Week in Review: April 7

The Week in Review provides an overview of the past week’s top health care content, including industry news and trends, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Laboratories news, and upcoming events.

Industry News

Government to launch $300M Alzheimer’s research database

The federal government plans to launch a $300 million initiative to build an Alzheimer’s research database in an effort to track the health of Americans for decades and learn more about the devastating disease. Source: The Hill

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1 in 6 people experience infertility worldwide, according to WHO report

One in six people across the globe faces infertility at some point in their lifetime, according to the first new estimates from the World Health Organization in a decade. Source: STAT

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Coronavirus variant XBB.1.16 spotted in 18 US states

The new SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant XBB.1.16 has spurred increased hospitalizations and deaths in some countries. In the U.S., the dominant variant is still XBB.1.5, but health officials say other variants are on the rise. Source: Becker’s Hospital Review

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Novel treatment shows promise against rare cancer in kids

A novel treatment using supercharged immune cells appears to work against tumors in children with a rare kind of cancer, researchers reported. Source: AP

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Samantha Rossi

Samantha Rossi is a Digital Marketing Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She supports marketing strategies for product management and specialty testing. Samantha has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2019.