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Jun 23, 2017

Meet the Researchers at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
If you’re heading to New Orleans for AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting (ARM), AcademyHealth says it’s a great opportunity to: Learn about the latest emerging evidence. Discover new methods and applications of rigorous and relevant methods. Identify gaps and opportunities in research. Enhance your understanding of the most pressing research policy [...]
Meet the Researchers at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting
Jun 21, 2017

Cellular Senescence Research Highlighted at World Science Festival

By Megan Forliti @mforliti
Mayo Clinic’s aging research was among the featured topics at the 10th annual World Science Festival in New York earlier this month. James Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging, shared details about cell senescence breakthroughs and next steps in the field during a [...]
Cellular Senescence Research Highlighted at World Science Festival
Jun 20, 2017

Sharing the evidence, building awareness at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
At Mayo Clinic, research is integral to everything we do for patients. While seeking to address the world’s most challenging health care problems, our researchers work hand-in-hand with health care providers and other professionals to build the evidence base for practice transformation. In the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia [...]
Sharing the evidence, building awareness at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting
Jun 19, 2017

1 in 6 taking blood-thinning drugs may not be getting right dose, research shows

By Adam Harringa @harringaadam
Over the coming decades, a growing number of Americans are expected to develop atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition characterized by an irregular and often rapid heart rate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that between 2.7 and 6.1 million Americans are living with the condition, which is [...]
1 in 6 taking blood-thinning drugs may not be getting right dose, research shows
Jun 16, 2017

Early bird registration ends soon for TRANSFORM2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
At Transform I'm challenged to approach problems from new angles and find better ways to solve them. – Nick Jehlen, founding partner, Common Practice Transform 2017 offers several opportunities to engage experts who are closing the gap between people and health for patients, providers, and payers.Begin your experience at Transform with Pre-Conference Activities [...]
Early bird registration ends soon for TRANSFORM2017
Jun 15, 2017

A personalized approach to brain tumor surgery

By susanbuckles @susanbuckles
By Susan Buckles New technology invented and used only at Mayo Clinic lets physicians plan an individualized approach to brain surgery. Brain magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) allows surgeons to see inside a patient’s skull and determine the firmness of a brain tumor before surgery. Slip interface imaging is another new [...]
A personalized approach to brain tumor surgery
Jun 13, 2017

First In Class

By Deb Anderson @debanderson
FIRST IN CLASS Charting a course for education at Mayo Clinic Fredric B. Meyer, M.D., tacks quickly from one topic to another. The neurosurgeon and avid sailor keeps his bearings by keeping busy. Recently named as the new Juanita Kious Waugh Executive Dean for Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine [...]
First In Class
Jun 8, 2017

Knee Deep

By m168659 @m168659
KNEE DEEP Treating knee disorders with regenerative medicine Mayo Clinic's Center for Regenerative Medicine is supporting four studies to help people delay or even prevent costly knee replacements. The costs of musculoskeletal disorders are staggering. They are the most common health conditions in the United States among all age groups, [...]
Knee Deep
Jun 7, 2017

Multiple chronic conditions may be worse than previously suspected, especially for stroke patients

By meghanknoedler @meghanknoedler
Are you tired of hearing about “chronic conditions” that affect every aspect of your health as well as your longevity? These difficult-to-manage diseases—some brought on by natural causes, others influenced by our behavior— interfere with our ability to enjoy life, and so we must address them. For example, coronary artery [...]
Multiple chronic conditions may be worse than previously suspected, especially for stroke patients
Jun 6, 2017

Meet the researchers - Sandra J. Gendler, Ph.D. & Peter A. Cohen, M.D.: The Dynamic Duo

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara @nicoleferrara
On the brink of discovery, Sandra J. Gendler, Ph.D., and Peter A. Cohen, M.D., take a moment to reflect on a collaboration and friendship that began in 2008 when Dr. Cohen made the move to Mayo Clinic in Arizona. “I recognized that this chance to work closely with Sandy offered [...]
Meet the researchers - Sandra J. Gendler, Ph.D. & Peter A. Cohen, M.D.: The Dynamic Duo
Jun 1, 2017

Rochester Epidemiology Project: Taking a bite out of poor health

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
The Rochester Epidemiology Project has added dental records to its database of linked medical records, making it more valuable as a medical research resource. The Rochester Epidemiology Project is a collaboration of medical and dental care providers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. With patient agreement, the organizations link medical, dental, surgical [...]
Rochester Epidemiology Project: Taking a bite out of poor health
May 30, 2017

Team-based care improves life expectancy, results in fewer hospitalizations among kidney dialysis patients

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
The health care industry is under constant pressure to reduce costs. This is especially evident in chronic disease management, where a growing segment of the population – the Centers for Disease Control estimates half of all adults in the United States have one or more chronic conditions – is accumulating [...]
Team-based care improves life expectancy, results in fewer hospitalizations among kidney dialysis patients
May 25, 2017

Her Way Back

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
HER WAY BACK North Dakota woman on leading edge of epilepsy research with implanted device For the 50 million children and adults worldwide who live with epilepsy, the brain's electrical circuitry shorts out spontaneously. As many as one-third of patients, 1 million in the U.S. alone, find no relief with [...]
Her Way Back
May 23, 2017

