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Apr 23, 2019

Testing the bugs within to maintain health, detect and treat disease

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
Article by Sharon Rosen The use of microbiome testing – which analyzes the trillions of bacteria in and on the body – is on the move. It’s going from the research lab into the clinic to help guide patient care. DNA testing technologies have revolutionized researchers’ ability to identify individual [...]
Testing the bugs within to maintain health, detect and treat disease
Apr 18, 2019

Research driving improvements in the health care experience

By Elizabeth Zimmermann @elizabethzimmermann
Experts in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery collaborate within Mayo’s medical practice to rapidly discover solutions to the most pressing problems in health care, and to find ways to improve the health care experience. Addressing disparities in care [...]
Research driving improvements in the health care experience
Apr 16, 2019

Meet the Investigator: Yi Lin, M.D. , Ph.D.

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara @nicoleferrara
At the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, hundreds of researchers dedicate their professional lives to reducing the burden of cancer. Each one has a unique story. In this video, Yi Lin, M.D., Ph.D., a hematologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, talks about her cellular therapy research. This article was originally published [...]
Meet the Investigator: Yi Lin, M.D. , Ph.D.
Apr 15, 2019

Culturally relevant health app shows positive impact

By Advancing the Science contributor @advancingthescience
By Jay Furst Mobile apps are popular sources of fast and easily digested consumer health information. But can they actually help in measurable ways to make you more healthy? According to a pilot study by Mayo Clinic researchers, they can if the content is presented in a culturally relevant, targeted [...]
Culturally relevant health app shows positive impact
Apr 11, 2019

Researching the immune system to provide relief from autoimmune encephalitis

By Advancing the Science contributor @advancingthescience
Shuronda Hester had just started college and was looking forward to a new chapter in her young life when mysterious and frightening symptoms derailed her plans. Shuronda began having seizures and becoming "increasingly confused, at one point asking for her great-grandmother who passed away eight years ago," reports First Coast News. [...]
Researching the immune system to provide relief from autoimmune encephalitis
Apr 10, 2019

Genetic testing reveals risk, steps to prevent aortic dissection

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
Article by Sharon Rosen Stephanie Van Doren never realized that taking 30 mile bike rides in the Florida heat was putting her life at risk. But, care for digestive problems also uncovered that she was at risk for an aortic dissection, a potentially fatal condition that could occur with intense [...]
Genetic testing reveals risk, steps to prevent aortic dissection
Apr 8, 2019

The newest building block for understanding rare disease

By Elizabeth Zimmermann @elizabethzimmermann
One of the basic building blocks of understanding disease is epidemiologic research. In this science, researchers seek to understand how often a condition occurs in a particular population, and to identify successful ways to treat or prevent disease. In a study published April 8 in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a team [...]
The newest building block for understanding rare disease
Apr 4, 2019

The lowdown with Dr. Bharucha: Gastroenterology researcher and clinical trials guru

By Caitlin Doran @caityrosey
For Adil Bharucha, M.B.B.S., M.D., research is a passion nurtured over time. A passion, he says, that came to him, not in a dazzling “a-ha moment,” but slowly, through the encouragement of mentors, the exhilarating feeling of discovery, and the compassion he felt for his patients—“through osmosis,” he says. He [...]
The lowdown with Dr. Bharucha: Gastroenterology researcher and clinical trials guru
Apr 3, 2019

Research News Roundup-March 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann @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. Removal of ‘zombie cells’ alleviates causes of diabetes in obese mice Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators [...]
Research News Roundup-March 2019
Apr 2, 2019

Read the Latest Research News from Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara @nicoleferrara
Forefront is the complimentary magazine of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. Published in email and online newsletter editions quarterly, Forefront highlights Mayo Clinic’s cutting-edge cancer research and the latest Cancer Center news. The March 2019 issue features: Director's message: Expanding our translational research portfolio NCI funds SPORE for liver and bile duct [...]
Read the Latest Research News from Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Mar 28, 2019

When the shoelaces fray: short telomere syndromes

By Advancing the Science contributor @advancingthescience
Article by Barbara Toman Unlike gray hair, one of the most significant signs of aging is invisible to the naked eye. Deep inside cells, at the tips of thread-like chromosomes, structures known as telomeres protect chromosomes from deterioration—a bit like the way caps at the ends of shoelaces prevent fraying. [...]
When the shoelaces fray: short telomere syndromes
Mar 27, 2019

'Bridge building specialists' keep science moving forward

By Caitlin Doran @caityrosey
Accelerating the hand-off between discovery and translation “Physicians and researchers often have new ideas for medical devices, drugs, biologics, or other products that they want to deliver to patients, but they don’t know how to bring those discoveries to life,” says Jeff Anderson, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic Office of Translation to Practice.  [...]
'Bridge building specialists' keep science moving forward
Mar 26, 2019

Buh-Bye, Breast Cancer?

