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October 22, 2019

Meet the Investigator: Donald W. Northfelt, M.D.

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara

At the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, hundreds of researchers dedicate their professional lives to reducing the burden of cancer. Each one has a unique story. In this issue, Donald W. Northfelt, M.D., an oncologist and breast cancer researcher at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, talks about his research, his mentors and promoting equity in clinical […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Donald Northfelt, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, research


September 26, 2019

Bioartificial liver: Bridge to liver regeneration

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

The liver has the greatest regenerative capacity of any organ in the body. However, when the liver is injured beyond its ability to regenerate itself, and a transplant is not readily available, there are few options for patients. Led by Scott Nyberg, M.D., Ph.D., researchers are refining their own version of a bioartificial liver, known as […]

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Tags: bioartificial liver, Center for Regenerative Medicine, regenerative medicine, research, Scott Nyberg, stem cells, transplant


September 13, 2019

REAL WORLD EVIDENCE in health care improvement

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

In late 2012 Optum and Mayo Clinic came together to form OptumLabs, an open, collaborative research and innovation center, dedicated to improving patient care and patient value through data-driven health care research, leading-edge data science and strong partner collaboration.  Since that time, approximately 150 collaborative projects have led to peer-reviewed publication, a critical step towards […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, big data, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, OptumLabs, research


September 9, 2019

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Renews National Cancer Institute Research Funding

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has once again successfully renewed its National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Support Grant. The grant award provides roughly $28.7 million in funding over five years through 2024, which will mark Mayo Clinic’s 49th year of NCI funding. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center’s NCI designation as a comprehensive cancer center was also […]

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Tags: cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, National Cancer Institute, research


August 21, 2019

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota: Executing big hairy audacious goals

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

The excitement at the 2019 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota meeting was palpable. Health care providers, scientists, educators, students, lawmakers and life sciences entrepreneurs mobilized to celebrate the BHAG—big hairy audacious goals in transforming health care. The BHAG challenge: develop new solutions and innovations that establish Minnesota as a world class leader and destination for advancing regenerative medicine into […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, education, Jakub Tolar, maternal and fetal medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, research, Saranya Wyles


August 15, 2019

HLHS consortium gives hope to babies with rare congenital heart defect

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) is a rare disease that affects approximately 1 of every 4,300 babies every year.  HLHS is a congenital heart defect in which the left side of the heart is underdeveloped. It occurs during fetal growth when the baby’s heart is developing. Without immediate intervention after birth, 95% of infants with HLHS […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, regenerative medicine, research, stem cells, Timothy Nelson


August 6, 2019

Researching stem cell therapy for hemorrhagic stroke

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Stroke is the leading cause of permanent disability in the U.S., striking nearly 800,000 people each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the last decade, there has been preclinical research that led to a small number of early phase clinical trials using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as a possible treatment to reverse […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, regenerative medicine, research, stem cells, stroke, Toni Turnbull, William Freeman


July 2, 2019

Research News Roundup-June 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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, ASCO, 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


June 18, 2019

Research and innovation thrive at Mayo and beyond, with an assist from Mayo Clinic Ventures

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Mayo Clinic Ventures commercializes technologies to benefit patients while generating revenue to support clinical practice, research and education. Thanks in part to licensing and partnership efforts, 2018 was a banner year for Mayo Clinic Ventures’ financial performance.

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Tags: Andrew Danielsen, discovery research, Mayo Clinic Ventures, research


April 2, 2019

Read the Latest Research News from Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara

Forefront is the complimentary magazine of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. Published in email and online newsletter editions quarterly, Forefront highlights Mayo Clinic’s cutting-edge cancer research and the latest Cancer Center news. The March 2019 issue features: Director’s message: Expanding our translational research portfolio NCI funds SPORE for liver and bile duct cancer research Researchers pursue new […]

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Tags: cancer, Forefront, research


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