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May 10, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 5/10/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Some Mayo Clinic research in the news this week is at the discovery level, in our genes. And at the other end of the research spectrum, better outcomes in a clinical setting — in this case, a new way to heal scars. Read the post for quick stops all along the continuum, including trauma, COVID-19, […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, big data, brain, Brian Kim, cancer prevention, cancer screening, Chyke Doubeni, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, data science, dementia


May 3, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 5/3/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

As a leading academic medical center, Mayo Clinic content often is cited by media, be it our website, news releases or other articles. Our research becomes the story, and our researchers weigh in on health topics worldwide, including commenting on research findings published by other institutions. In this week’s news, you will find a connection […]

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Tags: Aaron Fairbanks, Andres Acosta, anxiety, biomedical engineering, brain, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, concussion, COVID-19, deep brain stimulation, depression


April 26, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/26/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Catch up on some of the news about Mayo Clinic’s research and faculty experts. Among the topics covered are artificial intelligence, women’s sexual health, genetic implications for several conditions, and COVID-19. Stool-based colorectal cancer screening preferred over colonoscopy Healio News, 4/22/2021 Individuals preferred stool-based screening for colorectal cancer over colonoscopy, according to survey results published in Cancer Prevention Research. “Although […]

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Tags: AFib, amyloidosis, antiplatelet, artificial intelligence, atrial fibrillation, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Charanjit Rihal, colorectal cancer, COVID-19, Dawn Marie Davis, dermatology, Donald Hensrud


April 20, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo researchers use AI to reveal causes of complex diseases

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Researchers within Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that can uncover causal drivers and relationships embedded within complex biomedical data. Nicholas Chia, Ph.D., I. John Kalantari, Ph.D., and Kia Khezeli, Ph.D., recently tested their machine-learning framework, called Causal Relation and Inference Search Platform (CRISP) on multiomic colorectal cancer samples […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, colorectal cancer, data science, genomic, I. John Kalantari, Kia Khezeli, microbiome, NASA, Nicholas Chia, rare disease


April 13, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Regenerative eyedrops tap blood for tears

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Gregory Williams turned to regenerative medicine for healing after a one-two punch to his health. The 63-year-old Florida man survived leukemia only to develop ocular graft-versus-host disease, a potentially blinding complication of the bone marrow transplant that put his cancer in remission. Ocular graft-versus-host disease is a chronic debilitating condition with no cure that causes […]

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Darby Miller, leukemia, ophthalmology, Shane Shapiro


April 6, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Regenerative medicine on cusp of health care transformation

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

The evolution of regenerative medicine has reached a milestone, moving from exploratory pipelines to daily clinical care options. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine, a driver of this innovation, explored the underpinnings needed to more broadly advance regenerative health care toward standardized practice. The conclusions of this study are outlined in a review published in […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Atta Behfar, Center for Regenerative Medicine, education, multiple chronic conditions, regenerative medicine, research education, Satsuki Yamada


March 30, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Precision medicine, digital technology hold potential as powerful tools against tuberculosis

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

The global fight against tuberculosis is gaining some powerful tools. Precision medicine — already used to personalize diagnosis and treatment of noncommunicable diseases such as cancer — and health care technologies such as telemedicine have the potential to advance the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis, says Zelalem Temesgen, M.D., an infectious diseases expert and medical […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, medical innovation, medical research, public health, telemedicine, tuberculosis, Zelalem Temesgen


March 26, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Regenerative approaches to improving corneal transplantation

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is refining corneal transplantation surgery nearly a century after it first pioneered this groundbreaking procedure to restore vision. Corneal transplants, which were among the first successful organ transplants, are considered one of the earliest forms of regenerative medicine. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine is a catalyst for advancing regenerative procedures like corneal […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, corneal diseases, Fuchs' dystrophy, Leo Maguire, ophthalmology, transplant


March 11, 2021 · Leave a Comment

From advanced-practice provider to regenerative medicine innovator

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

It’s not often that an advanced-practice provider is the teacher and a physician is the student. What some may consider a role reversal is one of many ways that Jennifer Arthurs, a nurse practitioner for Mayo Clinic’s Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites in Florida, is at the vanguard of a new wave in medical practice. Regenerative […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Jennifer Arthurs, medical innovation, ophthalmology, patient experience, platelet rich plasma, practice improvement, Shane Shapiro


March 8, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 3/8/2021

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

In Mayo Clinic research news over the past seven days, the headlines covered medical marijuana, systemic racism, Alzheimer’s, and a range of other topics including COVID-19. Minnesota Senate bill could increase spinal cord research funding, KSTP, 3/4/2021 This $285 eye scan may someday detect Alzheimer’s risk. (It also requires plenty of curry flavoring.), Advisory Board, […]

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Tags: ADHD, aging, Alzheimer's disease, biomarkers, cholesterol, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, COVID-19, dementia, health care systems engineering, health disparities, lymphoma


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