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How fruit flies are helping make chemotherapy treatments easier on cancer patients

June 11, 2019

How fruit flies are helping make chemotherapy treatments easier on cancer patients

By In the Loop intheloop

Fruit flies are an all too common annoyance, but they’re also a powerful new tool for researchers at Mayo Clinic in their quest to make chemotherapy treatments easier on cancer patients.

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Tags: Chemotherapy, Discovery's Edge, Dr. Anthony Windebank, Dr. Christopher Groen, Dr. Eugenia Trushina, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Peripheral Neuropathy


Of Mice and Myeloma: Researchers Unlock Promising New Model in Fight Against Cancer

May 30, 2019

Of Mice and Myeloma: Researchers Unlock Promising New Model in Fight Against Cancer

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Researchers can now more accurately predict which multiple myeloma treatments are likely to work in humans after a scientific breakthrough on Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus.

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Tags: Discovery's Edge, Dr. Leif Bergsagel, Dr. Marta Chesi, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, multiple myeloma


For Dr. Joy Wolfram and Team, the Future of Cancer Treatment Is in the (Nanoparticle) Details

April 16, 2019

For Dr. Joy Wolfram and Team, the Future of Cancer Treatment Is in the (Nanoparticle) Details

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo Clinic’s Joy Wolfram, Ph.D., is recognized by Forbes in the magazine’s “30 under 30” list for her and her team’s innovative research aimed at revolutionizing targeted cancer treatments. Being named to a Forbes Magazine list probably isn’t on the radar of many researchers, especially those just starting their careers. But Mayo Clinic’s Joy Wolfram, […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. Joy Wolfram, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Nanomedicine and Extracellular Vesicles Laboratory


Researchers Develop New Drugs to Target Age-Related Diseases, Anxiety

February 26, 2019

Researchers Develop New Drugs to Target Age-Related Diseases, Anxiety

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Mayo researchers say an arsenal of medications designed to kill senescent cells — which harm our bodies as we age — is changing the way they look at age-related diseases.

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Tags: Dr James Kirkland, Dr. Diana Jurk, Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging, senescent cells


ALS Research Turns Personal for Patient, Researcher

January 29, 2019

ALS Research Turns Personal for Patient, Researcher

By In the Loop intheloop

As a researcher in neuroscience, Mayo Clinic’s Tania Gendron, Ph.D., doesn’t typically see patients, so she was excited for the opportunity to meet with a patient who was interested in her ALS research.

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Tags: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Discovery's Edge, Dr. (Kevin) Boylan, Dr. Leonard Petrucelli, Dr. Tania Gendron, Mayo Clinic in Florida


A Vaccine to Prevent Breast Cancer? It's Worth a Shot

November 1, 2018

A Vaccine to Prevent Breast Cancer? It’s Worth a Shot

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo researcher Keith Knutson, Ph.D., is working with colleagues on several vaccines that could not only prevent cancer from recurring, but perhaps keep it from developing in the first place.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. Keith Knutson, National Breast Cancer Coalition


Bioethics at the Cinema Program Shows Reel Life Can Influence Real Life

July 19, 2018

Bioethics at the Cinema Program Shows Reel Life Can Influence Real Life

By In the Loop intheloop

A new program in Rochester mixes movies and medicine in order to “create community dialogues” around complex biomedical ethics issues.

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Tags: disABILITY MERG, Dr. Richard Sharp, Kylie Osterhus, Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program, Treacher Collins syndrome


New Microscope Allows Researchers to Watch Cancer Cells 'Explode in Real Time'

June 26, 2018

New Microscope Allows Researchers to Watch Cancer Cells ‘Explode in Real Time’

By In the Loop intheloop

Researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of North Florida are getting a never-before-seen look at the behaviors of cancer cells thanks to new technology that one researcher says is a “game changer.”

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Tags: Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Dr. Anna Carrano, Dr. Laura Lewis-Tuffin, Dr. Maarten Rotman, glioblastoma, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Q-Phase holographic microscope


Want to Lose that Last 5 Pounds? Just Stand There

February 8, 2018

Want to Lose that Last 5 Pounds? Just Stand There

By In the Loop intheloop

We’ve gotten the message that too much sitting is bad for our health and that standing is good medicine. And now, new Mayo Clinic research shows standing is good for our waistline, too.

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Tags: Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, research


December 21, 2017

Paralyzed Hockey Player Raising Funds for Spinal Cord Injury Research

By In the Loop intheloop

Jack Jablonski’s life changed dramatically six years ago after a hockey accident left him paralyzed. Today the USC student is hopeful for what’s to come, and raising funds so others with spinal cord injuries also have reason to hope.

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Tags: clinical research, Spinal Cord Injury


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