Apr 19, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 19, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Washington Post, CTE researchers discover possible step toward diagnostic test for living patients by Jacob Bogage — Medical researchers have made what they cautiously characterized as a possible first step toward diagnosing the neurodegenerative illness chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living patients, according to an article published Wednesday in the [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 19, 2019
Apr 19, 2019

Mayo Clinic's Cancer Center completes phase #1 renovations

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
WXOW La CrosseApril 16th was a big day for La Crosse’s Mayo Clinic Health System – It’s Cancer Center is officially one step closer to having its renovation project complete. The renovations are happening in three phases, and now, phase one is finished. They’ve opened up the patient waiting area [...]
Mayo Clinic's Cancer Center completes phase #1 renovations
Apr 19, 2019

New lung procedure offers hope for COPD patients

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Post-Bulletin by Anne HalliwellIn mid-March, Mayo Clinic in Rochester was the first medical institution to begin performing endoscopic lung volume reductions. The procedure was approved by the FDA for clinical use in 2018. Only a few medical centers nationwide offer the treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which alleviates [...]
New lung procedure offers hope for COPD patients
Apr 19, 2019

Ethnic differences in Alzheimer's

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
BBCDr. Murray’s study on ethnic differences in Alzheimer’s: Runs from the 9-minute, 18-second mark to the 12-minute, 34-second mark. Context: A team of Mayo Clinic researchers found Hispanic-American patients with Alzheimer’s tend to survive significantly longer with the disease than other ethnoracial groups, according to a study in Alzheimer's & [...]
Ethnic differences in Alzheimer's
Apr 18, 2019

More Alzheimer's drug trial failures: Are researchers on the wrong track?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HealthDayby Dennis Thompson Researchers pulled the plug early on the latest failed clinical trial, after patients' brain power continued to decline even though the amyloid beta blocker verubecestat successfully lowered amyloid levels in their brains and spinal fluid. The disappointing verubecestat results appear in the April 11 issue of the [...]
More Alzheimer's drug trial failures: Are researchers on the wrong track?
Apr 12, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 12, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
  NBC News, UC Davis Medical Center warns 200 people of potential measles exposure by Linda Carroll — “With the drop in vaccination rates, we may be headed back in that direction,” said Roberto Cattaneo, a measles researcher and a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Mayo Clinic [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 12, 2019
Apr 11, 2019

Live forever: Wonder drugs kill zombie cells and prevent diseases making 100 the new 60

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Express (UK) by Sean Martin Researchers at the Mayo Clinic, a medical research centre based in Minnesota, US, have developed anti-ageing drugs called ‘senolytics’ which can wash away senescent cells – otherwise known as zombie cells as they no longer work to their full potential. These senescent cells are then [...]
Live forever: Wonder drugs kill zombie cells and prevent diseases making 100 the new 60
Apr 11, 2019

Mayo expands neurosurgery In Mankato

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KEYC Mankato by Nick Kruszalnicki The new operating rooms at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Mankato are letting doctors do more complicated procedures closer to home. "On December 13th we embarked on the surgery here and it's been a procedure that I could have never guessed would be that good," [...]
Mayo expands neurosurgery In Mankato
Apr 11, 2019

Brain tumor treatment innovations

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Arizona PBS Mayo Clinic Arizona is using new methods to stop and remove brain tumors, and has opened three new image-guided operating rooms. The rooms allow surgeons to perform safer, less invasive procedures to remove brain tumors that had been considered inoperable. We’ll hear more from clinical neurosurgery expert Dr. [...]
Brain tumor treatment innovations
Apr 11, 2019

Q&A: Mayo Clinic Florida CEO talks leadership, laser-focus on complex illnesses

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Jacksonville Business Journal by Junior Skepple Dr. Thielen previously served as chair of the Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology in the Midwest, a position that he held from 2013 to 2018. Reach:  The Jacksonville Business Journal, with a weekly circulation of more than 7,100 and  more than 3.5 million unique [...]
Q&A: Mayo Clinic Florida CEO talks leadership, laser-focus on complex illnesses
Apr 5, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 5, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Wall Street Journal, What AI Can Tell From Listening to You by John McCormick — The Mayo Clinic conducted a two-year study that ended in February 2017 to see if voice analysis was capable of detecting coronary-artery disease. Every person’s voice has different frequencies that can be analyzed, explains Amir [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 5, 2019
Apr 5, 2019

Pancreatic cancer patients live five times as long with breakthrough treatment

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Telegraph by Sarah Knapton A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer has long been viewed as a death sentence, with less than one per cent of people surviving for five years, and many dying within 12 months. But at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, surgeons have spent seven years trialling a new [...]
Pancreatic cancer patients live five times as long with breakthrough treatment
Apr 5, 2019

