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March 17th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Heading to Mount Everest

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Mayo Clinic will be sending five scientists to monitor a team of climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest this spring. The goal is to learn more about the physiology of humans at high altitude in order to help patients with heart conditions and other ailments. Mayo’s team is headed by Bruce Johnson, Ph.D., a veteran […]

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March 16th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Raymond Iezzi, Jr., M.D. Receives Visionary Award from Foundation Fighting Blindness

By Gina Chiri-Osmond

Congratulations to Raymond Iezzi, Jr., M.D.! Dr. Iezzi is being honored by the Foundation Fighting Blindness with the organization’s 2012 Visionary Award. Dr. Iezzi is a consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He holds the academic rank of associate professor of ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic.  Dr. Iezzi is being recognized for […]

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February 13th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Research Proves It: Better Mood, Longer Life

By Gina Chiri-Osmond

I was recently reading through an issue of Science magazine (yes, I do that occasionally) and came across an article about a published study from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that found that happy people really do live longer! The study found that of 924 people who reported “least positive feelings” (starting in […]

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January 23rd, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Alzheimer's Expert Featured in Nature

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We couldn’t let this one go by without commenting. Ron Petersen, M.D.,Ph.D.,  head of Mayo’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, is the subject of a Q&A article in Nature. As head of the new national task force on Alzheimer’s, he minces no words about the burden of the disease on the nation and how it will only […]

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January 3rd, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Studies Identify Risk Factors in Rising Trend of Liver Cancer

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Two Mayo Clinic studies published in the January 3 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings offer a clearer picture of the rise of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or liver cancer, which has tripled in the U.S. in the last three decades and has a 10 to 12 percent five-year survival rate when detected in later stages.   […]

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December 22nd, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Research Teams Highlighted in Science

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Science, the general research journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has highlighted three Mayo Clinic research teams in its year-end issue, out today online. The editors chose Mayo’s recently published discovery on ridding the body of scenesent cells and its impact on aging – Baker et al. Nature 2011 […]

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December 22nd, 2011 · Leave a Comment

The Outlook on Multiple Myeloma

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The December 15 issue of the journal Nature includes special “Outlook” section focusing on multiple myeloma. According to the National Cancer Institute, multiple myeloma or plasma cell myeloma is the second most common blood cancer in the United States accounting for about 1 percent of all cancers.  While rare, multiple myeloma is often a deadly […]

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December 1st, 2011 · Leave a Comment

The Power Within the Microbiome

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Don’t look now, but you’re not alone.  You may think that it’s just you in those clothes, in that body, but it’s not.  Instead, you are a Supraorganism.  Sound scary?  Not really. A supraorganism is a group of individual organisms that function together.  Imagine all the components of your car: the pistons, the fuel pump, […]

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November 10th, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Ophthalmology Insights

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The American Academy of Ophthalmology recently wound up its annual meeting in Orlando, Florida — final attendance exceeded 24,000. As part of Mayo Clinic’s participation in the event, our interviewers, bloggers and videographers showcased key leaders in the organization. The result: eight videos now on Mayo’s YouTube channel. To see them, simply search on “Mayo […]

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November 3rd, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Scores Two Hits in Nature Issue

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Mayo Clinic publishes its findings in the top journals, but it isn’t every week that we have two papers in a single issue of Nature. Mayo Drs. Jan van Deursen, Darren Baker and James Kirkland have what’s being called an important and significant paper in the field of cell senescence in the Letters section (that’s what […]

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