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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. Post-Bulletin, Health Fusion: Pet one dog and call me in the morning … Research shows that pets are good […]

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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


July 13, 2021 · Leave a Comment

AI and your medical air traffic controller

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

An air traffic controller sits in a tower, with a bird’s eye view of the inbound and outbound aircraft, screening and monitoring air traffic in the region. The controller provides timely, essential information to pilots, and air and ground crew members, ensuring the planes are on the right path, at the right time, to safely […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, Brian Pickering, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical informatics, Curt Storlie, data science, electronic health record, Jacob Strand, medical innovation, pain management, palliative care, quality of life


July 12, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Demystifying healing potential of stem cells

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic research has discovered proteins secreted by human stem cells that act as a “magic potion” to drive healing after a heart attack. The research uncovered that these cell-released regenerative particles harbor a pattern of functions mirrored in repair of the diseased heart, linking stem cell-transmitted information to the beneficial response of the recipient […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, cardiopoietic stem cells, Center for Regenerative Medicine, heart attack, heart disease, heart failure, Kent Arrell, stem cell therapy


June 25, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Could regenerative medicine relieve neck, back pain?

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is looking to regenerative medicine as a potential long-term solution for degenerative disk disease that has for years eluded medical science. Millions of people in the U.S. are afflicted with chronic neck and back pain that often comes after years of wear and tear on the spine. Current treatments provide only temporary relief […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, degenerative disease, inflammation, mesenchymal stem cells, pain management, platelet rich plasma, Wenchun Qu


June 21, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 6/21/2021

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

Mayo Clinic research and faculty experts were in the news this week on managing life after COVID-19 and vaccine-related questions, as well as migraine, hiccups, the state of HIV research and more. Mayo doctor discusses possible vaccine side effect of false positive in breast cancer screenings  KTTC, 6/17/2021 COVID-19 vaccines are causing swollen lymph nodes […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, animal model, arthritis, artificial intelligence, Ashima Makol, breast cancer, cancer, cardiology, cost of care, COVID-19, David Dodick, David Nestler


June 7, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 6/7/2021

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

Mayo Clinic research and faculty experts are cited by media outlets on a range of topics this week including the newly-approved Alzheimer’s drug (Monday, 6/7/2021), a new treatment for multiple myeloma and another for precocious puberty, as well as remote patient monitoring and other timely topics. Lessons from the pandemic The Japan Times, 6/6/2021 Since […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular medicine, Chia-Chun Chiang, clinical informatics, clinical research, clinical trials, COVID-19, Cris Ross, David Knopman, DeLisa Fairweather, FDA


June 2, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Researchers develop new technique to study ‘microcancers’ and screen cancer-fighting drugs

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

A team from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering and Mayo Clinic have developed a new technique for creating “microcancer” cell cultures. It allows researchers to form hundreds of microcancers in a high-throughput format using a small, microfabricated chip, enabling direct measurement of cell health or response to drugs. It also allows […]

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Tags: cancer research, Farhad Kosari, genomics, George Vasmatzis, Panos Anastasiadis, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


June 1, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the News — 6/1/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Today’s summary reaches back an extra day, and covers acupuncture for insomnia, new artificial intelligence solutions,, carpal tunnel’s connection to to bilateral oophorectomy, sublingual vaccines and showcases wide variety of other Mayo Clinic research and research expertise. The future of COVID-19, Part 2: four drugs that worked Inforum, 5/25/2021 So far, only a handful of […]

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Tags: acupuncture, acute kidney injury, antibiotic, artificial intelligence, Brian Lacy, cardiovascular medicine, carpal tunnel, Cheryl Willman, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, COVID-19, David Knopman


May 24, 2021 · Leave a Comment

How regenerative medicine is advancing ALS research

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

May is ALS Awareness Month, a time to reflect on the role of regenerative medicine research in advancing understanding and treatment of  amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease. This neurodegenerative disorder causes nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to die, blocking signals to the muscles. That results in paralysis that robs […]

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Tags: ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Anthony Windebank, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Lou Gehrig's disease, medical research, Nathan Staff


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