Advancing the Science

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.

Items Tagged ‘nephrology’

October 14, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Lupus: starting from the beginning may lead to better outcomes

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and pain throughout the body. Most common in women (9 of 10 diagnosed cases); it attacks both joints and organs – including the skin. Lupus is not curable, but symptoms can be managed with medications. Researchers hope to learn more about lupus and identify ways to […]

View full entry Comment on this

Tags: Ali Duarte-Garcia, area deprivation index, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cynthia Crowson, dermatology, health disparities, health sciences research, lupus, nephrology, opioids, practice improvement, rheumatology


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 […]

View full entry Comment on this

Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, dialysis, hemodialysis, kidney disease, medical research, nephrology, Sanjay Misra, stem cell research


December 23, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Teaching a computer to read a kidney biopsy

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

Mayo researchers say patients will benefit from faster, more accurate reads By Jay Furst Artificial intelligence may never replace human insight, expertise and judgment. Then again, no one’s complaining about how it can help, especially when it comes to analyzing kidney biopsies, a laborious process that’s an intricate mix of art and science. Accurate and […]

View full entry Comment on this

Tags: Aleksandar Denic, artificial intelligence, Byron Smith, collaboration, kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mariam Priya Alexander, Mark Stegall, nephrology, pathology, team science, transplant


November 19, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Researching Stem Cells for Kidney Disease: LaTonya Hickson, M.D.

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a serious complication of diabetes. Up to 40 percent of people with diabetes eventually develop kidney disease. With no long-term treatment available, many patients will progress to end stage kidney disease requiring either dialysis or a kidney transplant. Research is underway to keep people from progressing to kidney failure, and the […]

View full entry Comment on this

Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, diabetes, kidney disease, kidney failure, LaTonya Hickson, nephrology, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


October 1, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Mayo researcher’s work focuses on health care safety and quality

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

From a young age, Mohamed Seisa, M.D., had a passion to study biology. His uncle was a pediatrician and his father was a physicist in Egypt, so Dr. Seisa grew up around science. In medical school, he worked in a lab and enjoyed research. But while Dr. Seisa was a medical student, his father died. […]

View full entry Comment on this

Tags: anesthesiology, cardiology, Evidence-based Practice Center, hematology, hypertension, Kianoush Kashani, M. Hassan Murad, Mohamed Seisa, Nathan Smischney, nephrology, preventive medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine


December 27, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Be the life [science] of the party

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Looking for a scientific conversation starter for New Year’s Eve? Advancing the Science has you covered with this top-10 recap of our hottest medical research stories from 2018. With this list in your back pocket, you’ll never run out of interesting cocktail banter. And we guarantee you’ll wow your friends with your scientific smarts. #1  […]

View full entry Comment on this

Tags: celiac disease, end of life care, fetal surgery, gluten free, Imad Absah, liver disease, Mark Truty, maternal and fetal medicine, multiple sclerosis, nephrology, neuroimmunology, palliative care


December 12, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Father’s battle with kidney disease fuels researcher’s determination to find cure

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

Fouad Chebib, M.D., grew up in a small town in Lebanon. After finishing medical school in Beirut, Dr. Chebib chased his dream across the world to Mayo Clinic. That dream was finding a cure for polycystic kidney disease, or PKD, a genetic defect or mutation that results in the formation of kidney cysts. And it was […]

View full entry Comment on this

Tags: dialysis, Fouad Chebib, kidney disease, nephrology, Vincente Torres


November 28, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Stem cells and chronic kidney disease

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

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 […]

View full entry Comment on this

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


September 25, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Can geology upend decades of medical wisdom about kidney stones?

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

Article by Alex Generous Like stones formed in nature, kidney stones show signs of being partially dissolved and remade.  Implication: there may be a way to remove kidney stones without surgery or passing them in urine. An unlikely collaboration between a geologist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and researchers at Mayo Clinic has overturned […]

View full entry Comment on this

Tags: Jessica Saw, John Lieske, kidney stones, Michael Romero, nephrology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, urology


May 30, 2017

Team-based care improves life expectancy, results in fewer hospitalizations among kidney dialysis patients

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The health care industry is under constant pressure to reduce costs. This is especially evident in chronic disease management, where a growing segment of the population – the Centers for Disease Control estimates half of all adults in the United States have one or more chronic conditions – is accumulating an increasing portion of health […]

View full entry

Tags: Bjorg Thorsteinsdottir, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, dialysis, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, kidney disease, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, nephrology, population health, telemedicine


Contact Us · Privacy Policy