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May 5, 2020

Mayo Clinic COVID-19 daily news

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
Understanding herd immunity The concept of herd immunity, or community immunity, has sparked debate about whether it would control the spread of COIVD-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), herd immunity is a situation in which sufficient proportions of a population are immune to an infectious disease to make [...]
Mayo Clinic COVID-19 daily news
Apr 27, 2020

Noninvasive test may help some patients with melanoma avoid lymph node biopsy

By Jay Furst @jayfurst
A Mayo Clinic-led research team has developed a test for patients who have melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, that shows whether they're at risk of the cancer spreading to other areas of the body. The research, described in the journal JCO Precision Oncology, could allow some patients at [...]
Noninvasive test may help some patients with melanoma avoid lymph node biopsy
Apr 25, 2020

Why do diseases such as COVID-19 and cancer hit some people harder than others?

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
As the nation marks DNA Day on April 25 — commemorating the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 — Mayo Clinic researcher Nicholas Chia, Ph.D., continues to search for answers to the question of why some people are more [...]
Why do diseases such as COVID-19 and cancer hit some people harder than others?
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