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August 19, 2019

Yale and Mayo Clinic awarded FDA grant to study opioid prescribing and use

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

— Yale University Office of Public Affairs & Communications Yale University and Mayo Clinic have been awarded a grant for up to $5.3 million over two years by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to study patients’ experiences with pain and use of opioids prescribed for acute pain. This project is part of the Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI), […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, CERSI, FDA, Nilay Shah, opioids


August 15, 2019

HLHS consortium gives hope to babies with rare congenital heart defect

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) is a rare disease that affects approximately 1 of every 4,300 babies every year.  HLHS is a congenital heart defect in which the left side of the heart is underdeveloped. It occurs during fetal growth when the baby’s heart is developing. Without immediate intervention after birth, 95% of infants with HLHS […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, regenerative medicine, research, stem cells, Timothy Nelson


August 14, 2019

Can BioBanks Help Close Gaps in Health Outcomes?

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Barbara J. Toman By definition, personalized medicine requires diversity. One-size-fits-all doesn’t work for every individual, especially members of groups that are medically underserved. In collaboration with Arizona State University and Mountain Park Health Center (MPHC) in Phoenix, Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine has created a biobank to enhance the diversity of Mayo’s medical research. Sangre Por Salud (Spanish for Blood […]

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Tags: biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, diversity, health disparities, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, Richard Caselli, Sangre Por Salud


August 13, 2019

Inspired to innovate: Detecting heart disease earlier with the help of artificial intelligence

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Nicole Sisk Artificial intelligence will play a key role in Mayo Clinic’s future and that of health care worldwide. The Department of Cardiovascular Medicine is combining artificial intelligence with standard tests to improve patient care. Each year at Mayo Clinic, 250,000 patients have an electrocardiogram, or ECG. It’s a common, inexpensive test designed to […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diversity, health disparities, heart disease, Itzhak Attia, LaPrincess Brewer, Paul Friedman, Peter Noseworthy, Sharonne Hayes


August 5, 2019

Blood thinners in combination increase bleeding risk, Mayo study finds

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Gastrointestinal bleeding is a common side effect for many blood-thinning medications. But new Mayo Clinic research finds that risk is amplified when patients receive more than one blood thinner – especially if they’re 75 or older. The study, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, found patients receiving an anticoagulant drug and an antiplatelet drug, in […]

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Tags: AHRQ, anticoagulant, antiplatelet, blood thinner, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Che Ngufor, gastroenterology, Neena Abraham, Nilay Shah, OptumLabs, Peter Noseworthy, Xiaoxi Yao


August 1, 2019

Research News Roundup–July 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research-related news releases from Mayo Clinic in the past month. It also connects readers to associated resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Racism influences medical students’ decision on practicing in minority or underserved communities, study says A longitudinal study of […]

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Tags: autoimmune disorder, biomedical research, cancer, cardiology, Christopher Camp, clinical trials, education, HLHS, Lotte Dyrbye, medical innovation, neuroimmunology, orthopedic surgery


July 31, 2019

Identifying hereditary cancer risk: genetic testing can lead to better screening, earlier treatment

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Sharon Rosen Do you have family members who have been diagnosed with gastrointestinal, breast or ovarian cancer? According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, nearly 5% to 10% of these cancers can be hereditary. That’s why it is important to share your family medical history with your physician, who can determine if you and […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, gastrointestinal cancer, genetic testing, hereditary cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, ovarian cancer


July 30, 2019

New Ph.D. students pledge to uphold biomedical ethics in new scientist’s oath

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Jon Holten Just as aspiring physicians pledge to uphold medical ethics in the Hippocratic Oath, incoming Ph.D. students at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for the first time recently pledged to uphold biomedical ethics. As part of orientation, 52 students pursuing a doctoral degree in biomedical science started their research training by […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, biomedical research, Bruce Horazdovsky, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, medical research education, research education, Stephen Ekker


July 29, 2019

Handling a critical drug shortage: The case of the effect of Hurricanes Maria and Irma on liquid nutrition

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Adolfo Espitia, Jr., undergraduate public affairs intern Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck back-to-back in Puerto Rico on Sept. 6 and 20, 2017, destroying pharmaceutical manufacturing plants that long supplied Mayo Clinic. Puerto Rico-based factories were the clinic’s single source of an amino acid solution required for preparation of liquid nutrition administered intravenously (called “parenteral […]

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Tags: Erin Nystrom, Molly McMahon, pharmacy, Whitney Bergquist


July 25, 2019

Undergraduate students participate in Mayo research, develop careers, collaborations

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Advancements in the field of medical research do not always follow a straight line. There are obstacles, challenges and questions that are seemingly unsolvable. When researchers reach an impasse, what can they do?

They can start with a new question. If everyone in the room is saying, “Yes, but …,” then it may be time to find someone who is asking, “Why not?”

That’s the genesis behind Innovative Minds Partnering to Advance Curative Therapies, known as IMPACT. The program brings together undergraduates from all fields of study and from colleges and universities around the Midwest. The students form teams, each with a faculty mentor, to form hypotheses for a single, shared research question.

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Tags: hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Katherine Campbell, Mayo Clinic Health System, Timothy Nelson


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