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August 5, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Next generation of providers equipped with regenerative medicine toolkit

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is preparing to advance a new era of health care by educating the regenerative medicine workforce of the future. Unique educational opportunities provide training for diverse students, ranging from early career scientists and health care providers to veteran practitioners. Regenerative medicine is an emerging area of practice focused on repairing, replacing or restoring […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Emma Goddery, Jermey Burgess, Regenerative medicine education, Regenerative Sciences Training Program


August 4, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Researchers review how sex steroids change gut, vaginal microbiome

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

It is well-established that the human body’s microbiome ― the bacteria in the gut ― dramatically affects health and disease. However, the role of the gut in women’s health outcomes is largely unknown. Mayo Clinic and Wellesley College researchers focused on how the interactions of steroids on gut and vaginal microbiomes influence women’s health outcomes […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, Marina Walther-Antonio, microbiome


August 3, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Study shows an integrated clinical pharmacist helped reduce provider burnout

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Already a concern before the COVID-19 pandemic, reduced resiliency and burnout among health care providers has become its own crisis. At Mayo Clinic, a number of multidisciplinary teams are looking at ways to reduce burnout and create opportunities to retain and renew resiliency. One recent study, published in the Journal of the American Board of […]

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Tags: burnout, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical research, integrated specialty care, Jay Mitchell, Mayo Clinic Health System, patient experience, pharmacy, physician burnout, primary care


August 2, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 8/2/2021

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

Readers can try a bit of a scavenger hunt this week. All these news stories feature Mayo Clinic research or research expertise. Physicians and scientists are quoted from across Mayo Clinic and throughout Mayo Clinic Health System. Obesity, diabetes, IBD, sports medicine, infectious diseases, population health and a dozen other topics are covered. Washington Post, […]

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Tags: AFib, anxiety, artificial intelligence, atrial fibrillation, colorectal cancer, COVID-19, electronic health record, epilepsy, genetics, Gregory Poland, hereditary diseases, hypertension


July 29, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Triggering the body’s ability to heal

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Erwin Kruger, M.D., is motivated by challenges that evolve into enhanced clinical care. He chose the rigors of college, medical school and fellowships in the U.S. rather than an easier road to medical school straight out of high school in his native country of Nicaragua. His career path since then has been a circuitous journey […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, David Lott, Erwin Kruger, platelet rich plasma, regenerative healing, Wound healing


July 28, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Opioids provide low evidence of pain relief for migraine, large Mayo analysis finds

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa (@harringaadam)

Evidence that opioids provide pain relief for migraine headaches is low or insufficient, a large Mayo Clinic meta-analysis published recently in JAMA has found. However, some newer therapies, along with established migraine treatments, were associated with moderate to high evidence of pain relief. The meta-analysis – which combined results from multiple scientific studies – included […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Headache, JAMA, Juliana VanderPluym MD, migraine, opioid, Zhen Wang PhD


July 27, 2021 · Leave a Comment

“I wouldn’t be where I am without his mentorship”

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

It was the mid-1980s, and they bonded over grits, eggs and sausages. Onye Akwari, M.D., Department of Surgery at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Kamal Itani, M.D., a research fellow in Dr. Akwari’s lab. Dr. Akwari took Dr. Itani, who had completed medical school at the American University of Beirut in his native […]

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Tags: Kamal Itani, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Onye Akwari, research education


July 26, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 7/26/2021

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

Mayo Clinic expertise has a consistent footprint in the news in 2021. This week’s topics include data security and interoperability; some lesser discussed COVID-19 related topics: language development, booster vaccines for immunocompromised individuals, portable air filters; as well as early onset dementia, and the need for diversity among bone marrow donors. Vaccines are highy unlikely […]

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Tags: Aaron Krych, acute kidney injury, Ahmad Nassr, antibodies, arthritis, artificial intelligence, big data, biomarkers, bone marrow transplant, Brian Weinshenker, Bruce Johnson, Bruce Sutor


July 23, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Registration opens for Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine & Surgery 2021

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Register now to learn the latest advancements in regenerative medicine research, biotherapeutics and application to clinical care at the Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine & Surgery. This year’s event will be held in person Nov. 4–7 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, with options for viewing recorded presentations […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Julie Allickson, Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine & Surgery, Regenerative medicine education, Richard Hayden


July 22, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Dr. Fischer wants to improve the health of children everywhere

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

Philip (Phil) Fischer, M.D., says he’s always been interested in improving the health of children everywhere. He earned a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in England to enhance his ability to do so. He worked at a medical center in what is now the Democratic Republic of […]

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Tags: gastroenterology, Mark Topazian, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric research, Philip Fischer, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical Center


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