Immunology

December 6th, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

    December 6, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: #GlutenChat, 10 News, ABA, ABC News, Affordable care act, AIDS, Al Jazeera America, Al Jazeera magazine, alcohol, American Board of Anesthesiology, Andy Thieman, anesthesiology residents


April 22nd, 2013

Individual genes alter effectiveness of smallpox vaccine

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Individual genes alter the response — effectiveness — of the smallpox vaccine, not the quality of the vaccination, U.S. researchers say. Senior author Dr. Gregory Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group, said worldwide vaccination is believed to have eradicated smallpox, but the highly contagious and sometimes fatal illness remains a bioterrorism concern. […]

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Tags: bioterrorism, Dr. Gregory Poland, individual genes, Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group, Smallpox, UPI, vaccine, worldwide vaccination


April 15th, 2013

Minnesota disease experts watching China closely (Video)

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Concern, but not alarm. Not yet. That’s how Dr. Gregory Poland, the head of the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, sums up his reaction to the discovery of the H7N9 influenza in China. “If we were to see cases outside of China or in the US, or evidence of human-to-human transmission, then I think it would be […]

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Tags: China, Dr. Gregory Poland, H7N9 influenza, KARE 11, Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, preventable disease, vaccine


April 4th, 2013

Despite recommendations, only one-third of girls receive HPV vaccine

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Despite recommendations from physicians, more parents are choosing not to get their adolescent children vaccinated against the human papilloma virus (HPV)…Dr. Robert Jacobson, medical director of the Employee and Community Health Immunization Program at Mayo Clinic, and Laura Carpenter, associate professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University, join The Daily Circuit to discuss why parents are shying […]

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Tags: Dr. Robert Jacobson, HPV vaccine, human papilloma virus, Laura Carpenter, Mayo Clinic Employee and Community Health Immunization Program, MPR, physician recommendation, Vanderbilt University


March 18th, 2013

Superbugs: Should You Be Worried?

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Though the germs are spread by person-to-person contact, it’s very unlikely that they would cause an infection in an otherwise healthy individual…That said, if you happen to go to the hospital, make sure to ask any doctor or nurse who touches you to wash their hands, Herrera says. It sounds like a simple request, but […]

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Tags: catheters, CRE, Dr. Priya Sampathkumar, germs, infection, IVs, Prevention, superbug


March 18th, 2013

Cervical Cancer Vaccines Spurned by 44% of U.S. Parents

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Researchers analyzed data from a national survey from 2008 to 2010 on immunizations for teenagers…“That’s the opposite direction that rate should be going,” Robert Jacobson, a pediatrician at the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center in Rochester, Minnesota, and a senior researcher of the paper, said in a statement. “HPV causes essentially 100 percent of cervical cancer and 50 […]

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Tags: Bloomberg, cervical cancer, Dr. Robert Jacobson, HPV, immunization, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, vaccine


February 11th, 2013

A Pill So People With Celiac Disease Can Eat Freely?

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

“This is the earliest phase, and you now have to show that it actually breaks down the gluten peptides that trigger a response in the stomach at a speed that will protect the human,” said Dr. Joseph Murray, a professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and the department of immunology at the Mayo […]

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Tags: alternative medicine, celiac disease, Dr. Joseph Murray, gluten peptides, HealthDay


February 4th, 2013

With river blindness, ‘you never sleep’

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The machete blades turned red with heat in the fire that the rubber workers built on a Liberia plantation, Thomas Unnasch remembers from a visit in the 1980s. This was how the men tried to quell the intense itchiness that comes with river blindness, a rare tropical disease…There is no vaccine for river blindness, but […]

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Tags: CNN, ivermectin, Liberia, river blindness


January 30th, 2013

Mayo Clinic Recognized as Center for Regional TB Training

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recognized the Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic as a Regional Tuberculosis Training and Medical Consultation Center. The designation will make the Mayo Clinic responsible for developing new and enhanced training and technical support for public health and medical professionals in an 11-state area, News-Medical.net reports. Vaccine News Daily by Paul […]

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Tags: enhanced training, News-Medical.net, public health, Regional Tuberculosis Training and Medical Consultation Center, technical support, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vaccine News Daily


January 30th, 2013

H1N1 Flu Vaccines Safe During Pregnancy

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

  The Norwegian study — supported by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the U.S. National Institutes of Health — involved a slightly different H1N1 vaccine from that used in the USA, says Gregory Poland, a professor and vaccine researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Norwegians added an adjuvant to their vaccine, which […]

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Tags: adjuvant, Dr. Gregory Poland, H1N1, immune response, New Parent Magazine, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, U.S. National Institutes of Health, vaccine


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