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March 15, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 3/15/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

News stories this week about Mayo Clinic research and highlighting researchers cover several topics including research education, examining the retina to detect dementia, lumbar punctures and opioid management. Should medical schools require a standardized test for admission? The Pulse, 3/12/2021 … The MCAT may not be useful enough to justify keeping this barrier to medical […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Amy Oxentenko, cancer, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical trials, COVID-19, David Knopman, dementia, Derek Johnson, diabetes, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System


March 8, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Four women who ‘make health equity research run’ at Mayo Clinic

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

March is Women’s History Month, a time to honor and recognize women’s contributions in medicine and research. This story highlights a team tasked with keeping Mayo’s health equity research running full steam. Monica Albertie leads a small but mighty team of four research operations and program managers at Mayo Clinic, and they have a very […]

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Tags: Black History Month, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, health equity, International Women's Day, Women's History Month


January 19, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Rare esophageal cancer hits younger patients especially hard

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Esophageal cancer is relatively rare, making up only about 1% of cancer cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. Mayo Clinic researchers have found that esophageal adenocarcinoma, a type of esophageal cancer, has been rising in incidence over the past 40 years, particularly among people under 50. More concerning is that these younger patients tend […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, colon cancer, Don Codipilly, esophageal cancer, gastroenterology, hepatology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Prasad Iyer


December 15, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Competitive alligators chomp at the bit to showcase health care innovations

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

It was a spinoff of the popular “Shark Tank” television show — virtual style. The amended format of the 2020 Alligator Tank health care innovation competition at Mayo Clinic in Florida allowed teams two minutes to pitch their projects to a panel of judges during an event hosted online. More than 100 Mayo Clinic staff […]

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Tags: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Alligator Tank, Alvaro Moreno Aspitia, Aziza Nassar, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Charles Bruce, Daniel Trifiletti, entrepreneurship, Ernest Bouras, Ian Makey, James Meschia, Johnny Sandhu


November 12, 2020 · Leave a Comment

New research shows markers in donor kidneys that could reduce risks

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

By Jay Furst The donation of a kidney to a person in need of a transplant is one of the most profound gifts a person can offer. The process for living kidney donors is safe, and, at Mayo Clinic, which has one of the largest living-donor kidney transplant programs in the U.S., the process is […]

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Tags: Andrew Rule, biopsy, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical research, kidney disease, kidney transplant, living donor, Massini Merzkani, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Naim Issa


November 5, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Faced with a pandemic, undergraduate research programs innovate and evolve

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

This summer, COVID-19 nearly sidetracked research training plans for more than 200 students who had been accepted in to Mayo’s competitive undergraduate programs—Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP).  However, instead of cancelling the programs, the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences decided to innovate instead—revamping the programs into a […]

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Tags: Amit Sood, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Chris Pierret, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, resiliency, stress management, Summer Foundations in Research, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Undergraduate Research Experience Program


November 2, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 11/2/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

If you spend any time reading or listening to health care news, you know that some of the same stories are still making their way around the world as last week or even from several weeks back. You may see some repeats from a different news outlet here, but we hope that most of the […]

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Tags: Adrian Vella, Amy Oxentenko, artificial intelligence, breast cancer, cancer, cardiology, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical research, COVID-19, depression, education, gastroenterology


August 4, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Phage therapy shows potential for treating prosthetic joint infections

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Bacteriophages, or phages, may play a significant role in treating complex bacterial infections in prosthetic joints, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The findings suggest phage therapy could provide a potential treatment for managing such infections, including those involving antibiotic-resistant microbes. The research is published in the July 23 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID). “The treatment for […]

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Tags: antibacterial resistance, bacteriophages, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Individualized Medicine, collaboration, Gina Suh, infectious disease, phage, prosthesis, research, Robin Patel


June 9, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Fishing for solutions to COVID-19 challenges

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Local innovators and members of the Minnesota entrepreneurial community gathered May 15, 2020, for a virtual Walleye Tank: COVID-19 Showcase. The event showcased how Minnesota innovators and community leaders are stepping up to conquer COVID-19 challenges. It was hosted by Mayo Clinic Office of Entrepreneurship and University of Minnesota. The event is typically held as an in-person pitch competition. […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, COVID-19, Office of Entrepreneurship, Stephen Ekker, Walleye Tank


June 8, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Learning tools to manage current times: Capacity Coaching

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

— Kasey Boehmer, Ph.D., is a health services researcher at Mayo Clinic As a society amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we continually hear of the struggle to embrace a “new normal.” For some, this new normal is at the front lines of health care. Clinicians caring for those with chronic illnesses are pivoting quickly to check […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, COVID-19, education, health sciences research, Kasey Boehmer, mental health


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