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August 7, 2020

Research News Roundup — July 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

It sometimes seems that summer has flown by without any significant achievements, and only incremental evidence building in the topic of the moment. COVID-19 has had a major dampening effect on social interaction, one doesn’t need to be a researcher to figure that out. However, biomedical and health care delivery research have not paused for […]

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Tags: antibodies, bacteriophages, basic science, blood clots, CAR-T, COVID-19, discovery research, immunity, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, phage, prosthesis, Research News Roundup


August 6, 2020

Calcium Signaling in Microglia: Implications for Brain Diseases?

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner

Calcium helps nerves and muscles “fire,” signaling cells to do something like contract a muscle or release a neurotransmitter in the brain. But in one type of brain cell, microglia, this calcium signaling seemed absent. Researchers have long wondered why microglia don’t seem to rely on calcium signaling and now, with a recent publication in […]

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Tags: animal model, Anthony Umpierre, basic science, calcium, cell signaling, discovery research, Gregory Worrell, Long-Jun Wu, neurology, neurosciences, Yanlu Ying


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


July 29, 2020

Clinicians overwhelmingly support making treatment decisions with patients, Mayo study finds

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa

Planning treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation, an irregular and often rapid heart rate, is complex. The risk of stroke has to be balanced against the downsides of medications such as bleeding and costs. A new Mayo Clinic study has found when clinicians and patients make care plans together, quality of care and outcomes remain […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Marleen Kunneman, shared decision making, stroke, Victor Montori


July 10, 2020

Research News Roundup — June 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

At Mayo Clinic, research drives everything we do for patients, and is the underpinning of our educational programs. Occasionally we issue news releases highlighting some of our recent findings. Following are research-related news releases issued in June. Mayo Clinic launches advanced care at home model of care Mayo Clinic announced a new care model that will […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, collaboration, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, imaging, infection control, infectious disease, Mayo Clinic Platform, medical innovation, pathology, Research News Roundup


July 8, 2020

Defining the evidence: What works to treat COPD exacerbations

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Chronic lower respiratory disease, primarily chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Approximately 16 million Americans are living with COPD, a disease characterized by lung inflammation and difficulty breathing. People with COPD often – on average more than […]

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Tags: Abdul Majzoub, Bashar Hasan, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Claudia Dobler, COPD, Evidence-based Practice Center, Lubna Daraz, lung disease, M. Hassan Murad, Magdoleen Farah, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Michael Wilson


June 3, 2020

Regenerative approaches could foster healing from COVID-19

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Regenerative Medicine aims not only to repair or restore the function of cells, tissues or organs, but also the whole person. The latter is particularly important amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Regenerative approaches draw on the body’s natural abilities to heal, focus on establishing the healing environments and building new, healthy ways of functioning. These aspects […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, COVID-19, Craig Sawchuk, health sciences research, Ian Hargraves, patient experience, psychiatry, psychology, Victor Montori


June 2, 2020

Research News Roundup — May 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

During May, Mayo Clinic articles sharing research-related news fell into one of two thematic areas: cancer and COVID-19. For ease of review, they are grouped below, cancer findings first. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Cancer research findings Carfilzomib is not superior to Bortezomib in delaying multiple myeloma progression after initial treatment Carfilzomib, a […]

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Tags: antibodies, artificial intelligence, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Charles Loprinzi, chemotherapy, community engagement, COVID-19, gastroenterology, health disparities, hemato, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


May 28, 2020

Mayo researchers, minority communities team up to combat COVID-19 health disparities

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

As the COVID-19 pandemic takes more lives each day across the U.S., public health officials report that racial and ethnic minorities are disproportionately impacted. In a paper published as an accepted pre-proof article May 15, 2020, in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, researchers at Mayo Clinic detail how a community-engaged intervention tackled critical health communication problems […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, community engagement, COVID-19, health disparities, Irene Sia, Mark Wieland


May 12, 2020

Melanoma surgery: When more isn’t necessarily better

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

When you have a chance for an extra scoop of ice cream, that extra might be nice. If you are trying to fit into last summer’s bathing suit, another inch off is probably welcome. However, if you’re having surgery to remove melanoma, like Goldilocks choosing a bowl of porridge, you want a procedure that’s ‘just […]

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Tags: Aaron Spaulding, Antonio J. Forte, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, dermatology, Maria Huayllani Peralta, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, melanoma, plastic surgery, Sanjay Bagaria, surgery, surgical outcomes


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