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  • Oct 26, 2011
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  1. Friday, September 19, 2014Mayo Researchers Reveal Pathway that Contributes to Alzheimer’s Disease

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Jacksonville’s campus of Mayo Clinic have discovered a defect in a key cell-signaling pathway they say contributes to both overproduction of toxic protein in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients as well as loss of communication between neurons — both significant contributors to this type of dementia. Their study, in [...]

  2. Wednesday, September 17, 2014Mayo Clinic Study Opens Door for Early Screening Tools for Parkinson’s Disease

    PHOENIX — A smell test could someday be one of the tools to screen for people at risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a new Mayo Clinic study. Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one [...]

  3. Friday, September 12, 2014Physicians Find Liver Transplant Patients Can Avoid Costly Stay In ICU Post Surgery

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 12, 2014 — The liver transplant team at Mayo Clinic in Florida has found, based on 12 years of experience, that more than half of patients receiving a new liver can be “fast-tracked” to return to a surgical ward room following their transplant, bypassing a one- or two-day stay in the Intensive [...]

  4. Friday, September 12, 2014Worldwide Study Demonstrates Accuracy of Genetic Analyses

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Physicians envision a future in which genomic data from patients is heavily used to manage care — but experts have questioned the accuracy and reliability of these analyses. Now, a study by 150 researchers in 12 countries finds real strength and agreement across RNA genomic sequencing techniques and laboratories — as well [...]

  5. Thursday, September 11, 2014Multi-Institutional Research Team Measures Multiple Morbidities

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA_8jbqIIiw&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Rocca are in the downloads. ROCHESTER, Minn. — A collaborative study by researchers from Mayo Clinic, Olmsted Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University has measured multimorbidity — multiple diseases or medical conditions co-occurring in a single patient — and has determined which combinations of medical conditions are more prevalent by [...]

  6. Thursday, August 28, 2014New Tool Aids Stem Cell Engineering for Medical Research

    ROCHESTER, Minn. — A Mayo Clinic researcher and his collaborators have developed an online analytic tool that will speed up and enhance the process of re-engineering cells for biomedical investigation. CellNet is a free-use Internet platform that uses network biology methods to aid stem cell engineering. Details of CellNet and its application to stem cell [...]

  7. Tuesday, August 26, 2014Mayo Clinic study examines thoughts on predictive tests for Alzheimer’s

    PHOENIX — A new Mayo Clinic study examines the question “what would you do if you knew you are predisposed to Alzheimer’s disease?” The study, which will be published in the October edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, was conducted to measure attitudes concerning Alzheimer’s genetic and biomarker tests. Other studies have shown that many people [...]

  8. Friday, August 22, 2014Mayo Clinic President and CEO Participates in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Pledges Support to ALS Research

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMq_Yrn2YYk&feature=youtu.be To help raise awareness and support for ALS research, John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic president and CEO, braved the shower of icy water and took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge this week. Dr. Noseworthy was nominated by reporter, Mike Sullivan, at KTTC News, the local NBC News affiliate in Rochester, Minn., to take [...]

  9. Thursday, August 14, 2014Researchers develop strategy to combat genetic ALS, FTD

    Potential biomarker discovered to monitor disease progression, therapy JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A team of researchers at Mayo Clinic and The Scripps Research Institute in Florida have developed a new therapeutic strategy to combat the most common genetic risk factor for the neurodegenerative disorders amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). [...]

  10. Wednesday, August 13, 2014Mark McNiven, Ph.D., Heads New Mayo Clinic Center for Biomedical Discovery

    ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic has named a veteran cell biology researcher to head its new Center for Biomedical Discovery. Mark McNiven, Ph.D., brings over 30 years of scientific experience to the position and a decade as leader of Mayo’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The appointment was announced this week by Gregory Gores, [...]