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Mayo Clinic Medical Science Blog – an eclectic collection of research- and research education-related stories: feature stories, mini news bites, learning opportunities, profiles and more from Mayo Clinic.

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February 15, 2022

Advancing a new era of regenerative medicine

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Allegorically speaking, if Mayo Clinic were a garden and regenerative technologies were fruits and vegetables, William Faubion Jr., M.D., sees himself as a gardener tending to the teams responsible for these new healing therapies. Dr. Faubion, who is the newly named associate medical director for Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine, wants to advance discoveries […]

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Tags: Allan Dietz, biomedical engineering, CAR-T cell therapy, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Crohn's disease, Eric Dozois, gastroenterology, immune system, inflammatory bowel disease, perianal fistula, regenerative medicine research, surgery


January 27, 2022

Sister Mary Joseph Nodule: Famous Medical Term Has a Connection to Mayo Clinic

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

As a research trainee in the Department of Neurosurgery, Thirusivapragas (Siva) Subramaniam, M.B.B.S., had long known that a small lump near a patient’s belly button can indicate certain types of cancer. While the term for this clinical finding – Sister Mary Joseph Nodule – is standard throughout the world, the story behind the name is less well […]

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Tags: cancer, Jordan Miller, Mayo Clinic History & Heritage, Mayo Clinic Libraries, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, neurosurgery, research education, Siva Subramaniam, surgery


August 23, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 8/23/2021

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

In the last 15 days or so, COVID-19 related news continues to dominate the headlines on the research front. However, Mayo Clinic’s expertise also was evident on topics from inclusivity in clinical trials, a geological connection in kidney stones, life extending therapies and better understanding of contributors to dementia, stroke and death. Read on for […]

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Tags: brain, clinical trials, cognitive impairment, COVID-19, dementia, diversity, health disparities, hypertension, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, immune system, kidney stones, knee replacement


February 9, 2021

New surgery offers hope for heart failure patient

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

Cynthia Chauhan works in her sprawling flower garden in Wichita, Kansas, on a summer day, when she notices a vibrant monarch butterfly fluttering near the milkweed. Cynthia realizes only after snapping a photo that the butterfly has a broken wing. “When he’s busy doing his butterfly thing and you’re observing, you don’t even notice the […]

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Tags: Barry Borlaug, cardiovascular medicine, clinical trials, heart failure, medical research, surgery


January 20, 2021

PET/MRI biomarkers guide personalized treatment for patients with pancreatic cancer, study finds

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

By Ethan Grove Positron emission tomography (PET)/MRI has changed how Mayo Clinic specialists treat patients with pancreatic cancer. Mayo Clinic pioneered the use of PET/MRI to manage pancreatic cancer. Now a new study by Ananya Panda, M.B.B.S. (@AnanyaPanda15), and colleagues systematically evaluates the strengths of PET/MRI for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. In less than five years, […]

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Tags: Ajit Goenka, Ananya Panda, Bradley Kemp, chemotherapy, Eric Ehman, Garima Suman, Geoffrey Johnson, Jeff Fidler, Mark Truty, MRI, nuclear medicine, pancreatic cancer


October 23, 2020

Examining and mitigating musculoskeletal strains experienced by medical professionals

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

By Nick Fetty, Iowa State University College of Engineering Surgeons and other medical professionals can develop musculoskeletal problems because of the excessive amount of time they spend on their feet and the awkward postures that they assume during their work tasks. Researchers in Iowa State University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) aim to […]

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Tags: biomedical engineering, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, ergonomics, health care systems engineering, Iowa State University, physician burnout, research education, surgery, Susan Hallbeck


October 13, 2020

A regenerative approach to facial reconstruction after cancer surgery

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Growing up in southern California, Sabrina Falcon was a self-described “sun baby” whose love of the outdoors reached the skies. Years later the flight attendant who is working on her pilot’s license was diagnosed with skin cancer on her nose — the basal cell type that typically grows slowly with low risk of metastasizing. After […]

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Tags: basal cell carcinoma, Brittany Howard, cartilage, Center for Regenerative Medicine, dermatology, facial reconstruction, otolaryngology, Shari Ochoa, skin cancer, surgery, transplant


May 12, 2020

Melanoma surgery: When more isn’t necessarily better

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

When you have a chance for an extra scoop of ice cream, that extra might be nice. If you are trying to fit into last summer’s bathing suit, another inch off is probably welcome. However, if you’re having surgery to remove melanoma, like Goldilocks choosing a bowl of porridge, you want a procedure that’s ‘just […]

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Tags: Aaron Spaulding, Antonio Forte, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, dermatology, Maria Huayllani Peralta, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, melanoma, plastic surgery, Sanjay Bagaria, surgery, surgical outcomes


April 22, 2020

Non-COVID research in the news

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

These stories are a little like the fabled unicorn – hard to find, but special if you do. Mayo Clinic has a wide range of research ongoing, and continues to publish their findings. Sharing those findings in this current time of “all COVID, all the time,” is challenging. Some of our research and researchers is […]

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Tags: Alexander Meves, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, dermatology, melanoma, Molly Jeffery, News of the Week, oncology, opioids, Robert Jacobson, surgery, vaccines


April 6, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the News — Week in Review 4/6/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In the last week, as you might imagine, most of the news being covered by the media is about COVID-19. We’ve included an excerpt and link to several of these stories discussing Mayo Clinic Research. We found a couple items covering other things we are working on, so included them first, for your awareness. Study: […]

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Tags: blood test, cancer, cancer screening, cardiology, clinical trials, COVID-19, FDA, Gregory Poland, Henry Ting, immune system, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Michael Ackerman


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