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Items Tagged ‘biomedical ethics’

January 14, 2021

3 things to consider before preserving your stem cells

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

The proliferating stem cell banking industry is built on a riveting concept: Preserve stem cells while they’re most potent until they are needed later in life to potentially fight disease. What started out as a market for banking stem cells from a baby’s umbilical cord blood and tissue is mushrooming into an industry that now […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, biobank, bioethics, biomedical ethics, Center for Regenerative Medicine, stem cell research, stem cell therapy, stem cells, Zubin Master


December 9, 2020

Diversifying genomic medicine beyond genes

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

The work to improve health and health care is ongoing and ever-evolving. It takes many shapes, from streamlining delivery to improving care and pursuing inclusive medical research to help develop precision medicine for all populations. This was a key element of the Arizona Return of Actionable Variants Empirical, or RAVE, study, which brought genomic medicine to […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, diversity, DNA, genetics, genomics, health disparities, Iftikhar Kullo, Richard Sharp


May 11, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the News — Week in Review 5/11/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Many news stories last week covered aspects of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19. Each day several articles cited Mayo Clinic Research and quoted Mayo Clinic experts. Read on for snippets from some of these articles, and links to the full stories. A COVID-19 Vaccine by Fall Is Possible, But at What Cost? By Dennis Thompson, […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, antibodies, artificial intelligence, biomedical ethics, COVID-19, Elitza Theel, epidemiology, Gregory Poland, immunity, influenza, News of the Week, Nilay Shah


January 24, 2020

The Compass offers direction on biomedical issues

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Jay Furst A compass, whether the old-fashioned kind in a brass case or the hands-free version on your dashboard, provides direction and helps you to find your way. The word’s Latin origin, though, is about more than navigation. It’s the root of the word “compassion,” which implies feeling, connectedness and presence. It’s that deeper […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Individualized Medicine, Daniel Hall-Flavin, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, research, Richard Sharp


September 12, 2019

Behind the scenes–Mayo Clinic Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Everything health care has to offer for patients is the result of research and education related to that research. At Mayo Clinic, research drives everything we do, resulting in evidence-based treatments and continuous improvements in the way patients, caregivers and others experience health care. At Mayo Clinic we share information about our programs and projects […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, CAR-T, cardiology, cellular therapy, clinical trials, dialysis, Ian Lanza, Januario Castro, kidney disease, medical research, metabolism, neurology


July 30, 2019

New Ph.D. students pledge to uphold biomedical ethics in new scientist’s oath

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Jon Holten Just as aspiring physicians pledge to uphold medical ethics in the Hippocratic Oath, incoming Ph.D. students at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for the first time recently pledged to uphold biomedical ethics. As part of orientation, 52 students pursuing a doctoral degree in biomedical science started their research training by […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, biomedical research, Bruce Horazdovsky, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, medical research education, research education, Stephen Ekker


May 21, 2019

A pregnant pause

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

In many states, women can expect pregnancy to restrict their advance directives. Search online for what to do when getting ready for baby and you’ll find endless checklists of essentials every parent needs, from onesies and diapers to high tech strollers and baby monitors. The best lists also mention an important legal document that expectant […]

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Tags: advance directive, biomedical ethics, Erin DeMartino, pregnancy, Richard Sharp


February 27, 2019

Leading the charge in regenerative medicine

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

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


July 18, 2018

Popular films spark community dialogue about biomedical ethics

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

When was the last time a movie really made you think, changed how you viewed the world or helped you understand an important topic? Bioethics at the Cinema, organized by the Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program and the Rochester Public Library, wants to do just that. The goal is to use popular films to create community […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, biomedical research, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Individualized Medicine


April 19, 2018

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing-a rapidly shifting landscape

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

Direct-to-consumer genetic or over the counter testing emerged in the early 2000s as a means of allowing consumers to access information about their genetics without the involvement of a physician. While early models were popular with consumers, they were controversial in medical and regulatory circles. In the January 2018 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings authors Megan Allyse Ph.D., […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, Center for Individualized Medicine, Matthew Ferber, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Megan Allyse, precision medicine, Richard Sharp


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