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August 17th, 2017

Research News Roundup–July 2017 (2)

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Welcome to the second issue of the Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup. These columns reprise research news releases from the past month, and link readers to those articles, as well as related resources. Thank you for your continued support of Mayo Clinic Research! July 16-31, 2017 Mayo Clinic School of Medicine gives medical education a new […]

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Tags: News, Research News Roundup


August 15th, 2017

DOWN TO THE ROOTS–Persistence powers Mayo Clinic’s approach to adult-derived stem cell therapies

By jenniferschutz jenniferschutz

Allan B. Dietz, Ph.D., never intended to be a scientist. His plan was to be a farmer, just like his father, grandfather and all the other Dietzes he knew. “I was going to be a farmer at first. Then I was going to be a veterinarian because that’s what farm kids who like science did,” […]

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Tags: Alan Dietz, ALS, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, DLMP, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, Lou Gehrig's disease, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, mesenchymal cells, research


August 10th, 2017

TOGETHER TRIAL–An individualized strategy for stopping organ rejection

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine is collaborating with a molecular diagnostics company to monitor patients after an organ transplant and improve the efficacy of immunosuppressant drugs by tailoring treatment to an individual’s genome. The effectiveness of immunosuppressant drugs is governed by a number of factors, but a major contributor is an individual’s genome. The […]

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Tags: Alexander Parker, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trial, Individualizing Medicine Conference, kidney transplant, Mark Stegall, research, TOGETHER trial


August 1st, 2017

Research News Roundup–July 2017 (1)

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

We’re trying out a new idea on the blog – the Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup. These columns will reprise research news releases from the past month, and link readers to those articles, as well as related resources. Thank you for your continued support of Mayo Clinic Research! July 1-15, 2017 Mayo Clinic, nference launch […]

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Tags: News, Research News Roundup


July 25th, 2017

New findings from Nursing Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Everyone knows what nurses do – they care for patients, right? While providing the best possible patient care is foremost on nurses’ minds at Mayo Clinic (and really, that of all our health care providers), nurses hold all sorts of roles. And some nurses are “doctors,” of the Ph.D. variety. These nurse scientists form the […]

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Tags: American Journal of Critical Care, ICU, Linda Chlan, nursing research, patient-administered medication


July 11th, 2017

Is it fair to expect students from minority backgrounds to ‘give back’ in their careers?

By Kris Schanilec kschanilec

Imagine you are a medical student and you’ve received financial aid based on your status as a member of a minority or low-income group. Should you be expected to pursue a career serving in underserved communities? Not if society wants to tackle social inequity, according to a recent commentary published in the AMA Journal of […]

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Tags: health disparity, Jon Tilburt, Office of Health Disparities Research, OHDR


July 10th, 2017

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic launched a new journal July 5, designed to focus on clinical innovations, quality improvement, and optimal outcomes, in medicine and surgery. Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes provides new publication opportunities for pioneering and impactful clinical research on factors that affect contemporary health care delivery. Editor-in-Chief Thomas Gerber, M.D., Ph.D., summarizes the inaugural issue. […]

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Tags: innovations, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, outcomes, quality, Thomas Gerber


July 5th, 2017

Hold Steady

By Center for Regenerative Medicine m168659

MSA patient holds steady following small group study of stem cell therapy Steve Day is on a mission as he scans a crowd of about 150 people in the banquet hall of a golf course in his boyhood hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. When he finally finds his target, he begins weaving through the […]

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Tags: Allan Dietz, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Joseph Matsumoto, multiple system atrophy, neurodegeneration, neurodegenerative, Phillip Low, stem cell therapy, Steve Day, Wolfgang Singer


July 3rd, 2017

Meet our Surgical Outcomes Research Fellows

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

The Surgical Outcomes Research Program in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery selects surgical residents interested in research to become Surgical Outcomes Research Fellows. These fellows take one or two years away from clinical training to receive mentoring in health services research from Elizabeth B. […]

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Tags: Arizona, Brittany Murphy, David Etzioni, Elizabeth Habermann, Mariam Ali-Mucheru, research fellow, Surgical Outcomes Program


June 29th, 2017

Walk to Remember

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Sisters help local community and advance Alzheimer’s and dementia research Paula Peterson and Jill Wulff remember their mom’s struggle with Lewy body dementia, the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. She was easily confused and experienced hallucinations and paranoia. Paula and Jill also remember the family’s struggle when their mother experienced […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's, Lewy Body, medical research, Walk to Remember


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