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June 19, 2019

App may make diabetes self-management and personalized health care decisions easier

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Bithika Thompson, M.D., an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, and M. Adela Grando, PhD., a biomedical informaticist at Arizona State University, recently teamed up on a health care research project that could transform the way individuals manage their diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 1.2 million people in […]

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Tags: Arizona State University, artificial intelligence, Bithika Thompson, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diabetes


June 18, 2019

Research and innovation thrive at Mayo and beyond, with an assist from Mayo Clinic Ventures

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Mayo Clinic Ventures commercializes technologies to benefit patients while generating revenue to support clinical practice, research and education. Thanks in part to licensing and partnership efforts, 2018 was a banner year for Mayo Clinic Ventures’ financial performance.

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Tags: Andrew Danielsen, discovery research, Mayo Clinic Ventures, research


June 6, 2019

Not all stones are created equal

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Mayo Clinic’s CT Clinical Innovation Center recently released the first-ever quantitative Stone Analysis Software (qSAS) for characterizing renal stones from CT images. The product is available at no charge for research use through a software sharing agreement. Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., Division of Medical Physics, Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, co-director of Mayo’s […]

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Tags: Andrea Ferrero, artificial intelligence, Cynthia McCullough, John Lieske, kidney stones, urology


May 28, 2019

Telerehabilitation improves quality of life for patients with late-stage cancers, reduces costs

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

A new study suggests that remotely delivering rehabilitation services to patients with late-stage cancer improves their physical function, pain and quality of life while allowing them to spend less time in hospitals and nursing homes. The results of a randomized clinical trial with 516 participants, led by Andrea Cheville, M.D., a Mayo Clinic physical medicine […]

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Tags: Andrea Cheville, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, quality of life, telemedicine


April 23, 2019

Testing the bugs within to maintain health, detect and treat disease

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen The use of microbiome testing – which analyzes the trillions of bacteria in and on the body – is on the move. It’s going from the research lab into the clinic to help guide patient care. DNA testing technologies have revolutionized researchers’ ability to identify individual bacterial strains driving disease. Now […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, colorectal cancer, digestive diseases, DNA testing, gastroenterology, gut health, microbiome, Purna Kashyap


April 15, 2019

Culturally relevant health app shows positive impact

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Jay Furst Mobile apps are popular sources of fast and easily digested consumer health information. But can they actually help in measurable ways to make you more healthy? According to a pilot study by Mayo Clinic researchers, they can if the content is presented in a culturally relevant, targeted and engaging way — and […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cardiology, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diversity, health disparities, LaPrincess Brewer, Office of Health Disparities Research, women's health


April 10, 2019

Genetic testing reveals risk, steps to prevent aortic dissection

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Stephanie Van Doren never realized that taking 30 mile bike rides in the Florida heat was putting her life at risk. But, care for digestive problems also uncovered that she was at risk for an aortic dissection, a potentially fatal condition that could occur with intense exercise. Her care team at […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic counseling, genetic testing, hereditary diseases, Timothy Woodward


March 21, 2019

Colon cancer: a new era in cancer screening and detection

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on one of the most common and preventable forms of cancer. Mayo Clinic is applying a new genomic lens to colorectal and other cancers to identify which are the types that run in families. The answer to that could open new treatment options and also […]

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Tags: cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, colon cancer, hereditary cancer, Lynch syndrome, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, precision medicine


March 13, 2019

Business innovation with an eye on improving vision

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

If eyes are the window to the world, Timothy W. Olsen, M.D. is building high performance window frames. With a passion for restoring vision, the ophthalmologist set sights on developing and bringing to market a first-of-its-kind device for treating age-related macular degeneration. The synergies around the Destination Medical Center economic initiative and Mayo Clinic’s research […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, Destination Medical Center, life sciences discovery, medical innovation, ophthalmology, Timothy W. Olsen


March 7, 2019

What do Yellowstone rocks teach us about kidney stones

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog. Mayo Clinic researchers are turning to Yellowstone National Park to unlock the secrets of kidney stones. Medical science long has been mystified by a cause and cure for this painful condition that affects more than 1 in 10 Americans. Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, kidney stones, medical research, microbiome, Nicholas Chia


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