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January 9th, 2018

Research News Roundup — December 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

On Advancing the Science, in addition to sharing unique research-related news and information from across Mayo Clinic, we like to make sure you didn’t miss any of the ‘big news’ stories. To make it easy, we round up all our research news releases from the previous month into one post. In December we had a […]

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Tags: HLHS, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic’s Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Microbiome, personalized medicine, Purna Kashyap, research, Research News Roundup

December 19th, 2017

Searching for genetic clues and treatment for unexplained chronic liver disease

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

By Sharon Rosen Douglas Simonetto, M.D. “Chronic liver disease affects 3.9 million people each year in the United States. As many as 30 percent of patients suffer from unexplained chronic liver disease where there is no cure,” says Douglas Simonetto, M.D. That’s why Dr. Simonetto and his colleagues in Mayo Clinic’s Division of Gastroenterology and […]

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Tags: chronic liver disease, Dr. Douglas Simonetto, Genetic testing, genomic research, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine

December 14th, 2017

Flipping the Script

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Given a Diagnosis That May Result in Blindness, a Film School Graduate Seeks a Second Opinion at Mayo Clinic As a young girl growing up in Buffalo, New York, Devan Brady’s bedtime story selection was more a survey of American literature than preschool perennials. She remembers her father reading Moby- Dick to her when she was just 3 […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mark Keegan, Mayo Clinic Magazine, neurology, neuromyelitis optica, NMO, research, second opinion

December 12th, 2017

What in the world is an extracellular vesicle? Find out this and more from Mayo Clinic Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Not an extraterrestrial spaceship, but something equally fascinating—extracellular vesicles are biological nanoparticles secreted by all cells. Extracellular vesicles contain biomolecules, such as RNA, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates, which play an important role in cell communication. Extracellular vesicles are just part of what you can learn about on the newest Mayo Clinic research websites. And as you read, we […]

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Tags: atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, cardiomyopathy, DeLisa Fairweather, Florida, genetics, genomics, heart disease, Iftikhar Kullo, Joy Wolfram, lipid disorders, nanomedicine, nanotechnology

December 5th, 2017

MASTERMIND: A Smarter Search for Microbial Diagnostics

By Gina Chiri-Osmond gmchiri

By Barbara J. Toman In the war against microbes, human beings are vastly outnumbered—and losing the weapons race. The introduction of antibiotics into clinical practice in the 1940s spurred hope that infectious diseases might be defeated as a public health problem. But bacterial microbes are cunning foes, adept at acquiring resistance to antibiotics faster than […]

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Tags: antibiotics, antimicrobial resistance, clinical trials, MASTERMIND, Mayo Medical Laboratories, MML, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, research, superbug

November 30th, 2017

New Population Health Science Scholars Announced

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery (CSHCD) Population Health Science Program and Employee & Community Health are pleased to announce that three physicians have been selected into the Population Health Science Scholar Program, and will join July 1, 2018. Maya Kessler, M.D. Primary Care […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Employee & Community Health, Family Medicine, Kathy MacLaughlin, Maya Kessler, population health, Population Health Science, primary care, Tamim Rajjo

November 27th, 2017

Bijan Borah, Ph.D., selected to National Quality Forum’s Scientific Methods Panel

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Bijan Borah, Ph.D., who leads the Economic Evaluation Service within the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, has been named to the inaugural Scientific Methods Panel of the National Quality Forum (NQF). The NQF is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that works to catalyze and […]

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Tags: Bijan Borah, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, economic evaluation, measurement, National Quality Forum, NQF, research, scientific methods, Scientific Methods Panel

November 16th, 2017

What the heck is a nomogram? And other medical research questions answered.

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery focuses on the science of best practice. Best practice in health care, that is. Across the center, researchers work together with the medical practice to find ways to improve health, and the ways people (patients, caregivers, providers) experience […]

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Tags: back surgery, Brittany Murphy, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, CSHCD, extraforaminal disk herniation, herniated disk, Kern Center, knowledge synthesis, nomogram, Surgical Outcomes Research Fellow

November 13th, 2017

Research Roundup—October 2017

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. October 2017 Researchers review risks, recommendations for weight gain management in midlife women The average weight gain for women in their 50s […]

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Tags: medical research, News Releases, research, Research News Roundup

November 7th, 2017

No moss here – Mayo Clinic research websites rolling along

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

They say that a rolling stone gathers no moss, and at Mayo Clinic, our research and research education programs are always on the move. It’s hard to keep track of all the exciting work being done to help improve health for our patients, or the way they – and patients everywhere – experience health care. […]

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Tags: cell therapy, Christopher Evans, Department of Molecular Medicine, Dev Mukhopadhyay, DNA, Eva Galanis, Evanthia Galanis, Florida, gene therapy, Jim Maher, Louis J. Maher, Michael Krowka

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