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October 21, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Eyes on the patient

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

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in the Young Innovators series, originally published in Mayo Clinic’s Alumni Magazine. Each article features a Mayo Clinic trainee inventor and explores their journeys as biomedical entrepreneurs. All of these trainees say their goal was to improve health care for patients. Allisa Song and her team are past […]

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Tags: Allisa Song, biomedical engineering, biomedical research, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, entrepreneurship, glaucoma, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, medical innovation, Office of Entrepreneurship, ophthalmology, Young Innovators


May 3, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 5/3/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

As a leading academic medical center, Mayo Clinic content often is cited by media, be it our website, news releases or other articles. Our research becomes the story, and our researchers weigh in on health topics worldwide, including commenting on research findings published by other institutions. In this week’s news, you will find a connection […]

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Tags: Aaron Fairbanks, Andres Acosta, anxiety, biomedical engineering, brain, cardiovascular medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, concussion, COVID-19, deep brain stimulation, depression


April 19, 2021 · Leave a Comment

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


April 13, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Regenerative eyedrops tap blood for tears

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Gregory Williams turned to regenerative medicine for healing after a one-two punch to his health. The 63-year-old Florida man survived leukemia only to develop ocular graft-versus-host disease, a potentially blinding complication of the bone marrow transplant that put his cancer in remission. Ocular graft-versus-host disease is a chronic debilitating condition with no cure that causes […]

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Darby Miller, leukemia, ophthalmology, Shane Shapiro


March 26, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Regenerative approaches to improving corneal transplantation

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is refining corneal transplantation surgery nearly a century after it first pioneered this groundbreaking procedure to restore vision. Corneal transplants, which were among the first successful organ transplants, are considered one of the earliest forms of regenerative medicine. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine is a catalyst for advancing regenerative procedures like corneal […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, corneal diseases, Fuchs' dystrophy, Leo Maguire, ophthalmology, transplant


March 11, 2021 · Leave a Comment

From advanced-practice provider to regenerative medicine innovator

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

It’s not often that an advanced-practice provider is the teacher and a physician is the student. What some may consider a role reversal is one of many ways that Jennifer Arthurs, a nurse practitioner for Mayo Clinic’s Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites in Florida, is at the vanguard of a new wave in medical practice. Regenerative […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Jennifer Arthurs, medical innovation, ophthalmology, patient experience, platelet rich plasma, practice improvement, Shane Shapiro


October 20, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Delivering innovative stem cell therapy to slow vision loss

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

The regenerative eye scientist, Alan Marmorstein, Ph.D., is drawn to research by the need to find new cures for diseases. As an aspiring researcher, he never envisioned his investigative journey would take him down the path of testing ways to prevent or restore loss of eyesight. However, a post-doctoral lab assignment, a National Eye Institutes […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, Alan Marmorstein, Center for Regenerative Medicine, degenerative disease, gene mutation, Jarel Gandhi, ophthalmology, Raymond Iezzi


September 25, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 9/25/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

COVID-19 still is holding a spot in the headlines, and probably will for at least the next year or so. But more and more there is re-emerging interest in other health care research. In this post, you’ll find Mayo Clinic Research and research experts cited on Alzheimer’s, opioids, artificial intelligence and physician burnout, seafood and […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, artificial intelligence, big data, bile duct cancer, Bobbie Gostout, brain, cancer, cardiology, cardiovascular disease, cholangiocarcinoma, clinical research, clinical trials


September 4, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 9/4/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

A wide range of topics were covered by news media over the last week, citing Mayo Clinic Research or including Mayo researchers’ perspectives. Below are excerpts from some of these articles, as well as links to the full stories online. Read on for news about gluten-free cosmetics, daylight savings time, advances in understanding in Alzheimer’s […]

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Tags: ALS, Alzheimer's disease, amnesia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Andrea Boon, Andrea Tooley, angioplasty, artificial intelligence, Barry Borlaug, cancer, cardiology, Carrie Thompson


August 21, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 8/21/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

A wide range of Mayo Clinic expertise was highlighted in the past week, with local, national and international media outlets quoting researchers and referring to Mayo Clinic research findings. Following are a selection of these news articles, with a brief excerpt and link to the full story on the appropriate websites. For ease of review, […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Andrew Badley, blood pressure, Bobbi Pritt, Brian Mohney, cardiology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19, diabetes, emergency department, epidemiology, genetics


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