Regenerative Medicine: From Blueprint to Build Out

By m168659 @m168659
Regenerative Medicine is an Established Priority at Mayo Clinic Five years is a short amount of time to expect results from a new strategic initiative at a complex organization. But early results were evident at the Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery. Mayo Clinic experts in regenerative medicine [...]
May 18, 2017

Meet the researcher - Betty Kim, M.D., Ph.D.: Harnessing Nanotechnology to Study Cancer

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara @nicoleferrara
When you are a driven neurosurgeon but not a morning person, sometimes it’s about your socks. “I lose no time matching,” says Mayo Clinic’s Betty Kim, M.D., Ph.D. “They’re all the same color, so I can get an extra minute of sleep.” Yet, in her daily work, misplaced colors are [...]
Meet the researcher - Betty Kim, M.D., Ph.D.: Harnessing Nanotechnology to Study Cancer
May 16, 2017

A Better Way

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
A BETTER WAY A cancer procedure has better outcomes — so why isn't everyone using it? Researchers from a national group including Sean C. Dowdy, M.D., discovered the U.S. health care system would have averted 2,300 complications among 32,000 cases if minimally invasive surgery had been used to treat endometrial [...]
A Better Way
May 11, 2017

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Collaboration: Bringing Innovative Cell-Based Therapies to Patients

By m168659 @m168659
Mayo Clinic’s Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recently announced a collaboration to delay and prevent heart failure from HLHS, a rare and complex form of congenital heart disease in which the left side of a child's heart is severely underdeveloped. The [...]
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Collaboration: Bringing Innovative Cell-Based Therapies to Patients
May 10, 2017

Research looks to improve patient satisfaction, reduce costs by predicting surgery length

By Adam Harringa @harringaadam
Accurately predicting the length of an operation has benefits beyond simply informing patients and their families. Doing so means improved patient satisfaction and has the potential to prevent over- or under-utilization of operating rooms, which has significant implications on both resources and staff. Ultimately, that leads to improved quality of [...]
Research looks to improve patient satisfaction, reduce costs by predicting surgery length
May 9, 2017

Increasing the Odds

By Lynda de Widt @ldewidt
Increasing the Odds Mayo Clinic performs more transplants than any other organization in the country. That experience allows Mayo Clinic scientist-physicians to study stem cells and personalize drugs to fight organ rejection and increase the number of viable lungs. Immune-Building Stem Cell Research In the 1970s, when Cesar A. Keller, [...]
Increasing the Odds
May 8, 2017

When medical literature is sparse or not clear, where do doctors turn?

By Adam Harringa @harringaadam
Mayo research shows surgery adds years for kidney cancer patients It started with anecdotal evidence. Mayo Clinic urologist Bradley Leibovich, M.D., says he had long seen indications that surgically removing secondary tumor growths, called metastases, in patients with kidney cancer would result in a longer life expectancy. However, studies on [...]
When medical literature is sparse or not clear, where do doctors turn?
May 4, 2017

Precision care for heart disease - a practical approach

By susanbuckles @susanbuckles
Article by Sharon Rosen Heart disease can sometimes be a silent killer. Many of us know seemingly healthy people who’ve suddenly or unexpectedly had a heart attack. It can be shocking when people who are at a a healthy weight and exercise regularly die from heart disease that they never [...]
Precision care for heart disease - a practical approach
May 2, 2017

Meet the researcher - Alex Adjei, M.D., Ph.D.: The Power of Hope

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara @nicoleferrara
There’s a reason Mayo Clinic oncologist Alex A. Adjei, M.D., Ph.D., spends so much time in the lab testing molecular solutions to cancer — it gives his patients hope. When Dr. Adjei started as a lung cancer specialist about 20 years ago, patients with the disease had a dismal prognosis. [...]
Meet the researcher - Alex Adjei, M.D., Ph.D.: The Power of Hope
May 1, 2017

American College of Cardiology awards Xiaoxi Yao, Ph.D., the Young Investigator Award in Outcomes Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
The American College of Cardiology awarded Xiaoxi Yao, Ph.D., the 2017 Young Investigator Award in Outcomes Research for her research on, “A Comparison of Kidney Function Decline in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Treated With Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants or Warfarin.” The award was presented during the convocation ceremony on March 19 during [...]
American College of Cardiology awards Xiaoxi Yao, Ph.D., the Young Investigator Award in Outcomes Research
Apr 27, 2017

Developing new tests to find and defeat cancer at its earliest stages

By susanbuckles @susanbuckles
Mammography and other screening tools have made great strides in finding cancer early, when it is most likely to be successfully treated. However, some early-stage cancers are missed by conventional screening and are only detected when symptoms occur. Mayo Clinic and other research institutions are wondering: could a blood test [...]
Developing new tests to find and defeat cancer at its earliest stages
Apr 26, 2017

Mayo Clinic Investigators Receive Biobusiness/Biotechnology and Education Awards from 'Regenerative Medicine Minnesota'

By m168659 @m168659
Five Mayo Clinic investigators were selected to receive 2017 Education and Biobusiness/Biotechnology Awards from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota. Regenerative Medicine Minnesota is a joint venture between the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic, and funded by the Minnesota Legislature, with the goal of distributing millions of dollars to advance regenerative medicine in the [...]
Mayo Clinic Investigators Receive Biobusiness/Biotechnology and Education Awards from 'Regenerative Medicine Minnesota'
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