Advancing the Science

Mayo Clinic Medical Science Blog – an eclectic collection of research- and research education-related stories: feature stories, mini news bites, learning opportunities, profiles and more from Mayo Clinic.

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Exciting new things. Not a catch-all for all research.

January 24, 2022

‘Walleye Tank: Ice Fishing Edition’ competition names biomedical innovation champions

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Twelve teams from Mayo Clinic and across Minnesota cast their reels in “Walleye Tank: Ice Fishing Edition” competition in December 2021. Over 200 people gathered virtually to watch as teams in three divisions — Junior Angler, Midlevel Reeler and Professionals — pitched their biomedical innovation ideas before a panel of expert judges. Inspired by TV’s […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Kari Snaza, Karla Frohmader Hilsaca, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Ning Gao, Office of Entrepreneurship, Timonthy Nelson, Walleye Tank


January 18, 2022

Identifying best candidates with avascular necrosis for regenerative alternative to hip replacement

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

A regenerative alternative to total hip replacement delayed the need for artificial implants by at least seven years for 35% of patients who had surgery to treat avascular necrosis. That condition occurs when blood flow to the hip joint known as the femoral head is constricted, causing bone cells to die. This Mayo Clinic research, […]

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Tags: biotherapeutics, Center for Regenerative Medicine, hip decompression surgery, hip replacement, orthopedics, Rafael Sierra, regenerative medicine research


December 27, 2021

A year of new directions and advancements for regenerative medicine

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

2021 has been a year of significant innovation across the field of regenerative medicine at Mayo Clinic. Important advancements in preclinical research, as well as new regenerative treatments for patients, further are solidifying Mayo Clinic’s reputation as a world-class leader in regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine is still a relatively new field of practice, representing a […]

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Tags: biomanufacturing, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Janani Reisenauer, Julie Allickson, regenerative medicine, Saad Kenderian


December 23, 2021

Top 5 scientific conversation starters for the holidays

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

It never fails. At some point during every family holiday party someone says something awkward and then … there’s an uncomfortable silence. Change the subject with scientific style and panache with the help of this top 5 list of 2021 medical research stories from Advancing the Science. Trust us, everyone loves talking about their health […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, Christmas, esophageal cancer, Eugenia Trushina, gastroenterology, Gregory Poland, Holidays, individualized medicine, medical research, New Year's Eve, obesity


December 21, 2021

A young father’s regenerative bridge to transplant

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is pioneering and refining regenerative procedures that are a bridge to transplant. These procedures are providing new options for strengthening and rebuilding health while patients await the gift of life. Organ transplantation is one of the most serious and complex surgeries, but it also can dramatically restore a patient’s health and quality of […]

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Tags: Atta Behfar, cardiac regeneration, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, heart transplant, lung regeneration, Steven Graham, Sudhir Kushwaha, transplant, Van Cleve Cardiac Regenerative Medicine Program


November 3, 2021

Transforming the practice of opioid prescribing — for kids

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

For children, the opioid epidemic can be about adults in their lives with opioid use disorder or accidental overdoses when a child finds their parent’s pill bottle. But kids can also get addicted to opioids. Mayo Clinic’s Courtney Baker, M.D., an orthopedic surgical resident, and his mentor, Todd Milbrandt, M.D., a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, decided […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, Courtney Baker, health care value, opioids, orthopedic surgery, pediatric research, quality improvement, research education, Tad Mabry, Todd Milbrandt


October 12, 2021

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

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

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, Curt Storlie, discovery research, electrocardiogram


September 27, 2021

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


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