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October 12, 2021 · Leave a Comment

What’s the best treatment for this condition? The Knowledge Synthesis team can help.

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Knowledge synthesis is a key component  of health care delivery research in which all available evidence on a particular topic is summarized through comprehensive literature searches and analyzed using advanced qualitative and quantitative synthesis methods. The Knowledge Synthesis Program in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, big data, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, Evidence-based Practice Center, health technology, Irbaz Riaz, kidney cancer, knowledge synthesis, liver disease, M. Hassan Murad, medical innovation


August 10, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 8/9/2021

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

COVID-19 has once again taken almost all the headlines. However, research and expertise across the vastness of medicine still continues. Those stories are at the top — dancing after menopause, hemp seeds for inflammation, ‘brain orgasms’, and more. Then read on for the latest understanding in why the delta variant spreads even among vaccinated people, […]

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Tags: Abinash Virk, Ala Dababneh, Angela Dispenzieri, antibodies, arthritis, Arya Mohabbat, cancer, cardiology, chemotherapy, COVID-19, dementia, Devang Sanghavi


July 19, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 7/19/2021

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

Mayo research and faculty expertise were cited on topics such as the health benefits of a pet, narcolepsy, the benefits of second opinions for patient outcomes, hiccups, COVID-19 modeling and a variety of other healthcare concerns. Star Tribune, Competing models at start of pandemic hurt public’s trust … Mayo leaders in spring 2020 reached out […]

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Tags: Abinash Virk, aging, Alzheimer's disease, Andrew Badley, Andrew Jagim, anemia, animal model, antiplatelet, anxiety, artificial intelligence, bioethics, biomedical ethics


June 28, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 6/28/2021

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

Vaping, medical AI, the challenges of serving patients with cancer and diabetes, current COVID-19 vaccine and long haul information, and a wide selection of other topics are covered in this week’s news. The Vaping Study You Haven’t Heard Of Slate, 6/25/2021 A report from the Mayo Clinic looked at 70,000 patients and found no link […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, antibodies, artificial intelligence, Ashley Wentworth, autoimmune disorder, Barbara Barry, bioethics, biomedical ethics, cancer, cardiovascular disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, COVID-19


June 15, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Transforming medicine for patients with respiratory diseases

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery provides a unique service for Mayo Clinic. Embedded in the medical practice, its objective is to transform the practice of medicine – from the inside out. Center researchers work within multidisciplinary teams to identify areas for improvement within […]

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Tags: Aahd Kubbara, acute respiratory illness, Alanna Chamberlain, Andrew Limper, Ann Vu, antifungal, biomedical research, Cassie Kennedy, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, COVID-19


June 14, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 6/14/2021

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

Read on for news of the week that includes Mayo Clinic Research and research experts. Topics include a new Alzheimer’s medication, COVID-19, and various regenerative medicine innovations. US approves first new Alzheimer’s drug in 20 years  BBC, 6/8/2021 A controversial drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration in […]

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer's disease, Andre Terzic, animal model, biomedical ethics, brain, BRCA1, breast cancer, cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Cheryl Willman, concussion


June 2, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Researchers develop new technique to study ‘microcancers’ and screen cancer-fighting drugs

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

A team from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering and Mayo Clinic have developed a new technique for creating “microcancer” cell cultures. It allows researchers to form hundreds of microcancers in a high-throughput format using a small, microfabricated chip, enabling direct measurement of cell health or response to drugs. It also allows […]

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Tags: cancer research, Farhad Kosari, genomics, George Vasmatzis, Panos Anastasiadis, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


May 20, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Diagnostic test — Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., reflects on a lab in a pressure cooker

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

Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory in the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, has been involved in his fair share of viral outbreaks. He led a team that worked to develop a test for the Zika virus outbreak in 2016. He was involved in planning for patients during […]

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Tags: basic science, biomedical research, collaboration, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, discovery research, Matthew Binnicker, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, virology


May 17, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 5/17/2021

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

In the news this week, highlighting Mayo Clinic research and faculty experts, we welcome a new leader and see discussions across the research continuum. Topics range from quality improvement and innovation initiatives, to basic science discoveries, the latest in artificial intelligence in health care and clinical trials. All highlight investigations into improving outcomes and experience […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, asthma, biobank, blood clots, cardiology, Cheryl Willman, Chia-Chun Chiang, COVID-19, Dennis Dickson, dermatology, Filippo Pinto e Vairo, gene variant


May 6, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Giving youth a voice in pediatric health research

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Children are underrepresented and understudied in clinical trials, limiting the number of children-focused research studies and the overall advancement of pediatric medicine. To address this, Mayo Clinic researchers established a first-of-its-kind Pediatric Advisory Board to engage youth as partners in research and enhance pediatric research participation. A description of the board and results of interviews […]

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Tags: Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, community engagement, Pediatric Advisory Board


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