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May 25th, 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 existing medications and must explore […]

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Tags: clinical trial, epilepsy, Gregory Worrell, medical device, medical research, neurology, North Dakota, research, seizure, Sheri Finstad


May 18th, 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 critical. Dr. Kim is trained […]

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Tags: Betty Kim, cancer, Florida, Forefront, Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, nanomedicine, neurosurgeon, oncology


May 2nd, 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. There was basically one treatment […]

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Tags: Alex Adjei, clinical trials, early therapeutics, Forefront, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


May 1st, 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 the College’s 66th Annual Scientific Session […]

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Tags: American College of Cardiology, OptumLabs, Xiaoxi Yao


April 26th, 2017

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

By Center for Regenerative Medicine 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 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


March 21st, 2017

Building the evidence base with the Society of Behavioral Medicine

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) combines nursing, psychology, medicine and public health in an interdisciplinary forum to promote new understanding of human behavior, health and illness. At its annual meeting, March 29 – April 1, in San Diego, SBM will convene more than 2,200 behavioral and biomedical researchers and clinicians to share research, learn […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Dr. Allison Holgerson, Dr. Gladys Asiedu, Dr. Lila Finney-Rutten, Dr. Lila Rutten, Dr. Shawna Ehlers, Dr. Sunita Dodani, Dr. Wesley Gilliam, Kern Center, Olivia Peavler, population health


March 20th, 2017

Nathan LeBrasseur, Ph.D., receives Director’s Award

By Megan Forliti mforliti

The Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging is pleased to announce that Nathan LeBrasseur, Ph.D., has received the 2016 Director’s Award for his work as a researcher and program director of the Healthy Aging and Independent Living (HAIL) program. The Director’s Award is presented to investigators who show achievement in the following […]

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Tags: aging, awards, Director's Award, Dr. Nathan LeBrasseur, Kogod Center on Aging


February 15th, 2017

Mayo Clinic at top health care IT conference

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Nine Mayo Clinic employees will speak at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 19-23. Highlighting the Mayo presenters will be Mayo Clinic Chief Information Officer Christopher Ross, who will make the HIMSS preconference AsiaPac Summit keynote address The Role of Team-Based Care on the Path […]

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Tags: CSHCD, health care it, healthcare information and management systems society, himss, himss17, information knowledge management, information technology, Science of health care delivery


February 10th, 2017

Mayo Clinic physician-researchers honored by national society

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Two Mayo Clinic researchers have been named to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, bringing the total Mayo membership in the honorary society of physician-scientists to 39. Liewei Wang, M.D., Ph.D., a pharmacologist, and Martin Fernandez-Zapico, M.D., a pancreatic cancer biologist, were named to the society from several hundred nominees nationally. The society has 3,000 […]

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Tags: American Society for Clinical Investigation


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