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January 18, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 1/18/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Mayo Clinic’s broad expertise is cited in research findings and commentary regarding midlife exercise benefits, autism markers in birth mothers, health care access, hospital star rating systems, high fiber for depression and several other topics including the ever-present COVID-19. Exercise at Midlife Linked to Better Brain Health in Late Life Medscape, 1/15/2021 Higher levels of […]

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Tags: Aaron Krych, Adam Schwartz, Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, brain, breast cancer, C. diff, cerebral palsy, clinical trials, collaboration, colorectal cancer, COVID-19


January 14, 2021

3 things to consider before preserving your stem cells

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

The proliferating stem cell banking industry is built on a riveting concept: Preserve stem cells while they’re most potent until they are needed later in life to potentially fight disease. What started out as a market for banking stem cells from a baby’s umbilical cord blood and tissue is mushrooming into an industry that now […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, biobank, bioethics, biomedical ethics, Center for Regenerative Medicine, stem cell research, stem cell therapy, stem cells, Zubin Master


January 13, 2021

Nationwide survey finds physician satisfaction with telehealth

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

In late November, the COVID-19 HealthCare Coalition, comprising more than 1,000 health care organizations, technology firms and nonprofits, including Mayo Clinic, published the Telehealth Impact Physician Survey results. The survey, managed through Mayo Clinic and led by Steve Ommen, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care and Nilay Shah, Ph.D., chair of Mayo’s Division […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, COVID-19, Henry Ting, John Halamka, Nilay Shah, physician burnout, research, Steve Ommen, telehealth, telemedicine


January 11, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 1/11/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

In the news you’ll find Mayo Clinic research and faculty cited on a variety of topics including women’s health, patient consent, migraine, palliative care and of course COVID-19. Radiologists assert new data consent agreements are needed before patient trust is gone Health Imaging, 1/8/2021 Patient health data has become a valuable commodity, helping researchers develop […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Amy Kotsenas, artificial intelligence, Barrett's esophagus, consent, COVID-19, data science, esophageal cancer, Frank Porreca, gene mutation, genetic testing, Hilary DuBrock


December 17, 2020

Primary Care — Pharmacist collaboration during care transitions adds measurable value

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

At Mayo Clinic multidisciplinary collaboration is not just a catch phrase, it’s a critical element of the culture. Without teamwork, patient care would suffer, as would the ability to conduct research and build evidence leading to improvements in health and health care delivery. Recently a team of Mayo Clinic researchers published an article in the […]

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Tags: Bijan Borah, care transitions, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, Gregory Garrison, health care value, Joseph Herges, Kurt Angstman, medical innovation, patient experience, pharmacy, readmissions


November 30, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 11/30/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Many of you may feel like it’s been a really long time since the last update, but in reality, it’s been 7 days. Thanksgiving in 2020 and the fretting related to the holiday – amplified 100-fold by COVID-19 – may have made this past week seem unusually long. But at Mayo Clinic, research has continued, […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, arthritis, breast cancer, clinical trials, COVID-19, gene varient, genetic counseling, health disparities, Kannan Ramar, Nathan Boddicker, Nathan Delafield, News of the Week


November 24, 2020

3D brain models advance Alzheimer’s disease research at Mayo Clinic

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

A 3D model of brain organoids — “a minibrain in a dish” — mimics human brain structure and provides a new scientific strategy for exploring the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease, Mayo Clinic research discovered. The study, which was published in Nature Communications, finds that the minibrain — an induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cerebral organoid 3D […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Guojun Bu, medical research, neurosciences


November 23, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 11/23/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

There were all sorts of different things in the news this week, but perhaps the most heartening was the news from Dr. Anthony Fauci and our own Gregory Poland, M.D., that Santa Claus and the elves are practicing safe behaviors and COVID-19 won’t stop Christmas from arriving.  Read on for excerpts from this and other […]

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Tags: Amir Lerman, Andrew Badley, Anna Subramaniam, antibiotic, antibodies, anxiety, autism, cardiovascular medicine, clinical research, COVID-19, depression, DNA


November 19, 2020

Breast cancer accurately staged with fewer lymph nodes

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

When a person is diagnosed with breast cancer, surgery can be their first treatment. Other times, their clinician will prescribe chemotherapy before surgery, called neoadjuvant chemotherapy. In both cases, for patients with clinically negative nodes at presentation, surgeons will determine at the time of surgery how far the cancer has spread by removing and examining […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Brittany Murphy, cancer research, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chemotherapy, Judy Boughey, lymphatic system, lymphedema, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, oncology, residency program


November 17, 2020

Early-stage clinical trial provides hope for patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Early research at Mayo Clinic is a step toward hope for a future treatment for patients with traumatic spinal cord injury. The research in this article discusses the experience related to the first case in a phase I safety study of mesenchymal stem cell treatment for spinal cord injury. The case study, found in Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Allan Dietz, clinical trials, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Mohamad Bydon, neurology, neurosurgery, regenerative medicine, spinal cord injury, Wenchun Qu


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