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March 30, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Precision medicine, digital technology hold potential as powerful tools against tuberculosis

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

The global fight against tuberculosis is gaining some powerful tools. Precision medicine — already used to personalize diagnosis and treatment of noncommunicable diseases such as cancer — and health care technologies such as telemedicine have the potential to advance the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis, says Zelalem Temesgen, M.D., an infectious diseases expert and medical […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, medical innovation, medical research, public health, telemedicine, tuberculosis, Zelalem Temesgen


February 18, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Advances in sports medicine emerging from Mayo Clinic Health System and collaborators

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The year 2020 offered more research challenges than normal. Many researchers shifted their focus almost entirely to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 – looking for ways to detect, treat and prevent infection, while some projects were forced to take a backseat until conditions improved. Others found the time they needed to move their non COVID-related studies along, […]

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Tags: Andrew Jagim, clinical research, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, integrative medicine, Jacob Erickson, Joseph Behn, Mayo Clinic Health System, medical research, medical research education, physiology, research


February 9, 2021 · Leave a Comment

New surgery offers hope for heart failure patient

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

Cynthia Chauhan works in her sprawling flower garden in Wichita, Kansas, on a summer day, when she notices a vibrant monarch butterfly fluttering near the milkweed. Cynthia realizes only after snapping a photo that the butterfly has a broken wing. “When he’s busy doing his butterfly thing and you’re observing, you don’t even notice the […]

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Tags: Barry Borlaug, cardiovascular medicine, clinical trials, heart failure, medical research, surgery


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 24, 2020 · Leave a Comment

3D brain models advance Alzheimer’s disease research at Mayo Clinic

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

A 3D model of brain organoids — “a minibrain in a dish” — mimics human brain structure and provides a new scientific strategy for exploring the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease, Mayo Clinic research discovered. The study, which was published in Nature Communications, finds that the minibrain — an induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cerebral organoid 3D […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Guojun Bu, medical research, neurosciences


October 12, 2020 · Leave a Comment

States apart, two brothers’ medical mysteries solved through genetic testing

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

When El Paso, Texas, resident Leticia “Letty” Gutierrez met her husband David, she knew he was one in a million. The two have been married for 28 years and built a life together with three kids. Letty, a high school English teacher, says she was especially attracted to David for his wit. But a sudden […]

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Tags: ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Center for Individualized Medicine, dementia, gene mutation, gene varient, genetic testing, hereditary diseases, medical research, Radhika Dhamija


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


March 20, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Researchers Develop Unique Tool, Lab to Study Vaping

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

Jon Ebbert, M.D., is sympathetic to the plight of the patients he sees who are struggling with addiction. “I saw a lot of addiction growing up,” he tells Rochester Magazine’s Steve Lange. “I know the damage it can do.” Dr. Ebbert, a Community Internal Medicine physician and researcher in Mayo Clinic’s Nicotine Dependence Center, also understands why […]

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Tags: Alexandra Ward, COVID-19, Jon Ebbert, lung disease, medical research, Nicotine Dependence Center, vaping


January 8, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Dropping ‘rarely abnormal’ blood tests could save $9 million per year, Mayo research finds

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa (@harringaadam)

Routine blood tests that are given the day after colon or rectal surgery turned up abnormal results 4% of the time. Furthermore, of those patients with abnormal results, only 1% warranted follow-up action, new research from Mayo Clinic has discovered.

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Tags: blood test, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Elizabeth Habermann, health care value, health sciences research, medical research, Nicholas McKenna, Robert Cima, surgery, surgical outcomes


November 11, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Mayo student a finalist in Collegiate Inventors Competition

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

Allisa Song, a second-year medical student at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, and her teammates will head to Virginia this month as graduate finalists in the 2019 Collegiate Inventors Competition.

This competition brings together the nation’s most creative students to showcase and compete with their research and discoveries, and offers networking opportunities, market exposure, mentorship, and more.

Song and her team — which includes Elias Baker, Jennifer Steger, and Mackenzie Andrews — are bringing their invention, the Nanodropper, a universal eyedrop bottle adapter that eliminates eyedrop medication waste.

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Tags: Allisa Song, Elias Baker, entrepreneurship, Jennifer Steger, Mackenzie Andrews, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, medical innovation, medical research


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