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April 25, 2019

For Dr. Joy Wolfram, the future of cancer treatment is in the (nanoparticle) details

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Being named to a Forbes Magazine list probably isn’t on the radar of many researchers, especially those just starting their careers. But Mayo Clinic’s Joy Wolfram, Ph.D., has found herself in that situation after earning her way onto the publication’s annual list of “30 under 30.” The magazine describes this group of list-makers as “the brashest entrepreneurs across […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical trials, Joy Wolfram, nanomedicine


April 23, 2019

Testing the bugs within to maintain health, detect and treat disease

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen The use of microbiome testing – which analyzes the trillions of bacteria in and on the body – is on the move. It’s going from the research lab into the clinic to help guide patient care. DNA testing technologies have revolutionized researchers’ ability to identify individual bacterial strains driving disease. Now […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, colorectal cancer, digestive diseases, DNA testing, gastroenterology, gut health, microbiome, Purna Kashyap


April 18, 2019

Research driving improvements in the health care experience

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Experts in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery collaborate within Mayo’s medical practice to rapidly discover solutions to the most pressing problems in health care, and to find ways to improve the health care experience. Addressing disparities in care This experience is different for […]

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Tags: care transitions, caregivers, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health disparities, ICU, intensive care unit, minimally invasive surgery, patient experience, shared decision making, veterans


April 16, 2019

Meet the Investigator: Yi Lin, M.D. , Ph.D.

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

At the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, hundreds of researchers dedicate their professional lives to reducing the burden of cancer. Each one has a unique story. In this video, Yi Lin, M.D., Ph.D., a hematologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, talks about her cellular therapy research. This article was originally published in the March 2019 edition […]

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Tags: cancer, CAR-T, cellular therapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Yi Lin


April 15, 2019

Culturally relevant health app shows positive impact

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Jay Furst Mobile apps are popular sources of fast and easily digested consumer health information. But can they actually help in measurable ways to make you more healthy? According to a pilot study by Mayo Clinic researchers, they can if the content is presented in a culturally relevant, targeted and engaging way — and […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cardiology, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diversity, health disparities, LaPrincess Brewer, Office of Health Disparities Research, women's health


April 11, 2019

Researching the immune system to provide relief from autoimmune encephalitis

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Shuronda Hester had just started college and was looking forward to a new chapter in her young life when mysterious and frightening symptoms derailed her plans. Shuronda began having seizures and becoming “increasingly confused, at one point asking for her great-grandmother who passed away eight years ago,” reports First Coast News. Three trips to a hospital […]

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Tags: autoimmune encephalitis, autoimmune neurology, Jason Siegel, MS, multiple sclerosis, neurology


April 10, 2019

Genetic testing reveals risk, steps to prevent aortic dissection

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Stephanie Van Doren never realized that taking 30 mile bike rides in the Florida heat was putting her life at risk. But, care for digestive problems also uncovered that she was at risk for an aortic dissection, a potentially fatal condition that could occur with intense exercise. Her care team at […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genetic counseling, genetic testing, hereditary diseases, Timothy Woodward


April 8, 2019

The newest building block for understanding rare disease

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

One of the basic building blocks of understanding disease is epidemiologic research. In this science, researchers seek to understand how often a condition occurs in a particular population, and to identify successful ways to treat or prevent disease. In a study published April 8 in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a team of Mayo Clinic researchers led by […]

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Tags: Ali Duarte-Garcia, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, epidemiology, Eric Matteson, immune system, rare disease, rheumatology, Rochester Epidemiology Project


April 4, 2019

The lowdown with Dr. Bharucha: Gastroenterology researcher and clinical trials guru

By Caitlin Doran caityrosey

For Adil Bharucha, M.B.B.S., M.D., research is a passion nurtured over time. A passion, he says, that came to him, not in a dazzling “a-ha moment,” but slowly, through the encouragement of mentors, the exhilarating feeling of discovery, and the compassion he felt for his patients—“through osmosis,” he says. He began his medical studies at […]

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Tags: Adil Bharucha, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical trials, gastroenterology, medical research, Office of Clinical Trials


April 3, 2019

Research News Roundup-March 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Removal of ‘zombie cells’ alleviates causes of diabetes in obese mice Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators have shown that when senescent […]

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Tags: AFib, aging, Alzheimer's disease, atrial fibrillation, biomarkers, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, diabetes, gastroenterology, hepatitis, JAMA


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