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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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May 12, 2020

Melanoma surgery: When more isn’t necessarily better

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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 J. 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

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, 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

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

Research News Roundup–March 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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

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

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

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

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

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa

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, value


December 17, 2019

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

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

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


November 7, 2019

Zane’s story: Fetal surgery to expand lungs

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Baby Zane Fouts’ boundless curiosity starts at his feet, which he grabs and plays with happily. The energetic boy who’s full of smiles is a trailblazer for regenerative surgery performed in a clinical trial at Mayo Clinic even before birth. “He’s our miracle baby,” says his mother, Alyse Ahern-Mittelsted.  “He’s a rock star.” Ahern-Mittelsted was 20 weeks […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, pulmonary hypoplasia, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Rodrigo Ruano, surgery


August 7, 2019

Researcher challenges her team to develop solution for DRC health crisis

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D., has a full plate. An associate consultant in surgical research in the departments of Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, she studies the microbiome role in human health and disease, particularly endometrial and ovarian cancer. She also develops technology in her lab, including microbial single-cell technologies for point-of-care […]

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Tags: cervical cancer, Deborah Rhodes, endometrial cancer, general internal medicine, gynecologic surgery, gynecology, Heidi Nelson, HPV, human papillomavirus, Marina Walther-Antonio, Mayo Clinic Ventures, obstetrics


May 9, 2019

How can we get better outcomes for our patients? Research.

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

In the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, every project is inspired by real-world challenges experienced by patients at Mayo Clinic and elsewhere. Together with Mayo Clinic’s health care providers, center experts research ways to improve outcomes for patients across all of medicine, from Alzheimer’s […]

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Tags: bile ducts, cancer, care transitions, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, ICU, intensive care unit, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple chronic conditions, readmissions, surgery


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