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Items Tagged ‘clinical trials’

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 Klinker, maternal and fetal medicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, minimally invasive surgery, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Rodrigo Ruano


July 25, 2018

Advances in lung cancer immunotherapy and management of immune-mediated adverse events

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Over the last few years, immunotherapy using immune checkpoint inhibitors targeting programmed cell death receptor 1 (PD-1) or programmed cell death receptor ligand 1 (PD-L1) has revolutionized the therapeutic approach to advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer and numerous other malignancies. Monotherapy, using the anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab, is now Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for […]

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Tags: clinical trials, immunotherapy, lung cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, measles virus


July 9, 2018

Offering underserved groups access to cutting-edge research

By Kris Schanilec kschanilec

For many patients, clinical trials offer a chance to benefit from promising new treatments that are not available in the doctor’s office. Yet not all people have the same access to these opportunities. Groups such as racial minorities, older individuals, and those with low income are less likely than others to participate in clinical trials, […]

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Tags: biobank, blood cancer, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, clinical trials, community engagement, Gerardo Colon-Otero, health disparities, hematology, HPV, lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


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, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, regenerative medicine, research education, 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: Adil Bharucha, Amanda Leightner, Andrew Badley, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical trials, David Warner, education, Stephen Ekker, Sundeep Khosla, zebrafish


June 12, 2018

New collaboration to develop and test decisions for AFib patients

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and American Heart Association (AHA) announced today that it is establishing  AHA-PCORI Decision-making and Choices to Inform Dialogue and Empower AFib patients (DECIDE) Center. The DECIDE Center will be a collaboration between the University of Utah (where it will be based) and Mayo Clinic. The team has three projects: Identify […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, education, PCORI, Peter Noseworthy


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, Mohamad Bydon, 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, integrative medicine, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, opioids, Research News Roundup, Timothy Nelson


April 3, 2018

Research News Roundup-March 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. A medical charter: Commitments to limit physician burnout, promote well-being More than half of U.S. physicians say they experience burnout in their […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cardiology, clinical trials, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, medical research education, Minnesota Partnership, physician burnout, Research News Roundup


March 28, 2018

Are we breathing wrong?

By Sara Tiner saratiner

Exercise researcher Mike Joyner’s latest quest started with llamas and bar-headed geese. It may end up revising a basic principle of medicine and addressing unmet needs for patients with diseases such as asthma or COPD. Michael Joyner, M.D., has a cold. But it doesn’t decrease his obvious excitement for a project that really started over […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical trials, Michael Joyner


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