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