Jun 1, 2020

Seeing cancer, but not through a microscope

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
By Marla Broadfoot, Ph.D. / Discovery's Edge Toward the end of the 19th century, a French doctor named Ernest Besnier coined the term “biopsy,” combining the Greek bios (life) and opsis (a sight). In the decades since, clinicians have performed countless biopsies on suspected cancer patients, all to catch a glimpse [...]
Seeing cancer, but not through a microscope
May 26, 2020

Transplant: Research Makes More Organs Count

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
By Sara Nick/ Discovery's Edge Several years ago, a surgeon checked on his patient and was pleased to find her sipping hot coffee in her hospital bed just one day after a lung transplant. If he was looking for a sign that the operation went well, he found it that morning. [...]
Transplant: Research Makes More Organs Count
May 18, 2020

Mayo Clinic COVID-19 research news

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
Early indicators: Investigational convalescent plasma is safe for patients with COVID-19 Mayo Clinic and collaborators have reported safety data on the first 5,000 hospitalized patients transfused with investigational convalescent plasma as part of the Food and Drug Administration’s national Expanded Access Program (EAP) for COVID-19. The early indicators suggest experimental convalescent plasma is safe [...]
Mayo Clinic COVID-19 research news
May 11, 2020

AI enhances MRI images to identify molecular markers of brain cancer

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Five years ago Bradley Erickson, M.D., Ph.D. never would have imagined that an MRI would be able to identify the molecular characteristics of brain cancer. But because of the rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI), that scenario isn’t science fiction. It’s an exciting medical reality for Dr. Erickson, a radiologist [...]
AI enhances MRI images to identify molecular markers of brain cancer
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?
Apr 20, 2020

Mayo Clinic experts provide update on COVID-19

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
By Mayo Clinic News Network 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. Will social distancing be the new normal? A Mayo Clinic expert discusses what the future might look like As some states look toward relaxing restrictions and [...]
Mayo Clinic experts provide update on COVID-19
Apr 13, 2020

Mayo Clinic researchers provide updates, advice on COVID-19 pandemic

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
By Mayo Clinic News Network Mayo Clinic doctors, researchers and staff are doing extraordinary work in the response against the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is the latest update: 100 days of COVID-19: Mayo Clinic expert discusses how far we’ve come and what lies ahead It has been 100 days since the World Health Organization (WHO) was first [...]
Mayo Clinic researchers provide updates, advice on COVID-19 pandemic
Apr 8, 2020

Mayo Clinic experts offer advise and tips on coping with COVID-19

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
By Mayo Clinic News Network Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers are providing daily updates and information to help keep people healthy and safe.  Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cardiac risks of off-label drugs to treat COVID-19 A study published recently in Mayo Clinic Proceedings details information about potential cardiac side effects when using off-label drugs to treat COVID-19. [...]
Mayo Clinic experts offer advise and tips on coping with COVID-19
Apr 6, 2020

Mayo Clinic accelerates COVID-19 research

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
Mayo Clinic researchers and doctors are working to combat COVID-19, from the front lines to the laboratories. Here is the latest information to help keep your family healthy and safe. Mayo Clinic named national site for Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access Program By Mayo Clinic News Network Mayo Clinic will be the [...]
Mayo Clinic accelerates COVID-19 research
Mar 30, 2020

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

By Susan Murphy @susanmurphy
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 [...]
Mayo Clinic researchers are working to combat COVID-19, from the front lines to the laboratories
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