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December 8, 2020

How COVID-19 empowered regenerative sciences students for success

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

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

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

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

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

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

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

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

Stem cell research to improve hemodialysis

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

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

Mayo Researchers Develop Unique Tool, Lab to Study Vaping

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

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

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

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa

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

Mayo student a finalist in Collegiate Inventors Competition

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

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


October 25, 2019

Upcoming documentary ‘The Opioid Fix’ to address national issue

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa

Mayo Clinic has done extensive research into the use of opioids across the U.S., and this work has led to prescribing guidelines that are being used across Mayo Clinic and at other health care organizations. With a shared goal to increase public awareness and drive action, Mayo Clinic and Twin Cities PBS have partnered to […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Helena Gazelka, medical research, medical research education, opioids, pain management


September 12, 2019

Behind the scenes–Mayo Clinic Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Everything health care has to offer for patients is the result of research and education related to that research. At Mayo Clinic, research drives everything we do, resulting in evidence-based treatments and continuous improvements in the way patients, caregivers and others experience health care. At Mayo Clinic we share information about our programs and projects […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, CAR-T, cardiology, cellular therapy, clinical trials, dialysis, Ian Lanza, Januario Castro, kidney disease, medical research, metabolism, neurology


April 4, 2019

The lowdown with Dr. Bharucha: Gastroenterology researcher and clinical trials guru

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

For Adil Bharucha, M.B.B.S., M.D., research is a passion nurtured over time. A passion, he says, that came to him, not in a dazzling “a-ha moment,” but slowly, through the encouragement of mentors, the exhilarating feeling of discovery, and the compassion he felt for his patients—“through osmosis,” he says. He began his medical studies at […]

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Tags: Adil Bharucha, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical trials, gastroenterology, medical research


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