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March 30, 2020

Mayo Clinic researchers are working to combat COVID-19, from the front lines to the laboratories

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

By Mayo Clinic News Network Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear scrubs, protective equipment and step out in difficult times to be there for others. As COVID-19 continues to spread and people heed notices to socially distance themselves and hunker down in their homes, there are still those who are on the front lines helping […]

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March 27, 2020

Mayo Clinic doctors provide urgent information on COVID-19

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

With the U.S. now reporting more cases of COVID-19 than any other country, and people across America and around the world grappling with unprecedented lockdowns, quarantines and uncertainty, Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers are working relentlessly to care for patients, search for treatments and provide people with up-to-date information and advice. By Mayo Clinic News Network […]

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March 24, 2020

Mayo Clinic scientists and doctors give advise, updates on COVID-19 pandemic

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

By Mayo Clinic News Network In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers are providing daily updates and information to help keep people healthy and safe. What happens to your body when you have COVID-19? As the number of cases of COVID-19 rises, experts continue to learn more about the disease. They know that symptoms […]

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Tags: covid-19


March 20, 2020

Mayo Clinic COVID-19 update: testing expands, patients connect, doctors advise on symptoms

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

By Mayo Clinic News Network Mayo Clinic Laboratories significantly expands testing capability for the COVID-19 virus  Mayo Clinic has significantly expanded its capacity to test clinical samples for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. With new equipment that went online Tuesday, Mayo Clinic Laboratories now has the capacity to process COVID-19 test samples from all Mayo Clinic sites. […]

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Tags: covid-19


March 19, 2020

As COVID-19 pandemic evolves, Mayo Clinic experts explain when to seek care, who is at greater risk

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

By Mayo Clinic News Network In response to the progression of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Mayo Clinic is committed to helping you stay informed. Here are some of the ways our researchers, physicians and staff are working relentlessly to mitigate the impacts of this pandemic, and steps you and your family can take to stay healthy. What to […]

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Tags: covid-19


March 17, 2020

From critical blood shortages to protecting your family, Mayo Clinic doctors weigh in on COVID-19

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

  By Mayo Clinic News Network The COVID-19 pandemic is creating critical blood shortages in the U.S. “It’s not due to more COVID-19 patients needing blood products. Rather, it’s a lack of donations coming in,” says Dr. Justin Kreuter, transfusion medicine specialist with the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center. “Our collections have really plummeted because of the concerns about being out in […]

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March 13, 2020

Mayo Clinic working to mitigate impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

By Mayo Clinic News Network In response to the progression of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Mayo Clinic is committed to helping you stay informed. Here are some of the ways our researchers, physicians and staff are working relentlessly to mitigate the impacts of this pandemic, and steps you and your family can take to stay healthy. Mayo […]

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Tags: covid-19, Research


March 10, 2020

How pharmacogenomics can improve the lives of persons living with HIV

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

By Jessica Fenske Life with HIV typically means using any number of medications to control the virus. But not all medications are the same or act the same way in different people. Mayo researchers are zeroing in on a new test to help patients fine-tune their treatments. While there is no cure for HIV, there […]

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Tags: pharmacogenomics, Research


March 5, 2020

Rise in kidney cancer spurs Mayo researcher’s urgency to improve patient outcomes

By Barbara J. Toman Barbara J. Toman

As a trainee oncologist, Thai Ho, M.D., Ph.D., was struck by the number of people he saw at a veterans’ hospital with kidney cancer. “It’s one of the cancers that disproportionately affects military personnel, possibly due to environmental exposures,” he says. The results can be devastating. “On average, patients with kidney cancer lose 12 years […]

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Tags: cancer, Cancer Research, Epigenetic research, Epigenomics, kidney cancer, Research


February 28, 2020

Rare diseases are not rare

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

By Sara Tiner Across the world, an estimated 300 million people live with one or more of over 7,000 identified rare diseases. For them, their family, friends and team of caregivers, Rare Disease Day, on this rarest day of the year, is a time to bring awareness to this community. Due to the broad diversity of […]

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