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May 9, 2022

Regenerating damaged vocal cords

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Cells from amniotic membrane show potential of repairing vocal cord injuries that don’t respond to standard care, Mayo Clinic discovered in preclinical research. The placental membrane provides a rich source of epithelial cells that could regenerate damaged tissue. Research by David Lott, M.D., a laryngeal surgeon in Arizona, found epithelial cells extracted after childbirth triggered […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, David Lott, vocal cord regeneration


May 5, 2022

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: In the Limelight, May 2022

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

Mayo Clinic publishes two peer-reviewed journals, accepting original research and related content from investigators around the world. Advancing the Science shares stories about research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, its sister journal, and many other English-language journals. In order to gain more visibility for all the research covered by Mayo’s premier journal, we are reprint ‘In The Limelight’ […]

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Tags: cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular medicine, Diana Orbelo, heart health, Jaskanwal Deep S. Sara, Karl Nath, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, mental health, stress management


May 3, 2022

Research News Roundup — April 2022

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

At Mayo Clinic, biomedical, clinical and health care delivery research are ongoing. The evidence gathered by Mayo researchers, and other scientists, is used to ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care and achieve the best possible outcomes. Advancing the Science’s Research News Roundup excerpts research-related news releases published in the last month. Read […]

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Tags: biomarkers, brain, cancer, cancer prevention, CAR-T cell therapy, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, dementia, diversity, health equity, kidney transplant


April 28, 2022

Visiting the dentist saves money, reduces likelihood of hospitalization for people with diabetes or coronary artery disease

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Physicians and dentists know that oral health is a critical element of overall health. However, there are many unknowns with respect to the effects of regular dental care and a healthy mouth, teeth and gums. Furthermore, Medicare does not cover dental care, and although children receive dental care as part of Medicaid, coverage for adults […]

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Tags: Bijan Borah, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, coronary artery disease, data science, diabetes, health care policy, James Naessens, oral health


April 26, 2022

Mayo Clinic study finds cancer diagnosis, treatment can drive smoking cessation

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara (@nicoleferrara)

A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center determined that being diagnosed with cancer and going through cancer treatment can prompt smokers to quit.

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Tags: Cancer Center Cessation Initiative, cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, National Cancer Institute, Nicotine Dependence Center, smoking cessation, tobacco cessation


April 19, 2022

New study finds rheumatology prescribing, spending linked to pharmaceutical payments

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

On April 1, the review and dispute period commenced prior to the annual publication of payments required by the Open Payments, or Sunshine Act. Physicians and advanced-practice providers may find this an opportune time in which to examine their personal prescribing practices and identify any possible payment-related biases. A new Mayo Clinic-led study, published in […]

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Tags: Ali Duarte Garcia, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cindy Crowson, cortisone, Eric Matteson, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Nilay Shah, Nobel Prize, rheumatology, Rozalina McCoy, Yale


April 4, 2022

Research News Roundup — March 2022

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

March news reports are often focused on college basketball, daylight savings time and Mardi Gras. This year, Ukraine and the its people are top of mind for many, providing a sobering counterpoint. Behind the scenes, research has continued at Mayo Clinic, and several findings were released in March that help build the evidence and point […]

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer's disease, animal model, artificial intelligence, biomarkers, chemotherapy, collaboration, COVID-19, depression, discovery research, drug discovery, genomics


March 17, 2022

Understanding the effects of, and using social media to improve evidence-based practice

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In a two-part series published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers discuss the availability of health care information on social media platforms. They offer suggestions as to how clinicians can understand and diffuse the effect of misleading information, while taking advantage of credible content to aid in clinician-patient decision making. Social media describes internet-based […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Evidence-based Practice Center, health sciences research, knowledge synthesis, M. Hassan Murad, Ryan D'Souza, social media, W. Michael Hooten


March 15, 2022

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: In the Limelight, March 2022

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

Mayo Clinic publishes two peer-reviewed journals, accepting original research and related content from investigators around the world. Advancing the Science shares stories about research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, its sister journal, and many other English-language journals. In order to gain more visibility for all the research covered by Mayo’s premier journal, we are reprint ‘In The Limelight’ […]

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Tags: cardiovascular disease, clinical research, COVID-19, data science, diabetes, epidemiology, Karl Nath, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, pathology, pharmacy, Post-COVID syndrome, Ravindra Ganesh


February 28, 2022

Preparing to deliver next-generation therapeutics

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is among the academic medical centers on the cusp of biomanufacturing next-generation cell and gene therapies that offer hope of new cures for rare and complex diseases. Biomanufacturing this new era of biologic medicines is much different than manufacturing pharmaceuticals from complex molecules. It requires highly specialized lab infrastructure, new processes and new […]

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Tags: Allan Dietz, biomedical engineering, CAR-T cell therapy, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, Michael Gustafson, personalized medicine


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