Phoenix Mayo Clinic expands under its 5-year building program

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Arizona Republic Take an online tour of Mayo Clinic's expansion in Phoenix through the photo gallery. Reach: The Arizona Republic reaches 1.1 million readers every Sunday and has an average daily circulation of more than 185,000 readers. The newspaper’s website Arizona Central, averages more than 10.8 million unique visitors each month. Context: To meet [...]
Phoenix Mayo Clinic expands under its 5-year building program
Apr 5, 2019

2 years after donating kidney, 74-year-old Jacksonville do-gooder will take Katie Ride

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-Union by Beth Reese Cravey This year's Katie Ride is the 15th and Sharp, who retired from a multistate CSX career in 1999, has taken part in all but two. He has also run in all 42 River Runs and is a longtime blood and platelets donor. In addition, [...]
2 years after donating kidney, 74-year-old Jacksonville do-gooder will take Katie Ride
Apr 5, 2019

Inside Mayo: Stem cells from outer space

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTC by Tom Overlie Outer space, about 100 miles above from Mayo Clinic, is a place where the Mayo brothers might not have imagined medical research to go. Strokes takes the life of about 140,000 people each year, and is also the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. But, a [...]
Inside Mayo: Stem cells from outer space
Mar 29, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 29, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
Reuters, Biogen scraps two Alzheimer drug trials, wipes $18 billion from market value by Julie Steenhuysen — Biogen Inc and partner Eisai Co Ltd are ending two late-stage trials of their experimental Alzheimer’s disease drug aducanumab, a major setback in the quest to find a treatment for the mind-wasting disease [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 29, 2019
Mar 29, 2019

Lessons in patience, from aerospace patients

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Forbes by Miriam A. Knoll, M.D. The growing interest in space tourism has led to speculation regarding medical risk. Astronauts undergo comprehensive medical examinations prior to their space journeys to insure they are healthy. But, the question remains, is it safe for just anyone to travel to space? The lead [...]
Lessons in patience, from aerospace patients
Mar 29, 2019

The dangers of later-in-life concussions

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
AARP by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock If there’s a growing consensus that concussions in midlife can be especially serious, there’s also evidence building that not all bumps on the head are the same. Which part of the brain has been injured, the severity of the injury and whether the injured person [...]
The dangers of later-in-life concussions
Mar 28, 2019

ALS patient helps develop program to use facial muscles to move wheelchair

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
Florida Times-Union by Matt Soergel When artist Sandra Murphy-Pak could no longer move her arms to paint, she began using the toes of her right foot, dipping them in paint and applying the paint to the canvas. Her condition has worsened, and six years after noticing the first symptoms of [...]
ALS patient helps develop program to use facial muscles to move wheelchair
Mar 28, 2019

Digging deeper inside Mayo Clinic: Nano medicine

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTC by Tom Overlie March is Women’s History Month. And there is a growing list of women making history in the world of medicine. One researcher is making a difference in the world of nanomedicine at Mayo Clinic in Florida. And it’s work that could one day save lives. Dr. [...]
Digging deeper inside Mayo Clinic: Nano medicine
Mar 22, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 22, 2019

By Emily Blahnik @eblahnik
New York Times, When Email Comes to the Doctor’s Office, Wait Times Decrease by Austin Frakt — Most studies report high satisfaction from specialists, but one found that a large minority (26 percent) of them were dissatisfied. The concerns expressed included unclear clinical questions and the possible liability associated with [...]
Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 22, 2019
Mar 22, 2019

Should you get pills or surgery for a-fib?

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
HealthDay by E.J. Mundell Many older Americans have the worrisome and potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, or "a-fib," and they're typically offered medicines or a surgery called ablation to correct it. Which works best? Two new trials may have the answer. Researchers say ablation and medicines perform [...]
Should you get pills or surgery for a-fib?
Mar 21, 2019

Heart patient gets a second chance

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KPNX Arizona We provide an update to a story we brought you a few weeks ago about a young father in desperate need of a heart transplant. Friday night he got the call he had been waiting for. Reach: KPNX-TV is the NBC affiliate in Phoenix. Its website has more than [...]
Heart patient gets a second chance
Mar 21, 2019

Another face in the crowd

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KTTC by Tom Overlie Two years ago, a first-of-its kind surgery took place at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic’s first face transplant recipient, Andy Sandness. A surgery that was so complex, it took surgeons and team members nearly three years to plan and practice. One man was the recipient of all [...]
Another face in the crowd
Mar 21, 2019

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students celebrate Match Day

By Karl W Oestreich @KarlWOestreich
KIMT by Annalise Johnson Friday was a highly anticipated day for medical students across the country. Match Day is an annual, nationwide day when medical students are matched with a residency program. Students will spend the next five to seven years of their medical training where they are matched. 42 [...]
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students celebrate Match Day
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