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June 25, 2021

Could regenerative medicine relieve neck, back pain?

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is looking to regenerative medicine as a potential long-term solution for degenerative disk disease that has for years eluded medical science. Millions of people in the U.S. are afflicted with chronic neck and back pain that often comes after years of wear and tear on the spine. Current treatments provide only temporary relief […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, degenerative disease, inflammation, mesenchymal stem cells, pain management, platelet rich plasma, Wenchun Qu


June 21, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 6/21/2021

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

Mayo Clinic research and faculty experts were in the news this week on managing life after COVID-19 and vaccine-related questions, as well as migraine, hiccups, the state of HIV research and more. Nervous about resuming activities? How to manage ‘COVID transition anxiety’  Star Tribune, 6/17/2021 We asked Reese Druckenmiller, a therapist with Mayo Clinic Health […]

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Tags: Andrew Badley, animal model, arthritis, artificial intelligence, Ashima Makol, breast cancer, cancer, cardiology, cost of care, COVID-19, David Dodick, David Nestler


March 15, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 3/15/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

News stories this week about Mayo Clinic research and highlighting researchers cover several topics including research education, examining the retina to detect dementia, lumbar punctures and opioid management. State leaders stress the importance of phase II of Prairie Springs Science Center WXOW, 3/9/2021 Seven state leaders gathered at UW-La Crosse’s Crowley Hall Tuesday morning to […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Amy Oxentenko, cancer, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, clinical trials, COVID-19, David Knopman, dementia, Derek Johnson, diabetes, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System


January 18, 2021

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. Oncology Influencers Explain Do’s and Don’t’s of Social Media OncologyLive, 1/12/2021 … S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD, […]

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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


October 2, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 10/2/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

This week Mayo Clinic Research and researchers have been noted in stories on older women’s sexuality, the opioid crisis, some health benefits of coffee, using Alexa for COVID-19, and a range of other topics. Read on for links and brief excerpts from news outlets around the country. Laughter May Be Effective Medicine for These Trying […]

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Tags: Amir Lerman, artificial intelligence, B-cell disorders, biomarkers, C. diff, cancer, cardiology, colon cancer, COVID-19, diabetes, dogs, emergency medicine


September 4, 2020

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


April 1, 2020

Research News Roundup–March 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Even though it’s April Fool’s Day, the stories we share in this monthly column are no joke. Because since last month our world has shifted focus, we’ve divided these releases into two sections – COVID-related, and everything else. “Everything else” is at the end this month, because it is the bigger section, with nearly a […]

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Tags: AFib, Alzheimer's disease, anesthesiology, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, clinical trials, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, FDA, Fredric Meyer, heart attack, heart disease


October 25, 2019

Upcoming documentary ‘The Opioid Fix’ to address national issue

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa (@harringaadam)

Mayo Clinic has done extensive research into the use of opioids across the U.S., and this work has led to prescribing guidelines that are being used across Mayo Clinic and at other health care organizations. With a shared goal to increase public awareness and drive action, Mayo Clinic and Twin Cities PBS have partnered to […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Halena Gazelka, medical research, medical research education, opioids, pain management


October 24, 2019

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


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