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January 19, 2023

What is value-based care and why does it matter?

By Vincent Jacobbi Vincent Jacobbi (@vjmayo)

As health care costs continue to skyrocket, hospitals and those seeking care are working to find a way to create the best value for the patient’s money. Value is commonly defined as quality divided by cost, with quality describing the outcome of care, and cost describing the expenses incurred by the patient. There are many […]

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Tags: Ben Pollock, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, gastroenterology, health care value, quality improvement


November 24, 2022

The future will be personalized: Accelerating microbiome research

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

We’re in the midst of a microbiome research epidemic, according to Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S., co-associate director of the Microbiome Program in the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. “We started early and are pushing hard,” says Dr. Kashyap. “We’re one of the top accelerators in the field and are well poised to move microbiome research findings to […]

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Tags: arthritis, C. diff, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, colitis, colorectal cancer, diabetes, endometrial cancer, Francis Farraye, gastroenterology, gut health, gynecology


September 1, 2022

Meet Yan Bi, M.D., Ph.D. — Physician and Scholar

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

Originally from China, Yan Bi, M.D., Ph.D., now lives in Florida. She holds a clinical appointment in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, where she treats patients with a variety of gastrointestinal disorders. As one might surmise from her doctoral degrees, Dr. Bi is a lifelong learner. Today she seeks to apply her […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cancer research, cancer screening, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Che Ngufor, clinical research, collaboration, data science, gastroenterology, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Michael Wallace, pancreatic cancer


June 22, 2022

Study indicates gut microbiome, host gene affect gastrointestinal disorders

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

In a new study published in Nature Microbiology, researchers demonstrated the power of integrating the microbiome and host gene expression data to provide insights into their combined role in gastrointestinal diseases. The microbiome consists of all microbes in the gut including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. This study focused on bacteria. “We identified a common set of […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, gastroenterology


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


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