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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


May 6, 2020

Noninvasive test may help some patients with melanoma avoid lymph node biopsy

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Jay Furst A Mayo Clinic-led research team has developed a test for patients who have melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, that shows whether they’re at risk of the cancer spreading to other areas of the body. The research, described in the journal JCO Precision Oncology, could allow some patients at low […]

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Tags: Alexander Meves, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, melanoma, research, skin cancer, Tina Hieken


May 5, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news: Week in review 5/5/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The race continues across biomedical research to find answers for people with COVID-19 as well as those hoping to avoid the virus. Mayo Clinic Research and researchers are playing a prominent role in all aspects, from developing tests and trying various treatments, to predicting outcomes and collaborating for a vaccine. Collected here are links and short extracts from news […]

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Tags: Amy Williams, Andrew Badley, artificial intelligence, Brittane Parker, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Digital Health, clinical trials, COVID-19, Gianrico Farrugia, health disparities, infectious disease, Laura Breeher


May 4, 2020

Research News Roundup–April 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Since everyone is staying close to home these days, perhaps you’ve been spending more time on the internet, and have already seen the news. If not, or if you want a recap, read April’s Research News Roundup. This includes brief summaries and links to Mayo Clinic’s research news releases from the past month. Most are […]

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Tags: birth defects, COVID-19, heart attack, heart disease, maternal and fetal medicine, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, neurology, opioids, plasma, radiology, Research News Roundup


April 28, 2020

Symptom checker for your neighborhood

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

“Who are the people in your neighborhood…they’re the people that you meet when you’re walking down the street…” — The Muppets of Sesame Street When most people take a walk around their neighborhood, it might be to get some exercise. Maybe to pick up the mail, visit with a friend, or just to get some […]

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Tags: Alanna Chamberlain, area deprivation index, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, epidemiology, multiple chronic conditions, population health, Rochester Epidemiology Project


April 1, 2020

Research News Roundup–March 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Even though it’s April Fool’s Day, the stories we share in this monthly column are no joke. Because since last month our world has shifted focus, we’ve divided these releases into two sections – COVID-related, and everything else. “Everything else” is at the end this month, because it is the bigger section, with nearly a […]

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Tags: AFib, Alzheimer's disease, anesthesiology, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, clinical trials, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, FDA, Fredric Meyer, heart attack, heart disease


March 11, 2020

Virus beware: cells can defend themselves

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner

According to a new paper in Nature Communications, a protein known to help cells defend against infection also helps their mitochondria. The protein, one in a group called myxovirus-resistance (Mx) protein, helps cells without calling in white blood cells.  But now, the researchers report it also helps cells by preventing a virus from hijacking mitochondria. […]

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Tags: biomedical research, Hong Cao, infection, Mark McNiven, mitochondria


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