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August 23, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 8/23/2021

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

In the last 15 days or so, COVID-19 related news continues to dominate the headlines on the research front. However, Mayo Clinic’s expertise also was evident on topics from inclusivity in clinical trials, a geological connection in kidney stones, life extending therapies and better understanding of contributors to dementia, stroke and death. Read on for […]

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Tags: brain, clinical trials, cognitive impairment, COVID-19, dementia, diversity, health disparities, hypertension, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, immune system, kidney stones, knee replacement


August 10, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 8/9/2021

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

COVID-19 has once again taken almost all the headlines. However, research and expertise across the vastness of medicine still continues. Those stories are at the top — dancing after menopause, hemp seeds for inflammation, ‘brain orgasms’, and more. Then read on for the latest understanding in why the delta variant spreads even among vaccinated people, […]

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Tags: Abinash Virk, Ala Dababneh, Angela Dispenzieri, antibodies, arthritis, Arya Mohabbat, cancer, cardiology, chemotherapy, COVID-19, dementia, Devang Sanghavi


July 29, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Triggering the body’s ability to heal

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Erwin Kruger, M.D., is motivated by challenges that evolve into enhanced clinical care. He chose the rigors of college, medical school and fellowships in the U.S. rather than an easier road to medical school straight out of high school in his native country of Nicaragua. His career path since then has been a circuitous journey […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, David Lott, Erwin Kruger, platelet rich plasma, regenerative healing, wound healing


July 26, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 7/26/2021

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

Mayo Clinic expertise has a consistent footprint in the news in 2021. This week’s topics include data security and interoperability; some lesser discussed COVID-19 related topics: language development, booster vaccines for immunocompromised individuals, portable air filters; as well as early onset dementia, and the need for diversity among bone marrow donors. Vaccines are highy unlikely […]

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Tags: Aaron Krych, acute kidney injury, Ahmad Nassr, antibodies, arthritis, artificial intelligence, big data, biomarkers, bone marrow transplant, Brian Weinshenker, Bruce Johnson, Bruce Sutor


June 28, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 6/28/2021

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

Vaping, medical AI, the challenges of serving patients with cancer and diabetes, current COVID-19 vaccine and long haul information, and a wide selection of other topics are covered in this week’s news. The Vaping Study You Haven’t Heard Of Slate, 6/25/2021 A report from the Mayo Clinic looked at 70,000 patients and found no link […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, antibodies, artificial intelligence, Ashley Wentworth, autoimmune disorder, Barbara Barry, bioethics, biomedical ethics, cancer, cardiovascular disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, COVID-19


June 21, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 6/21/2021

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

Mayo Clinic research and faculty experts were in the news this week on managing life after COVID-19 and vaccine-related questions, as well as migraine, hiccups, the state of HIV research and more. Nervous about resuming activities? How to manage ‘COVID transition anxiety’  Star Tribune, 6/17/2021 We asked Reese Druckenmiller, a therapist with Mayo Clinic Health […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, animal model, arthritis, artificial intelligence, Ashima Makol, breast cancer, cancer, cardiology, cost of care, COVID-19, David Dodick, David Nestler


June 17, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Regenerative pipeline for spinal cord repair

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner (@saratiner)

Mayo Clinic researchers are learning how stem cell therapy can treat neurodegenerative diseases. Mayo is among the first to study whether stem cell therapy might trigger healing for spinal cord injury. Research is ongoing in preclinical models, but it also has advanced from discovery science to early clinical trials. It’s a complex question, because different […]

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Tags: animal model, Anshit Goyal, Anthony Windebank, Bingkun Chen, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, F. M. Moinuddin, medical research, mesenchymal stem cells, Mohamad Bydon, Mohammed Ali Alvi, spinal cord injury


June 14, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 6/14/2021

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

Read on for news of the week that includes Mayo Clinic Research and research experts. Topics include a new Alzheimer’s medication, COVID-19, and various regenerative medicine innovations. US approves first new Alzheimer’s drug in 20 years  BBC, 6/8/2021 A controversial drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration in […]

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer's disease, Andre Terzic, animal model, biomedical ethics, brain, BRCA1, breast cancer, cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Cheryl Willman, concussion


June 1, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the News — 6/1/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Today’s summary reaches back an extra day, and covers acupuncture for insomnia, new artificial intelligence solutions,, carpal tunnel’s connection to to bilateral oophorectomy, sublingual vaccines and showcases wide variety of other Mayo Clinic research and research expertise. Research on inflammatory disease widens  Gulf Today, 5/24/2021 An epidemiological study of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) is being […]

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Tags: acupuncture, acute kidney injury, antibiotic, artificial intelligence, Brian Lacy, cardiovascular medicine, carpal tunnel, Cheryl Willman, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, COVID-19, David Knopman


April 28, 2021 · Leave a Comment

The pivotal role of nursing in regenerative medicine

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Nurses are uniquely positioned to counteract a  pandemic of chronic diseases by integrating regenerative medicine into patient care, a Mayo Clinic study finds. To execute this pivotal role, the stalwarts on the frontlines of health care should stay abreast of research, be trained in regenerative education and embrace new regenerative technologies, according to the paper […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Linda Chlan, nursing, nursing research, regenerative medicine, Ryannon Frederick


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