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Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University are partnering for the second year to advance medical device and health care technology companies through the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator. The program is seeking applicants ahead of its Jan. 30 deadline. The MedTech Accelerator draws upon the combined strengths and resources of ASU Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Mayo Clinic to deliver...
What if the answer to fighting disease-causing bacteria in wounds, including treatment-resistant bacteria, could be found in the use of mud as medicine — a treatment that goes back to prehistoric times? Researchers from Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic who come from distinctly different disciplines have found one type of clay, a blue-colored clay from the Oregon Cascades, to...
Even the most high-quality health care delivered by conscientious providers can fall short of optimal performance when hindered by inefficient patient access management. The problem, says Arizona State University industrial engineer Esma Gel , is that many hospitals remain largely mired in “the traditional first-come, first-served routine” that can waste physicians’ time and effort and fail to most effectively serve...
A new type of blood test for breast cancer could help avoid thousands of unnecessary surgeries and otherwise precisely monitor disease progression, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) , Mayo Clinic in Arizona and the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. TGen is an affiliate of City of Hope , which contributed to this...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. Read more top stories from 2019 . An interlocking breathing tube that prevents death by accidental removal. An app that provides peace of mind concerning your sexual health. A wearable health-monitoring device that tracks movement in real time to expedite healing and prevent further wrist injuries. These...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. Read more top stories from 2019 . A giant, grinning inflatable Sparky marked the spot Thursday morning on a soon-to-be-bustling-with-construction dirt lot where Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic broke ground on the new Health Futures Center, a 150,000-square-foot building that will feature a MedTech Accelerator, biomedical...
When you search online for “CTE and NFL,” you’ll find a list of 54 professional football players who have died and were diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE — names like Frank Gifford, Ken Stabler, Bubba Smith and Andre Waters. It’s a smart guess that hundreds more are unaccounted for. Next, you’ll see a list...
The Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Faculty Summer Residency is designed to facilitate ongoing collaborations between faculty members and teams at Mayo Clinic and ASU by providing opportunities for collaboration and networking activities.
People who are severely injured in the upper extremities may experience nerve damage that impairs motor function from shoulder to hand. Unable to flex their elbows, these people cannot fulfill everyday tasks like putting on a shirt or raising a glass of water. But what if researchers designed a tractable, powered exoskeleton that assists with upper-extremity function? What if it...
The World Health Organization estimates roughly 47 million people worldwide are currently living with dementia. By 2050, that number is expected to almost triple. John O’Donnell, 77, of Sun City, Arizona, has been living with dementia for the past seven years. For the last few months, Arizona State University health sciences undergraduate Arbella Yousif has been visiting him and his...

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