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April 16th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Science and Adventure Await

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  In just a few hours boxloads of laboratory and testing equipment will be on its way to Nepal, along with the six members of Mayo Clinic’s first scientific expedition to Mount Everest. Last minute packing was still happening this morning as personal items were stuffed into duffles and bags. Today Mayo Clinic News Network […]

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April 15th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo team leaves tomorrow for Mount Everest

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In just over 24 hours Mayo Clinic’s six-person scientific expedition will depart for Mount Everest. The team headed by Bruce Johnson, Ph.D. will leave from the airport in Rochester and, if all goes well, should be in Kathmandu, Nepal in about a day or so. We will have a sendoff for them at the airport […]

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March 30th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Climbers try out monitoring devices; Team Mayo adds one

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The Everest climbers on the North Face-NatGeo team are trying out Mayo’s monitoring devices while make other preparations in Katmandu, Nepal. The device, developed at Mayo, will help track their vital signs while on the mountain. To see them modeling the device — and see their own photos  from Nepal — check out the visual […]

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March 21st, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Studies Climbers on Everest to Help Heart Patients at Home

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It’s a natural laboratory for studying heart disease, lung problems, muscle loss, sleeping disorders and new medical technologies. It’s also the highest mountain in the world. Mount Everest’s extreme altitude puts climbers under the same conditions experienced by patients suffering from heart disease, obesity or advanced age. To take advantage of that, Mayo Clinic researchers […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, extreme athletes, extreme medicine, Heart Disease, Matthew Clark PhD, Mount Everest, National Geographic, physiology, pulmonary edema, sleep disorders


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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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Cardiology, mayo, Matthew Clark PhD, Mayo Clinic News Network, Mayo Clinic research, Mount Everest, National Geographic, physiology, pulmonary edema, remote monitoring, sleep disorders, The North Face


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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