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February 9, 2021 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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


May 12, 2020 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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


April 1, 2020 · Leave a Comment

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


March 12, 2020 · Leave a Comment

How a childhood goal of advocating for the sick led to medical school and beyond

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

Unrealistic. Selfish. Impossible. The words were lobbed at Waleed Gibreel, M.B.B.S., who has lived in the margins of two powerful forces that shaped him — his dream of becoming a top-flight surgeon and his reality of growing up in war-torn Sudan. “I knew as a child that my ultimate goal was to be a doctor, no […]

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Tags: Abdalla Zarroug, diversity, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Michael Sarr, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, research, research education, surgery, team science, Waleed Gibreel


January 8, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Dropping ‘rarely abnormal’ blood tests could save $9 million per year, Mayo research finds

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa (@harringaadam)

Routine blood tests that are given the day after colon or rectal surgery turned up abnormal results 4% of the time. Furthermore, of those patients with abnormal results, only 1% warranted follow-up action, new research from Mayo Clinic has discovered.

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Tags: blood test, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Elizabeth Habermann, health care value, health sciences research, medical research, Nicholas McKenna, Robert Cima, surgery, surgical outcomes


December 17, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic innovator inspired by patients, surgical experience to improve medical devices

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

By Sandy Shortridge Like so many Mayo Clinic staff members, Kenneth Dye has been inspired by Mayo Clinic patients throughout his career. In Dye’s case, conversations with two prolific inventors — while they were patients at Mayo Clinic — sparked his interest in finding ways to improve medical devices. The inventors encouraged Dye to pursue his interest […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, artificial heart, biotechnology, cardiology, Kenneth Dye, medical innovation, Neil Feinglass, patient safety, surgery, surgical outcomes


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