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June 15, 2022

Research News Roundup — May 2022

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

In May, researchers from Mayo Clinic reported gains in understanding of the benefit of AI-enabled ECGs, including from wearable devices. They made strides towards more effective treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and nonmetastatic gastroesophageal cancer. And in news many people can use, investigators report on the results of a survey linked to the Mayo Clinic Diet. […]

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Tags: AFib, artificial intelligence, atrial fibrillation, CAR-T cell therapy, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, cognitive impairment, EKG, electrocardiogram, esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, gastroesophageal cancer


June 9, 2022

Biomedical innovators pitch ideas at Roadrunner Sprint competition

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

Mayo Clinic innovations and innovators were highlighted during the second annual Roadrunner Sprint, which was held May 5 at the Arizona State University Health Futures Center Auditorium. The Roadrunner Sprint is organized and sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Office of Entrepreneurship. In this “Shark Tank”-like event, 10 teams of Mayo staff entrepreneurs pitched their solutions to […]

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Tags: Ami Shah, Anu Sreedhar, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Dharmendra Patel, entrepreneurship, Office of Entrepreneurship, Richard Gray


May 31, 2022

Mayo research using DNA to catch cancer, other medical conditions earlier

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa (@harringaadam)

What would happen if a certain percentage of serious medical conditions, including cancer diagnoses, were found significantly earlier by studying the entire genome of patients’ DNA? How would their quality of life improve, and how many fewer cancer deaths would there be each year? That’s what a group of Mayo Clinic scientists and clinicians aim […]

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Tags: Bijan Borah, breast cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DNA, genome, genomics, health disparities, hereditary cancer, hereditary diseases, hypercholesterolemia


May 23, 2022

Saranya Wyles: Regenerating damaged skin

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

When she was just 8 years old, Saranya Wyles, M.D., Ph.D., would recite the stages of wound healing in Latin terms — rubor, tumor, calor, dolor and functio laesa— to her father at the dinner table. Decades later, that ingrained knowledge would be a cornerstone of her regenerative medicine research, education and practice at Mayo […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, dermatology, education, Saranya Wyles, senescent cells, skin regeneration, wound healing, zombie cells


May 17, 2022

Pragmatic innovation solves unmet patient needs

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

Mayo Clinic Laboratories provides reference lab and related services for hospitals and other health care providers around the world. Their expertise goes beyond that of a typical reference laboratory, in that they also provide diagnostic laboratory services for Mayo Clinic hospitals and outpatient clinics. Furthermore, they daily work hand-in-hand with clinicians and other scientists to […]

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Tags: biomedical research, clinical research, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, lab medicine, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, William Morice


April 27, 2022

Equity, quality, and remote care focus of 19 newly funded delivery science research initiatives

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Following an overwhelming response to its recent call for project proposals, the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery has announced the recipients of 19 awards. These innovative ideas represent collaborations from across Mayo Clinic and throughout Mayo Clinic Health System. They address address health equity […]

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Tags: Adam Milam, Ali Ainsworth, Asmaa Ferdjallah, Ben Brinkmann, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Christopher DeStephano, Cornelius Thiels, diversity, Doug Challener, Elizabeth Habermann, Eric Klee, health care value


April 11, 2022

Unleashing the body’s ability to heal

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

“We are the patient’s last, best hope,” has been the motto of the Immune, Progenitor and Cell Therapeutics lab, also known as the IMPACT lab, at Mayo Clinic. This lab specializes in clinical and investigative use of cells as living drugs within the body to fight disease and initiate healing when standard therapies don’t work. […]

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Tags: Allan Dietz, CAR-T cell therapy, cellular therapy, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, Dennis Gastineau, Franklyn Prendergast, mesenchymal stem cells, perianal fistula, Stanimar Vuk-Pavlovic


March 14, 2022

The regenerative operating room of the future

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Envisioning the future of regenerative medicine elicits images of an operating room that also is a manufacturing facility. Patients undergoing surgery could have immediate access to products biomanufactured within the operating room or even within their own bodies. Products such as tissue engineered for targeted healing or 3D-printed scaffolds that repair diseased organs, bones or […]

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Tags: 3D printing, biomanufacturing, Brittany Howard, Center for Regenerative Medicine, David Lott, Juergen Neubauer, laryngeal cancer, larynx transplant, Michael McPhail, Richard Hayden, tissue engineering


February 16, 2022

Mayo Clinic develops automated system to accelerate diagnoses for patients with rare diseases

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mayo Clinic researchers are working to accelerate the diagnoses of rare diseases and renew hope for patients whose symptoms have defied an explanation ― sometimes for years or even decades.    The team of genomics experts has developed an automated system called RENEW for tracking new scientific knowledge from around the world of pathogenic genetic variants and […]

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Tags: Alejandro Ferrer, biomedical informatics, Center for Individualized Medicine, Eric Klee, genomics, hematology, rare disease


February 15, 2022

Advancing a new era of regenerative medicine

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Allegorically speaking, if Mayo Clinic were a garden and regenerative technologies were fruits and vegetables, William Faubion Jr., M.D., sees himself as a gardener tending to the teams responsible for these new healing therapies. Dr. Faubion, who is the newly named associate medical director for Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine, wants to advance discoveries […]

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Tags: Allan Dietz, biomedical engineering, CAR-T cell therapy, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Crohn's disease, Eric Dozois, gastroenterology, immune system, inflammatory bowel disease, perianal fistula, regenerative medicine research, surgery


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