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April 6, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Regenerative medicine on cusp of health care transformation

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

The evolution of regenerative medicine has reached a milestone, moving from exploratory pipelines to daily clinical care options. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine, a driver of this innovation, explored the underpinnings needed to more broadly advance regenerative health care toward standardized practice. The conclusions of this study are outlined in a review published in […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Atta Behfar, Center for Regenerative Medicine, education, multiple chronic conditions, regenerative medicine, research education, Satsuki Yamada


April 5, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/5/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Mayo Clinic research and faculty experts were featured in a variety of news stories including 3D printed surgical models, early treatment for smoldering multiple myeloma, and heart attacks in women. Study: Patients with chronic kidney disease have high risk of acute kidney injury News Medical Life Sciences, 3/30/2021 Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurred in nearly […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, blood cancer, chronic kidney disease, Clifford Jack Jr., COVID-19, digital health, Eric Moore, genetic testing, genetics


March 30, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Precision medicine, digital technology hold potential as powerful tools against tuberculosis

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

The global fight against tuberculosis is gaining some powerful tools. Precision medicine — already used to personalize diagnosis and treatment of noncommunicable diseases such as cancer — and health care technologies such as telemedicine have the potential to advance the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis, says Zelalem Temesgen, M.D., an infectious diseases expert and medical […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, medical innovation, medical research, public health, telemedicine, tuberculosis, Zelalem Temesgen


March 29, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 3/29/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The news of the week puts a face on some unique COVID-19 related stories, medical school graduates and a range of other health care research topics. Luther College student creates tool to help underserved communities get vaccinated KTTC, 3/26/2021 Trying to navigate the information superhighway of a global pandemic is difficult, and some minority groups […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, collaboration, COVID-19, Craig Sawchuk, Deepa Narasimhulu, education, gynecologic surgery, gynecology, health disparities, integrative medicine, James Kirkland


March 18, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Advancing regenerative medicine through education

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Education is a cornerstone of Mayo Clinic’s strategy to bring regenerative medicine to more patients. A workforce trained in the emerging field of regenerative sciences is integral to advancing this new era of health care into daily clinical practice. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine has invested years developing, refining, and disseminating the “Regenerative Medicine […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, David Soriano, Ewoma Ogbaudu, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, medical research education, regenerative sciences, research education, Saranya Wyles, Shannon Strader


March 15, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 3/15/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

News stories this week about Mayo Clinic research and highlighting researchers cover several topics including research education, examining the retina to detect dementia, lumbar punctures and opioid management. Should medical schools require a standardized test for admission? The Pulse, 3/12/2021 … The MCAT may not be useful enough to justify keeping this barrier to medical […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Amy Oxentenko, cancer, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical trials, COVID-19, David Knopman, dementia, Derek Johnson, diabetes, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System


March 4, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Laser therapy for skin regeneration

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is taking a new approach to bolster the body’s ability to heal scar tissue after serious burns. Mayo Clinic dermatologists are using laser treatments to unleash the regenerative power of burned skin and to try to improve appearance and function. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine is a driver of new regenerative therapeutics […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, dermatology, Elika Hoss, laser therapy, regenerative medicine, scar tissue, skin grafts, skin regeneration


February 18, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Advances in sports medicine emerging from Mayo Clinic Health System and collaborators

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The year 2020 offered more research challenges than normal. Many researchers shifted their focus almost entirely to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 – looking for ways to detect, treat and prevent infection, while some projects were forced to take a backseat until conditions improved. Others found the time they needed to move their non COVID-related studies along, […]

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Tags: Andrew Jagim, clinical research, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, integrative medicine, Jacob Erickson, Joseph Behn, Mayo Clinic Health System, medical research, medical research education, physiology, research


February 8, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 2/8/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In the week’s news, you can find expertise from Mayo Clinic clinicians and researchers on a range of topics, including several different heart conditions, a blood test for Alzheimer’s, cancer, disparities in diabetes care, and of course COVID-19. Expertise from a Mayo Clinic International consultant is also highlighted, along with Michael Camilleri, M.D., who received […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, Bart Demaerschalk, blood cancer, blood disease, blood test, breast cancer, cardiology, cardiovascular disease, caregivers, Center for Digital Health, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery


February 5, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Tapping regenerative sciences to unlock mysteries of peripheral neuropathy

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is using regenerative sciences to unravel the mysteries of peripheral neuropathy and deliver new cures for a painful disease that affects millions of Americans. Nathan Staff, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic neurologist, is leveraging stem cells to recreate neuropathy in a petri dish to trace the origins of a common disorder rooted in […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chemotherapy, Nathan Staff, peripheral neuropathy, regenerative sciences, Rochester Epidemiology Project


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