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September 16, 2019

Research breathes new air into donor lungs

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Sara Nick Four hundred: That’s the number of U.S. patients who die each year awaiting a lung transplant, or are removed from the wait list when they become too ill. Now, cutting-edge research underway on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus aims to save as many of those lives as possible. “We’re hoping to wipe out […]

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Tags: Abba Zubair, Center for Regenerative Medicine, David Erasmus, ex vivo lung perfusion, Jorge Mallea, lung transplant, pulmonology, regenerative medicine, stem cells, Transplant Center


September 3, 2019

Research News Roundup–August 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Each month, we publish Mayo Clinic’s Research News Roundup. This article includes brief summaries and links to news releases from the preceding month that discuss some of our latest medical research. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for recent findings of Mayo Clinic Research: Genetically manipulating protein level in colon cancer cells can […]

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Tags: Alan Fields, artificial intelligence, atrial fibrillation, basic science, cardiology, cardiovascular disease, chemotherapy, Colin West, colorectal cancer, diabetes, Frank Sinicrope, Lotte Dyrbye


August 27, 2019

Community voices guide use of biobank samples in research

By Caitlin Doran caityrosey

Mayo Clinic supports biobanks—large collections of patient biological samples—near each of its three campuses in Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota, with the goal of supporting research to broaden the understanding of health and disease.  Paired with each biobank, Mayo fields a community advisory board (CAB), whose members are recruited from the local community to help guide […]

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Tags: biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, community engagement, Richard Sharp, Sangre Por Salud, Suzette Bielinski


August 13, 2019

Inspired to innovate: Detecting heart disease earlier with the help of artificial intelligence

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Nicole Sisk Artificial intelligence will play a key role in Mayo Clinic’s future and that of health care worldwide. The Department of Cardiovascular Medicine is combining artificial intelligence with standard tests to improve patient care. Each year at Mayo Clinic, 250,000 patients have an electrocardiogram, or ECG. It’s a common, inexpensive test designed to […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diversity, health disparities, heart disease, Itzhak Attia, LaPrincess Brewer, Paul Friedman, Peter Noseworthy, Sharonne Hayes


August 7, 2019

Researcher challenges her team to develop solution for DRC health crisis

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D., has a full plate. An associate consultant in surgical research in the departments of Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, she studies the microbiome role in human health and disease, particularly endometrial and ovarian cancer. She also develops technology in her lab, including microbial single-cell technologies for point-of-care […]

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Tags: cervical cancer, Deborah Rhodes, endometrial cancer, general internal medicine, gynecologic surgery, gynecology, Heidi Nelson, HPV, human papillomavirus, Marina Walther-Antonio, Mayo Clinic Ventures, obstetrics


July 24, 2019

Taking the guesswork out of finding the right depression therapy: Meet William Bobo, M.D.

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Sharon Rosen Depression can touch every aspect of a person’s life – affecting the way they think, feel and behave. It is also the leading medical condition for those who complete suicide. Getting the right therapy is crucial. But for patients suffering from the disorder, finding an effective treatment often involves trial and error. […]

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Tags: Arjun Athreya, artificial intelligence, Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, Leiwei Wang, mental health, psychiatry, Richard Weinshilboum, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, William Bobo


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


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