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November 16, 2021

Patient-focused research to transform experience for manual wheel chair users

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

A multidisciplinary team of Mayo Clinic researchers and others is looking at the ergonomics of people who use manual wheelchairs. They seek to identify metrics to quantify arm use associated with rotator cuff pathology and progressive degeneration, which will inform development of personalized interventions. In general, people lose functionality in their rotator cuffs — the […]

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Tags: biomedical research, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, disability-related research, ergonomics, health care systems engineering, Melissa Morrow, National Institutes of Health


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


June 15, 2021

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


May 24, 2021

Mayo Clinic research in the news — 5/24/2021

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

As we settle into the second year of the pandemic, and immunization efforts are well underway, the focus on health and medical research seems to be settling into a broader spectrum. Read on for news reports with Mayo Clinic research and faculty members, covering BPAs, Reynaud’s, C. diff., and some personal achievements, among other topics. […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, Anna Carrano, biomedical research, Brent Bauer, C. diff, cardiology, Cheryl Willman, clinical trials, COVID-19, education, Gregory Poland, Illana Breen


May 20, 2021

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


April 16, 2021

Stewardship in action: Collaborating to conserve energy

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

By Amanda Holloway, Office of Sustainability, and Brandon Hill, Supply Chain Management At Mayo Clinic, research drives everything we do for patients. Discovery and innovation are at the root of every new treatment and each expansion of our understanding of disease. Better experiences within the health care system for patients, care givers, and health care […]

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Tags: biomedical research, clinical research, clinical trials, collaboration, community engagement, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, environment, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


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 12, 2021

Body fat investigation provides insights for ‘obesity paradox’

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The Obesity Paradox Excerpted from a 2009 Mayo Clinic Proceedings article, The Obesity Paradox: Perception vs Knowledge. “Data from several epidemiological studies, including the Framingham Heart Study, have found a positive relationship between obesity and mortality, in particular cardiovascular mortality. However, several cross-sectional, retrospective database studies … have found an inverse correlation between body mass […]

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Tags: animal model, basic science, biomedical research, discovery research, gastroenterology, molecular biology, obesity, pancreatitis, Vijay Singh


April 20, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news: Week in review 4/20/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Many of us have passed another week of “stay at home” but others are on the front lines of patient care and COVID-19 research. How does it spread? Why do some people contract more serious cases, or develop more antibodies? How many people have been exposed? These are just a few of the questions Mayo […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, antibodies, basic science, biomedical research, cardiology, Colin West, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Elitza Theel, Gregory Poland, immune system, immunity


March 11, 2020

Virus beware: cells can defend themselves

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner (@saratiner)

According to a new paper in Nature Communications, a protein known to help cells defend against infection also helps their mitochondria. The protein, one in a group called myxovirus-resistance (Mx) protein, helps cells without calling in white blood cells.  But now, the researchers report it also helps cells by preventing a virus from hijacking mitochondria. […]

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Tags: biomedical research, Hong Cao, infection, Mark McNiven, mitochondria


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