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January 13, 2021

Nationwide survey finds physician satisfaction with telehealth

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

In late November, the COVID-19 HealthCare Coalition, comprising more than 1,000 health care organizations, technology firms and nonprofits, including Mayo Clinic, published the Telehealth Impact Physician Survey results. The survey, managed through Mayo Clinic and led by Steve Ommen, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care and Nilay Shah, Ph.D., chair of Mayo’s Division […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, COVID-19, Henry Ting, John Halamka, Nilay Shah, physician burnout, research, Steve Ommen, telehealth, telemedicine


January 6, 2021

Diverse ways regenerative medicine is advancing health care

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Regenerative medicine has contributed to patient care in 2020 more than ever before, bolstered by synergies in research, practice and education. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine is at the forefront of a biotherapy revolution in which health care advances from treating disease to restoring health. “The centrality of the body to regenerate itself is […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Andre Terzic, artificial intelligence, Atta Behfar, autoimmune disorder, biomedical engineering, CAR T-cell therapy, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical research, clinical trials, data science, fetal surgery


December 31, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 12/31/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Following are headlines and story excerpts highlighting Mayo Clinic Research and research faculty the last part of December 2020. Read on for advancements and information on esophageal cancer, antibiotic risks for babies and toddlers, a Mayo inductee into the Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, and several other stories, including a slew of COVID-19 […]

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Tags: antibiotic, Barrett's esophagus, breast cancer, clinical trials, Destination Medical Center, epidemiology, esophageal cancer, heart disease, hereditary cancer, Katherine Zeratsky, Matthew Goetz, News of the Week


December 17, 2020

Primary Care — Pharmacist collaboration during care transitions adds measurable value

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

At Mayo Clinic multidisciplinary collaboration is not just a catch phrase, it’s a critical element of the culture. Without teamwork, patient care would suffer, as would the ability to conduct research and build evidence leading to improvements in health and health care delivery. Recently a team of Mayo Clinic researchers published an article in the […]

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Tags: Bijan Borah, care transitions, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, Gregory Garrison, health care value, Joseph Herges, Kurt Angstman, medical innovation, patient experience, pharmacy, readmissions


December 16, 2020

A regenerative detour for lymphedema

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mayo Clinic is refining its regenerative approach to treating lymphedema, a debilitating buildup of fluid after cancer treatment. Research by Antonio Forte, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon, seeks to better pinpoint who is most likely to benefit from surgery aimed at regenerating a faulty lymphatic system. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine supports […]

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Tags: Antonio Forte, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, lymphedema


December 8, 2020

How COVID-19 empowered regenerative sciences students for success

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Training the workforce of the future is a strategic priority of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine. Sometimes the most valuable lessons come from outside the classroom. This year, regenerative sciences students readily adapted to a stealthy foe that exploded on the scene, seemingly from nowhere. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a rapid conversion to online […]

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Tags: CAR-T, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Claudia Manriquez Roman, COVID-19, Dileep Monie, gene therapy, immunology, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, medical research, Naga Rallabandi, research education


December 1, 2020

Could regenerative medicine provide a new approach to diabetes care?

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

November is National Diabetes Month, a time to reflect on new ways to manage a chronic condition that affects young and old. Mayo Clinic is applying a regenerative lens to advancing diabetes care beyond routine blood checks and standard insulin therapy. Quinn Peterson, Ph.D.; Aleksey Matveyenko, Ph.D.; and Alexander Revzin, Ph.D., are collaborating on a […]

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Tags: Aleksey Matveyenko, Alexander Revzin, animal model, cell replacement therapy, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes, Quinn Peterson, stem cells


November 24, 2020

3D brain models advance Alzheimer’s disease research at Mayo Clinic

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

A 3D model of brain organoids — “a minibrain in a dish” — mimics human brain structure and provides a new scientific strategy for exploring the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease, Mayo Clinic research discovered. The study, which was published in Nature Communications, finds that the minibrain — an induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cerebral organoid 3D […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Guojun Bu, medical research, neurosciences


November 3, 2020

COVID-19 and influenza testing algorithm arms Mayo Clinic for the upcoming flu season

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Christoph Bahn Flu season is just now unfolding. But this time, it’s piggy-backed with a pandemic, which threatens to spike with the colder weather as people huddle indoors. Adding to this conundrum is the unsettling fact that, for both COVID-19 and the flu, the symptoms overlap. “It’s almost impossible to distinguish between COVID-19 and […]

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Tags: Aaron Tande, blood test, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, influenza, Joseph Yao, Matthew Binnicker, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


October 29, 2020

Developing solutions for early detection of pancreatic cancer

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Lisa Newkirk Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, but patients who are diagnosed at an early stage can survive five years or longer. A team at Mayo Clinic is developing patient-centered solutions for early detection of pancreatic cancer using artificial intelligence and biomarkers. This year, over 57,000 Americans will be […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, biomarkers, cancer genomics, cancer screening, collaboration, CT, DNA, Gloria Petersen, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, pancreatic cancer, patient experience, Shounak Majumder


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