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October 1, 2021

‘Our goal is to achieve a world without viral hepatitis’

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Viral hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver, is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world. Hundreds of millions of people live with chronic hepatitis and, because the infection often progresses to liver failure and liver cancer, millions die from it every year. But it doesn’t have to be that way. “There are […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, community engagement, Essa Mohamed, gastroenterology, health disparities, health equity, hepatitis, hepatology, Lewis Roberts, liver cancer, liver failure


August 12, 2021

Clinical trials from a community perspective: “Authenticity is priceless”

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

— By Clarence Jones, a community research collaborator Editor’s note: Mayo Clinic advances health equity by engaging communities in research that addresses their health concerns and reduces health disparities. This article is the first in the Raising Up Community Voices in Research series, which highlights the roles and unique voices of community members who participate […]

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Tags: Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Clarence Jones, community engagement, health equity, LaPrincess Brewer, medical research, Raising Community Voices


June 28, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 6/28/2021

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

Vaping, medical AI, the challenges of serving patients with cancer and diabetes, current COVID-19 vaccine and long haul information, and a wide selection of other topics are covered in this week’s news. The Vaping Study You Haven’t Heard Of Slate, 6/25/2021 A report from the Mayo Clinic looked at 70,000 patients and found no link […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, antibodies, artificial intelligence, Ashley Wentworth, autoimmune disorder, Barbara Barry, bioethics, biomedical ethics, cancer, cardiovascular disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, COVID-19


June 17, 2021

Regenerative pipeline for spinal cord repair

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner (@saratiner)

Mayo Clinic researchers are learning how stem cell therapy can treat neurodegenerative diseases. Mayo is among the first to study whether stem cell therapy might trigger healing for spinal cord injury. Research is ongoing in preclinical models, but it also has advanced from discovery science to early clinical trials. It’s a complex question, because different […]

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Tags: animal model, Ansh Goyal, Anthony Windebank, Bingkun Chen, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, F. M. Moinuddin, medical research, mesenchymal stem cells, Mohamad Bydon, Mohammed Ali Alvi, spinal cord injury


June 15, 2021

Transforming medicine for patients with respiratory diseases

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery provides a unique service for Mayo Clinic. Embedded in the medical practice, its objective is to transform the practice of medicine – from the inside out. Center researchers work within multidisciplinary teams to identify areas for improvement within […]

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Tags: Aahd Kubbara, acute respiratory illness, Alanna Chamberlain, Andrew Limper, Ann Vu, antifungal, biomedical research, Cassie Kennedy, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, COVID-19


May 24, 2021

How regenerative medicine is advancing ALS research

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

May is ALS Awareness Month, a time to reflect on the role of regenerative medicine research in advancing understanding and treatment of  amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease. This neurodegenerative disorder causes nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to die, blocking signals to the muscles. That results in paralysis that robs […]

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Tags: ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Anthony Windebank, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Lou Gehrig's disease, medical research, Nathan Staff


May 4, 2021

Yes, that little lump or funny bump on your neck could be cancer, best to find out now

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma is a long complicated-sounding term for throat cancer. Specifically, cancer in the top of the throat, an area that starts at the far back of your tongue and includes your tonsils. This type of cancer is difficult to diagnose, often discovered as only a small mass in the […]

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Tags: cancer prevention, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, education, Emily Karp, HPV, human papillomavirus, immunization, Katherine Van Abel, medical research, medical research education, oropharynx cancer, otolaryngology


March 30, 2021

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

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

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


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