Translating idealism into action
Fresh answers, improved patient care
Research is essential to advancing patient care and improving lives. Mayo Clinic's unique culture of collaboration and teamwork, and its extensive facilities and resources, make it possible for researchers to more quickly unravel and solve complex research questions — translating idealism into action.
Examples of Mayo Clinic research in any given year are impressive and extensive. In 2011, research highlights included many firsts.
- Mayo Clinic received worldwide attention for one of year's top ten scientific achievements. The Mayo study decreased the effects of aging by eliminating senescent cells in mice.
- Mayo Clinic scientists are working with living patients in hopes of finding disease biomarkers that will help guide earlier diagnoses and potentially reveal opportunities for slowing or halting Parkinson's disease.
- Social media is helping Mayo Clinic researchers find study volunteers to help them research and investigate rare medical conditions.
- A Mayo Clinic Health System technologist helped discover a new tick-borne bacterium.
In 2011, Mayo research programs garnered nearly $367 million in external funding, with approximately 7,725 active human studies under way.