Advancing the Science

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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January 13, 2020

Top ways regenerative medicine is advancing the health care of tomorrow for patients today

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Regenerative medicine accelerated from the bench into the practice in new ways in 2019, ushering in an era of care focused on the body’s amazing ability to heal itself. Bolstered by robust research, Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of delivering new therapies that restore form and function to diseased cells, tissues, or organs — […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, cancer, CAR-T, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, immunotherapy, larynx transplant, maternal and fetal medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, spinal cord injury, transplant


December 23, 2019

Teaching a computer to read a kidney biopsy

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Mayo researchers say patients will benefit from faster, more accurate reads By Jay Furst Artificial intelligence may never replace human insight, expertise and judgment. Then again, no one’s complaining about how it can help, especially when it comes to analyzing kidney biopsies, a laborious process that’s an intricate mix of art and science. Accurate and […]

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Tags: Aleksandar Denic, artificial intelligence, Byron Smith, collaboration, kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mariam Priya Alexander, Mark Stegall, nephrology, pathology, team science, transplant


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


November 12, 2018

Research News Roundup — October 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Welcome to Advancing the Science. On Mayo Clinic’s medical research blog we have a wide range of research and research-education content. In addition to stories you won’t find anywhere else, we also collect content from other sources in one easy-to-access spot. The monthly Research News Roundup is one such aggregator, highlighting and linking to all […]

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Tags: Ayalew Tefferi, brain cancer, breast cancer, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Elizabeth Cathcart-Rake, health disparities, hematology, inflammatory bowel disease, integrative medicine, John Hawse, Julie Heimbach


June 11, 2018

Bioartificial liver: Potential to avoid transplant

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara

Mayo Clinic researchers are planning clinical trials of a bioartificial  liver that might eventually provide an alternative to transplantation for patients with liver failure. Known as the Mayo Spheroid Reservoir Bioartificial Liver (SRBAL), the novel device has been shown to reduce the severity of liver disease and improve survival in laboratory testing on pigs. (Bioartificial […]

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Tags: Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Scott Nyberg, transplant


February 20, 2018

Researching stem cell therapy for lung transplant patients

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

In a recent study in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, a team of researchers at Mayo Clinic looked at the safety and feasibility of using stem cells to treat a condition that can devastate lung transplant patients. The disease itself is called bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, or BOS, and involves inflammation and scarring in the smallest branches of […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Cesar Kellar, clinical trials, regenerative medicine, stem cells, transplant


November 7, 2017

No moss here – Mayo Clinic research websites rolling along

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

They say that a rolling stone gathers no moss, and at Mayo Clinic, our research and research education programs are always on the move. It’s hard to keep track of all the exciting work being done to help improve health for our patients, or the way they – and patients everywhere – experience health care. […]

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Tags: basic science, Christopher Evans, Dev Mukhopadhyay, DNA, Eva Galanis, gene therapy, Jim Maher, Michael Krowka, nanomedicine, osteoarthritis, transplant


August 10, 2017

TOGETHER TRIAL–An individualized strategy for stopping organ rejection

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine is collaborating with a molecular diagnostics company to monitor patients after an organ transplant and improve the efficacy of immunosuppressant drugs by tailoring treatment to an individual’s genome. The effectiveness of immunosuppressant drugs is governed by a number of factors, but a major contributor is an individual’s genome. The […]

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Tags: Alexander Parker, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinical trials, Individualizing Medicine Conference, kidney transplant, Mark Stegall, transplant


May 9, 2017

Increasing the Odds

By Lynda de Widt Lynda de Widt

Increasing the Odds Mayo Clinic performs more transplants than any other organization in the country. That experience allows Mayo Clinic scientist-physicians to study stem cells and personalize drugs to fight organ rejection and increase the number of viable lungs. Immune-Building Stem Cell Research In the 1970s, when Cesar A. Keller, M.D., started his career in […]

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Tags: Alexander Parker, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Cesar Kellar, genetic testing, kidney transplant, lung transplant, Mark Stegall, personalized medicine, regenerative medicine, stem cells, transplant


February 2, 2017

A golden age for pediatric cardiology

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Mayo Clinic’s Division of Pediatric Cardiology is on a roll, according to Division Chair Frank Cetta, M.D. “In the last two decades, we’ve really burst onto the scene,” he says. “We’re engaged in exciting research  not found elsewhere, and we offer the full spectrum of cardiac care — from fetal diagnosis through specialized treatment for […]

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Tags: cardiology, clinical trials, David Driscoll, Frank Cetta, heart disease, heart transplant, Jonathan Johnson, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, pediatric cardiology, pediatric transplant, regenerative medicine, Richard Bram


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