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December 5, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Resident Uses 3D Printer He Bought, Himself, to Improve Surgery

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Neurosurgery resident William Clifton, M.D., believed so strongly that 3D-printed models would be helpful in training surgeons that he purchased his own 3D printer to get started.

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Tags: Dr. William Clifton, J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Magazine, neurosurgery


November 5, 2019 · Leave a Comment

‘Medical Games for Doctors’ Helping Clinicians Fine-Tune Their Craft

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Mayo Clinic developed a Virtual Reality lab to teach real-world medical procedures and let doctors learn where unique structures are situated before performing a procedure.

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Tags: Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Paul Friedman, Dr. Suraj Kapa, Virtual Reality Lab


July 23, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Are You Healthy Enough to Be a Space Tourist?

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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


April 2, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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

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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


March 14, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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

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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


November 6, 2018 · Leave a Comment

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

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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


July 12, 2018 · Leave a Comment

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

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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


June 26, 2018 · Leave a Comment

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

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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


May 24, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Loosens Entrepreneurship Policy, Innovation and Creativity Flying High

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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 · Leave a Comment

Paralyzed Hockey Player Raising Funds for Spinal Cord Injury Research

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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


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