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  • Oct 26, 2011
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  1. 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 [...]

  2. 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 [...]

  3. 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 [...]

  4. 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). [...]

  5. 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, [...]

  6. Monday, August 11, 2014Emergency Gallbladder Surgery: Do You Need It, Or Can You Afford to Wait?

    Study: younger, older people likelier to visit ER repeatedly with gallstone pain before surgery ROCHESTER, Minn. — Gallstone pain is one of the most common reasons patients visit emergency rooms. Figuring out who needs emergency gallbladder removal and who can go home and schedule surgery at their convenience is sometimes a tricky question, and it [...]

  7. Thursday, August 07, 2014Running into Fall Marathon Season - Thursday Tip #1

      Did you catch the exercise bug this summer? Have you been walking more and are you thinking of training for a 5K? Maybe you're an experienced runner who would like a few reminders about getting your best results? Mayo Clinic Health System physical therapist, Beau Johnson, offers a number of running tips. First, it's important to identify [...]

  8. Thursday, August 07, 2014Laparoscopic Surgical Removal of the Gallbladder in Pediatric Patients is Safe

    ROCHESTER, Minn. — A recent study conducted by Mayo Clinic researchers recommends laparoscopic cholecystectomies (surgical removal of the gallbladder) for pediatric patients suffering from gallstones and other gallbladder diseases. This study was published in Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques. Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Ishitani are available in the downloads. A cholecystectomy is a surgical [...]

  9. Wednesday, August 06, 2014NIH Renews Funding of Longitudinal Study of Earliest Alzheimer’s Disease Changes

    PHOENIX, Arizona – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) renewed funding for the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) and Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, longitudinal study of the earliest changes associated with the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease at older ages.  The award, an estimated $8.3 million over the next five years, continues NIH’s long-term support of the investigation. [...]

  10. Thursday, July 31, 2014Algorithm Reduces Use of CT Scans when Diagnosing Children with Appendicitis

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQHQjii5TMU ROCHESTER, Minn. — Implementation of an algorithm aimed to diagnose pediatric patients with suspected appendicitis reduces the utilization of computed tomography (CT) scans, without affecting diagnostic accuracy, Mayo Clinic Children's Center researchers have found. The study was recently published in the journal Surgery. Acute appendicitis is the most common cause of acute abdominal pain in [...]