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July 9, 2019

National Limb Loss Registry

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D., departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, is a veteran investigator of limb amputation and prostheses with more than 25 years of experience. He’s on the Medical Advisory Board of Prosthetics 2020, an initiative of the American Orthotic Prosthetic Association. His research is funded by […]

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Tags: amputation, biomedical engineering, Daniel Berry, David Lewallen, Health Sciences Research, Hilal Maradit Kremers, Kenton Kaufman, orthopedic surgery, orthopedics, physiology


June 20, 2019

How are Helper T-Cells Made? And Yes, It’s Important.

By Sara Tiner saratiner

T-cells are having a moment. Well maybe not like Game of Thrones is having a moment, but as stars of the cancer treatment, immunotherapy, T-cells are definitely cool. But what is a T-cell? And how can you get one? Good news! Your body makes T-cells for you, a lot of them. All the time. Wannabe […]

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Tags: basic science, Center for Biomedical Discovery, discovery research, immunotherapy, Virginia Shapiro


June 3, 2019

Hear from the experts on hereditary amyloidosis

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Amyloidosis is a rare disease that occurs when a substance called amyloid builds up in your organs. Amyloid is an abnormal protein that is produced in your bone marrow and can be deposited in any tissue or organ. Hereditary amyloidosis (familial amyloidosis) is an inherited disorder that often affects the liver, nerves, heart and kidneys. […]

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Tags: amyloidosis, hereditary diseases, neurology, P. James Dyck


February 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 the scientific process is long, […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, Center for Regenerative Medicine, regenerative medicine, Shane Shapiro, Zubin Master


January 17, 2019

RIGHT 10K: Blazing a trail to health care’s future

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Barbara Toman This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine (CIM) is nearing the finish line of the first stage of its unique RIGHT 10K study—an effort that doesn’t involve running shoes but nevertheless is paving the way to prescribing medications matched to a […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Eric Matey, genetics, Jessica Wright, pharmacogenomics, RIGHT 10K study


January 7, 2019

One more gift for you in the new year

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Were you good last year? If so (or even if not – we don’t judge) you might enjoy these little gifts of new knowledge, ideas, technology, and more from Mayo Clinic Research. Read on to learn about some of our newest research programs. Explore some of our shiniest websites (so new the dust hasn’t had […]

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Tags: basic science, biomedical research, cancer, Center for Biomedical Discovery, E. Aubrey Thompson, Ian Lanza, Jan van Deursen, Jian Yuan, Kathleen Yost, Kay Medina, Kenton Kaufman, liver cancer


December 24, 2018

Our gift to you this holiday season

By Sara Tiner saratiner

Your holiday gift list may include model planes or model rockets, but I hope it also includes the Mayo Model of Research. Haven’t you heard of it? It isn’t new but it is pretty amazing. It’s based around Mayo’s core value, the needs of the patient come first, as that value applies to research.  Right […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Model of Research


November 6, 2018

Mayo Clinic research combines genetics and psychiatry to seek biomarkers for precise alcohol abuse therapies

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on Oct. 23, 2018. Mayo Clinic research is bringing together knowledge of psychiatry, genetics, metabolomics, pharmacogenomics and artificial intelligence to seek biological markers associated with alcohol use disorder and treatment response. Finding the molecular drivers of alcohol use disorder commonly known as alcoholism, could […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Mark Frye, pharmacogenomics, Richard Weinshilboum


October 22, 2018

Personalized screening: finding and treating breast cancer sooner

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on Oct. 15, 2018. Article by Sharon Rosen October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to reflect on new, individualized approaches to detecting and treating a cancer that affects 1 in 8 American women. Deborah Rhodes, M.D. and her Mayo Clinic colleagues are […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Carrie Hruska, Center for Individualized Medicine, Deborah Rhodes, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Michael O'Connor, Myra Wick


September 11, 2018

Meet Katrina Croghan, Clinical Research Coordinator

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Katrina Croghan is clinical research coordinator for Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, assigned to the division of Hematology in Rochester, Minnesota. She began her career in ecology and animal science, but while en route to a related Ph.D., ended up as a supplemental research coordinator because of her knowledge of writing protocols and conducting research. She says: “For a short […]

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Tags: clinical trials, hematology, Katrina Croghan, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


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