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Mayo Researchers Develop Unique Tool, and Lab, to Study Vaping

March 3, 2020

Mayo Researchers Develop Unique Tool, and Lab, to Study Vaping

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Dr. Jon Ebbert and fellow researcher Alexandra Ward found a unique way to learn about the chemical makeup of vape solutions and determine if any are a safe alternative to smoking.

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Tags: Alexandra Ward, Dr. Jon Ebbert, Inhaled Particle Aerosol Lab, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, Vaping


Zebrafish Help Rochester Middle Schoolers See Dangers of Vaping from the InSciEd Out

January 28, 2020

Zebrafish Help Rochester Middle Schoolers See Dangers of Vaping from the InSciEd Out

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Rather than simply telling kids vaping is harmful to their health, one Rochester school took a different approach to prevention, letting students figure it out themselves through hands-on research.

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Tags: Dr. Christopher Pierret, InSciEd Out, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Researchers Crack the Code on Sudden Death Mystery in Amish Community

January 28, 2020

Researchers Crack the Code on Sudden Death Mystery in Amish Community

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Michael Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D., and his colleagues at Mayo Clinic used new technology to determine the cause of multiple sudden deaths of children in the Amish community.

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Tags: Dr. Michael Ackerman, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, Recessive disorder, Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory


'Feel the Beat' Is About Hope, Healing and Camaraderie, and It's Easy to Dance To

October 22, 2019

‘Feel the Beat’ Is About Hope, Healing and Camaraderie, and It’s Easy to Dance To

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Naomi Babcock took center stage at an event created to thank patients and their families for their contributions to HLHS research, showing others what someone living with the rare condition is capable of achieving.

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Tags: Brianna Tranby, HLHS, HLHS Consortium, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for HLHS


Using Artificial Intelligence to Intelligently Determine Physiological Age

September 17, 2019

Using Artificial Intelligence to Intelligently Determine Physiological Age

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A team of researchers at Mayo Clinic is investigating whether artificial intelligence-enabled EKGs can gauge a person’s “physiological” age, which may help providers identify those in need of care.

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Tags: artificial intelligence, atrial fibrillation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Paul Friedman, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Are You Healthy Enough to Be a Space Tourist?

July 23, 2019

Are You Healthy Enough to Be a Space Tourist?

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As commercial spaceflight inches closer to becoming a reality, Jan Stepanek, M.D., explains the potential hazards and risks that may be associated with space travel.

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Tags: Aerospace Medicine, Dr. Jan Stepanek, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


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

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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

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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


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