• By Dana Sparks

Science Saturday: Is Mayo Clinic doing research on my condition?

February 23, 2019
biobank medical research lab with Mayo Clinic shields in computer monitor

Mayo Clinic scientists, educators and health care providers lead research in serious, complex and rare conditions — because they see serious, complex and rare conditions every day. The teams are dedicated to translating big, bold ideas into practice to solve real problems for patients.

From performing the first heart-lung-liver transplant in the United States to developing an innovative treatment to improve severe attacks of multiple sclerosis, Mayo Clinic's landmark discoveries help patients around the world.

What Mayo Clinic innovation means for patients

Researchers at Mayo Clinic are making discoveries in the same locations where care is provided, so scientific breakthroughs and innovations reach our patients more quickly. In fact, patients are frequently among the first to benefit from innovative therapies, new technologies and clinical research trials.

Mayo's commitment to innovation started more than 150 years ago, when brothers Will and Charlie Mayo and their colleagues pioneered the system of team-focused, collaborative care that is still used today. Specialists continue to work together to provide care for one patient at a time. These partnerships result in medical advances that couldn't be uncovered in isolation. Simply put, Mayo medical and research teams practice innovation on a case-by-case basis.

At the same time, researchers are dedicated to large, long-term investments to develop procedures and technologies that have never been used before. In Mayo Clinic's Center for Regenerative Medicine alone, clinical trials are underway for more than 30 diseases and conditions. This includes studies that explore new therapies, such as someday providing new red blood cells for people with leukemia, healthy neurons for stroke, and restorative pancreatic cells for diabetes.

It's all part of Mayo's commitment to provide patients with answers, advanced treatment options and new hope for years to come. Read more and learn how you can join a Mayo Clinic trial.

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