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Nov 16, 2017

What the heck is a nomogram? And other medical research questions answered.

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery focuses on the science of best practice. Best practice in health care, that is. Across the center, researchers work together with the medical practice to find ways to improve health, and the ways [...]
What the heck is a nomogram? And other medical research questions answered.
Nov 14, 2017

Searching for a genetic contributor to degenerative disk disease

By susanbuckles @susanbuckles
Article by Sharon Rosen Mohamad Bydon,M.D., with 3-D models of the spine and neck. Most people suffer from some type of back pain during their lifetime. That’s because there are many joints in the back that can degenerate over time. In many cases, back pain can be relieved without surgery. [...]
Searching for a genetic contributor to degenerative disk disease
Nov 13, 2017

Research Roundup—October 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. October 2017 Researchers review risks, recommendations for weight gain management in midlife women The average weight gain [...]
Research Roundup—October 2017
Nov 9, 2017

Regenerative Therapy for Pulmonary Hypoplasia

By Jennifer Schutz @jenniferschutz
When a baby’s lungs are not adequately developed at birth, severe complications and even death can result. Rodrigo Ruano, M.D., Ph.D.,  a recent Regenerative Medicine Minnesota Translational Research Grant recipient, brings expertise in a technique that uses a minimally invasive procedure to intervene while the fetus is still in the uterus. [...]
Regenerative Therapy for Pulmonary Hypoplasia
Nov 7, 2017

No moss here - Mayo Clinic research websites rolling along

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
They say that a rolling stone gathers no moss, and at Mayo Clinic, our research and research education programs are always on the move. It's hard to keep track of all the exciting work being done to help improve health for our patients, or the way they - and patients [...]
No moss here - Mayo Clinic research websites rolling along
Nov 6, 2017

Larger-dose opioid prescriptions not coming from emergency departments, study shows

By Adam Harringa @harringaadam
Opioid prescriptions from the emergency department (ED) are written for a shorter duration and smaller dose than those written elsewhere, shows new research led by Mayo Clinic. The study, published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, also demonstrates that patients who receive an opioid prescription in the ED are less likely to [...]
Larger-dose opioid prescriptions not coming from emergency departments, study shows
Nov 2, 2017

Targeting a Molecular Abnormality

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara @nicoleferrara
Microsatellite instability (MSI) might sound like something a NASA engineer would study. But it’s actually a molecular abnormality found in 15 percent of colorectal cancers, explains Mayo Clinic medical oncologist and gastroenterologist Frank A. Sinicrope, M.D., who is testing an immunotherapy drug that could help patients with this subtype of [...]
Targeting a Molecular Abnormality
Nov 1, 2017

From the Office of Health Disparities Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
2017 OHDR Retreat Keynote Address by David R. Williams, Ph.D. By Sumedha Penheiter, Ph.D. Approximately 100 researchers, clinicians, educators and administrators from across Mayo Clinic attended the 2017 Office of Health Disparities Research retreat, held Aug. 22–23 in Rochester, Minn. The event kicked off with an inspiring keynote address presented by [...]
From the Office of Health Disparities Research
Oct 31, 2017

Education changes perception of sepsis screening tool among nurses

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
Sepsis, a complication of an infection, a time-critical and potentially life-threatening disease, is one of Mayo Clinic’s top 10 patient safety risks. To mitigate this risk, sepsis screening alert tools were developed to help staff in the Emergency Department identify patients at risk. Nurses play an important role in minimizing [...]
Education changes perception of sepsis screening tool among nurses
Oct 26, 2017

New Issue of Forefront Magazine

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara @nicoleferrara
Forefront is the complimentary magazine of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. Published in print and online magazine editions annually and in email and online newsletter editions quarterly, Forefront highlights Mayo Clinic’s cutting-edge cancer research and the latest Cancer Center news. View the online edition. View the email newsletter. Subscribe.
New Issue of Forefront Magazine
Oct 25, 2017

Unnecessary Test for Venous Thromboembolism: Inefficient and Costly

By Gina Chiri-Osmond @gmchiri
A recent Mayo Clinic study has found that many U.S. health care providers are habitually ordering a mostly unnecessary and quite expensive genetic test to identify a patient’s hereditary risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Further, if other institutions followed Mayo’s VTE test utilization example, there is significant potential to reduce [...]
Unnecessary Test for Venous Thromboembolism: Inefficient and Costly
Oct 24, 2017

New program trains scientists in regenerative medicine

By Jon Holten @jonholten
Mayo Clinic’s new Regenerative Sciences Training Program — one of the nation’s first doctoral research programs in regenerative sciences —prepares researchers to accelerate the development of cutting-edge diagnostics and therapeutics. “This program will push forward the medical treatments of tomorrow,” says Karen Hedin, Ph.D., director of the Regenerative Sciences Training [...]
New program trains scientists in regenerative medicine
Oct 19, 2017

