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October 28, 2021

Multidimensional neurosurgeon

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

Editor’s Note: This article is the second in the Young Innovators series, originally published in Mayo Clinic’s Alumni Magazine. Each article features Mayo Clinic trainee inventors and explores their journeys as biomedical entrepreneurs. All of these trainees say their goal was to improve health care for patients. When he was a resident in the Department […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, biomedical engineering, collaboration, entrepreneurship, gastroenterology, medical research education, neurologic surgery, orthopedics, transplant, William Clifton III, Young Innovators


October 21, 2021

Eyes on the patient

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

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in the Young Innovators series, originally published in Mayo Clinic’s Alumni Magazine. Each article features a Mayo Clinic trainee inventor and explores their journeys as biomedical entrepreneurs. All of these trainees say their goal was to improve health care for patients. Allisa Song and her team are past […]

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Tags: Allisa Song, biomedical engineering, biomedical research, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, entrepreneurship, glaucoma, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, medical innovation, Office of Entrepreneurship, ophthalmology, Young Innovators


September 28, 2021

An inside look at the state-of-the-art supports enabling invention

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

Throughout Mayo Clinic, innovation is the thread that weaves through countless initiatives aimed at improving patient care. While Mayo’s most cutting-edge discoveries are often widely known, the vast majority of innovative endeavors occur behind the scenes. One of the more low-profile assets in Mayo Clinic Laboratories’ innovation arsenal is the media kitchen, where specialized media […]

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Tags: biomedical engineering, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


May 3, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 5/3/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

As a leading academic medical center, Mayo Clinic content often is cited by media, be it our website, news releases or other articles. Our research becomes the story, and our researchers weigh in on health topics worldwide, including commenting on research findings published by other institutions. In this week’s news, you will find a connection […]

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Tags: Aaron Fairbanks, Andres Acosta, anxiety, biomedical engineering, brain, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, concussion, COVID-19, deep brain stimulation, depression


April 12, 2021

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. Mayo-UW-Eau Claire partnership seeks to aid cancer treatment Yahoo News, via The Leader-Telegram, 4/11/2021 The term “amazing” popped up repeatedly as […]

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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


February 17, 2021

Advancing cell-based regenerative therapy for heart failure

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

February is American Heart Month, a time to highlight innovative research that seeks to advance cellular therapy as a new option for restoring heart health. One of the latest discoveries in the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Mayo Clinic Van Cleve Cardiac Regenerative Medicine Program established a way to engineer stem cells that activate regenerative […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Atta Behfar, biomedical engineering, cardiac regeneration, cardiopoietic stem cells, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, heart failure, Mark Li, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, tissue engineering


January 6, 2021

Diverse ways regenerative medicine is advancing health care

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Regenerative medicine has contributed to patient care in 2020 more than ever before, bolstered by synergies in research, practice and education. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine is at the forefront of a biotherapy revolution in which health care advances from treating disease to restoring health. “The centrality of the body to regenerate itself is […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Andre Terzic, artificial intelligence, Atta Behfar, autoimmune disorder, biomedical engineering, CAR T-cell therapy, CAR-T, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical research, clinical trials, data science


October 23, 2020

Examining and mitigating musculoskeletal strains experienced by medical professionals

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

By Nick Fetty, Iowa State University College of Engineering Surgeons and other medical professionals can develop musculoskeletal problems because of the excessive amount of time they spend on their feet and the awkward postures that they assume during their work tasks. Researchers in Iowa State University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) aim to […]

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Tags: biomedical engineering, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, ergonomics, health care systems engineering, Iowa State University, physician burnout, research education, surgery, Susan Hallbeck


June 23, 2020

Harnessing the body’s ability to heal

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Researchers at Mayo Clinic are studying ways to engineer human-like tissue to bolster the body’s ability to heal itself. Scientists in the Regenerative Medicine Biomaterials and Biomolecules Lab have engineered biomaterials that could regenerate tissue capable of restoring injured nerves and bones. They’ve discovered that biomaterials derived from polymers are biodegradable. When used along with […]

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Tags: biomedical engineering, bone regeneration, Center for Regenerative Medicine, discovery research, Lichun Lu, neuroregeneration, tissue engineering, Xifeng Liu


April 21, 2020

Celebration of student research

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

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences held its annual Student Research Symposium in September, with poster sessions, oral presentations, a keynote speaker, a Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition and Teacher of the Year awards. “The Alumni Association and Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences co-sponsored symposium and Teacher of the Year awards are the […]

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Tags: biomedical engineering, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Emma Goddery, general internal medicine, immunology, Lewis Roberts, Martin Fernandez-Zapico, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, molecular pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, neurosciences, oncology, Stephen Ekker


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