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April 20, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo researchers use AI to reveal causes of complex diseases

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Researchers within Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that can uncover causal drivers and relationships embedded within complex biomedical data. Nicholas Chia, Ph.D., John Kalantari, Ph.D., and Kia Khezeli, Ph.D., recently tested their machine-learning framework, called Causal Relation and Inference Search Platform (CRISP) on multiomic colorectal cancer samples alongside […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cancer, genomic


April 19, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/19/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

This week saw some advances in neurology for patients with memory loss or Parkinson’s disease, as well as furthered understanding of the role race plays in personalized medicine. Read about these, updates on COVID-19, and a number of other findings in health care and biomedical research. Physical activity slows cognitive decline in APOE e4 carriers […]

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Tags: acute kidney injury, Amaal Starling, artificial intelligence, brain cancer, brain tumor, chronic kidney disease, clinical trials, cognitive impairment, concussion, COVID-19, Cumara O'Carroll, diversity


April 16, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Stewardship in action: Collaborating to conserve energy

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

By Amanda Holloway, Office of Sustainability, and Brandon Hill, Supply Chain Management At Mayo Clinic, research drives everything we do for patients. Discovery and innovation are at the root of every new treatment and each expansion of our understanding of disease. Better experiences within the health care system for patients, care givers, and health care […]

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Tags: biomedical research, clinical research, clinical trials, collaboration, community engagement, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, environment, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, sustainability


April 13, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Regenerative eyedrops tap blood for tears

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Gregory Williams turned to regenerative medicine for healing after a one-two punch to his health. The 63-year-old Florida man survived leukemia only to develop ocular graft-versus-host disease, a potentially blinding complication of the bone marrow transplant that put his cancer in remission. Ocular graft-versus-host disease is a chronic debilitating condition with no cure that causes […]

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Darby Miller, Shane Shapiro


April 12, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/12/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

News this week includes a lifetime recognition for Mayo Clinic’s associate dean of nursing research, expert commentary on other’s medical research, advancements in understanding Alzheimer’s disease, and regional research collaborations to improve cancer care. Pregnancy After Pioneering Treatment for Early Menopause Medscape, 4/12/2021 A novel therapy combining platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) that is injected […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Alzheimer's disease, biomarkers, biomedical engineering, biomedical research, cancer, clinical trials, COVID-19, Guojun Bu, health disparities, Jeremy McBride, Jonathan M. Morris


April 7, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: In the Limelight, April 2021

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Mayo Clinic publishes two peer-reviewed journals, accepting original research and related content from investigators around the world. Advancing the Science shares stories about research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, its sister journal, and many other English-language journals. In order to gain more visibility for all the research covered by Mayo’s premier journal, we are going to reprint ‘In […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, antiviral, cardiology, coronary artery disease, COVID-19, Hema Krishna, Karl Nath, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, menopause, obesity, public health, virology


April 6, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Regenerative medicine on cusp of health care transformation

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

The evolution of regenerative medicine has reached a milestone, moving from exploratory pipelines to daily clinical care options. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine, a driver of this innovation, explored the underpinnings needed to more broadly advance regenerative health care toward standardized practice. The conclusions of this study are outlined in a review published in […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Atta Behfar, Center for Regenerative Medicine, education, multiple chronic conditions, regenerative medicine, research education, Satsuki Yamada


April 5, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/5/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Mayo Clinic research and faculty experts were featured in a variety of news stories including 3D printed surgical models, early treatment for smoldering multiple myeloma, and heart attacks in women. Study: Patients with chronic kidney disease have high risk of acute kidney injury News Medical Life Sciences, 3/30/2021 Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurred in nearly […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, blood cancer, chronic kidney disease, Clifford Jack Jr., COVID-19, digital health, Eric Moore, genetic testing, genetics


April 2, 2021 · Leave a Comment

First outcomes of VIRUS registry study, STOP-VIRUS collaborative launched

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Nine months after Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network, launched the Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study (VIRUS), the first global COVID-19 registry to track ICU and hospital care patterns in near real-time, researchers have identified sizable variations in practice and outcomes among hospitals, prompting action to unearth the causes and inform improved and […]

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Tags: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19, pulmonary and critical care medicine, Rahul Kashyap, Society of Critical Care Medicine


April 1, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Research News Roundup — Q1 2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The first quarter of 2021 saw furthered understanding the SARS-CoV-2 virus and related COVID-19 viral infection. In addition, a number of advances occurred including in genetics knowledge, cancer treatments, as well as interinstitutional collaborations, expanding programs and recognition of some of the most exceptional contributions of current and former Mayo Clinic clinician-scientists. Mayo Clinic, Thermo Fisher […]

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Tags: Arizona State University, biomarkers, brain cancer, BRCA2, breast cancer, chemotherapy, COVID-19, David Holmes Jr., diversity, education, Fergus Couch, gene varient


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