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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

Top highlights include: A gull flaps its wings and a deadly virus explodes, Doctors increasingly prescribe time in nature to promote mental and physical health, Father's Day miracle: newborn receives organ donation right on time Minnesota.

By Samantha Rossi • June 24, 2022

The Department of Health and Human Services has named Mayo Clinic Laboratories as one of five commercial laboratories to expand access and capacity for monkeypox testing.

By Suzanne Ferguson • June 23, 2022

Top highlights include: Remission Seen in Every Rectal Cancer Patient in Small Study of Drug, Mayo Clinic urges men to get check-ups ahead of Father's Day, Getting closer to a vaccine for cancer.

By Samantha Rossi • June 17, 2022

Today's highlights include: Moderna says updated vaccine works better against Omicron, FDA advisors back Novavax COVID shot, and disparities remain in opioid treatment access.

By Meghann Southwick • June 10, 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

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

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

Recognizing Dr. Pritt’s innovative work in medical education, the Infectious Diseases Society of America is highlighting her role as an educator in its monthly series.

By Tracy Will • May 16, 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

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

Dr. Jason Hipp joins the hosts of “Beyond the Scope,” a podcast from the Digital Pathology Association, to discuss advances he’s seen in pathology informatics over the course of his career and talk about where the field is heading now.

By Tracy Will • May 3, 2022