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Mayo Clinic Medical Science Blog – an eclectic collection of research- and research education-related stories: feature stories, mini news bites, learning opportunities, profiles and more from Mayo Clinic.

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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


March 19, 2019

Reaching the next generation of healers and researchers through an enhanced digital presence

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science recently launched a redesigned website for prospective students and trainees. This was the most significant work ever completed for the college’s public presence. “Our goal is to attract the most talented and diverse learners, both regionally and nationally. Our website is our first chance — and sometimes our only chance […]

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Tags: Frederic Meyer, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, medical research


March 7, 2019

What do Yellowstone rocks teach us about kidney stones

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog. Mayo Clinic researchers are turning to Yellowstone National Park to unlock the secrets of kidney stones. Medical science long has been mystified by a cause and cure for this painful condition that affects more than 1 in 10 Americans. Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, kidney stones, medical research, microbiome, Nicholas Chia


March 6, 2019

Online training demystifies research and catalyzes productivity

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

Mayo Clinic has a deep well of potential research talent. At last count, Mayo Clinic employed more than 3,800 full-time research personnel, including 234 full-time science faculty and 740 physicians actively involved in research.  These numbers barely scratch the surface when it comes to the depth and breadth of Mayo Clinic’s research pool. In addition, […]

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Tags: Amy Oxentenko, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, David Warner, Gabrielle Anderson, Garrett Schramm, Heidi Felix, Kara Mangold, Lee Skrupky, medical research, Meghana Halkar, Nathan Staff


March 5, 2019

Students trade backpacks for beakers

By Saloni Nayar Saloni Nayar

Snow and icy road conditions could not stop more than 125 high school students from gaining hands-on experience in Mayo Clinic’s research laboratories. On Feb. 26, sophomores through seniors from nearly 25 southeast Minnesota high schools took part in the 18th biennial Celebration of Research. Students donned lab coats and gloves and participated in tours, […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Jim Maher, Liewei Wang, medical research, Peter Amadio, research education


January 29, 2019

The Newbies Weigh In – Women in cardiology

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Diversity and inclusion are integral to Mayo Clinic’s mission to provide excellent, culturally relevant care in a welcoming environment to patients from a wide variety of backgrounds and creating an inclusive work environment where differences are valued, allowing individuals to achieve and contribute to their fullest potential. The women featured in these profiles represent a […]

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Tags: cardiology, diversity, health disparities, LaPrincess Brewer, Marysia Tweet, medical research, medical research education, Rekha Mankad, research education, Shannon Dunlay, women's health


November 28, 2018

Stem cells and chronic kidney disease

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Millions of Americans have chronic kidney disease. Hundreds of thousands will progress to end stage kidney disease requiring either dialysis or kidney transplant. But research is underway to keep people from reaching that point. “Our goal is to take a look at how we can repair the diabetic kidney in terms of delaying the rate of […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, kidney disease, LaTonya Hickson, medical research, nephrology, stem cells


November 19, 2018

Regenerative medicine is the future for Dr. Amy Lightner

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Volunteering for a reading program at a children’s hospital led to a career change for Amy Lightner, M.D. As a Stanford University undergraduate, she met a cardiac surgeon who turned her interest to medicine. “I got to see how medicine and surgical intervention could change a child’s life forever,” says Dr. Lightner. “The research, in […]

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Tags: Amy Lightner, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Crohn's disease, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, medical research, minimally invasive surgery, regenerative medicine, stem cells, ulcerative colitis


October 30, 2018

Neuroscience powerhouses at Mayo Clinic in Florida

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Rosa Rademakers, Ph.D., and Nilufer Ertekin-Taner, M.D., Ph.D., collaborate on Alzheimer’s disease-related research in the Department of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Dr. Ertekin-Taner’s lab, which focuses on late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, generates large data sets of gene expression and multilevel genomics data that are shared with Dr. Rademakers’ lab, which focuses, in part, on […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, medical research, neurosciences, Nilufer Ertekin-Taner, Rosa Rademakers


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