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September 16, 2021 · Leave a Comment

A fountain of youth for aging muscles

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Regenerative medicine could hold the keys to rejuvenating older muscles, and research supporting that will be featured at the Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery. Preclinical research by Helen Blau, Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, discovered a protein that triggers muscle loss and a way to block it to restore youthful muscle […]

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Tags: aging, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Helen Blau, Julie Allickson, Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine & Surgery, Richard Hayden, sarcopenia


July 20, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Minority communities attend virtual town halls in Arizona to receive COVID-19 information that dispels myths, equips them to lessen impact

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

The Mayo Clinic Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research recently addressed community health needs related to COVID-19 for hundreds of attendees at virtual town hall meetings in held in Arizona: Arizona African American Virtual Town Hall Meeting – April 28 Arizona Hispanic/LatinX Virtual Town Hall Meeting – May 19 Both meetings featured speakers […]

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Tags: Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Chyke Doubeni, community engagement, COVID-19, health equity


July 13, 2020 · Leave a Comment

A pioneering Hispanic health conference, two years in the making

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

It’s less than two weeks before the Jax Saludable (Healthy Jacksonville) Hispanic health conference is scheduled to begin and Elizabeth Pantoja, a clinical research coordinator at Mayo Clinic and one of the event organizers, is putting the finishing touches on the event program. “There’s always so much to do at the last minute, the last […]

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Tags: Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, community engagement, health disparities, Richard White


June 9, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Fishing for solutions to COVID-19 challenges

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Local innovators and members of the Minnesota entrepreneurial community gathered May 15, 2020, for a virtual Walleye Tank: COVID-19 Showcase. The event showcased how Minnesota innovators and community leaders are stepping up to conquer COVID-19 challenges. It was hosted by Mayo Clinic Office of Entrepreneurship and University of Minnesota. The event is typically held as an in-person pitch competition. […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, COVID-19, Office of Entrepreneurship, Stephen Ekker, Walleye Tank


April 21, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Celebration of student research

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

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences held its annual Student Research Symposium in September, with poster sessions, oral presentations, a keynote speaker, a Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition and Teacher of the Year awards. “The Alumni Association and Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences co-sponsored symposium and Teacher of the Year awards are the […]

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Tags: biomedical engineering, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Emma Goddery, general internal medicine, immunology, Lewis Roberts, Martin Fernandez-Zapico, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, molecular pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, neurosciences, oncology, Stephen Ekker


October 25, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Upcoming documentary ‘The Opioid Fix’ to address national issue

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa (@harringaadam)

Mayo Clinic has done extensive research into the use of opioids across the U.S., and this work has led to prescribing guidelines that are being used across Mayo Clinic and at other health care organizations. With a shared goal to increase public awareness and drive action, Mayo Clinic and Twin Cities PBS have partnered to […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Helena Gazelka, medical research, medical research education, opioids, pain management


September 11, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Targeting therapy to each patient’s unique cancer

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

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


August 21, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota: Executing big hairy audacious goals

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

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


July 2, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Research News Roundup-June 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann 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. Study finds value in physician-patient outcome assessment process Sometimes a physician thinks the outcome of a patient’s treatment is a great success. […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, brain cancer, brain tumor, breast cancer, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, celiac disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, education, Gianrico Farrugia, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


June 5, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic at ASCO 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Every year the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) hosts a gathering of cancer researchers and clinicians from around the world to teach and learn from each other, sharing their research and innovations in patient care. ASCO’s mission is “conquering cancer through research education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care” – a theme […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer prevention, CAR-T, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, DNA, genetics, Hao Xie, hematology, Katharine Price, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma


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