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April 4, 2017

New Start-up on the Front Lines of the Fight Against Inherited Eye Disease

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When Alan Marmorstein, Ph.D., arrived on Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus four years ago, he had a specific goal in mind: Find a way to counteract the vision loss that often comes with common and inherited eye diseases like macular degeneration.

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Tags: Dr. Alan Marmorstein, Glaucoma, Macular degeneration


March 23, 2017

Stem Cells Return to Earth After Excursion Into Space

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Abba Zubair, M.D., Ph.D., has always had out-of-this-world ambitions. As a child growing up in Nigeria, he dreamed of becoming an astronaut. But a school counselor brought those dreams back down to earth. “He said it may be a long time before Nigeria sends rockets and astronauts into space, so I should consider something more […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Abba Zubair


January 10, 2017

Researchers Hope the (Electronic) Nose Knows When It Comes to Cancer

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A research team led by Mayo Clinic gastroenterology resident Daniel Chan, M.D., is out to prove that you don’t need a sixth sense to sniff out cancer, but maybe just make better use of one of the big five. The team is hoping the sense of smell can be an effective tool to screen patients […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, Dr. Daniel Chan, Esophageal cancer, Gastroenterology


September 6, 2016

When It Comes To Exercise, Researchers Say the More, the Healthier

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We’ve all heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Well, according to a new study, that same principle can also be applied to our daily exercise routines. A team of researchers that includes Mayo Clinic’s Zhen Wang, Ph.D., Timothy Beebe, Ph.D., and Mohammad Hassan Murad, M.D., collaborated with the American Birkebeiner […]

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Tags: Dr. Mohammad Hassan Murad, Dr. Timothy Beebe, Dr. Zhen Wang


August 23, 2016

Mayo Researchers Helping to Shape the ‘Future of Aging’

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Here at In the Loop, we love a good story about folks defying the laws of aging, maintaining their health and active lifestyles. In fact, we’ve had a nice run of those stories lately. These stories give us hope, while at the same time make us wonder what we can do to age so well. […]

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Tags: Dr James Kirkland, Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging


June 23, 2016

Power of Poop: Fecal Transplants Offering Innovative Treatment for Mayo Clinic Patients

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Here at In the Loop, we often cover stories making headlines, adding our own spin and some thoughts from those making news. Since Stephanie Bennett, an intern in our department, is one of the subjects in tomorrow’s episode of the TV show VICE and has a great story to tell, we figured we’d let her […]

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Tags: C. difficile, Fecal Transplant


April 5, 2016

Evan’s Fight — Mayo Patient Becomes Face of ‘Cancer Treatment’s New Direction’

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If Evan Johnson had his druthers, we’re guessing he wouldn’t have chosen to become the subject of a recent feature story by The Wall Street Journal. The piece chronicles Evan’s cancer treatment journey and the “new directions oncologists are taking with genetic testing” to “find and attack” tumors like his that are resistant to other treatments. […]

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Tags: Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Cancer, Dr. Naseema Gangat, Dr. Pashtoon Kasi, Dr. Shahrukh Hashmi, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


March 24, 2016

New Study, Mayo Cardiologist Sort Through the Mysteries of ‘Good Cholesterol’

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Every once in a while, a study comes along that leaves you wondering what you just read and what it really means. Researchers at the University of Cambridge published a new study in the journal Science seems to throw sand on the traditional medical wisdom that says high levels of good cholesterol are beneficial for […]

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Tags: Cholesterol, Dr. Scott Wright, Good Cholesterol, Heart Disease, research


August 6, 2015

Hear My Voice Effort Provides Opportunity for Patients and a Keepsake for Families

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Being diagnosed with a serious condition of any kind can open patients up to feelings of vulnerability as they face their own mortality. And for patients with severe neurological disorders, they must not only contemplate their bodies failing them, but also their minds. That means worrying about also “losing their grasp on their personalities and […]

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Tags: Dr Aminah Jatoi, Dr Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Dr Katherine Piderman


August 4, 2015

Mayo Researchers Leading Community Effort Against Liver Cancer

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Liver cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death among African men and the third leading cause among African women, according to the American Cancer Society. Two Mayo researchers with roots on the continent are working to make sure those numbers go down, and they’re starting with the Somali community in Rochester.

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Tags: Dr Abdirashid Shire, Dr Lewis Roberts, Liver cancer


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