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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. The future of COVID-19, Part 2: four drugs that worked Inforum, 5/25/2021 So far, only a handful of […]

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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


April 26, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/26/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Catch up on some of the news about Mayo Clinic’s research and faculty experts. Among the topics covered are artificial intelligence, women’s sexual health, genetic implications for several conditions, and COVID-19. Stool-based colorectal cancer screening preferred over colonoscopy Healio News, 4/22/2021 Individuals preferred stool-based screening for colorectal cancer over colonoscopy, according to survey results published in Cancer Prevention Research. “Although […]

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Tags: AFib, amyloidosis, antiplatelet, artificial intelligence, atrial fibrillation, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Charanjit Rihal, colorectal cancer, COVID-19, Dawn Marie Davis, dermatology, Donald Hensrud


April 19, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/19/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

This week saw some advances in neurology for patients with memory loss or Parkinson’s disease, as well as furthered understanding of the role race plays in personalized medicine. Read about these, updates on COVID-19, and a number of other findings in health care and biomedical research. Physical activity slows cognitive decline in APOE e4 carriers […]

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Tags: acute kidney injury, Amaal Starling, artificial intelligence, brain cancer, brain tumor, chronic kidney disease, clinical trials, cognitive impairment, concussion, COVID-19, Cumara O'Carroll, diversity


April 16, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Stewardship in action: Collaborating to conserve energy

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

By Amanda Holloway, Office of Sustainability, and Brandon Hill, Supply Chain Management At Mayo Clinic, research drives everything we do for patients. Discovery and innovation are at the root of every new treatment and each expansion of our understanding of disease. Better experiences within the health care system for patients, care givers, and health care […]

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Tags: biomedical research, clinical research, clinical trials, collaboration, community engagement, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, environment, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, sustainability


April 13, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Regenerative eyedrops tap blood for tears

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Gregory Williams turned to regenerative medicine for healing after a one-two punch to his health. The 63-year-old Florida man survived leukemia only to develop ocular graft-versus-host disease, a potentially blinding complication of the bone marrow transplant that put his cancer in remission. Ocular graft-versus-host disease is a chronic debilitating condition with no cure that causes […]

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Darby Miller, leukemia, ophthalmology, Shane Shapiro


April 12, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/12/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

News this week includes a lifetime recognition for Mayo Clinic’s associate dean of nursing research, expert commentary on other’s medical research, advancements in understanding Alzheimer’s disease, and regional research collaborations to improve cancer care. Pregnancy After Pioneering Treatment for Early Menopause Medscape, 4/12/2021 A novel therapy combining platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) that is injected […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Alzheimer's disease, biomarkers, biomedical engineering, biomedical research, cancer, clinical trials, COVID-19, Guojun Bu, health disparities, Jeremy McBride, Jonathan M. Morris


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


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