Cycling Through Multiple Myeloma

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara @nicoleferrara
It was Labor Day 2009 when Andy received the same diagnosis his wife had heard 12 years earlier — a one in 14 million possibility. Andy’s wife Sue was diagnosed on April 11, 1997, with multiple myeloma, and she died on May 1. She never came out of the hospital. [...]
Cycling Through Multiple Myeloma
Oct 17, 2017

New fish in the sea - Mayo Clinic research websites expanding content

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
At Mayo Clinic, research is integral to everything we do. We would be unable to offer the highest possible levels of care and continually improve the practice of medicine without research, and the education programs and processes to make it a reality. Thanks for visiting, and we hope you enjoy [...]
New fish in the sea - Mayo Clinic research websites expanding content
Oct 16, 2017

Mayo Clinic scientific director named to national opioid stewardship team

By Adam Harringa @harringaadam
Researchers across the United States are studying ways to reduce opioid use. In the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, scientists are using evidence-based research to find the ideal dose for each patient, and examining where higher-dose prescriptions may be [...]
Mayo Clinic scientific director named to national opioid stewardship team
Oct 12, 2017

NIH awards Mayo Clinic researchers $3.4 million glioblastoma grant

By Julie Janovsky-Mason @juliejmason
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Mayo Clinic researchers in Arizona a $3.4 million grant to study how mathematical modeling can be used to help treat patients with glioblastoma - the most common type of malignant brain cancer. Glioblastomas are made up of many different cell types and tumor cell [...]
NIH awards Mayo Clinic researchers $3.4 million glioblastoma grant
Oct 10, 2017

Researchers Link Alzheimer’s Gene to Type III Diabetes

By Kate Ledger @k8ledger
Researchers have known for several years that being overweight and having Type II diabetes can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. But they’re now beginning to talk about another form of diabetes—Type III diabetes—that’s also associated with the neurodegenerative disease. This newly defined diabetes occurs when the neurons in [...]
Researchers Link Alzheimer’s Gene to Type III Diabetes
Oct 6, 2017

Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University researchers working on a new tool to diagnose valley fever

By Julie Janovsky-Mason @juliejmason
Infectious-disease researchers at Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University (ASU) are working on a new test to detect valley fever more quickly and efficiently. Getting there involves looking for the fungus that causes valley fever rather than searching for antibodies in potentially infected patients. That elusive fungus, say the researchers, [...]
Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University researchers working on a new tool to diagnose valley fever
Oct 5, 2017

Research News Roundup--September 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. September 2017 Larger-dose opioid prescriptions not coming from emergency departments, study shows Opioid prescriptions from the emergency department [...]
Research News Roundup--September 2017
Oct 4, 2017

Swimming with sharks nets funding for research projects during the inaugural Kern Scholar Shark Tank

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars Program held an inaugural Shark Tank–like event, October 2, 2017. The event launched the bi-annual scholar retreat, incorporated into the opening social gathering. These social gatherings provide an [...]
Swimming with sharks nets funding for research projects during the inaugural Kern Scholar Shark Tank
Oct 3, 2017

Alzheimer’s Researcher Receives MERIT Award

By Lynda de Widt @ldewidt
Neuroscientist Guojun Bu, Ph.D., Mary Lowell Leary Professor of Medicine, on Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, has been selected to receive the prestigious Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award. Granted by the National Advisory Council on Aging, the award provides long-term research funding to outstanding principal investigators who [...]
Alzheimer’s Researcher Receives MERIT Award
Sep 28, 2017

Bridge to Liver Regeneration: Scott Nyberg, M.D., Ph.D.

By Jennifer Schutz @jenniferschutz
The research of Scott Nyberg, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic liver transplant surgeon and biomedical engineer, is focusedon the development of a multidisciplinary bioartificial liver to improve the treatment of patients with liver failure. The bioartificial liver is an important supportive therapy to bridge patients in liver failure to liver transplantation, or [...]
Bridge to Liver Regeneration: Scott Nyberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Sep 26, 2017

Teaching an old REP new tricks—Rochester Epidemiology Project partnering with local Public Health

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
  Dan Jensen, M.P.H., is the associate director, Olmsted County Public Health; and director, Olmsted County Preventive Services. The Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) has supported over 2,600 peer-reviewed scientific research publications covering a span of more than 50 years. Recent REP additions of the data exploration portal, adding Olmsted County [...]
Teaching an old REP new tricks—Rochester Epidemiology Project partnering with local Public Health
Sep 21, 2017

Game Changers: Five Innovative Tests for Cancer Detection

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara @nicoleferrara
Finding cancer as early as possible is critical to saving lives. Mayo Clinic is creating a new era in health care with tests that make early and accurate detection of common cancers easy. Many are minimally invasive, convenient, cost-effective and widely available, removing the barriers that prevent people from getting [...]
Game Changers: Five Innovative Tests for Cancer Detection
Sep 20, 2017

Expanding our fold - Mayo Clinic's newest research related websites

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young @elizabethzimmermann
At Mayo Clinic, research is integral to everything we do. We would be unable to offer the highest possible levels of care and continually improve the practice of medicine without research, and the education programs and processes to make it a reality. We are pleased to introduce some of our [...]
Expanding our fold - Mayo Clinic's newest research related websites
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