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

October 19th, 2017

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

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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 19th, 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


December 22nd, 2016

Mayo Clinic Medical Transport Adds Specialized Plane to Its Fleet

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While a certain red sled usually owns the flight-related headlines this month, Santa’s sleigh isn’t the only one getting press this December. Several news outlets, it seems, are reporting on another vehicle taking flight. But instead of delivering toys to good girls and boys, the new Mayo One airplane delivers patients in need of immediate, […]

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Tags: Dr. Scott Zietlow, Lisa Jelinek, Mayo Clinic Medical Transport, Mayo One, Thomas Grandouiller


July 14th, 2016

New App Takes the Itch Out of Buying Skin Care Products

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Christina Boland is not a paid spokesperson for SkinSafe but she certainly sounds like one. “It’s been a godsend for me,” Christina says of the online skin care database and iOS mobile app created by Mayo Clinic dermatologist James Yiannias, M.D. SkinSafe matches consumers with skin care products they can use without risk of an […]

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Tags: Apps, Mayo Clinic Ventures, Skin Allergies


March 31st, 2016

Chocolate, Customer Service … and Mayo Clinic

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What do chocolate and customer service have in common? If you asked us, you’d probably get an answer that had something to do with having chocolate available to customers. But according to a story in Forbes magazine, the relationship goes a little deeper. (Imagine that.) Forbes contributor Micah Solomon starts out a piece called “What […]

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Tags: Aaron Biedermann, Allison Matthews, Center for Innovation, Diane Klein, Mayo Clinic Building, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


February 4th, 2016

Experimental Stent Stems Danger of Major Artery Rupture

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It was just supposed to be wrist surgery. But when Ron Hall, an 80-year-old retired structural steel worker from Blue Earth, Minnesota, was preparing for his procedure, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports, doctors noticed something else. They discovered that the major artery that carries blood through his stomach was “in high danger of rupturing.” When given […]

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Tags: Dr Gustavo Oderich


December 3rd, 2015

Chance Conversation Feels Like Something of a Miracle

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If you ask Michelle Mahour, D.D.S., there are no coincidences. Miracles, however, are another story. Those she has no trouble believing in — especially the miracle that she believes saved her life. That story begins in Rochester, Minnesota, in the 1960s. Michelle’s father, Gholam Mahour, M.D., had come to Rochester for a pediatric surgery residency […]

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Tags: Dr. Giancarlo Rastelli, Rastelli procedure, Thoracic Surgery


November 3rd, 2015

The Genome-Guided Therapy That Keeps on Giving

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Tony Bennet may have left his heart in San Francisco, but Holly Boehle left something even more valuable in Rochester, Minnesota. Holly, it seems, left “a living genetic replica” of the aggressive breast cancer that brought the 40-something wife, mother and school psychologist to Mayo Clinic for treatment. Specifically, Holly left some of her cells […]

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Tags: BEAUTY Project, Dr Judy Boughey, Dr Matthew Goetz, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


October 8th, 2015

Mayo’s Well Living Lab Working to Improve the Great Indoors

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Think about your typical daily routine. If we had to guess, we’d say it probably involves doing a whole lot of inside stuff and not much outside. If so, you’re not alone. Statistics say that as a country, we Americans spend only about 10 percent of our lives outside. Ten percent. Mayo Clinic and Delos, […]

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Tags: Dr Douglas Wood, Dr. Brent Bauer


July 16th, 2015

Experimental Device — and a Fast-Track Approval From the FDA — Give Patient Real Results

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Had this been a different time and place, Jack Snyder would have been down to two options after doctors discovered an aneurysm on his aorta: Do nothing and hope the ballooning vessel didn’t pop, or have open heart surgery to try and fix it. While the second option might seem like the obvious choice, Mayo […]

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Tags: Dr Gustavo Oderich, Vascular Surgery


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