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September 22, 2022

A preclinical step toward treating chronic dry mouth

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic researchers replicated chronic dry mouth from radiation damage in preclinical models, laying the foundation for stem cell research to regenerate salivary tissue after cancer. This discovery uses targeted X-radiation to mimic human injury and establish a lab model for testing cellular therapies for dry mouth. The study is published in Radiation Research. “The […]

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Tags: basic science, Center for Regenerative Medicine, discovery research, dry mouth, head and neck cancer, Jeffrey Janus, medical research, Nagarajan Kannan, otolaryngology, quality of life, radiation therapy, salivary glands


February 25, 2022

NIMHD highlights Dr. Brewer’s cardiovascular health equity research

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

In honor of Black History Month, during February the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) has published a series of “Conversations with Researchers Advancing Health Equity.” One of the researchers featured is LaPrincess Brewer, M.D., a Mayo Clinic preventive cardiologist and health equity researcher. Dr. Brewer is principal investigator of the NIMHD- […]

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Tags: cardiology, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, health equity, heart health, LaPrincess Brewer, medical research


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


December 22, 2021

Battling trafficking

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

Editor’s Note: This article is the final in the Young Innovators series, originally published in Mayo Clinic’s Alumni Magazine. Each article features Mayo Clinic trainee innovators and explores their journeys. All of these trainees say their goal was to improve health care for patients. Fourth-year medical student Jennifer Talbott knows a thing or two about […]

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Tags: education, Jennifer Talbott, Juliana "Jewel" Kling, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, medical research, public health, Young Innovators


December 16, 2021

Now unstuck, the world is her oyster

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

Sara Ranjbar, Ph.D., has spent the last nine years unlearning what she’d practiced her whole life. Dr. Ranjbar is from Iran and learned from an early age to not speak up, challenge others or ask too many questions. As a graduate of one of the top engineering schools in Iran and working to implement a […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, glioblastoma, Kristin Swanson, medical research, neurosurgery, research education, Sara Ranjbar


December 9, 2021

Curious John

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

When John Giudicessi, M.D., Ph.D., was growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, he fueled his incessant curiosity by taking apart unused items in the family’s basement. He caught frogs and turtles in a backyard creek. He loved figuring out how things worked. His parents encouraged him to ask questions. Dr. Giudicessi says the burgeoning scientist […]

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Tags: cardiology, Center for Individualized Medicine, Frank Brozovich, John Giudicessi, medical research, Medical Scientist Training Program, Michael Ackerman, molecular pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, precision medicine, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship


December 2, 2021

Trailblazers, part 3

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

In this Trailblazers series, Mayo Clinic highlights the contributions of women physicians and scientists at Mayo Clinic during Mayo’s early years. These women in medicine prepared the way for more trailblazers in the decades that followed. In the first article in this series, we shared the stories of six women appointed to staff at Mayo […]

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Tags: Ann Benassi, Cynthia Stoltze Hardison, Gertrude Pease, Jenifer Jowsey, Lillian Elveback, Mary Griffin, medical research


November 23, 2021

Clinical trials are a way of ‘paying it forward’ to your own community

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

By Kathi Hansberry, Mayo Clinic Community Engagement in Research Advisory Board member Editor’s note: Mayo Clinic advances health equity by involving communities in research that addresses their health concerns and aims to reduce health disparities. This article is the second in the Raising Up Community Voices in Research series. This series is written by community […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Community Advisory Board, community engagement, health disparities, health equity, Kathi Hansberry, medical research, Raising Community Voices, transplant, Transplant Center


November 22, 2021

Advancements in opioids research, beyond surgical prescribing practices

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In “An Institutional Approach to Managing the Opioid Crisis,” the authors describe the elements of Mayo Clinic’s Opioid Stewardship Program. The study’s first author, Halena Gazelka, M.D., an anesthesiologist, is chair of the program. She works together with the study’s senior author, Elizabeth Habermann, Ph.D., deputy director of research in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. […]

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Tags: Andy Abril, Barbara Bruce, Caitlin Brown, Cassandra Ramel, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cornelius Thiels, COVID-19, depression, Elizabeth Habermann, emergency department, Evidence-based Practice Center, Fernando Rivera


November 18, 2021

The EKG guy

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

Editor’s Note: This article is the fifth 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. While preparing for exams during medical school at […]

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Tags: Anthony Kashou, artificial intelligence, ECG, education, EKG, electrocardiogram, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, medical innovation, medical research, medical research education, research education, Young Innovators


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