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January 21, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Pioneering living donor cartilage transplants

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is poised to establish what is believed to be the first-ever living cartilage donor bank to provide a new regenerative option for healing common knee injuries. That donor bank will lay the foundation for living donor musculoskeletal tissue transplants — a first at Mayo Clinic and possibly in the world — to help […]

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Tags: Aaron Krych, cartilage, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Daniel Saris, knee replacement, living donor, Mario Hevesi, orthopedics


January 18, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 1/18/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Mayo Clinic’s broad expertise is cited in research findings and commentary regarding midlife exercise benefits, autism markers in birth mothers, health care access, hospital star rating systems, high fiber for depression and several other topics including the ever-present COVID-19. Exercise at Midlife Linked to Better Brain Health in Late Life Medscape, 1/15/2021 Higher levels of […]

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Tags: Aaron Krych, Adam Schwartz, Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, brain, breast cancer, C. diff, cerebral palsy, clinical trials, collaboration, colorectal cancer, COVID-19


April 22, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Regenerating diseased bones

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Kendall Koens’ life is a dramatic reversal from what it was in 2006. Late stage cancer left him in a coma and on a ventilator fighting for survival. Aggressive chemotherapy was saving his life but slowly and silently destroying his hips joints. The financial planner from Rochester, Minnesota, faced crippling pain typical of someone more […]

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Tags: arthritis, bone disease, cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, chemotherapy, hip replacement, orthopedics, osteonecrosis, Rafael Sierra


October 24, 2019 · Leave a Comment

New research shows spinal stimulation may work better than medication for long-term pain reduction

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In a recent study, a team of Mayo Clinic researchers examined the effectiveness of spinal stimulation for pain control, compared to medical therapy or multiple surgeries for patients with long-term spine or limb pain. They found spinal stimulation was significantly more likely to reduce pain than medication for patients with intractable pain. Their findings were […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Evidence-based Practice Center, M. Hassan Murad, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, opioids, orthopedics, pain management, spinal cord stimulation, Tim Lamer


October 18, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Mayo colleagues design adjustable fracture nail to improve patient outcomes

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

By Sandy Shortridge Prompted by a health care innovation competition at Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville, Florida, campus, two innovators recently joined forces and developed a new tool designed to reduce pain and shorten recovery time for patients with long bone fractures. The idea for their adjustable fracture nail started when Christine Mehner, M.D., a predoctoral Ph.D. […]

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Tags: Christine Mehner, medical innovation, orthopedics, Toni Turnbull


September 12, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Behind the scenes–Mayo Clinic Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Everything health care has to offer for patients is the result of research and education related to that research. At Mayo Clinic, research drives everything we do, resulting in evidence-based treatments and continuous improvements in the way patients, caregivers and others experience health care. At Mayo Clinic we share information about our programs and projects […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, CAR-T, cardiology, cellular therapy, clinical trials, dialysis, Ian Lanza, Januario Castro, kidney disease, medical research, metabolism, neurology


August 1, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Research News Roundup–July 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research-related news releases from Mayo Clinic in the past month. It also connects readers to associated resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Racism influences medical students’ decision on practicing in minority or underserved communities, study says A longitudinal study of […]

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Tags: autoimmune disorder, biomedical research, cancer, cardiology, Christopher Camp, clinical trials, education, HLHS, Lotte Dyrbye, medical innovation, neuroimmunology, orthopedic surgery


July 9, 2019 · Leave a Comment

National Limb Loss Registry

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

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect a change in collaborators that occurred after publication. Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D., departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, is a veteran investigator of limb amputation and prostheses with more than 25 years of experience. He’s on the Medical Advisory […]

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Tags: amputation, biomedical engineering, Daniel Berry, David Lewallen, health sciences research, Hilal Maradit Kremers, Kenton Kaufman, orthopedic surgery, orthopedics, physiology


July 2, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Research News Roundup-June 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Study finds value in physician-patient outcome assessment process Sometimes a physician thinks the outcome of a patient’s treatment is a great success. […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, brain cancer, brain tumor, breast cancer, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, celiac disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, education, Gianrico Farrugia, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


January 7, 2019 · Leave a Comment

One more gift for you in the new year

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Were you good last year? If so (or even if not – we don’t judge) you might enjoy these little gifts of new knowledge, ideas, technology, and more from Mayo Clinic Research. Read on to learn about some of our newest research programs. Explore some of our shiniest websites (so new the dust hasn’t had […]

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Tags: basic science, biomedical research, cancer, Center for Biomedical Discovery, E. Aubrey Thompson, Ian Lanza, Jan van Deursen, Jian Yuan, Kathleen Yost, Kay Medina, Kenton Kaufman, liver cancer


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