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October 12, 2021 · Leave a Comment

What’s the best treatment for this condition? The Knowledge Synthesis team can help.

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Knowledge synthesis is a key component  of health care delivery research in which all available evidence on a particular topic is summarized through comprehensive literature searches and analyzed using advanced qualitative and quantitative synthesis methods. The Knowledge Synthesis Program in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, big data, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, Evidence-based Practice Center, health technology, Irbaz Riaz, kidney cancer, knowledge synthesis, liver disease, M. Hassan Murad, medical innovation


September 28, 2021 · Leave a Comment

An inside look at the state-of-the-art supports enabling invention

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

Throughout Mayo Clinic, innovation is the thread that weaves through countless initiatives aimed at improving patient care. While Mayo’s most cutting-edge discoveries are often widely known, the vast majority of innovative endeavors occur behind the scenes. One of the more low-profile assets in Mayo Clinic Laboratories’ innovation arsenal is the media kitchen, where specialized media […]

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Tags: biomedical engineering, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


September 28, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Q&A with Dr. Limper, the outgoing Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Associate Dean of Practice Transformation

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

Andrew Limper, M.D., was the first named associate dean of Practice Transformation, in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. During his tenure with the center, and through his leadership, Mayo Clinic streamlined practice transformative research and discovery efforts across the institution into a single, […]

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Tags: Andrew Limper, artificial intelligence, basic science, Ben Pollock, biostatistics, cardiology, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, COVID-10, Curt Storlie, discovery research


September 27, 2021 · Leave a Comment

A robotic GPS for targeting, delivering regenerative biotherapies

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

A remote-controlled bronchoscope that acts like a GPS system hunts down hard to find lung masses and accurately biopsies them, according to a Mayo Clinic collaborative study. This multisite research, which is published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery, lays the foundation for precisely finding early stage cancer and targeting it with regenerative biotherapeutics needed to […]

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Tags: biotherapeutics, Center for Regenerative Medicine, early stage lung cancer, Janani Reisenauer, Julie Allickson, robotic bronchoscope


September 20, 2021 · Leave a Comment

A regenerative refresh to cosmetic procedures

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic has launched a regenerative cosmetic service for patients aimed at resetting the body’s clock to a time of more youthful function and appearance. The Multidisciplinary Cosmetic Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona pairs general and facial plastic surgery with dermatologists, gynecologists, vascular surgery, urologists and aestheticists to deliver services grounded in scientific evidence […]

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Tags: Brittany Howard, Center for Regenerative Medicine, fat grafting, laser therapy, Michael Hinni, Multidisciolinary Cosmetic Center, platelet rich plasma, rhinoplasty


September 2, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Understanding the inner workings of CAR-T therapy

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic researchers have biomanufactured chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy  (CAR-T cell therapy) in a new way to track the cells’ cancer fighting journey and predict toxic side effects. This Mayo Clinic breakthrough, published in Cancer Immunology Research, also could unravel the mystery of how to unleash CAR-T cell therapy to destroy solid tumors. “This […]

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Tags: CAR-T, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, chimeric antigen receptor therapy, clinical research, clinical trials, hematology, immunotherapy, Kah Whye Peng, Reona Sakemura, Saad Kenderian, Stephen Russell


August 16, 2021 · Leave a Comment

The dawning of regenerative neurosurgery

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Regenerative neurosurgery is poised to transform care of neurological disorders that previously had little hope for improvement, according to a Mayo Clinic review published in The BMJ. Healing diseases of the central nervous system remains a highly coveted but formidable challenge, Terry Burns, M.D., Ph.D., a neurosurgeon scientist at Mayo Clinic, writes in a synopsis […]

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Tags: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical research, clinical trials, neurosurgery, spinal cord injury, Terrence Burns, The BMJ


August 3, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Study shows an integrated clinical pharmacist helped reduce provider burnout

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Already a concern before the COVID-19 pandemic, reduced resiliency and burnout among health care providers has become its own crisis. At Mayo Clinic, a number of multidisciplinary teams are looking at ways to reduce burnout and create opportunities to retain and renew resiliency. One recent study, published in the Journal of the American Board of […]

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Tags: burnout, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical research, integrated specialty care, Jay Mitchell, Mayo Clinic Health System, patient experience, pharmacy, physician burnout, primary care


July 21, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo researchers develop algorithm to predict rheumatoid arthritis disease activity

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Researchers within Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine and Division of Rheumatology have developed a first-of-its-kind machine learning algorithm that can predict rheumatoid arthritis disease activity in a patient. The algorithm analyzes biochemical metabolites ― the product of the body’s metabolism ― in blood. “Having fast, reliable and scalable measures for predicting the clinical course of disease […]

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Tags: arthritis, artificial intelligence, autoimmune disorder, biomarkers, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical research, genomics, Jaeyun Sung, John Davis III, metabolism, metabolomics, rheumatology


July 19, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 7/19/2021

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

Mayo research and faculty expertise were cited on topics such as the health benefits of a pet, narcolepsy, the benefits of second opinions for patient outcomes, hiccups, COVID-19 modeling and a variety of other healthcare concerns. Star Tribune, Competing models at start of pandemic hurt public’s trust … Mayo leaders in spring 2020 reached out […]

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Tags: Abinash Virk, aging, Alzheimer's disease, Andrew Badley, Andrew Jagim, anemia, animal model, antiplatelet, anxiety, artificial intelligence, bioethics, biomedical ethics


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