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Mayo Clinic Medical Science Blog – an eclectic collection of research- and research education-related stories: feature stories, mini news bites, learning opportunities, profiles and more from Mayo Clinic.

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February 27, 2019

Leading the charge in regenerative medicine

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Regenerative medicine therapies aim to rebuild and restore health to patients challenged by chronic conditions and degenerative diseases. Despite advances in the field, much of the science is still in early research phases, meaning that many treatments haven’t been proven safe and effective for humans as standard-of-care therapies yet. Because the scientific process is long, […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, Center for Regenerative Medicine, regenerative medicine, Shane Shapiro, Zubin Master


February 26, 2019

Bone Marrow Stem Cells Stall Out in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

By Sara Tiner saratiner

For patients who have chronic lymphocytic leukemia, fighting off a serious infection can be difficult and often is just not possible. And a team of Mayo researchers is starting to find out why in a paper published recently in the journal Leukemia. What is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia? This disease is cancer of an immune cell […]

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Tags: basic science, blood cancer, cancer, Center for Biomedical Discovery, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, immunology, Kay Medina, leukemia, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Neil Kay, Wei Ding


January 24, 2019

Golden era in medicine: Regenerative medicine symposium looks to the future

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Practice advancements, scientific discoveries, product development and access to care were just a few of the topics featured at the 2018 Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery, held earlier this month in Scottsdale, Ariz. Over 200 providers, scientists, educators, students, entrepreneurs and patient advocates were in attendance to share knowledge and discuss how science driven […]

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Tags: Atta Behfar, Center for Regenerative Medicine, regenerative medicine, Richard Hayden, stem cells, Wyatt Decker


January 7, 2019

One more gift for you in the new year

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Were you good last year? If so (or even if not – we don’t judge) you might enjoy these little gifts of new knowledge, ideas, technology, and more from Mayo Clinic Research. Read on to learn about some of our newest research programs. Explore some of our shiniest websites (so new the dust hasn’t had […]

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Tags: basic science, biomedical research, cancer, Center for Biomedical Discovery, E. Aubrey Thompson, Ian Lanza, Jan van Deursen, Jian Yuan, Kathleen Yost, Kay Medina, Kenton Kaufman, liver cancer


October 16, 2018

Regenerative medicine facilities and expertise in Florida

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

The Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites has seen 1,000 patients since opening on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus almost two years ago. The model, which integrated patient care with laboratory functions, is enabling the development and use of regenerative medicine products. The unique space serves both patients and clinicians, providing a place for multidisciplinary teams to expand current projects […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, medical research, orthopedics, Shane Shapiro, stem cells


August 9, 2018

Using CSI-type technology to unravel the source of bacteria

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on May 28, 2018. Mayo Clinic laboratory workers have a new tool to perform high tech genetic sleuthing for the source of stubborn, sometimes life-threatening bacteria. Bacterial whole genome sequencing can trace individual isolates of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, also known as Staph […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, genome, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Nicholas Chia, Robin Patel


July 30, 2018

What’s new on the web?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

At Mayo Clinic, research is integral to everything we do. We would be unable to offer the highest possible levels of care and continually improve the practice of medicine without research, and the education programs and processes that underpin our care. Our research web is actually just a section of Mayo Clinic’s internet presence, but today we’re sharing some […]

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Tags: basic science, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Kristin Zhao


July 10, 2018

Using biological particles from milk to target liver cancer

By Kate Ledger k8ledger

Among cancers, liver tumors have been particularly hard for doctors to treat. The cancer cells tend to be hardy from the beginning and even undergo changes that make them more resistant to chemotherapies. What’s clear is that an effective treatment needs to reach the cancer cells, and not affect or damage the normal liver. The […]

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Tags: basic science, Center for Regenerative Medicine, liver cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Tushar Patel


June 25, 2018

Targeted DNA next-generation sequencing aids the molecular assessment of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Pancreas neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) are a collection of rare neoplasms distinct from pancreas ductal adenocarcinoma. Although the molecular profile of pNETs is somewhat unclear, advances in molecular tumor genotyping is one area of research that is advancing the understanding of this disease. In a 2017 article published in Oncotarget, Ferga Gleeson, M.D., M.B., B.Ch., a specialist […]

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Tags: basic science, Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, Ferga Gleeson, gastroenterology, individualized medicine, pancreatic cancer, precision medicine


June 13, 2018

Following grant renewal, CCaTS abuzz with activity

By Caitlin Doran caityrosey

In October 2017, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) renewed Mayo Clinic’s Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences—an award totaling $48.8 million over five years. This renewal allows Mayo Clinic to continue pursuing its long-term goals in clinical and translational science, while also setting new short term objectives. […]

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Tags: Adil Bharucha, Amanda Leightner, Andrew Badley, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical trials, David Warner, education, Stephen Ekker, Sundeep Khosla, zebrafish


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