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August 23rd, 2017

Researchers report link between cells associated with aging and bone loss

By Megan Forliti mforliti

Mayo Clinic researchers have reported a causal link between senescent cells – the cells associated with aging and age-related disease – and bone loss in mice. Targeting these cells led to an increase in bone mass and strength. The findings appear online in Nature Medicine. Low bone mass and osteoporosis are estimated to be a major […]

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Tags: aging, bone, bone loss, bone mass, bone strength, Dr. James Kirkland, Dr. Sundeep Khosla, Kogod Center on Aging, medical research, Minnesota News Releases, News Releases, osteoporosis


August 15th, 2017

DOWN TO THE ROOTS–Persistence powers Mayo Clinic’s approach to adult-derived stem cell therapies

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Allan B. Dietz, Ph.D., never intended to be a scientist. His plan was to be a farmer, just like his father, grandfather and all the other Dietzes he knew. “I was going to be a farmer at first. Then I was going to be a veterinarian because that’s what farm kids who like science did,” […]

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Tags: Alan Dietz, ALS, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, DLMP, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, Lou Gehrig's disease, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, mesenchymal cells, research


July 31st, 2017

REGISTER NOW–Transform health care one moment at time

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

For a few days, you join a community of intensely curious people–all of whom are eager to explore foundational questions that are otherwise sidelined in standard analyses of health care in the United States. Transform doesn’t shy away from any of it.   – Lauren Taylor, Co-Author, The American Health Care Paradox, (past Transform speaker) For ten […]

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Tags: Center for Innovation, Kern Center, TRANSFORM


July 18th, 2017

Check Out the Latest Issue of Forefront Magazine

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Forefront is the complimentary magazine of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. Published in print and online magazine editions annually and in email and online newsletter editions quarterly, Forefront highlights Mayo Clinic’s cutting-edge cancer research and the latest Cancer Center news. View the online edition. View the email newsletter. Subscribe.  

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Tags: cancer, center, Forefront, magazine, research


July 10th, 2017

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic launched a new journal July 5, designed to focus on clinical innovations, quality improvement, and optimal outcomes, in medicine and surgery. Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes provides new publication opportunities for pioneering and impactful clinical research on factors that affect contemporary health care delivery. Editor-in-Chief Thomas Gerber, M.D., Ph.D., summarizes the inaugural issue. […]

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Tags: innovations, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, outcomes, quality, Thomas Gerber


July 5th, 2017

Hold Steady

By Angela Bingham angelabingham

MSA patient holds steady following small group study of stem cell therapy Steve Day is on a mission as he scans a crowd of about 150 people in the banquet hall of a golf course in his boyhood hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. When he finally finds his target, he begins weaving through the […]

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Tags: Allan Dietz, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Joseph Matsumoto, multiple system atrophy, neurodegeneration, neurodegenerative, Phillip Low, stem cell therapy, Steve Day, Wolfgang Singer


June 27th, 2017

Personalized care for aggressive breast cancers: 4 steps forward from the BEAUTY study

By susanbuckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Chemotherapy substantially reduces the chance that certain types of breast cancer will return or spread to other parts of the body and improves survival. Chemotherapy before surgery is a standard approach to treat women with aggressive breast cancer. However, chemotherapy does not shrink tumors in all women. Mayo Clinic researchers are […]

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Tags: Agressive breast cancer, BEAUTY study, breast cancer research, breast cancer treatment, Center for Individualized Medicine, Dr. Judy Boughey, Dr. Matthew Goetz, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Xeongrafts


June 16th, 2017

Early bird registration ends soon for TRANSFORM2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

At Transform I’m challenged to approach problems from new angles and find better ways to solve them. – Nick Jehlen, founding partner, Common Practice Transform 2017 offers several opportunities to engage experts who are closing the gap between people and health for patients, providers, and payers.Begin your experience at Transform with Pre-Conference Activities including Culture of Innovation, highlighting […]

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Tags: TRANSFORM


June 15th, 2017

A personalized approach to brain tumor surgery

By susanbuckles susanbuckles

By Susan Buckles New technology invented and used only at Mayo Clinic lets physicians plan an individualized approach to brain surgery. Brain magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) allows surgeons to see inside a patient’s skull and determine the firmness of a brain tumor before surgery. Slip interface imaging is another new invention that shows level of […]

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Tags: brain cancer, brain tumor, Center for Individualized Medicine, Dr. Jamie Van Gompel, Dr. John Huston, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Richard Ehman, individualized Medicine, neurosurgery


June 1st, 2017

Rochester Epidemiology Project: Taking a bite out of poor health

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

The Rochester Epidemiology Project has added dental records to its database of linked medical records, making it more valuable as a medical research resource. The Rochester Epidemiology Project is a collaboration of medical and dental care providers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. With patient agreement, the organizations link medical, dental, surgical procedures, prescriptions, and other health […]

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Tags: Alan Carr, Daniel DeSimone, dental, dentist, Kern Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Olm, Olmsted Medical Center, oral health, population health, public health, REP


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