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August 7, 2020

Research News Roundup — July 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

It sometimes seems that summer has flown by without any significant achievements, and only incremental evidence building in the topic of the moment. COVID-19 has had a major dampening effect on social interaction, one doesn’t need to be a researcher to figure that out. However, biomedical and health care delivery research have not paused for […]

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Tags: antibodies, bacteriophages, basic science, blood clots, CAR-T, COVID-19, discovery research, immunity, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, phage, prosthesis, Research News Roundup


August 6, 2020

Calcium Signaling in Microglia: Implications for Brain Diseases?

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner

Calcium helps nerves and muscles “fire,” signaling cells to do something like contract a muscle or release a neurotransmitter in the brain. But in one type of brain cell, microglia, this calcium signaling seemed absent. Researchers have long wondered why microglia don’t seem to rely on calcium signaling and now, with a recent publication in […]

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Tags: animal model, Anthony Umpierre, basic science, calcium, cell signaling, discovery research, Gregory Worrell, Long-Jun Wu, neurology, neurosciences, Yanlu Ying


August 5, 2020

Regenerative patient consult service seeks to educate patients

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Article by Charlene Martin-Lillie and Susan Buckles Advances in Regenerative Medicine hold promise for many patients as the therapeutic paradigm shifts from treating disease to restoring health. As this evolving field of medicine matures, information becomes increasingly available to the general public through multiple venues, mostly online. Terms such as “stem cells”, “exosomes”, and “regenerative […]

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Tags: bioethics, Center for Bioethics, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Shane Shapiro, Zubin Master


August 4, 2020

Phage therapy shows potential for treating prosthetic joint infections

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

Bacteriophages, or phages, may play a significant role in treating complex bacterial infections in prosthetic joints, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The findings suggest phage therapy could provide a potential treatment for managing such infections, including those involving antibiotic-resistant microbes. The research is published in the July 23 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID). “The treatment for […]

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Tags: antibacterial resistance, bacteriophages, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Individualized Medicine, collaboration, Gina Suh, infectious disease, phage, prosthesis, research, Robin Patel


July 28, 2020

Using stem cells to find causes and treatments to prevent sudden cardiac death

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mystified by the need for defibrillation to save a 10-year-old from drowning, Michael Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D., vowed to dig for answers. That pivotal case during a Mayo Clinic pediatric cardiology residency was the catalyst for Dr. Ackerman’s career in genetic sleuthing of inherited sudden cardiac death syndromes. With help from the Center for Regenerative Medicine […]

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Tags: Brugada syndrome, Center for Regenerative Medicine, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, induced pluripotent stem cells, Long QT Syndrome, Michael Ackerman, regenerative medicine, sudden cardiac death


July 21, 2020

Mayo Clinic to offer advanced degree in regenerative sciences

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mayo Clinic is launching one of the first-ever doctoral programs in regenerative sciences designed to prepare future physicians and/or scientists for an emerging area of health care. The new track in the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will encompass the full spectrum of regenerative science and medicine from discovery to translation and application. […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Fredric Meyer, Isobel Scarisbrick, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, research education


July 20, 2020

Minority communities attend virtual town halls in Arizona to receive COVID-19 information that dispels myths, equips them to lessen impact

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

The Mayo Clinic Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research recently addressed community health needs related to COVID-19 for hundreds of attendees at virtual town hall meetings in held in Arizona: Arizona African American Virtual Town Hall Meeting – April 28 Arizona Hispanic/LatinX Virtual Town Hall Meeting – May 19 Both meetings featured speakers […]

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Tags: Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Chyke Doubeni, community engagement, COVID-19, health equity


July 14, 2020

Interstellar research to advance regenerative therapies

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mayo Clinic research is reaching to the cosmos for answers on how to overcome hurdles in engineering human stem cells. Mesenchymal stem cells are adult stem cells with potential to unleash the body’s ability to heal diseased tissues and organs. However, growing or culturing stem cells in the laboratory is a slow process, and sometimes […]

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Tags: Abba Zubair, Center for Regenerative Medicine, deep space medicine, mesenchymal stem cells, stem cell research, stem cells, stem cells in space


July 13, 2020

A pioneering Hispanic health conference, two years in the making

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

It’s less than two weeks before the Jax Saludable (Healthy Jacksonville) Hispanic health conference is scheduled to begin and Elizabeth Pantoja, a clinical research coordinator at Mayo Clinic and one of the event organizers, is putting the finishing touches on the event program. “There’s always so much to do at the last minute, the last […]

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Tags: Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, community engagement, health disparities, Richard White


July 10, 2020

Research News Roundup — June 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

At Mayo Clinic, research drives everything we do for patients, and is the underpinning of our educational programs. Occasionally we issue news releases highlighting some of our recent findings. Following are research-related news releases issued in June. Mayo Clinic launches advanced care at home model of care Mayo Clinic announced a new care model that will […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, collaboration, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, imaging, infection control, infectious disease, Mayo Clinic Platform, medical innovation, pathology, Research News Roundup


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