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Mayo Clinic Medical Science Blog – an eclectic collection of research- and research education-related stories: feature stories, mini news bites, learning opportunities, profiles and more from Mayo Clinic.

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November 29, 2019

One Small Bite, Deadly for Mankind

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

You might recall the last offering from the Bow Tie Bandit and Mayo Clinic Laboratories was about the lowly tick (not an insect, an arachnid). Today’s podcast is on a real bug, or insect, which is the deadliest creature in the world. In One Small Bite, Deadly for Mankind, learn everything you need to know […]

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Tags: Elitza Theel, infectious disease, Justin Kreuter, lab medicine, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


October 21, 2019

AskMayoExpert: Driving Practice Transformation through Unparalleled Knowledge Management

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

For the past decade, AskMayoExpert has served as a central repository to capture, organize and deliver concise, Mayo-vetted medical knowledge for Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Care Network providers at the point of care. Much has changed since its inception, with more providers looking to AskMayoExpert and its care process models as not only vital […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, AskMayoExpert, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, hematology, John (Jack) O'Horo, knowledge management, practice improvement


October 15, 2019

Tick Talk

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

In his latest installment of stories from Mayo Clinic Laboratories, the Bow Tie Bandit offers a new discussion on a bug that bugs us all. (Well okay, a tick is actually an arachnid, not an insect, but that’s beside the point). In Tick Talk with Bobbi Pritt, M.D., the Bow Tie Bandit, aka Justin Kreuter, […]

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Tags: Bobbi Pritt, infectious disease, Justin Kreuter, lab medicine, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


October 11, 2019

Top Five Things To Know about Lab Medicine

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Mayo Clinic Laboratories, with a little help from the Bow Tie Bandit, recently launched a new podcast series. The first in this series is an interview with Ann Moyer, M.D., Ph.D.: Top Five Things Every Medical Professional Should Know about Lab Medicine In this podcast, you will find answers to: What do you do all […]

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Tags: Ann Moyer, Justin Kreuter, lab medicine, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, pathology


September 23, 2019

Meet Mukesh Pandey, Ph.D. – developing a new drug to detect prostate cancer in its earliest stages

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Sharon Rosen With a background in organic chemistry, Mukesh Pandey, Ph.D., initially planned to work in the pharmaceutical industry developing medications. But after completing a post-doctoral research fellowship in radiology at Harvard Medical School, he chose to focus his skills on improving imaging technologies to better detect the first signs of disease. Now he is […]

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Tags: cancer screening, Center for Individualized Medicine, discovery research, imaging, Mukesh Pandey, prostate cancer, radiology, Timothy DeGrado, Val Lowe


September 18, 2019

Genomics and computer science intersect to improve patient care

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Sharon Rosen Computational genomics is a field that brings high-performance computing resources to drive precision medicine research toward new discoveries. However, when over 50 Mayo Clinic physicians, researchers and students gathered in June to participate in the Computational Genomics Course, the emphasis was on the needs of the patient. The annual week-long intensive course […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, education, epigenetics, genomics, Justin Nguyen, Nidhi Jalan Sakrikar, research education, Timothy Curry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


September 16, 2019

Research breathes new air into donor lungs

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Sara Nick Four hundred: That’s the number of U.S. patients who die each year awaiting a lung transplant, or are removed from the wait list when they become too ill. Now, cutting-edge research underway on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus aims to save as many of those lives as possible. “We’re hoping to wipe out […]

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Tags: Abba Zubair, Center for Regenerative Medicine, David Erasmus, ex vivo lung perfusion, Jorge Mallea, lung transplant, pulmonology, regenerative medicine, stem cells, Transplant Center


September 13, 2019

REAL WORLD EVIDENCE in health care improvement

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

In late 2012 Optum and Mayo Clinic came together to form OptumLabs, an open, collaborative research and innovation center, dedicated to improving patient care and patient value through data-driven health care research, leading-edge data science and strong partner collaboration.  Since that time, approximately 150 collaborative projects have led to peer-reviewed publication, a critical step towards […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, big data, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, OptumLabs, research


September 12, 2019

Behind the scenes–Mayo Clinic Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Everything health care has to offer for patients is the result of research and education related to that research. At Mayo Clinic, research drives everything we do, resulting in evidence-based treatments and continuous improvements in the way patients, caregivers and others experience health care. At Mayo Clinic we share information about our programs and projects […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, CAR-T, cardiology, cellular therapy, clinical trials, dialysis, Ian Lanza, Januario Castro, kidney disease, medical research, metabolism, neurology


September 9, 2019

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Renews National Cancer Institute Research Funding

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has once again successfully renewed its National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Support Grant. The grant award provides roughly $28.7 million in funding over five years through 2024, which will mark Mayo Clinic’s 49th year of NCI funding. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center’s NCI designation as a comprehensive cancer center was also […]

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Tags: cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, National Cancer Institute, research


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