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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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Stories originating from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and its five schools, as well as stories about students, interns, fellows, etc.

October 1, 2019

Mayo researcher’s work focuses on health care safety and quality

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

From a young age, Mohamed Seisa, M.D., had a passion to study biology. His uncle was a pediatrician and his father was a physicist in Egypt, so Dr. Seisa grew up around science. In medical school, he worked in a lab and enjoyed research. But while Dr. Seisa was a medical student, his father died. […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, cardiology, Evidence-based Practice Center, hematology, hypertension, Kianoush Kashani, M. Hassan Murad, Mohamed Seisa, Nathan Smischney, nephrology, perioperative medicine, preventive medicine


September 19, 2019

Biostatistician keeps Mayo research ship-shape

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

I met Rickey Carter, Ph.D., in his glass-walled office on the Mayo Clinic Florida campus in June. From his desk, he can look out over the Health Sciences Research Department: desks and cubicles in orderly rows, like boats in a marina and humming with activity—activity he helps promote as vice chair of the Department of […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, biostatistics, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, epidemiology, health sciences research, Rickey Carter


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 11, 2019

Targeting therapy to each patient’s unique cancer

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Article by Sara Damore As DNA sequencing technology helps bring genetic factors driving disease into focus, researchers have developed new cancer therapies to target a patient’s unique cancer, especially for those who do not respond to standard therapy. Funda Meric-Bernstam, M.D., a physician-scientist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, will speak on Decision Support  for Precision […]

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Tags: Alan Bryce, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, DNA, genomics, hematology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, oncology, personalized medicine


September 10, 2019

Mayo fellow already an internationally recognized expert on celiac disease

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Alberto Rubio Tapia, M.D., was a fellowship-trained gastroenterologist in Mexico. He came to Mayo Clinic in 2006 to gain research experience. “My institution in Mexico City, National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition (Salvador Zubiran), has a long tradition in clinical and research training collaboration with Mayo Clinic, so I was familiar with Mayo,” says […]

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Tags: Alberto Rubio Tapia, celiac disease, gastroenterology, Joseph Murray, Laura Raffals, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education


September 4, 2019

Mayo experts provide insights into how genes affect medication response

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Sharon Rosen Pharmacogenomics – how a person’s genes affect medication response – is touching virtually every area of medical care.  Findings from the Mayo Clinic RIGHT study (Right Drug, Right Dose, Right Time–Using Genomic Data to Individualize Treatment) showed that 99% of participants had at least one genetic variant that may affect their response […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, Eric Matey, Lauren Cornell, mental health, Michael Shuh, neurology, opioids, pharmacogenomics, pharmacy


August 21, 2019

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota: Executing big hairy audacious goals

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

The excitement at the 2019 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota meeting was palpable. Health care providers, scientists, educators, students, lawmakers and life sciences entrepreneurs mobilized to celebrate the BHAG—big hairy audacious goals in transforming health care. The BHAG challenge: develop new solutions and innovations that establish Minnesota as a world class leader and destination for advancing regenerative medicine into […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, education, Jakub Tolar, maternal and fetal medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, research, Saranya Wyles


August 7, 2019

Researcher challenges her team to develop solution for DRC health crisis

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D., has a full plate. An associate consultant in surgical research in the departments of Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, she studies the microbiome role in human health and disease, particularly endometrial and ovarian cancer. She also develops technology in her lab, including microbial single-cell technologies for point-of-care […]

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Tags: cervical cancer, Deborah Rhodes, endometrial cancer, general internal medicine, gynecologic surgery, gynecology, Heidi Nelson, HPV, human papillomavirus, Marina Walther-Antonio, Mayo Clinic Ventures, obstetrics


July 30, 2019

New Ph.D. students pledge to uphold biomedical ethics in new scientist’s oath

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Jon Holten Just as aspiring physicians pledge to uphold medical ethics in the Hippocratic Oath, incoming Ph.D. students at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for the first time recently pledged to uphold biomedical ethics. As part of orientation, 52 students pursuing a doctoral degree in biomedical science started their research training by […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, biomedical research, Bruce Horazdovsky, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, medical research education, research education, Stephen Ekker


July 16, 2019

A walk on the wild side

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine launched a Wilderness and Austere Medicine selective to teach students how to provide care for individuals injured in resource-limited and diverse environmental conditions.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine


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