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March 13, 2019

Business innovation with an eye on improving vision

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

If eyes are the window to the world, Timothy W. Olsen, M.D. is building high performance window frames. With a passion for restoring vision, the ophthalmologist set sights on developing and bringing to market a first-of-its-kind device for treating age-related macular degeneration. The synergies around the Destination Medical Center economic initiative and Mayo Clinic’s research […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, Destination Medical Center, life sciences discovery, medical innovation, ophthalmology, Timothy W. Olsen


December 4, 2018

Research News Roundup — November 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. How viruses hijack part of your immune system and use it against you An enzyme intended to prevent autoimmune disease can be […]

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Tags: augmented human intelligence, basic science, Bradley Erickson, brain tumor, cancer, Geoffrey Johnson, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, neurology, prostate cancer, radiology


July 9, 2018

Offering underserved groups access to cutting-edge research

By Kris Schanilec kschanilec

For many patients, clinical trials offer a chance to benefit from promising new treatments that are not available in the doctor’s office. Yet not all people have the same access to these opportunities. Groups such as racial minorities, older individuals, and those with low income are less likely than others to participate in clinical trials, […]

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Tags: biobank, blood cancer, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, clinical trials, community engagement, Gerardo Colon-Otero, health disparities, hematology, HPV, lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


June 14, 2018

Bridging the gap: Introducing the health care of tomorrow

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Forward-thinking leadership, unparalleled expertise and a commitment to solving unmet patient needs allow Mayo Clinic to bridge the gap between the delivery of traditional health care today and the rapid advancement of revolutionary care in the near future. Increasing Translational Capabilities Traditionally, it could take years for physician-scientists to develop the essential expertise to create […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, regenerative medicine, research education, stem cells


June 11, 2018

Bioartificial liver: Potential to avoid transplant

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Mayo Clinic researchers are planning clinical trials of a bioartificial  liver that might eventually provide an alternative to transplantation for patients with liver failure. Known as the Mayo Spheroid Reservoir Bioartificial Liver (SRBAL), the novel device has been shown to reduce the severity of liver disease and improve survival in laboratory testing on pigs. (Bioartificial […]

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Tags: Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Scott Nyberg, transplant


May 30, 2018

Florida symposium on Alzheimer’s disease features Mayo Clinic researchers and state-based research findings

By Lynda de Widt ldewidt

June is national Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month—and in Florida—research investigators from around the state will gather in Orlando to highlight basic science advances for this devastating disease. The Florida Health Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness & Research Symposium, June 7-8, features presentations by several Mayo Clinic researchers from Florida and is hosted by the Florida Department […]

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer's disease, Leonard Petrucelli, Neill Graff-Radford, neurology, Nilufer Ertekin-Taner


March 1, 2018

Mayo Clinic at HIMSS 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic experts will present on a variety of IT topics at the 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, March 5-9, in Las Vegas. HIMSS describes itself as a “global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology.” Its annual conference draws 10s of thousands of health information and technology […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, OptumLabs


January 16, 2018

Genetic tests + coordinated care + research = hope for patients with a genetic neurological disease

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

  Life with an inherited disease sometimes brings unexpected twists and turns. Five-year-old Gus Erickson has navigated the gyrations with the help of Mayo Clinic’s Neurofibromatosis Clinic. Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue. Those tumors can develop anywhere in the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, genetics, neurology, tumor


November 2, 2017

Targeting a Molecular Abnormality

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Microsatellite instability (MSI) might sound like something a NASA engineer would study. But it’s actually a molecular abnormality found in 15 percent of colorectal cancers, explains Mayo Clinic medical oncologist and gastroenterologist Frank A. Sinicrope, M.D., who is testing an immunotherapy drug that could help patients with this subtype of colorectal cancer. Just recently, researchers […]

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Tags: biomarkers, clinical trials, Forefront, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


September 26, 2017

Teaching an old REP new tricks–Rochester Epidemiology Project partnering with local Public Health

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

  Dan Jensen, M.P.H., is the associate director, Olmsted County Public Health; and director, Olmsted County Preventive Services. The Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) has supported over 2,600 peer-reviewed scientific research publications covering a span of more than 50 years. Recent REP additions of the data exploration portal, adding Olmsted County Public Health data, and supporting […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, population health, Rochester Epidemiology Project


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