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April 25th, 2017

The Case for Stem Cell Treatments for ALS

By Center for Regenerative Medicine 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


August 3rd, 2016

Mayo Clinic Takes Medical Research to Kilimanjaro

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

The core group of Mayo Clinic researchers that moved their lab to the base camp at Mount Everest to study heart disease and aging are at it again, this time in Africa. Along with a party of nearly 35, they will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, obtaining scientific data from the climbers along the way. Led by […]

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Tags: aging, altitude sickness, Amine Issa, Bruce Johnson, Kilimanjaro, physiology, research


May 31st, 2016

We’ll bet on Dr. Ansell anytime

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

On May 17, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to nivolumab (Opdivo®) for the treatment of patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) that has relapsed or progressed after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Nivolumab also received a breakthrough therapy designation for the treatment of relapsed or refractory cHL after failure of […]

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Tags: Hodgkin lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, research, Stephen Ansell


January 19th, 2016

Mayo Clinic and Others Call Aging into the Limelight

By Megan Forliti mforliti

Aging: It’s a topic that impacts each and every one of us. It’s the single greatest risk factor for most chronic diseases, which account for the majority of morbidity and health care expenditures in developed nations. In a recently released book, “Aging: The Longevity Dividend,” experts in the field explore the topic and concurrent research […]

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Tags: aging, Center on Aging, Dr. James Kirkland, Kogod Center on Aging, research


November 5th, 2015

Partnering with the Somali Community Through Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic’s health equity research program, the Arizona branch of the Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR), is dedicated to support meaningful research programs to identify, develop, and deploy strategies to eliminate health disparities. We also work to ensure that our research subjects (and patients) reflect the diverse communities that form the mosaic of our nation. […]

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Tags: Arizona, community-based research, community-engaged research, Mohamed Ali Abukar, research, SAUC, Somali, Somali American United Council of Arizona, tobacco


October 13th, 2015

Simple Shift, Four Numbers, Big Results

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Jon Ebbert, M.D., is a primary care physician and researcher, and the Minnesota & Midwest Site Director for the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery ___________________________________________________________________ Research published recently by colleagues in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science […]

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Tags: AHRQ, Big Data, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Office of Health Care Practice and Policy, research, value analysis



September 29th, 2015

What is the Science of Health Care Delivery?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

The science of health care delivery focuses on how patients actually receive care. From using engineering principles to determine the most efficient way to schedule patient appointments to research focusing on the most successful, cost-effective means for delivering treatment, this discipline’s aim is to enhance the patient’s experience with health care by improving quality, outcomes […]

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Tags: #DSS2015, collaboration, conference, Delivery Science Summit, health care costs, Kern Center, patient experience, population health, research, Science of health care delivery, systems engineering


September 22nd, 2015

Delivery Science Summit – It’s a Wrap

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

The inaugural Delivery Science Summit 2015 – Building the Evidence Base in Health Care Delivery wrapped up midday Friday, Sept. 18, after two-and-a-half days of intense discussion, inspiring speakers and presentations of cutting edge research. See news story. Attendees came from across the country and around the world, to pursue common goals defined by the […]

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Tags: #DSS2015, conference, Delivery Science Summit, health care costs, Kern Center, patient experience, population health, research, Science of health care delivery


August 11th, 2015

Breathing Easier – New Understanding for Asthma Medication Management

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

  Matthew Rank, M.D. (@MatthewRankMD) is a practicing allergy and asthma  specialist and associate professor of medicine based in Arizona. He is also the director of the Kern Scholars Program in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.  ________________________________________________________________________ For those who struggle with asthma, the goal […]

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Tags: asthma, Kern Center, Matthew Rank, Optum Labs, research, Science of health care delivery


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