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April 19, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/19/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

This week saw some advances in neurology for patients with memory loss or Parkinson’s disease, as well as furthered understanding of the role race plays in personalized medicine. Read about these, updates on COVID-19, and a number of other findings in health care and biomedical research. Physical activity slows cognitive decline in APOE e4 carriers […]

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Tags: acute kidney injury, Amaal Starling, artificial intelligence, brain cancer, brain tumor, chronic kidney disease, clinical trials, cognitive impairment, concussion, COVID-19, Cumara O'Carroll, diversity


April 12, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/12/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

News this week includes a lifetime recognition for Mayo Clinic’s associate dean of nursing research, expert commentary on other’s medical research, advancements in understanding Alzheimer’s disease, and regional research collaborations to improve cancer care. Pregnancy After Pioneering Treatment for Early Menopause Medscape, 4/12/2021 A novel therapy combining platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) that is injected […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Alzheimer's disease, biomarkers, biomedical engineering, biomedical research, cancer, clinical trials, COVID-19, Guojun Bu, health disparities, Jeremy McBride, Jonathan M. Morris


April 6, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Regenerative medicine on cusp of health care transformation

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

The evolution of regenerative medicine has reached a milestone, moving from exploratory pipelines to daily clinical care options. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine, a driver of this innovation, explored the underpinnings needed to more broadly advance regenerative health care toward standardized practice. The conclusions of this study are outlined in a review published in […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Atta Behfar, Center for Regenerative Medicine, education, multiple chronic conditions, regenerative medicine, research education, Satsuki Yamada


April 5, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/5/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Mayo Clinic research and faculty experts were featured in a variety of news stories including 3D printed surgical models, early treatment for smoldering multiple myeloma, and heart attacks in women. Study: Patients with chronic kidney disease have high risk of acute kidney injury News Medical Life Sciences, 3/30/2021 Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurred in nearly […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, blood cancer, chronic kidney disease, Clifford Jack Jr., COVID-19, digital health, Eric Moore, genetic testing, genetics


April 1, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Research News Roundup — Q1 2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The first quarter of 2021 saw furthered understanding the SARS-CoV-2 virus and related COVID-19 viral infection. In addition, a number of advances occurred including in genetics knowledge, cancer treatments, as well as interinstitutional collaborations, expanding programs and recognition of some of the most exceptional contributions of current and former Mayo Clinic clinician-scientists. Mayo Clinic, Thermo Fisher […]

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Tags: Arizona State University, biomarkers, brain cancer, BRCA2, breast cancer, chemotherapy, COVID-19, David Holmes Jr., diversity, education, Fergus Couch, gene varient


March 29, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 3/29/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The news of the week puts a face on some unique COVID-19 related stories, medical school graduates and a range of other health care research topics. Luther College student creates tool to help underserved communities get vaccinated KTTC, 3/26/2021 Trying to navigate the information superhighway of a global pandemic is difficult, and some minority groups […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, collaboration, COVID-19, Craig Sawchuk, Deepa Narasimhulu, education, gynecologic surgery, gynecology, health disparities, integrative medicine, James Kirkland


March 22, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 3/22/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

News including Mayo Clinic research and research expertise this week covered a wide range of topics, including genetic testing to inform prescribing blood thinners and therapies for bile duct and gall bladder cancers. A number of women’s health related articles highlighted Mayo Clinic research, there were some arguments for naps, and the ever present COVID-19 […]

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Tags: antiplatelet, asthma, bile duct cancer, breast cancer, COVID-19, Diego Zaquera Carvalho, Elizabeth Stewart, gall bladder cancer, gastroenterology, genetic testing, genetics, genomics


March 18, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Advancing regenerative medicine through education

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Education is a cornerstone of Mayo Clinic’s strategy to bring regenerative medicine to more patients. A workforce trained in the emerging field of regenerative sciences is integral to advancing this new era of health care into daily clinical practice. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine has invested years developing, refining, and disseminating the “Regenerative Medicine […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, David Soriano, Ewoma Ogbaudu, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, medical research education, regenerative sciences, research education, Saranya Wyles, Shannon Strader


March 11, 2021 · Leave a Comment

From advanced-practice provider to regenerative medicine innovator

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

It’s not often that an advanced-practice provider is the teacher and a physician is the student. What some may consider a role reversal is one of many ways that Jennifer Arthurs, a nurse practitioner for Mayo Clinic’s Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites in Florida, is at the vanguard of a new wave in medical practice. Regenerative […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Jennifer Arthurs, medical innovation, ophthalmology, patient experience, platelet rich plasma, practice improvement, Shane Shapiro


March 10, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic physician cracks patient’s mysterious illness with epigenetics technology

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Kenneth Hobby assumed his fever, fatigue and aching pains on that day in May 2018 were from another bout of malaria. He was visiting Zambia in southern Africa — the stomping grounds of his childhood and a place where the mosquito-borne parasite is common. He had returned to the vast safari lands, as he often […]

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Tags: blood disease, Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, epigenetics, genomics, hematology, Mrinal Patnaik, rare disease


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