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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.

December 7, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 12/7/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Lots of chatter last week on COVID-19 and the pending arrival of a vaccine(s). Our researchers and clinicians agree that vaccines are a useful part of our toolbox for fighting infectious disease, and have high hopes for effective reduction of the risks of COVID-19 through widespread vaccination. Other research that made the top of the […]

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Tags: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, COVID-19, dementia, Erin Barreto, Gregory Poland, infectious disease, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars


November 5, 2020

Faced with a pandemic, undergraduate research programs innovate and evolve

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

This summer, COVID-19 nearly sidetracked research training plans for more than 200 students who had been accepted in to Mayo’s competitive undergraduate programs—Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP).  However, instead of cancelling the programs, the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences decided to innovate instead—revamping the programs into a […]

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Tags: Amit Sood, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Chris Pierret, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, resiliency, stress management, Summer Foundations in Research, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Undergraduate Research Experience Program


October 23, 2020

Examining and mitigating musculoskeletal strains experienced by medical professionals

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Nick Fetty, Iowa State University College of Engineering Surgeons and other medical professionals can develop musculoskeletal problems because of the excessive amount of time they spend on their feet and the awkward postures that they assume during their work tasks. Researchers in Iowa State University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) aim to […]

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Tags: biomedical engineering, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, ergonomics, health care systems engineering, Iowa State University, physician burnout, research education, surgery, Susan Hallbeck


September 23, 2020

Mayo researcher finds potential microbial pathway to treat IBS symptoms, lessen abdominal pain

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

Mayo Clinic researchers have found new evidence linking the millions of bacteria residing in our digestive systems, known as the microbiome, to a network of factors that drive irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The findings, published in the Sept. 10, 2020, issue of Cell, raise the possibility of targeting the newly discovered microbial pathways to improve debilitating symptoms […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, gastroenterology, gut health, irritable bowel syndrome, microbiome, Purna Kashyap


September 10, 2020

Health disparities curricula an “opportunity to be seized upon” in resident training

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association points to a significant opportunity to improve health disparities training provided to medical residents in U.S. internal medicine programs. Researchers from Mayo Clinic and other academic medical centers examined a data set that merged two national survey samples from 2015: internal medicine program […]

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Tags: Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Denise Dupras, general internal medicine, health disparities, health equity, Mark Wieland, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education


September 3, 2020

Largest pharmacogenetics clinical trial in cardiology shows potential benefit in individualized approach to anti-platelet therapy

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Heart patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or stent placement― nonsurgical procedures to improve blood flow to the heart ― are typically prescribed anti-platelet therapy to avoid blood clots that can lead to a heart attack or stroke. New research from the international TAILOR-PCI trial, the largest pharmacogenetics clinical trial in cardiology, suggests that genetic testing could […]

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Tags: antiplatelet, cardiology, Center for Individualized Medicine, Charanjit Rihal, clinical trials, coronary artery disease, gene varient, genetics, heart disease, Kent Bailey, Michael Farkouh, Naveen Pereira


August 20, 2020

Could population genetic screening improve public health?

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

Hereditary BRCA-related breast and ovarian cancer, Lynch syndrome and familial hypercholesterolemia are estimated to be relatively prevalent in the general population but poorly found using traditional risk screening. In a typical medical practice, genetic testing for these conditions is based on personal or family history, ethnic background or other demographic characteristics, that may not always […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic testing, genetics, hereditary cancer, hereditary diseases, Lynch syndrome, Matthew Ferber, ovarian cancer, population health


August 18, 2020

Spotlighting 2020 graduates of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Integrating new discoveries into patient care requires a workforce equipped to deliver the latest innovations. That’s why training the workforce of the future is a key objective of Mayo Clinic Education. Every year, Mayo Clinic’s College of Medicine and Science advances new graduates to their next levels of research and/or medical practice to address the […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Atta Behfar, CAR-T, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Karen Hedin, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Medical Scientist Training Program, Rosalie Sterner, Saad Kenderian, Sinibaldo Romero Arocha


August 5, 2020

Regenerative patient consult service seeks to educate patients

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Article by Charlene Martin-Lillie and Susan Buckles Advances in Regenerative Medicine hold promise for many patients as the therapeutic paradigm shifts from treating disease to restoring health. As this evolving field of medicine matures, information becomes increasingly available to the general public through multiple venues, mostly online. Terms such as “stem cells”, “exosomes”, and “regenerative […]

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Tags: bioethics, Center for Bioethics, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Shane Shapiro, Zubin Master


August 4, 2020

Phage therapy shows potential for treating prosthetic joint infections

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

Bacteriophages, or phages, may play a significant role in treating complex bacterial infections in prosthetic joints, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The findings suggest phage therapy could provide a potential treatment for managing such infections, including those involving antibiotic-resistant microbes. The research is published in the July 23 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID). “The treatment for […]

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Tags: antibacterial resistance, bacteriophages, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Individualized Medicine, collaboration, Gina Suh, infectious disease, phage, prosthesis, research, Robin Patel


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