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Are You Healthy Enough to Be a Space Tourist?

July 23, 2019

Are You Healthy Enough to Be a Space Tourist?

By In the Loop intheloop

As commercial spaceflight inches closer to becoming a reality, Jan Stepanek, M.D., explains the potential hazards and risks that may be associated with space travel.

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Tags: Aerospace Medicine, Dr. Jan Stepanek, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


Sandra Murphy-Pak Helping Mayo Researchers Create a New Future of Living With ALS

April 2, 2019

Sandra Murphy-Pak Helping Mayo Researchers Create a New Future of Living With ALS

By In the Loop intheloop

Sandra Murphy-Pak knows she may never benefit from research aimed at helping ALS patients lead more independent lives, but her reason for participating in research studies has always been about others.

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Tags: ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic, Department of Neurology, Dr. Bjorn Oskarsson


Doctor Designs Garment to Keep You 'COVR'd' During Surgery

March 14, 2019

Doctor Designs Garment to Keep You ‘COVR’d’ During Surgery

By In the Loop intheloop

After years of watching his patients having to deal with awkward fitting garments to stay covered during a procedure, Dr. Bruce Levy and his wife, Heather, designed a better option.

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Tags: COVR Medical, Dr. Bruce Levy, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Ventures


'Almost Like You Won the Lottery': CAR-T Cell Therapy Gives Cancer Patients New Hope

November 6, 2018

‘Almost Like You Won the Lottery’: CAR-T Cell Therapy Gives Cancer Patients New Hope

By In the Loop intheloop

Treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma had been successful for Tanis Milicevic, who was in remission for years. But when her cancer returned, she turned to Mayo and a new, individualized cell-based therapy.

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Tags: CAR-T Cell therapy, Dr. Mohamed Kharfan Dabaja, Mayo Clinic in Florida


Teen Inventor, Entrepreneur Gets National Award, Shares Spotlight With Mentor

July 12, 2018

Teen Inventor, Entrepreneur Gets National Award, Shares Spotlight With Mentor

By In the Loop intheloop

Four years ago, middle schooler Austin McCoy took the science world by storm. He was recently awarded for his contributions to science, and named Mayo’s Chris Pierret, Ph.D., as an inspiring educator.

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Tags: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dr. Chris Pierret, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Dad Couldn't Make It to Graduation, so Mayo's IT Team Brought Graduation to Him

June 26, 2018

Dad Couldn’t Make It to Graduation, so Mayo’s IT Team Brought Graduation to Him

By In the Loop intheloop

Dan Anderson had planned to make it to his son Knowlton’s graduation ceremony despite a recent surgery. When complications arose, a Mayo staffer stepped in to give Dan the next best thing.

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Tags: colon cancer, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Media Support Services, Ron Porter


Mayo Loosens Entrepreneurship Policy, Innovation and Creativity Flying High

May 24, 2018

Mayo Loosens Entrepreneurship Policy, Innovation and Creativity Flying High

By In the Loop intheloop

Five years ago, Mayo Clinic rewrote a longstanding policy to give researchers and physicians more freedom to start new business, a move that one business journal reports “has had measurable impacts.”

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Tags: Dr. Darryl Barnes, Dr. Richard Ehman, Medical-Industry Relations


December 21, 2017

Paralyzed Hockey Player Raising Funds for Spinal Cord Injury Research

By In the Loop intheloop

Jack Jablonski’s life changed dramatically six years ago after a hockey accident left him paralyzed. Today the USC student is hopeful for what’s to come, and raising funds so others with spinal cord injuries also have reason to hope.

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Tags: clinical research, Spinal Cord Injury


Researchers Explore the Use of Adult Stem Cells as Treatment of the Future

October 19, 2017

Researchers Explore the Use of Adult Stem Cells as Treatment of the Future

By In the Loop intheloop

When it comes to medical treatments, what sounds like science fiction today could someday become the standard in life-changing medicine. If the research turns out as hoped, stem cells — the “master cells” inside our bodies from which all other cells are generated and formed — could potentially become the leading treatment option in the […]

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Tags: Innovation, Regenerative Medicine, research


3-D Anatomical Models Help Surgeons Plan for Complex Procedures

September 19, 2017

3-D Anatomical Models Help Surgeons Plan for Complex Procedures

By In the Loop intheloop

It sounds like science fiction, but instead it’s just plain science: Creating 3-D models of a patient’s anatomy is becoming more common when planning for complex surgeries.

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Tags: 3-D anatomical models, Dr. Jonathan Morris, Dr. Peter Rose, Radiology


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