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August 3rd, 2017

Mayo researchers seek to manage pain while minimizing opioid prescriptions

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

For decades, the emphasis nationwide for treating surgical patients was to prescribe enough opioid pain medication to ensure they didn’t have any pain. But health care providers are realizing it’s a balancing act between managing pain and ensuring patients aren’t overprescribed.

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Tags: Dr. Cornelius Thiels, Dr. Elizabeth Habermann, Dr. Robert Cima, Dr. Tad Mabry, Kern Center, Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic research, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, medical research, narcotic, opioid, opioid drugs


June 28th, 2017

Underused cancer test could improve treatment for thousands, Mayo Clinic study finds

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

With colon cancer, some earlier stage patients fare worse than some later stage patients, who usually benefit most from chemotherapy. But a research team at Mayo Clinic has discovered that a simple blood test could help determine which patients are at a higher risk and therefore could benefit from therapy. The researchers also found many patients who could benefit from the test likely aren’t receiving it.

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Tags: blood test, cancer, cancer staging, carcinoembryonic antigen, CEA, chemotherapy, colon cancer, Dr. Blake Spindler, Dr. David Larson, Dr. Elizabeth Habermann, Dr. Kellie Mathis, Kern Center


June 19th, 2017

1 in 6 taking blood-thinning drugs may not be getting right dose, research shows

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

A growing number of Americans are expected to develop atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition characterized by an irregular and rapid heart rate. But almost 1 in 6 of the millions of Americans on new blood-thinning medications for a-fib may not be getting the right dose, Mayo Clinic research finds.

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Tags: anticoagulant, apixaban, atrial fibrillation, blood-thinner, dabigatran, Dr. Peter Noseworthy, Dr. Xiaoxi Yao, Kern Center, kidney disease, Mayo Clinic research, medical research, OptumLabs


May 23rd, 2017

Regenerative Medicine: From Blueprint to Build Out

By Angela Bingham angelabingham

Regenerative Medicine is an Established Priority at Mayo Clinic Five years is a short amount of time to expect results from a new strategic initiative at a complex organization. But early results were evident at the Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery. Mayo Clinic experts in regenerative medicine highlighted advancements in cancer care, […]

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Tags: advanced product incubator, biomaterials, biotrust, Mayo Clinic research, Mayo event, medical research, regenerative medicine, regenerative medicine symposium, stem cells


April 26th, 2017

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

By Angela Bingham angelabingham

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 angelabingham

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


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. They wanted the scientists, in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, 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 Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic research, research education, science education


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