Mayo Clinic Laboratories' rapid response to public health threats has been honed during outbreaks of viruses like 2009’s H1N1 influenza, Zika, Ebola and, most recently, COVID-19. Before COVID-19, laboratory staff were already experts in developing and implementing new tests — but never on such an aggressive timeline.

By Barbara J. Toman • June 28, 2022

PACE - In this month’s “Virtual Lecture,” William Morice, M.D., Ph.D., gives an overview of the national response to the need for COVID-19 testing at the onset of, and during, the pandemic.

By MCL Education • June 22, 2022

Today's highlights include: Spread of monkeypox underscores need for physicians to be ready to understand, Pfizer completes application to FDA for vaccine for children under 5, and connect is key to supporting multiple sclerosis patients.

By Meghann Southwick • June 3, 2022

Dr. Morice talks about what lies ahead for laboratory medicine and how the opportunities and challenges in the field are intertwined.

By Tracy Will • May 31, 2022

Topics include: Community leaders are key to reaching people underrepresented in research.

By Meghann Southwick • May 30, 2022

Today's highlights include: Long COVID affects more older adults, US has a new dominant COVID-19 strain, and Gianrico Farrugia explains how we can transform healthcare by moving from pipeline to platform.

By Meghann Southwick • May 27, 2022

Topics include: COVID-19 update, tips for navigating a return to work with long COVID, and COVID-19 booster vaccinations extended to kids 5-11.

By Meghann Southwick • May 23, 2022

Today's highlights include: US at risk of COVID-19 drug shortages this summer, Rochester startup Vyriad developing cancer-fighting viruses, and CDC expresses concern about possibility of undetected monkeypox spread in U.K.

By Meghann Southwick • May 20, 2022

Today's highlights include: Pandemic gets tougher to track as COVID testing plunges, Rochester hospitals score top grades in safety, and Mayo Clinic breaks ground on $155M Minnesota hospital expansion.

By Meghann Southwick • May 13, 2022

Topics include: Hepatitis in children: What parents need to know, and FDA limits use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine.

By Meghann Southwick • May 9, 2022

Today's highlights include: Mental health needs rise as pandemic fluctuates, an algorithm that analyzes apple watch data shows early promise in detecting heart problems, and Minnesota physicians brace for Roe v. Wade decision

By Meghann Southwick • May 6, 2022

Topic's include: COVID-19 shines a spotlight on laboratory professionals' vital role in health care, a COVID-19 news update, and mental health needs rise as pandemic fluctuates.

By Meghann Southwick • May 2, 2022

Today's highlights include: CDC estimates 3 in 4 kids have had coronavirus infections, virtual in-person cardiac rehabilitation provide similar benefits, and Mayo Clinic partners with AI startup to co-develop precision medicine.

By Meghann Southwick • April 29, 2022