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February 15, 2022

Advancing a new era of regenerative medicine

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Allegorically speaking, if Mayo Clinic were a garden and regenerative technologies were fruits and vegetables, William Faubion Jr., M.D., sees himself as a gardener tending to the teams responsible for these new healing therapies. Dr. Faubion, who is the newly named associate medical director for Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine, wants to advance discoveries […]

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Tags: Allan Dietz, biomedical engineering, CAR-T cell therapy, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Crohn's disease, Eric Dozois, gastroenterology, immune system, inflammatory bowel disease, perianal fistula, regenerative medicine research, surgery


December 23, 2021

Top 5 scientific conversation starters for the holidays

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

It never fails. At some point during every family holiday party someone says something awkward and then … there’s an uncomfortable silence. Change the subject with scientific style and panache with the help of this top 5 list of 2021 medical research stories from Advancing the Science. Trust us, everyone loves talking about their health […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, esophageal cancer, Eugenia Trushina, gastroenterology, Gregory Poland, individualized medicine, medical research, obesity, Prasad Iyer, regenerative medicine, Satsuki Yamada


October 28, 2021

Multidimensional neurosurgeon

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

Editor’s Note: This article is the second in the Young Innovators series, originally published in Mayo Clinic’s Alumni Magazine. Each article features Mayo Clinic trainee inventors and explores their journeys as biomedical entrepreneurs. All of these trainees say their goal was to improve health care for patients. When he was a resident in the Department […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, biomedical engineering, collaboration, entrepreneurship, gastroenterology, medical research education, neurologic surgery, orthopedics, transplant, William Clifton III, Young Innovators


October 1, 2021

‘Our goal is to achieve a world without viral hepatitis’

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Viral hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver, is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world. Hundreds of millions of people live with chronic hepatitis and, because the infection often progresses to liver failure and liver cancer, millions die from it every year. But it doesn’t have to be that way. “There are […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, community engagement, Essa Mohamed, gastroenterology, health disparities, health equity, hepatitis, hepatology, Lewis Roberts, liver cancer, liver failure


August 25, 2021

Mayo Clinic analysis shows how disease, diet, and genomics interact with gut virome

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Mayo Clinic researchers published a comprehensive analysis of the gut virome in Gastroenterology, showing how disease, diet and genomics interact with the gut virome in irritable bowel syndrome. This common disorder affects the intestine and manifests as abdominal pain associated with constipation, diarrhea or both. The gut virome is one component of the microbiome (bacteria, fungi, viruses). […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, gastroenterology, genomics, gut health, IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, microbiome, Purna Kashyap


July 22, 2021

Dr. Fischer wants to improve the health of children everywhere

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

Philip (Phil) Fischer, M.D., says he’s always been interested in improving the health of children everywhere. He earned a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in England to enhance his ability to do so. He worked at a medical center in what is now the Democratic Republic of […]

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Tags: gastroenterology, Mark Topazian, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric research, Philip Fischer, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical Center


July 19, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 7/19/2021

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

Mayo research and faculty expertise were cited on topics such as the health benefits of a pet, narcolepsy, the benefits of second opinions for patient outcomes, hiccups, COVID-19 modeling and a variety of other healthcare concerns. Star Tribune, Competing models at start of pandemic hurt public’s trust … Mayo leaders in spring 2020 reached out […]

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Tags: Abinash Virk, aging, Alzheimer's disease, Andrew Badley, Andrew Jagim, anemia, animal model, antiplatelet, anxiety, artificial intelligence, bioethics, biomedical ethics


June 1, 2021

On the shoulders of giants

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

When Essa Mohamed, Ph.D., heard Lewis Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Peter and Frances Georgeson Professor of Gastroenterology Cancer Research, speak about liver cancer and hepatitis in the Somali population at a community meeting in 2011, he wanted to work with him. Three of Dr. Mohamed’s grandparents […]

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Tags: cardiovascular medicine, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Essa Mohamed, gastroenterology, health disparities, Lewis Roberts, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, mentorship


March 22, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 3/22/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

News including Mayo Clinic research and research expertise this week covered a wide range of topics, including genetic testing to inform prescribing blood thinners and therapies for bile duct and gall bladder cancers. A number of women’s health related articles highlighted Mayo Clinic research, there were some arguments for naps, and the ever present COVID-19 […]

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Tags: antiplatelet, asthma, bile duct cancer, breast cancer, COVID-19, Diego Zaquera Carvalho, Elizabeth Stewart, gall bladder cancer, gastroenterology, genetic testing, genetics, genomics


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, visceral fat


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