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July 27, 2021 · Leave a Comment

“I wouldn’t be where I am without his mentorship”

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

It was the mid-1980s, and they bonded over grits, eggs and sausages. Onye Akwari, M.D., Department of Surgery at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Kamal Itani, M.D., a research fellow in Dr. Akwari’s lab. Dr. Akwari took Dr. Itani, who had completed medical school at the American University of Beirut in his native […]

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Tags: Kamal Itani, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Onye Akwari, research education


June 1, 2021 · Leave a Comment

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


May 20, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Diagnostic test — Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., reflects on a lab in a pressure cooker

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

Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory in the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, has been involved in his fair share of viral outbreaks. He led a team that worked to develop a test for the Zika virus outbreak in 2016. He was involved in planning for patients during […]

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Tags: basic science, biomedical research, collaboration, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, discovery research, Matthew Binnicker, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, virology


April 21, 2021 · Leave a Comment

A new class of regenerative scientists

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic has achieved an important milestone in its mission to provide first-of-its-kind, rigorous education in the field of regenerative science and medicine. Five students have been selected as the inaugural scholars in the newly established Regenerative Sciences Track within the Ph.D. Program of the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Mayo Clinic’s Center […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Isobel Scarisbrick, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, research education


April 19, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/19/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

This week saw some advances in neurology for patients with memory loss or Parkinson’s disease, as well as furthered understanding of the role race plays in personalized medicine. Read about these, updates on COVID-19, and a number of other findings in health care and biomedical research. Physical activity slows cognitive decline in APOE e4 carriers […]

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Tags: acute kidney injury, Amaal Starling, artificial intelligence, brain cancer, brain tumor, chronic kidney disease, clinical trials, cognitive impairment, concussion, COVID-19, Cumara O'Carroll, diversity


February 17, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Advancing cell-based regenerative therapy for heart failure

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

February is American Heart Month, a time to highlight innovative research that seeks to advance cellular therapy as a new option for restoring heart health. One of the latest discoveries in the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Mayo Clinic Van Cleve Cardiac Regenerative Medicine Program established a way to engineer stem cells that activate regenerative […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Atta Behfar, biomedical engineering, cardiac regeneration, cardiopoietic stem cells, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, heart failure, Mark Li, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, tissue engineering


December 8, 2020 · Leave a Comment

How COVID-19 empowered regenerative sciences students for success

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Training the workforce of the future is a strategic priority of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine. Sometimes the most valuable lessons come from outside the classroom. This year, regenerative sciences students readily adapted to a stealthy foe that exploded on the scene, seemingly from nowhere. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a rapid conversion to online […]

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Tags: CAR-T, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Claudia Manriquez Roman, COVID-19, Dileep Monie, gene therapy, immunology, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, medical research, Naga Rallabandi, research education


November 5, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Faced with a pandemic, undergraduate research programs innovate and evolve

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

This summer, COVID-19 nearly sidetracked research training plans for more than 200 students who had been accepted in to Mayo’s competitive undergraduate programs—Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP).  However, instead of cancelling the programs, the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences decided to innovate instead—revamping the programs into a […]

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Tags: Amit Sood, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Chris Pierret, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, resiliency, stress management, Summer Foundations in Research, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Undergraduate Research Experience Program


August 24, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Second Language Learning Linked to Brain Surgery Recovery

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

By Lynda De Widt Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida report differences in clinical outcomes between “late bilingual” and monolingual glioblastoma patients undergoing awake brain surgery for tumor removal — information that could help guide surgeons in the operating room. Their findings, published in the Journal of Neuro-Oncology, suggest that bilingual patients who have learned […]

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Tags: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Anthony Ritaccio, awake craniotomy, brain tumor, clinical research, David Sabsevitz, Erik Middlebrooks, Kaisorn Chaichana, Mark Jentoft, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, neurology, neurosurgery


August 18, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Spotlighting 2020 graduates of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Integrating new discoveries into patient care requires a workforce equipped to deliver the latest innovations. That’s why training the workforce of the future is a key objective of Mayo Clinic Education. Every year, Mayo Clinic’s College of Medicine and Science advances new graduates to their next levels of research and/or medical practice to address the […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Atta Behfar, CAR-T, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Karen Hedin, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Medical Scientist Training Program, Rosalie Sterner, Saad Kenderian, Sinibaldo Romero Arocha


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