Items Tagged ‘covid-19’

February 16, 2022

Mass spectrometry-based assay detects viral antigens directly from clinical specimens

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories In a newly published study, a team from Mayo Clinic’s Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory has developed a mass spectrometry-based assay that’s able to detect COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pathogens from human proteins with, remarkably, 98% sensitivity and 100% specificity. This is the first assay of its kind that can detect viral antigens “directly from clinical specimens” such […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, covid-19, Dr. Akhilesh Pandey, Mayo Clinic Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory


January 18, 2022

Mayo’s COVID-19 Sequencing Command Center offers insights into ‘power of the virus’

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Tracing the genetic evolution of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is crucial for detecting and responding to emerging variants. A team of scientists within Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 Sequencing Command Center is at the forefront of the extensive research and surveillance operation, conducting nearly 750 sequences of the COVID-19 virus each week.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, covid-19, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Dr. Purna Kashyap, Genetic Sequencing, sequencing


December 22, 2021

Global study finds metabolic syndrome increased risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome, death in patients hospitalized with COVID-19

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who had a combination of high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, or other conditions associated with metabolic syndrome were at much higher risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome and death, according to an international study published in JAMA Network Open.

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, covid-19


September 20, 2021

Mayo Clinic leads biorepository core for new nationwide research on long-term symptoms of COVID-19

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Mayo Clinic research is dedicated to finding solutions for patients who were infected with COVID-19 and the many affected by the long-term symptoms of COVID-19 ― what the National Institutes of Health (NIH) refers to as “long COVID” or post-acute sequelae. In response to great unmet patient need, the NIH launched a new research initiative […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, covid-19, Dr. Mine Cicek, Dr. R.Ross Reichard, Dr. Ryan Hurt, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, Dr. Thomas Flotte, individualized medicine, long-COVID, mayo clinic, mayo clinic laboratories, medical research


January 19, 2021

Mayo researchers explore genetics behind COVID-19 outcomes

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Some patients with COVID-19 experience severe complications, such as organ damage, shortness of breath, neurological impairment and chronic fatigue. A team of researchers within Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is contributing to the global effort of using advanced genetic sequencing to find out which genes influence disease outcomes. “Our findings will be crucial in […]

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Tags: covid-19, Genetic Testing, Genetics, Genomic Research, individualized medicine, Research


January 13, 2021

Convalescent plasma antibody levels and the risk of death from COVID-19

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Bob Nellis| ROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have found an association between administration of convalescent plasma containing high antibodies and lower mortality rates for hospitalized patients with COVID-19 who are not on ventilators. The findings, “Convalescent Plasma Antibody Levels and the Risk of Death from Covid-19,” appear today in the New […]

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Tags: covid-19, Research


October 15, 2020

Research into Experimental COVID-19 Therapeutics Explained

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Sara Tiner COVID-19 can affect people in a number of ways. Some can be infected and have no symptoms ― what’s known as being asymptomatic. Others have symptoms, but do not have a serious illness. And some can require hospitalization for intensive complications. For those with symptoms or those who are progressing to hospitalization, […]

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Tags: covid-19, individualized medicine


September 9, 2020

Mayo Clinic research advances diagnostics to lead COVID-19 pandemic response

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

When COVID-19 spread across the U.S. in early March, Mayo Clinic’s Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL) urgently responded. Lab spaces were transitioned, staff reassigned and funding approvals were fast-tracked. Its goals were to accelerate research, development, translation and implementation of novel tests in order to discover life-saving treatments and diagnostics. “ADL houses a lab structure for […]

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Tags: covid-19, diagnostic tests, Discovery Square


August 4, 2020

COVID-19 “Live” Virus Research In a Specialized Lab

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner (@saratiner)

To solve the challenges presented by COVID-19, it’s important to look to the past. History shows that collaboration is the way forward when uncovering secrets of an emerging virus. It is vital for many reasons, a key one being safety. Only a few labs can safely handle a “live,” meaning infectious, sample. No one knows […]

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July 14, 2020

Mayo Clinic COVID-19 research news

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Dana Sparks Contact tracing and COVID-19: What is it and how does it work? I’ve heard about contact tracing being done during the COVID-19 pandemic. What is it and how does it work? Answer: Contact tracing is a tool that can help slow the spread of infectious diseases, such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In communities using […]

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