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November 5, 2018

Early-phase Cancer Clinical Trials (Phase I) Available at Mayo Clinic

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

The Early Cancer Therapeutics Group at Mayo Clinic offers patients whose cancers haven’t responded to standard chemotherapy or other treatments the opportunity to join an early-phase clinical trial of a potential new treatment. Early-phase clinical trials (phase I) determine safe dosage levels and safe methods of treatment delivery. A phase I clinical trial might be […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical trials, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


August 6, 2018

Regenerative medicine in novel fetal therapy program

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

A life-saving procedure improves fetal lung health and reduces post-natal complications Specialists at Mayo Clinic are pioneering a life-saving procedure as part of a clinical trial for babies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). When a baby’s lungs are not adequately developed at birth, severe complications and even death can result. Waiting for the baby to be […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, Denise Klinkner, maternal and fetal medicine, regenerative medicine, Rodrigo Ruano


June 14, 2018

Bridging the gap: Introducing the health care of tomorrow

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Forward-thinking leadership, unparalleled expertise and a commitment to solving unmet patient needs allow Mayo Clinic to bridge the gap between the delivery of traditional health care today and the rapid advancement of revolutionary care in the near future. Increasing Translational Capabilities Traditionally, it could take years for physician-scientists to develop the essential expertise to create […]

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


June 13, 2018

Following grant renewal, CCaTS abuzz with activity

By Caitlin Doran caityrosey

In October 2017, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) renewed Mayo Clinic’s Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences—an award totaling $48.8 million over five years. This renewal allows Mayo Clinic to continue pursuing its long-term goals in clinical and translational science, while also setting new short term objectives. […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical trials, Office of Translation to Practice


May 29, 2018

Clinical trial investigates stem cell therapies for spinal cord injuries

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, Mohamad Bydon, M.D., is a research grant recipient from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota. His clinical trial investigates whether adipose-derived (fat tissue-derived) mesenchymal stem cells can be safely administered into the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with traumatic spinal cord injury and what the effects this may have on functional improvement, activities of daily living, and […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota


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, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Minnesota Discovery Research and InnoVation, opioids, Research News Roundup, Timothy Nelson


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, osteoarthritis, stem cells


March 8, 2018

Research News Roundup–February 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. Read on for recent findings of Mayo Clinic Research: Heart failure more likely for some breast cancer and […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, kidney stones, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, REP, research education, Research News Roundup, Rochester Epidemiology Project


February 1, 2018

Research News Roundup–January 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. Standing several hours a day could help you lose weight, Mayo Clinic research finds Standing instead of sitting for six hours a […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, Fergus Couch, hysterectomy, Mark Keegan, Michal Kucewicz, multiple myeloma, ovarian cancer, REP, Research News Roundup


December 5, 2017

MASTERMIND: A Smarter Search for Microbial Diagnostics

By Gina Chiri-Osmond gmchiri

By Barbara J. Toman In the war against microbes, human beings are vastly outnumbered—and losing the weapons race. The introduction of antibiotics into clinical practice in the 1940s spurred hope that infectious diseases might be defeated as a public health problem. But bacterial microbes are cunning foes, adept at acquiring resistance to antibiotics faster than […]

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Tags: antimicrobial resistance, clinical trials, Mayo Medical Laboratories


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