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November 3, 2022

Patient Satisfaction Scores Align Across Video Telemedicine and In-Person Outpatient Visits

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

In one of the largest studies to date of its kind, Mayo Clinic researchers found patient satisfaction ratings to be equivalent for video telemedicine visits and in-person clinic visits. These findings highlight the potential for the use of telemedicine across a variety of patient populations. The study, published in the Patient Experience Journal, evaluated patient […]

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Tags: Bart Demaerschalk, neurology, telehealth, telemedicine


September 21, 2022

Maintaining quality care for patients with ALS — Lessons from the pandemic

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

By Susan Barber Lindquist The efficiency and effectiveness of telemedicine exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic. For patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, telemedicine always has been an important piece of their medical care. A recent study in Neurology by Mayo Clinic researchers offers one more proof point. Tests […]

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Tags: ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, clinical trials, COVID-19, Lou Gehrig's disease, Nathan Staff, neurology, remote patient monitoring, telehealth, telemedicine


September 13, 2022

Mayo Clinic study reveals aging speeds genomic mutations in brain

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

Somatic mutations naturally occur in cells throughout human development and during aging. However, it has yet to be determined whether the frequency of somatic mutations in the population are a contributing factor to the cause of neuropsychiatric disorders, cancers, and various diseases. Alexej Abyzov, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic genomics researcher, seeks to gain a better […]

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Tags: brain, Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, neurology


May 26, 2022

Neuroscience research mentors pay it forward

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

As a medical student in Mexico, Paola Suarez-Meade, M.D., was confident she wanted a career that included research along with clinical work. But among her teachers, the most common career paths involved making a choice: either treat patients or study disease. A fascination with stem cells prompted her to seek out a research stint in the […]

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Tags: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory, Emily Norton, glioblastoma, Hugo Guerrero-Cazares, Kaisorn Chaichana, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, mentorship, neurologic surgery, neurology, Paola Suarez-Meade, Paula Valentina Schiapparelli


September 8, 2021

Genetic variants influence migraine treatment response, according to new Mayo study

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Migraines affect nearly 40 million people in the U.S. Yet pinpointing an effective prophylactic medication ― the most commonly prescribed drugs for people diagnosed with migraines ― remains a long and complex process. Patients often cycle through medications for weeks or months until achieving a therapeutic response.  Now after years of slow progress in migraine therapies […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Fred Cutrer, genetics, migraine, neurology, personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics, Richard Weinshilboum


July 26, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 7/26/2021

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

Mayo Clinic expertise has a consistent footprint in the news in 2021. This week’s topics include data security and interoperability; some lesser discussed COVID-19 related topics: language development, booster vaccines for immunocompromised individuals, portable air filters; as well as early onset dementia, and the need for diversity among bone marrow donors. Vaccines are highy unlikely […]

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Tags: Aaron Krych, acute kidney injury, Ahmad Nassr, antibodies, arthritis, artificial intelligence, big data, biomarkers, bone marrow transplant, Brian Weinshenker, Bruce Johnson, Bruce Sutor


July 19, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 7/19/2021

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

Mayo research and faculty expertise were cited on topics such as the health benefits of a pet, narcolepsy, the benefits of second opinions for patient outcomes, hiccups, COVID-19 modeling and a variety of other healthcare concerns. Star Tribune, Competing models at start of pandemic hurt public’s trust … Mayo leaders in spring 2020 reached out […]

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Tags: Abinash Virk, aging, Alzheimer's disease, Andrew Badley, Andrew Jagim, anemia, animal model, antiplatelet, anxiety, artificial intelligence, bioethics, biomedical ethics


June 7, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 6/7/2021

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

Mayo Clinic research and faculty experts are cited by media outlets on a range of topics this week including the newly-approved Alzheimer’s drug (Monday, 6/7/2021), a new treatment for multiple myeloma and another for precocious puberty, as well as remote patient monitoring and other timely topics. Alzheimer’s Drug Poses a Dilemma for the F.D.A.  The […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular medicine, Chia-Chun Chiang, clinical informatics, clinical research, clinical trials, COVID-19, Cris Ross, David Knopman, DeLisa Fairweather, FDA


June 1, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the News — 6/1/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Today’s summary reaches back an extra day, and covers acupuncture for insomnia, new artificial intelligence solutions,, carpal tunnel’s connection to to bilateral oophorectomy, sublingual vaccines and showcases wide variety of other Mayo Clinic research and research expertise. Research on inflammatory disease widens  Gulf Today, 5/24/2021 An epidemiological study of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) is being […]

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Tags: acupuncture, acute kidney injury, antibiotic, artificial intelligence, Brian Lacy, cardiovascular medicine, carpal tunnel syndrome, Cheryl Willman, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, COVID-19, David Knopman


April 19, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/19/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

This week saw some advances in neurology for patients with memory loss or Parkinson’s disease, as well as furthered understanding of the role race plays in personalized medicine. Read about these, updates on COVID-19, and a number of other findings in health care and biomedical research. Blood-Based Markers Tied to Brain Cell and Memory Loss […]

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Tags: acute kidney injury, Amaal Starling, artificial intelligence, brain cancer, brain tumor, chronic kidney disease, clinical trials, cognitive impairment, concussion, COVID-19, Cumara O'Carroll, diversity


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