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February 17, 2020

AI system helps individualize treatment people diagnosed with depression

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

When searching for an exact diagnosis through a myriad of complex and serious factors spread across millions of data points, it helps to have a powerful magnifying glass — and another expert point of view. Enter Arjun Athreya, Ph.D., an engineer by trade who has a knack for bringing together data science algorithms and computing […]

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Tags: Arjun Athreya, artificial intelligence, collaboration, data science, depression, individualized medicine, pharmacology, precision medicine, team science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, William Bobo


February 14, 2020

Filling hearts instead of test tubes

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Editor’s note: This story is not about Mayo Clinic research, but rather about a part of a researcher’s life that builds hope in little hearts, and gives him joy. It’s 10 a.m. on a Thursday, and Merrick Ducharme is up to his elbows (OK, his wrists) in slime. The gooey, gluey mixture is not one […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, research


February 13, 2020

Embracing clinical research with ‘both feet and hands’

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

Adrian Vella, M.D., says medical careers run like a hereditary condition in his family. “My father is a physician, my brother is a surgeon, and there are lots of medical people on my mother’s side as well.” So it was almost inevitable that, from an early age, he thought about becoming a physician as well. […]

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Tags: Adrian Vella, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical research, Clinical Research and Trials Unit, clinical trials, diabetes, endocrinology, Henry Schultz, K Sreekumaran Nair, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Michael Jensen, Robert Rizza


February 11, 2020

Clinical Decision Support: Making It Easy to Do the Right Thing

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

According to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, clinical decision support provides clinicians, staff, patients or other individuals with knowledge and person-specific information, intelligently filtered or presented at appropriate times, to enhance health and health care. At Mayo Clinic there are a range of activities surrounding the development, optimization and implementation […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, artificial intelligence, clinical informatics, Justin Kreuter, Matthew Warner, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, patient safety, shared decision making


February 5, 2020

“I Just Didn’t Understand”: On a Mission to Cure ALS

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Barbara J. Toman For Veronique Belzil, Ph.D., the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is personal. In 2000, while working as a psychologist in Canada, she watched her husband’s uncle succumb to the disease. “The progression was so fast and his condition was so sad,” she says. “I just didn’t understand how this could […]

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Tags: ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, epigenetics, Lou Gehrig's disease, Veronique Belzil


February 3, 2020

Merging minds to accelerate research discovery

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University formed the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care in 2010 to merge minds and accelerate research discoveries, improve patient care through innovation and transform medical education to enhance health outcomes. Highlights of two of the joint research efforts follow. Identifying a blood-based biomarker for early-stage […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Arizona State University, basic science, biomarkers, Charles Adler, infectious disease, Michael Sierks, MRSA, Parkinson's disease, Robin Patel


January 31, 2020

How a love for learning inspired an investment in physicians of the future

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Jay Alix grew up surrounded by an unlikely team of experts. That, and a supportive community, gave him a push that turned him into a world-class business leader. Now a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees, he’s sharing his legendary business acumen to help Mayo Clinic educate the next generation of physician-scientists and […]

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Tags: Gianrico Farrugia, John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Model of Research, medical innovation, research, research education


January 27, 2020

Neuro regeneration for chemo brain: Mi-Hyeon Jang, Ph.D.

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Cognitive dysfunction, sometimes called “chemo brain,” stemming from chemotherapy is a major adverse condition affecting approximately 14 million cancer patients and survivors in the United States. Although chemo brain has been widely reported by patients and clinicians, the cause of concentration and memory problems in cancer patients is not well understood. Mayo Clinic researchers are […]

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Tags: cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, chemo brain, chemotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mi-Hyeon Jang, neuroregeneration, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


January 16, 2020

Patient-centered research originates across health care

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Patient-centered research. It’s this kind of research that leads to practice transformation – improving outcomes, costs and overall experience with health and health care. And patients are the reason Kirsten Holbrook, a supervisor in the Respiratory Care Department, Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire, Wisconsin, decided to conduct a research project. Holbrook and her multidisciplinary […]

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Tags: cardiology, Christopher Williams, Mayo Clinic Health System, Muhammad Rishi, patient experience, pulmonary and critical care medicine, research, surgical outcomes


January 15, 2020

My Mouth Is Not Watering: The Perplexing World of Salivary Gland Pathology

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

So in mid-January, the holiday season is still fresh in your mind. Quite likely it was a time when you made full use of your senses of smell and taste. Mmmm. Just thinking about cookies baking in the kitchen is enough to get your mouth watering. So what happens if your mouth doesn’t water? In […]

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Tags: Joaquin Garcia, Justin Kreuter, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, oral health, tumor


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