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May 26, 2022

Neuroscience research mentors pay it forward

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

As a medical student in Mexico, Paola Suarez-Meade, M.D., was confident she wanted a career that included research along with clinical work. But among her teachers, the most common career paths involved making a choice: either treat patients or study disease. A fascination with stem cells prompted her to seek out a research stint in the […]

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Tags: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory, Emily Norton, glioblastoma, Hugo Guerrero-Cazares, Kaisorn Chaichana, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, mentorship, neurologic surgery, neurology, Paola Suarez-Meade, Paula Valentina Schiapparelli


May 23, 2022

Saranya Wyles: Regenerating damaged skin

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

When she was just 8 years old, Saranya Wyles, M.D., Ph.D., would recite the stages of wound healing in Latin terms — rubor, tumor, calor, dolor and functio laesa— to her father at the dinner table. Decades later, that ingrained knowledge would be a cornerstone of her regenerative medicine research, education and practice at Mayo […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, dermatology, education, Saranya Wyles, senescent cells, skin regeneration, wound healing, zombie cells


May 19, 2022

How Mayo Clinic is finding new ways to care for more people with cancer

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

By Cheryl Willman, M.D., executive director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, and director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. This story was originally published on the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center blog. As I reflect on my first months as executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs and director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, I am thrilled to lead one […]

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Tags: cancer, carbon ion therapy, Cheryl Willman, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, messenger RNA, proton beam therapy, radiation therapy, virtual health care


May 18, 2022

Mayo patient with life-threatening multidrug-resistant infection treated with experimental phage therapy combined with surgery  

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Mark Pearce, 61, was facing a possible limb amputation, even death, when a multidrug-resistant bacterial infection within his prosthetic hip replacement device started raging in his bloodstream. With his fever soaring to more than 105 degrees, Mark was taken by ambulance, that day in spring of 2020, to Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.  “My […]

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Tags: antibacterial resistance, bacteriophages, Center for Individualized Medicine, infection, phage


May 17, 2022

Pragmatic innovation solves unmet patient needs

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

Mayo Clinic Laboratories provides reference lab and related services for hospitals and other health care providers around the world. Their expertise goes beyond that of a typical reference laboratory, in that they also provide diagnostic laboratory services for Mayo Clinic hospitals and outpatient clinics. Furthermore, they daily work hand-in-hand with clinicians and other scientists to […]

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Tags: biomedical research, clinical research, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, lab medicine, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, William Morice


May 12, 2022

Mayo Clinic in space: A history of discovery

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

Mayo Clinic has made important contributions to space medicine and research since the dawn of the U.S. space program, and prior to that with aeronautical research during World War II.   “Historically, Mayo Clinic has been closely involved in aerospace medicine,” says Jan Stepanek, M.D., director of Aerospace Medicine on Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus. “Former Mayo staff […]

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Tags: Abba Zubair, aeronautical research, aerospace medicine, Alejandro Rabinstein, Jan Stepanek, Michael Harrison, Space medicine, stem cells in space


May 9, 2022

Regenerating damaged vocal cords

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Cells from amniotic membrane show potential of repairing vocal cord injuries that don’t respond to standard care, Mayo Clinic discovered in preclinical research. The placental membrane provides a rich source of epithelial cells that could regenerate damaged tissue. Research by David Lott, M.D., a laryngeal surgeon in Arizona, found epithelial cells extracted after childbirth triggered […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, David Lott, vocal cord regeneration


May 5, 2022

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: In the Limelight, May 2022

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 reprint ‘In The Limelight’ […]

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Tags: cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular medicine, Diana Orbelo, heart health, Jaskanwal Deep S. Sara, Karl Nath, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, mental health, stress management


May 3, 2022

Research News Roundup — April 2022

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

At Mayo Clinic, biomedical, clinical and health care delivery research are ongoing. The evidence gathered by Mayo researchers, and other scientists, is used to ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care and achieve the best possible outcomes. Advancing the Science’s Research News Roundup excerpts research-related news releases published in the last month. Read […]

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Tags: biomarkers, brain, cancer, cancer prevention, CAR-T cell therapy, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, dementia, diversity, health equity, kidney transplant


April 28, 2022

Visiting the dentist saves money, reduces likelihood of hospitalization for people with diabetes or coronary artery disease

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Physicians and dentists know that oral health is a critical element of overall health. However, there are many unknowns with respect to the effects of regular dental care and a healthy mouth, teeth and gums. Furthermore, Medicare does not cover dental care, and although children receive dental care as part of Medicaid, coverage for adults […]

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Tags: Bijan Borah, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, coronary artery disease, data science, diabetes, health care policy, James Naessens, oral health


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