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Mayo Clinic Medical Science Blog – an eclectic collection of research- and research education-related stories: feature stories, mini news bites, learning opportunities, profiles and more from Mayo Clinic.

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November 18, 2022

CDC releases updated guideline for prescribing opioids for pain

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

On Nov. 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated and expanded recommendations for clinicians providing pain care for adult outpatients with short- and long-term pain. These clinical recommendations, published in the CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain, will help clinicians work with their patients to ensure the safest and […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Elizabeth Habermann, Halena Gazelka, opioids, pain management, practice improvement


August 30, 2022

Biomanufacturing 101: Understanding a new era of therapeutics

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Advancing discoveries such as cellular therapies from clinical trials to commercial therapy is a cornerstone of Mayo Clinic’s strategic emphasis on biomanufacturing. The long-term vision is to provide new cures for patients with unmet needs. “Biomanufacturing is a type of manufacturing that utilizes sources from the human body — cells, blood, enzymes, tissues, genes or […]

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Tags: biologics, biomanufacturing, CAR-T cell therapy, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Julie Allickson, regnerative biotherapeutics


August 8, 2022

Meet Moein Enayati, Ph.D., expertly employing artificial intelligence to improve health care

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Vast quantities of data and information exist within health care. Moein Enayati, Ph.D., is a research associate in health care systems engineering in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. With his research, Dr. Enayati aims to make sense of such health-related data. “I came […]

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Tags: Adelaide Arruda-Olson, AHRQ, artificial intelligence, big data, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Che Ngufor, clinical informatics, diversity, emergency department, Eric Klee


May 19, 2022

How Mayo Clinic is finding new ways to care for more people with cancer

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

By Cheryl Willman, M.D., executive director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, and director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. This story was originally published on the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center blog. As I reflect on my first months as executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs and director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, I am thrilled to lead one […]

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Tags: cancer, carbon ion therapy, Cheryl Willman, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, messenger RNA, proton beam therapy, radiation therapy, virtual health care


May 17, 2022

Pragmatic innovation solves unmet patient needs

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Mayo Clinic Laboratories provides reference lab and related services for hospitals and other health care providers around the world. Their expertise goes beyond that of a typical reference laboratory, in that they also provide diagnostic laboratory services for Mayo Clinic hospitals and outpatient clinics. Furthermore, they daily work hand-in-hand with clinicians and other scientists to […]

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Tags: biomedical research, clinical research, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, lab medicine, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, William Morice


April 27, 2022

Equity, quality, and remote care focus of 19 newly funded delivery science research initiatives

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Following an overwhelming response to its recent call for project proposals, the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery has announced the recipients of 19 awards. These innovative ideas represent collaborations from across Mayo Clinic and throughout Mayo Clinic Health System. They address address health equity […]

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Tags: Adam Milam, Ali Ainsworth, Asmaa Ferdjallah, Ben Brinkmann, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Christopher DeStephano, Cornelius Thiels, diversity, Doug Challener, Elizabeth Habermann, Eric Klee, health care value


April 21, 2022

Global spotlight on Mayo Clinic’s regenerative biotherapeutics

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic will showcase its work in discovering, manufacturing and delivering next-generation biotherapeutics with an international audience interested in advancing lifesaving cell and gene therapies. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine is sponsoring a roundtable discussion, “Mayo Clinic: Building the Ecosystem in Regenerative Biotherapeutics,” at the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy’s ISCT 2022 […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Claudia Lucchinetti, International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy, Julie Allickson, Manu Nair, Stephen Ekker, William Faubion Jr.


April 11, 2022

Unleashing the body’s ability to heal

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

“We are the patient’s last, best hope,” has been the motto of the Immune, Progenitor and Cell Therapeutics lab, also known as the IMPACT lab, at Mayo Clinic. This lab specializes in clinical and investigative use of cells as living drugs within the body to fight disease and initiate healing when standard therapies don’t work. […]

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Tags: Allan Dietz, CAR-T cell therapy, cellular therapy, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, Dennis Gastineau, Franklyn Prendergast, mesenchymal stem cells, perianal fistula, Stanimar Vuk-Pavlovic


March 10, 2022

Introducing a new Diversity Science Program for practice transformation

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery recently launched a new Diversity Science Program. This new focus area expands the ability of the center to provide evidence-based solutions that advance inclusive, equitable norms for organizational wellness and practice transformation. Diversity Science is the scientific discipline that […]

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Tags: Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diversity, Gladys Asiedu, health disparities, quality improvement, Renaldo Blocker, Sean Dowdy, Sean Phelan


February 10, 2022

Advanced Care at Home — Evidence-based practice transformation                                        

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Before the pandemic, Mayo Clinic was exploring ways to help patients get home sooner or avoid hospital admission all together. This work has continued, and one of Mayo’s key initiatives in this arena is the Advanced Care at Home program, currently available in Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin; and at Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, Elizabeth Habermann, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Platform, Michael Maniaci, practice improvement, pragmatic trials, Sean Dowdy, Xiaoxi Yao


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