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April 1, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Research News Roundup — Q1 2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The first quarter of 2021 saw furthered understanding the SARS-CoV-2 virus and related COVID-19 viral infection. In addition, a number of advances occurred including in genetics knowledge, cancer treatments, as well as interinstitutional collaborations, expanding programs and recognition of some of the most exceptional contributions of current and former Mayo Clinic clinician-scientists. Mayo Clinic, Thermo Fisher […]

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Tags: Arizona State University, biomarkers, brain cancer, BRCA2, breast cancer, chemotherapy, COVID-19, David Holmes Jr., diversity, education, Fergus Couch, gene varient


February 24, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota awards 7 research grants to Mayo investigators

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, a statewide bipartisan initiative, has awarded seven research grants to Mayo Clinic to advance research and practice in the emerging field of regenerative sciences. Established by Minnesota lawmakers, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota seeks to provide new health care options by advancing regenerative medicine into patient care across the state. Through a highly competitive […]

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Tags: alcoholism, Alfonso Eirin Massat, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Elizabeth Siegler, Enis Kostallari, hemodialysis, hepatitis, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, Isobel Scarisbrick, James Doles, kidney disease


February 2, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Diabetes treatment disparities widespread, room for improvement

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

More than 34 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of these, the vast majority have type 2, or a reduced ability of their bodies to effectively process sugar in foods into energy for life. Most people with type 2 diabetes have multiple considerations – including heart […]

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Tags: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes, health care value, health disparities, health equity, heart disease, hypoglycemia, kidney disease, medication management, OptumLabs, pharmacy, Rozalina McCoy


December 7, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 12/7/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Lots of chatter last week on COVID-19 and the pending arrival of a vaccine(s). Our researchers and clinicians agree that vaccines are a useful part of our toolbox for fighting infectious disease, and have high hopes for effective reduction of the risks of COVID-19 through widespread vaccination. Other research that made the top of the […]

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Tags: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, COVID-19, dementia, Erin Barreto, Gregory Poland, infectious disease, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars


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


September 18, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 9/18/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Allure Magazine, KAAL-TV, The Scientist and Yahoo! are just a few of the outlets that were talking this week with Mayo Clinic researchers and about Mayo Clinic Research. Read on for national and international news on COVID-19, cancer, disparities in health care access and outcomes, the relationship between migraine and pregnancy, vaping and more. Coffee […]

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Tags: Andrew Rule, cardiology, Charles Loprinzi, chemotherapy, Christopher Mackintosh, colorectal cancer, COVID-19, Dawn Davis, Gregory Poland, health disparities, hormones, influenza


September 8, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Stem cell research to improve hemodialysis

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Stem cell therapy after angioplasty helps keep arteriovenous fistula blood vessels open, Mayo Clinic discovered in animal studies. An arteriovenous fistula is a passageway between an artery and a vein. This research, supported in part by the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, provides a foundation on which someday patients with end stage renal disease, who […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, dialysis, hemodialysis, kidney disease, medical research, nephrology, Sanjay Misra, stem cell research


January 28, 2020 · Leave a Comment

A look into the RAD Labs: Vascular and interventional radiology translational research

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

By Maria Ly, undergraduate public affairs intern Sanjay Misra, M.D., an interventional radiologist, in 2010 launched a lab focused on improving existing therapies and creating new treatments to help patients with renal disease. Funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, and Mayo Clinic, the Vascular and Interventional Radiology Translational Research […]

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Tags: biomedical research, clinical trials, dialysis, kidney disease, medical innovation, nanomedicine, orphan drug, radiology, research, research education, Sanjay Misra, stem cells


December 23, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Teaching a computer to read a kidney biopsy

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

Mayo researchers say patients will benefit from faster, more accurate reads By Jay Furst Artificial intelligence may never replace human insight, expertise and judgment. Then again, no one’s complaining about how it can help, especially when it comes to analyzing kidney biopsies, a laborious process that’s an intricate mix of art and science. Accurate and […]

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Tags: Aleksandar Denic, artificial intelligence, Byron Smith, collaboration, kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mariam Priya Alexander, Mark Stegall, nephrology, pathology, team science, transplant


November 19, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Researching Stem Cells for Kidney Disease: LaTonya Hickson, M.D.

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a serious complication of diabetes. Up to 40 percent of people with diabetes eventually develop kidney disease. With no long-term treatment available, many patients will progress to end stage kidney disease requiring either dialysis or a kidney transplant. Research is underway to keep people from progressing to kidney failure, and the […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, diabetes, kidney disease, kidney failure, LaTonya Hickson, nephrology, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


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