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November 16, 2021

Patient-focused research to transform experience for manual wheel chair users

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

A multidisciplinary team of Mayo Clinic researchers and others is looking at the ergonomics of people who use manual wheelchairs. They seek to identify metrics to quantify arm use associated with rotator cuff pathology and progressive degeneration, which will inform development of personalized interventions. In general, people lose functionality in their rotator cuffs — the […]

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Tags: biomedical research, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, disability-related research, ergonomics, health care systems engineering, Melissa Morrow, National Institutes of Health


May 11, 2021

Proving the value of a pre-K career development award program

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

For aspiring health care researcher leaders, a National Institutes of Health funded K-award may seem like the holy grail. These are externally-funded research career development awards that provide mentoring, funding and hands-on experience. Research experience and expertise is frequently a critical factor for future leadership within the institution. However, for some a K-award may not […]

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Tags: Adam Schwartz, Ali Duarte Garcia, Amy Wang, Bjorg Thorsteinsdottir, Carrie Thompson, Cassie Kennedy, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Christopher Russi, Christopher Shubert, Cristopher Destephano, Dorin Colibaseanu, Eleshia Morrison


January 27, 2021

Mitochondria vs. Alzheimer’s

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

Targeting mitochondria is a promising therapeutic strategy, study shows “Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell.” Many a young science student has heard that truism. “Mitochondria are extremely important because they ensure that we have energy supply for cells to conduct functions,” says Mayo Clinic researcher Eugenia Trushina, Ph.D. “Otherwise, we would all be dead […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, animal model, basic science, clinical trials, discovery research, drug discovery, Eugenia Trushina, Kogod Center on Aging, Minnesota Partnership, mitochondria, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health


January 25, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 1/25/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

From acupuncture, breast cancer, diabetes, euthyroid … all the way to Zika, Mayo Clinic research and experts are featured in the news. Also find COVID-19 observations, advice and findings. The Rochester Epidemiology Project: “The greatest medical resource you’ve never heard of” Rochester Magazine, 1/22/2021 The Rochester Epidemiology Project has changed the way we view ADHD. […]

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Tags: acupuncture, acute flaccid myelitis, ADHD, Alzheimer's disease, amyloidosis, artificial intelligence, biomarkers, breast cancer, Brent Bauer, cancer, cancer genomics, cannabidiol (CBD)


August 14, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news 8/14/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

While much of the news around health care research is COVID-19 related, Mayo Clinic researchers are hard at work across the entire spectrum of health and health care delivery. Our multidisciplinary research teams are seeking ways to improve outcomes, lower costs and enhance the experience of patients, providers and caregivers. Read on for snippets of […]

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Tags: aging, Andrew Badley, antibodies, breast cancer, chemotherapy, Clifford Jack Jr., clinical research, clinical trials, COVID-19, Devon Rubin, Eugenia Trushina, Grzegorz Nowakowski


November 26, 2019

Pursuing the holy grail of flu vaccines

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

The National Institutes of Health recently established a new research network, Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Centers (CIVICs), with the collective goal to overcome current problems facing influenza vaccines in order to create long-lasting, broadly protective vaccines. The CIVICs program will include three Vaccine Centers, one Vaccine Manufacturing and Toxicology Core, two Clinical Cores, and one […]

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Tags: collaboration, influenza, National Institutes of Health, NIH, Richard Kennedy, vaccines


February 16, 2016

Mayo Clinic to Host National Science of Team Science Conference

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Mayo Clinic is pleased to serve as the host institution for the 2016 Science of Team Science Conference. With leadership from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a national planning committee, the conference will bring together scientists engaged in team-based research, institutional leaders who promote collaborative research, policy makers and federal agency representatives. The […]

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Tags: National Institutes of Health, NIH


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