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March 14th, 2017

Exploration of six alternatives nets policy that cuts surgical delay and overtime

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Study finds one strategy decreases overtime by 52 percent with same access for patients A few years back, the Mayo Clinic Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery approached Mayo scientists with a problem: a backlog of patients waiting for surgery. The scientists, in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science […]

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Tags: doctor burnout, health care delivery, health care systems engineering, kern center, Mayo Clinic research, medical research, patient access


March 9th, 2017

Researchers study benefits of stretching ‘microbreaks’ for surgeons

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Many surgeons spend prolonged periods in awkward positions, which increases safety concerns for patients, and can lead to long term medical ailments and burnout for doctors. So Mayo Clinic researchers have a team of surgeons performing “microbreaks” of 90 seconds or two minutes of stretching every 20 to 40 minutes. The result for many surgeons […]

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Tags: doctor burnout, health care delivery, Mayo Clinic research, medical research, population health, surgical outcomes


January 9th, 2017

Single Allele Mutation Heightens Risk of Early-Onset Parkinson’s

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

A collaboration of 32 researchers in seven countries, led by scientists at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, found that a mutation in only one allele of a Parkinson’s gene, known as PINK1, increases the risk of early-onset disease. The finding, published recently in the journal Brain, addresses a longstanding debate about whether individuals need to […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic research, neurology, Neurosciences, Parkinson's, Wolfdieter Springer


November 8th, 2016

Becoming a Biomedical Scientist

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

“I have to tell you that the sheer intellectual joy of finding out how life works is really cool.”         – the late Susan Lindquist, Ph.D., pioneering genetic scientist This last line from Dr. Lindquist’s obituary in the Sunday New York Times struck me as a timeless statement of enthusiasm and dedication. Dr. Lindquist […]

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Tags: mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic research, research education, science education


February 16th, 2016

Mayo Clinic to Host National Science of Team Science Conference

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic is pleased to serve as the host institution for the 2016 Science of Team Science Conference. With leadership from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a national planning committee, the conference will bring together scientists engaged in team-based research, institutional leaders who promote collaborative research, policy makers and federal agency representatives. The […]

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Tags: abstracts, Mayo Clinic research, medical research, National Institutes of Health, nih, SciTS, team science


December 23rd, 2014

What is Big Data, and Why Do We Care in Health Care?

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Big data is a term with uncertain roots, and variable usage, but one which paints a picture of extremely large amounts of information, complex and disparate, that is difficult to analyze using traditional tools. Other challenges with big data include collection and storage, sorting and searching, sharing and individual privacy – just because you have […]

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Tags: Big Data, Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic research, Science of health care delivery


October 8th, 2014

Photon counting CT Scanner makes research debut

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

The arrival of a new CT scanner at Mayo Clinic is not usually worthy of a ribbon cutting ceremony, but this isn’t your ordinary scanner. Destined solely for research, the first photon-counting-detector-based spectral CT  to be put into service anywhere was recently delivered to Mayo’s Radiology Research Division. Obtained through a grant from the National […]

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Tags: atherosclerosis, imaging, Mayo Clinic research, Radiology, Radiology Research, Siemens


July 10th, 2014

Using Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis in Patient Care

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

  A team of international experts led by a Mayo Clinic researcher has published in the Journal of the American Medical Association a guide for clinicians who are interested in using systematic reviews and meta-analysis in clinical decision making. This article is the latest in the well-known series of users’ guides to the medical literature […]

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Tags: JAMA, Matthew Clark PhD, Mayo Clinic research, medical literature, meta analysis, peer reviewed publications


June 30th, 2014

Mayo’s 22 in “Highly Cited Researchers”

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

One of the factors in determining the impact a researcher has in the world of science is the number of times that papers by that individual are cited in other peer-reviewed articles. The assumption is that if a discovery is significant, more researchers will use it as a basis for advancing their own research and […]

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Tags: Highly Cited Researchers, Mayo Clinic research, peer reviewed publications, Thomson Reuters


April 7th, 2014

Cancer Researchers Begin Blog Series on Cures for Kidney Cancer

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

    We’re Drs. Winston Tan and John “Al” Copland and we collaborate in pursuit of cures for kidney cancer.  Winston is a Mayo Clinic physician oncologist who treats kidney cancer patients and collaborates with Al, a Mayo scientist dedicated to kidney cancer research. In talking with kidney cancer survivors and friends, we have been […]

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Tags: kidney cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic research, SCD1, Winston Tan, Al Copland


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