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June 5, 2018

Research News Roundup-May 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. News flash about hot flashes: They can last longer than you think Mayo Clinic study finds women are experiencing hot flashes, night […]

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Tags: All of Us, atrial fibrillation, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Eva Galanis, Gianrico Farrugia, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Judy Boughey, lung cancer, Matthew Goetz, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


May 24, 2018

Mayo’s RIGHT 10K – moving pharmacogenomics into everyday clinical practice

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on March 20, 2018. By Sharon Rosen After nearly half a century of research, Mayo Clinic is a leader in moving pharmacogenomics into clinical practice. This year pharmacogenomics test results for 10,000 Mayo Clinic patients, all participants in the RIGHT 10K study, are being added […]

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Tags: biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA testing, genetics, Paul Takahashi, pharmacogenomics, Richard Weinshilboum


May 8, 2018

Doctor, are you feeling okay?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

For physicians, the practice of medicine comes with a cost beyond medical school bills. In many cases, our doctors pay in health and wellness. And Americans pays, too. Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have estimated that the annual cost of physicians leaving the medical profession or making an error due to burnout could be $3.4 […]

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Tags: Colin West, Lotte Dyrbye, physician burnout


May 2, 2018

Research News Roundup-April 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Each month, we publish Mayo Clinic’s Research News Roundup. This article includes brief summaries and links to news releases from the preceding month that discuss some of our latest medical research. It also connects readers to related resources. This month’s Roundup includes some exciting news from Mayo Clinic Health System, and we expect we’ll be […]

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Tags: clinical trials, integrative medicine, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, opioids, Research News Roundup, Timothy Nelson


March 27, 2018

Regenerative sports medicine

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Stem cells are, perhaps, the most widely known component of regenerative therapy, but they are not the only one, and each has its own application: Stem cells can be used to grow new tissue of any type in the body if injected at the site of injured or damaged tissues and activated. Growth factors is a term for […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Jonathan Finnoff, regenerative medicine, sports medicine, stem cells


March 13, 2018

Regenerative medicine therapies program at Mayo Clinic in Florida

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Shane Shapiro, M.D., is dedicated to advancing the science of orthopedics and regenerative medicine through research. He is assistant professor of orthopedic surgery and program director for the Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites, Mayo Center for Regenerative Medicine. In the video below, Dr. Shapiro discusses the results of his randomized controlled trial of bone marrow aspiration […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, orthopedics, osteoarthritis, Shane Shapiro, stem cells


February 20, 2018

Researching stem cell therapy for lung transplant patients

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

In a recent study in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, a team of researchers at Mayo Clinic looked at the safety and feasibility of using stem cells to treat a condition that can devastate lung transplant patients. The disease itself is called bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, or BOS, and involves inflammation and scarring in the smallest branches of […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Cesar Kellar, clinical trials, regenerative medicine, stem cells, transplant


February 13, 2018

4 key things to know about the possibilities, pitfalls of gene editing

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Gene editing has captivated scientists and medical providers with tantalizing visions of wiping out debilitating inherited diseases. Could conditions like Huntington’s disease, for example, be cured by using a tool that acts as a “molecular scissors” to remove and replace disease-causing DNA? Or, would gene editing tempt some to engineer designer babies […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, Megan Allyse


December 6, 2017

Research Roundup–November 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Research Roundup is a compilation of research news releases from Mayo Clinic during the last month. You can read the brief summaries in this post, or click through for the full news release and related content. Thanks for visiting Advancing the Science! Research finds hot flashes, night sweats connected to obstructive sleep apnea risk […]

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Tags: anticoagulant, atrial fibrillation, cardiology, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, J. William Charboneau, Joseph Grande, menopause, MOG antibody, neurology, prostate cancer, research education


October 19, 2017

Cycling Through Multiple Myeloma

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

It was Labor Day 2009 when Andy received the same diagnosis his wife had heard 12 years earlier — a one in 14 million possibility. Andy’s wife Sue was diagnosed on April 11, 1997, with multiple myeloma, and she died on May 1. She never came out of the hospital. Their kids were 12 and […]

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Tags: clinical trials, Forefront, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma


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