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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


In the Wake of Hurricane Maria, Mayo Clinic Clinical Trials Carry On in Puerto Rico

November 14, 2017

In the Wake of Hurricane Maria, Mayo Clinic Clinical Trials Carry On in Puerto Rico

By In the Loop intheloop

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Dr. Paul Limburg and others at Mayo expected the medical research being done there to take a backseat to recovery efforts. But that hasn’t been the case.

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Tags: Dr. Paul Limburg, Mayo Clinic's Cancer Prevention Network


Researchers Explore the Use of Adult Stem Cells as Treatment of the Future

October 19, 2017

Researchers Explore the Use of Adult Stem Cells as Treatment of the Future

By In the Loop intheloop

When it comes to medical treatments, what sounds like science fiction today could someday become the standard in life-changing medicine. If the research turns out as hoped, stem cells — the “master cells” inside our bodies from which all other cells are generated and formed — could potentially become the leading treatment option in the […]

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Tags: Innovation, Regenerative Medicine, research


Mayo Astrobiologist Uses NASA Experience in the Fight Against Cancer

August 1, 2017

Mayo Astrobiologist Uses NASA Experience in the Fight Against Cancer

By In the Loop intheloop

Dr. Marina Walther-Antonio arrived at Mayo Clinic with a NASA background, which she’s using in her quest to find better prevention and treatment options for gynecological cancers.

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Tags: Dr. Marina Walther-Antonio, Individualized Medicine


May 11, 2017

Speed Up Your Workouts to Slow Down Aging

By In the Loop intheloop

Doctors have been talking up the benefits of exercise for years. The return on investment is so great that some have even written prescriptions to encourage their patients to get moving. “There are over 50 benefits to exercise,” Donald Hensrud, M.D., says in this Mayo Clinic Minute. “If we had a pill that could do […]

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Tags: Aging, Dr Donald Hensrud, Dr. K Sreekumaran Nair


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