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Celiac Disease Foundation’s National Education Conference and Gluten Free Expo

Posted on February 27th, 2013 by Admin

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert Joseph Murray, M.D., will be serving as the keynote speaker at the Celiac Disease Foundation’s upcoming National Education Conference and Gluten Free Expo being held May 4th and 5th in Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Murray will also be moderating a panel discussion featuring leaders of pharmaceutical companies that will cover emerging treatments and breaking therapies in celiac disease.

Visit the CDF’s website for more information and registration information.

Postpartum Stroke Study at Mayo Clinic

Posted on February 15th, 2013 by Gina Chiri-Osmond

“Postpartum stroke” is a stroke that occurs within six weeks of giving birth. Strokes are a focal brain problem causing loss of function, which occurs because of occlusion of the blood vessel causing lack of blood flow. As a consequence, that part of the brain stops functioning. This is a permanent problem that can cause disability. Although it is a rare condition, postpartum stroke has increased by as much as 80 percent over the last decade. We are conducting this study because there is a lot we do not understand about this condition, including specific causes of stroke, possible treatments or ways to prevent the stroke from occurring.

Mayo Clinic is conducting a study reviewing the medical notes and actual images of the brain and blood vessels of the brain that were obtained at the time when patients suffered from a postpartum stroke.

If you suffered a stroke within six weeks of delivery and are interested in participating in the study, please contact us at Please note that the comments section below is not the place to indicate your interest in the study. Please email us with your contact information including telephone number, email address, and mailing address, and we will contact you about participation in the study.

Discovery's Edge New Issue

Posted on February 15th, 2013 by Admin

The print winter issue of Mayo Clinic’s research magazine Discovery’s Edge, is now available. If you'd like a free copy, let us know. Also visit us online Read More ---

Kinecting with Annerieke, Part 6

Posted on February 14th, 2013 by Admin

Annerieke Heuvelink, Ph.D. is a researcher with the Dutch institution TNO, who is spending a year at Mayo Clinic working in the HAIL Laboratory, a partnership between Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging and Charter House.

Her work focuses on exer-gaming and the elderly, using the XBOX Kinect video gaming system. In this post, Annerieke talks about the holiday season's impact on her participants and shares an interesting observation about flowers in the United States.