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January 18, 2022

Identifying best candidates with avascular necrosis for regenerative alternative to hip replacement

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

A regenerative alternative to total hip replacement delayed the need for artificial implants by at least seven years for 35% of patients who had surgery to treat avascular necrosis. That condition occurs when blood flow to the hip joint known as the femoral head is constricted, causing bone cells to die. This Mayo Clinic research, […]

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Tags: biotherapeutics, Center for Regenerative Medicine, hip decompression surgery, hip replacement, orthopedics, Rafael Sierra, regenerative medicine research


January 14, 2022

Fueling the future of telehealth through expanded services, research in sports medicine

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

Mayo Clinic’s Center for Digital Health is finding new ways to provide care to patients with digital tools. At the same time, it is conducting innovative research to fuel practice transformation. From virtual rounds to emergency medicine video consults, Mayo Clinic has expanded the delivery of medical care through telehealth by more than 500% since […]

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Tags: Center for Digital Health, concussion, emergency medicine, Neha Raukar, sports medicine, Steve Ommen, telehealth


January 11, 2022

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: In the Limelight, January 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 medicine, hypertension, Karl Nath, kidney disease, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, multiple chronic conditions, preeclampsia, pregnancy


December 27, 2021

A year of new directions and advancements for regenerative medicine

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

2021 has been a year of significant innovation across the field of regenerative medicine at Mayo Clinic. Important advancements in preclinical research, as well as new regenerative treatments for patients, further are solidifying Mayo Clinic’s reputation as a world-class leader in regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine is still a relatively new field of practice, representing a […]

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Tags: biomanufacturing, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Janani Reisenauer, Julie Allickson, regenerative medicine, Saad Kenderian


December 24, 2021

Yuletide discoveries in the research lab

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

Edward Kendall, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic biochemist, was a tenacious investigator who spent most of his time – holidays included – in his laboratory. On the night of December 23, 1914, he dozed off while conducting the chemical extraction of hog thyroid. When he awoke, what to his wondering eyes did appear but a mysterious […]

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Tags: Christmas, cortisone, Edward Kendall, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, penicillin, thryroid, thyroxine, vitamin c


December 23, 2021

Top 5 scientific conversation starters for the holidays

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

It never fails. At some point during every family holiday party someone says something awkward and then … there’s an uncomfortable silence. Change the subject with scientific style and panache with the help of this top 5 list of 2021 medical research stories from Advancing the Science. Trust us, everyone loves talking about their health […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, Christmas, esophageal cancer, Eugenia Trushina, gastroenterology, Gregory Poland, Holidays, individualized medicine, medical research, New Year's Eve, obesity


December 22, 2021

Battling trafficking

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

Editor’s Note: This article is the final in the Young Innovators series, originally published in Mayo Clinic’s Alumni Magazine. Each article features Mayo Clinic trainee innovators and explores their journeys. All of these trainees say their goal was to improve health care for patients. Fourth-year medical student Jennifer Talbott knows a thing or two about […]

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Tags: education, Jennifer Talbott, Juliana "Jewel" Kling, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, medical research, public health, Young Innovators


December 16, 2021

Now unstuck, the world is her oyster

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

Sara Ranjbar, Ph.D., has spent the last nine years unlearning what she’d practiced her whole life. Dr. Ranjbar is from Iran and learned from an early age to not speak up, challenge others or ask too many questions. As a graduate of one of the top engineering schools in Iran and working to implement a […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, glioblastoma, Kristin Swanson, medical research, neurosurgery, research education, Sara Ranjbar


December 9, 2021

Curious John

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

When John Giudicessi, M.D., Ph.D., was growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, he fueled his incessant curiosity by taking apart unused items in the family’s basement. He caught frogs and turtles in a backyard creek. He loved figuring out how things worked. His parents encouraged him to ask questions. Dr. Giudicessi says the burgeoning scientist […]

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Tags: cardiology, Center for Individualized Medicine, Frank Brozovich, John Giudicessi, medical research, Medical Scientist Training Program, Michael Ackerman, molecular pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, precision medicine, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship


December 7, 2021

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: In the Limelight, December 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: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Karl Nath, Kogod Center on Aging, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, molecular biology, Robert Pignolo, senescent cells, sports medicine, women's health


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