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June 23rd, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Rizza Tapped for Banting Medal

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The Banting Medal is the top scientific achievement award from the American Diabetes Association. This year it will go to Mayo’s Executive Dean for Research Robert Rizza, M.D. “My first job after starting medical school was at a diabetes summer camp,” explains Dr. Rizza. “More than a hundred kids with Type I diabetes. Type I […]

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Tags: ADA, Banting Medal, Diabetes, Mayo Clinic, rizza


June 18th, 2010 · Leave a Comment

From Cells, to Mice to People – All Age

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The range of expertise at the Mayo/Kogod Aging Conference has been diverse. We’ve heard about cell senesence today. The term senescene is often used as a synonym for aging…a lack of activity or growth. In cell biology it means the loss of the ability to proliferate. It’s one result of cell damage, but not the […]

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June 18th, 2010 · Leave a Comment

The Excitement of Aging

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“I’m not the man I was!” cried Scrooge, upon waking upon Christmas day. He was more right than he knew. According to experts on aging, you are, in essence, working with a different body. The genetics remain, but the aging body functions differently in almost every aspect. The combination of those functions can, if not […]

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June 15th, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Researchers Test Climbers on Himalaya Expedition

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The Mayo research team that featured in so many posts on this blog earlier in the year is at it again. This time Dr. Bruce Johnson’s lab has teamed up with world famous mountain climber and adventurer Mike Horn. One of Horn’s many projects is a climbing school for young people from around the world. […]

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Tags: altitude sickness, Dr Alanna M Chamberlain, extreme medicine, Mike Horn, mountain climbing, physiology


June 11th, 2010 · Leave a Comment

International Conference on Aging Research

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Despite the graying of the Boomers, one medical specialty you don’t hear much about is geriatrics. In fact, there are only about 7,500 geriatricians in the U.S. – 9,000, if you include geriatric psychiatrists.  It’s considered a minor specialty when you figure there are over 815,000 practicing physicians in the country. So why aren’t we […]

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June 2nd, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Removing Iron May Hinder Cancer

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That’s the finding from a Mayo study in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the online version is out now.  For more details and video comments from the researcher, check out Mayo’s newsblog.

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