By Advancing the Science contributor @advancingthescience
Can breast cancer be prevented with a vaccine? Keith Knutson, Ph.D., Department of Immunology and director of the Discovery and Translation Labs Cancer Program at Mayo Clinic in Florida, thinks so. And he thinks it will happen during his lifetime. In collaboration with the National Breast Treatment Coalition, Dr. Knutson [...]
Buh-Bye, Breast Cancer?
Mar 21, 2019

Colon cancer: a new era in cancer screening and detection

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on one of the most common and preventable forms of cancer. Mayo Clinic is applying a new genomic lens to colorectal and other cancers to identify which are the types that run in families. The answer to that could open [...]
Colon cancer:  a new era in cancer screening and detection
Mar 19, 2019

Reaching the next generation of healers and researchers through an enhanced digital presence

By Caitlin Doran @caityrosey
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science recently launched a redesigned website for prospective students and trainees. This was the most significant work ever completed for the college's public presence. "Our goal is to attract the most talented and diverse learners, both regionally and nationally. Our website is our first chance — [...]
Reaching the next generation of healers and researchers through an enhanced digital presence
Mar 14, 2019

Opioid abuse by parents puts children at risk

By Advancing the Science contributor @advancingthescience
By Jay Furst Children living in homes where a parent is abusing opioids are clearly impacted, in immediate ways and in ways that may change the trajectory of their lives. Those impacts, however – including the effects on the parent-child relationship – rarely have been studied in depth. It’s a [...]
Opioid abuse by parents puts children at risk
Mar 13, 2019

Business innovation with an eye on improving vision

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
If eyes are the window to the world, Timothy W. Olsen, M.D. is building high performance window frames. With a passion for restoring vision, the ophthalmologist set sights on developing and bringing to market a first-of-its-kind device for treating age-related macular degeneration. The synergies around the Destination Medical Center economic [...]
Business innovation with an eye on improving vision
Mar 12, 2019

Patients are helping researchers crack the code on cavernous malformations

By Advancing the Science contributor @advancingthescience
Blood vessels in Kandie Nelson's brain had become abnormally tangled and twisted around themselves. But for years, she didn't know it. Until one day when she picked up the phone at work. "I was working at the front desk of a hotel, and I went to answer the phone, and [...]
Patients are helping researchers crack the code on cavernous malformations
Mar 7, 2019

What do Yellowstone rocks teach us about kidney stones

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog. Mayo Clinic researchers are turning to Yellowstone National Park to unlock the secrets of kidney stones. Medical science long has been mystified by a cause and cure for this painful condition that affects more than 1 in 10 Americans. [...]
What do Yellowstone rocks teach us about kidney stones
Mar 6, 2019

Online training demystifies research and catalyzes productivity

By Caitlin Doran @caityrosey
Mayo Clinic has a deep well of potential research talent. At last count, Mayo Clinic employed more than 3,800 full-time research personnel, including 234 full-time science faculty and 740 physicians actively involved in research.  These numbers barely scratch the surface when it comes to the depth and breadth of Mayo [...]
Online training demystifies research and catalyzes productivity
Mar 5, 2019

Students trade backpacks for beakers

By Saloni Nayar @saloni
Snow and icy road conditions could not stop more than 125 high school students from gaining hands-on experience in Mayo Clinic’s research laboratories. On Feb. 26, sophomores through seniors from nearly 25 southeast Minnesota high schools took part in the 18th biennial Celebration of Research. Students donned lab coats and [...]
Students trade backpacks for beakers
Mar 4, 2019

Research News Roundup-February 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann @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. Mayo Clinic researchers identify gene that may predict pancreatic cancer in people with Type 2 diabetes Mayo [...]
Research News Roundup-February 2019
Mar 1, 2019

Mayo Clinic advancing the science of health care delivery at the Society of Behavioral Medicine's 40th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions

By Elizabeth Zimmermann @elizabethzimmermann
For more than 150 years, Mayo Clinic has pursued continuous improvements in health and health care delivery. The Mayo Clinic Robert D. Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery is Mayo's innovative driver for change, building on this strong history of taking a scientific approach to compassionate care. It [...]
Mayo Clinic advancing the science of health care delivery at the Society of Behavioral Medicine's 40th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions
Feb 28, 2019

Feeling lonely in the emergency department? It may matter more than you think.

By Elizabeth Zimmermann @elizabethzimmermann
Waiting in the emergency room is not only frustrating for patients, but could contribute to future hospitalizations, shows new research. A collaborative team within the Mayo Clinic Emergency Department Clinical Engineering Learning Laboratory is working to improve the quality of care in emergency medicine. Researchers and health care providers work [...]
Feeling lonely in the emergency department? It may matter more than you think.
Feb 27, 2019

Leading the charge in regenerative medicine

By Jennifer Schutz @jenniferschutz
Regenerative medicine therapies aim to rebuild and restore health to patients challenged by chronic conditions and degenerative diseases. Despite advances in the field, much of the science is still in early research phases, meaning that many treatments haven’t been proven safe and effective for humans as standard-of-care therapies yet. Because [...]
Leading the charge in regenerative medicine
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