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April 26th, 2017

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

By Angela Bingham 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 state through research, education, healthcare, […]

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Tags: awards, grants, Mayo Clinic research, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells, University of Minnesota


April 25th, 2017

The Case for Stem Cell Treatments for ALS

By Angela Bingham m168659

When nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord stop working normally there is a noticeable change in muscle movement and activity. Motor neurons work with the brain to control muscle movement such as gripping and walking. These activities become increasingly difficult with the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou […]

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Tags: Anthony Windebank, Center for Regenerative Medicine, mayo clinic, mayo clinic medical research, Mayo Clinic research, Nathan Staff, News, regenerative medicine, research, stem cells


April 20th, 2017

Economies of scale: volume in health care

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

The concept is simple, if you perform the same procedure over and over; day in and day out, you tend to do it better, quicker, and safer than your counterpart who has only done it a few times, or infrequently. It’s referred to in other lines of work as “economies of scale.” The application of […]

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Tags: Jeff Karnes, kern center, Meghan Knoedler, outcomes, quality, Ron GO, Sean Dowdy, volume


April 18th, 2017

Attack the Gap–New Immunotherapy May Help the Body Fight Ovarian Cancer

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

It was only when Kathi Schroeder took to the bone-chilling streets of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on her bike last January that she noticed something was not right. “I was having trouble breathing; just taking a deep breath was difficult,” she remembers. Kathi went to her local doctor’s office and was prescribed a round of antibiotics […]

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Tags: cancer vaccine, clinical trials, Dr Matthew Block, Kathi Schroeder, ovarian cancer, TH17


April 11th, 2017

Mayo Clinic researchers use zebrafish to identify potential treatment for pediatric cancer

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Using a novel zebrafish model, Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a molecule called GAB2 that is highly represented in the malignant cells of many patients with neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is a cancer that develops from immature neural cells found in several areas of the body. The researchers believe that overexpression of GAB2 signals the activation of […]

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Tags: childhood cancer, GAB2, Jane Zhu, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, neuroblastoma, pediatric cancer, Shizhen Zhu, SHP2, zebrafish


April 7th, 2017

The value in second opinions

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

One of the reasons patients come to Mayo Clinic is to obtain a second opinion. This can be lifesaving. In a recent research publication, Extent of diagnostic agreement among medical referrals, a Mayo Clinic physician-scientist team showed that for a group of 286 patients referred from primary care providers to Mayo Clinic’s General Internal Medicine […]

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Tags: diagnostic error, James Naessens, National Academy of Medicine, Robert Lohr, second opinion, Thomas Beckman


March 7th, 2017

Choosing Wisely—At odds with Diagnostic Accuracy?

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

Primary Sjögren’s syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease where your body attacks its self.  This happens because some of the white blood cells and several proteins made by these and other cells attack on normal functioning salivary glands (i.e. those in your mouth—leading to cavities, ulcers, and tooth degradation) and tear glands (i.e. your eyes).  […]

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Tags: autoimmune, Choosing Wisely, Choosing Wisely Campaign, Diagnostic Accuracy, Eric Matteson, Meghan Knoedler, Rheumatology, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Sjögren’s syndrome


February 21st, 2017

New ray of light for those who struggle with weight loss: low-level laser therapy

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

The struggle to lose weight is complex and full of challenges. For those who have struggled with their weight, finding hope and solutions can be difficult despite understanding the detrimental health consequences. There is no question that losing weight is challenging.  As a result, procedures exist that aim to remove fat cells from the body.  […]

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Tags: behavioral intervention, ivana croghan, LLLT, low-level laser therapy, obesity, weight loss


February 9th, 2017

Paper, Paper, Paper, and all those little black dots!

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Why are you asking me this again? What does this have to do with my visit today? What does my doctor do with all these forms? These questions, and others, led researchers in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery to consider the use of […]

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Tags: Dr Ryan Uitti, EPROMS, Florida, kern center, patient reported outcomes, PROs


February 2nd, 2017

A golden age for pediatric cardiology

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic’s Division of Pediatric Cardiology is on a roll, according to Division Chair Frank Cetta, M.D. “In the last two decades, we’ve really burst onto the scene,” he says. “We’re engaged in exciting research  not found elsewhere, and we offer the full spectrum of cardiac care — from fetal diagnosis through specialized treatment for […]

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Tags: Dr Frank Cetta, Dr Jonathan Johnson, Dr Richard Bram, Mayo Clinic Alumni Magazine, pediatric cardiology, pediatric heart transplant


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