Items Tagged ‘Research’

October 20, 2020

Toxic Cellular Ooze Linked to Biological Age, Disease and Disability

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

By Sara Tiner Cells in the body usually do what they’re told. In response to cues, cells divide, grow, shrink or die as needed. But there are some cells that start to ignore the body’s order to expire: senescent cells. Sometimes called “zombie cells” for their undead lingering, senescent cells have triggered the body’s kill […]

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Tags: biomarkers, cells, individualized medicine, Research


August 12, 2020

Could population genetic screening improve public health?

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

Hereditary BRCA-related breast and ovarian cancer, Lynch syndrome and familial hypercholesterolemia are estimated to be relatively prevalent in the general population but poorly found using traditional risk screening. In a typical medical practice, genetic testing for these conditions is based on personal or family history, ethnic background or other demographic characteristics, that may not always […]

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Tags: #Familial hypercholesterolemia, breast cancer, Dr. Matthew Ferber, lynch syndrome, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, ovarian cancer, population health genomics, Research


June 29, 2020

Mayo Clinic COVID-19 modeling for patients, communities

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

By Elizabeth Zimmermann| Discovery’s Edge Building predictions based on a set of variables, an effort called modeling, has gotten a lot of airtime during the COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding both the virus and the disease, including how it spreads and its impacts on population health, guides advice to the public on how to stay safe. At […]

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Tags: covid-19, Research


June 23, 2020

Controversial CRISPR case in China raises stakes for how genetic research is conducted

By Jay Furst Jay Furst

Mayo Clinic colleagues take a close look at what went wrong with the process in China and how it challenged the implicit “social contract” between science and society In November 2018, a Chinese biophysicist used a gene-editing technique known by the acronym CRISPR to edit human embryos for reproductive purposes, and he announced the birth […]

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Tags: CRISPR, genomics, Research


June 12, 2020

Mayo Clinic launches neutralizing antibody test to advance COVID-19 therapies

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

By Ginger Plumbo A new COVID-19 antibody test developed by researchers in Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory explores whether people gain immunity after being infected, and can fight off the novel virus if it comes back.  The new SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody test supports the national Expanded Access Program for Convalescent Plasma and […]

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Tags: covid-19, Research


June 8, 2020

Unanswered Questions Drive Convalescent Plasma Research

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

By Sara Tiner On Saturday, March 14, in southwest Wisconsin, a woman was working in her yard, raking and clearing the first spring weeds. She coughed a bit during the day, and felt some achiness in her lower back, some fatigue. It was in the high 30s that day, but she was warm when she […]

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Tags: covid-19, Research


June 1, 2020

Seeing cancer, but not through a microscope

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

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 of cells on the […]

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Tags: cancer, Cancer Research, Genetics, Research


April 27, 2020

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

By Jay Furst Jay Furst

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 low risk of metastasis […]

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Tags: cancer, Melanoma, Research


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


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