Four new features plus, from Mayo's research magazine:
Using informatics, epidemiology, systems engineering and in-depth medical-record studies, this groundbreaking work is improving patient safety in ICUs and significantly cutting the cost of health care. Itâ€™s all part of Mayoâ€™s continuing innovation in the Science of Health Care Delivery.Â
Molecular biologists are using the zebrafish to investigate new treatments for cancer and nicotine addiction, and as a foundational way to get students excited about science.
Building on recent discoveries in converting normal cells into cells with stem cell characteristics, Mayo researchers are exploring the potential of iPSCâ€™s or induced pluripotent stem cells in regenerating organs. Among the goals: alleviate heart damage and Type 1 diabetes.Â
What causes brain tumors? Using statistics from Mayoâ€™s enormous patient databases, genetics researchers are learning how genetic mutations and environmental triggers increase the risk of developing brain cancer.Â
Changing Science Educationâ€¨â€” one school, 18 teachers and a couple thousand zebrafish at a time