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May 31st, 2016

We’ll bet on Dr. Ansell anytime

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

On May 17, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to nivolumab (Opdivo®) for the treatment of patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) that has relapsed or progressed after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Nivolumab also received a breakthrough therapy designation for the treatment of relapsed or refractory cHL after failure of […]

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Tags: Hodgkin lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, research, Stephen Ansell


February 9th, 2016

Improving the State of the World: The Global Conversation on Health Care Delivery

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

Leaders from around the world converge annually to take part in global conversations at the World Economic Forum (WEF).  “Improving the state of the world,” lies at the heart of their mission, which they met to discuss in late January. Notably, John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic President and CEO, and, Sylvia Burwell, Department of Health […]

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Tags: health care delivery, Jeff Bolton, John Noseworthy, Jon Ebbert, Lindsey Philpot, payment reform, Rob Nesse, Sarah Meier, Science of health care delivery, Sylvia Burwell, Veronique Roger, World Economic Forum


January 19th, 2016

Mayo Clinic and Others Call Aging into the Limelight

By Megan Forliti mforliti

Aging: It’s a topic that impacts each and every one of us. It’s the single greatest risk factor for most chronic diseases, which account for the majority of morbidity and health care expenditures in developed nations. In a recently released book, “Aging: The Longevity Dividend,” experts in the field explore the topic and concurrent research […]

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Tags: aging, Center on Aging, Dr James Kirkland, Kogod Center on Aging, research


November 24th, 2015

Mayo Clinic Wins Innovative Applications in Analytics Award

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Edging out MIT and American Airlines for 2015 win Researchers from the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery Health Care Systems Engineering Program and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery were presented the INFORMS Innovative Applications in Analytics Award Nov. 2, 2015, during the INFORMS Annual […]

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June 17th, 2015

What is Discovery Square?

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

That question is coming up here at BIO 2015 in Philadelphia. People have heard about Destination Medical Center, the long range economic development initiative underway in Rochester, MN. But at the center of the futuristic images on the TV screens here, is the picture of Discovery Square. It’s more than an artist’s conception says Jamie […]

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Tags: Destination Medical Center, Jamie Rothe, mayo clinic, Rochester MN


June 3rd, 2015

Sundeep Khosla, M.D., Named to NIAMS Advisory Council

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Sundeep Khosla, M.D., has been appointed to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) advisory council. The NIAMS advisory council is responsible for giving advice to the institute on policy issues as well as making recommendations for research proposals. Dr. Khosla, director and principal investigator in the Mayo Clinic Center for […]

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Tags: Endocrinology, mayo clinic, NIAMS, nih, research, Sundeep Khosla


May 20th, 2015

Precision Medicine Key in Treating Bipolar Disorder

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

The title is the key message of Mark Frye, M.D,, head of Mayo Clinic’s department of psychiatry and psychology today to a group of 20 top medical journalists in Rochester, MN. Just in this morning from the national psychiatry conference in Toronto, Dr. Frye told fellows from the National Press Club Foundation how precision medicine testing […]

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Tags: bipolar disorder, center for individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine, Mark Frye, precision medicine, Psychiatry


May 14th, 2015

Mayo Medical School Student Soyun Hwang Chosen for Fellowship with Howard Hughes Medical Institute

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

A second-year student at Mayo Medical School — Soyun (S. Michelle) Hwang — has been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)   to receive a year-long fellowship to conduct mentored biomedical research.   Hwang will be mentoring at Mayo Clinic with Jennifer Westendorf, Ph.D., in orthopedic surgery. She will purse her interest in reconstructive surgery, which […]

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Tags: HHMI, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Jennifer Westendorf, mayo clinic, Mayo Medical School


April 29th, 2015

Catching Eye Problems Earlier with Technology

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

A team of Mayo Clinic ophthalmologists have validated what they are calling a user-friendly computer program for pediatric vision testing. Tomohiko Yamada, O.D. and colleagues tested the the Jaeb Visual Acuity Screener (JVAS) – a computerized test — on 175 children between 3 and 7 years old. After that, they were also tested by an expert […]

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Tags: eye diseases, eye research, ophthalmology, Pediatrics, vision tests


April 2nd, 2015

Quest for Alzheimer’s Disease Treatments: Mitochondria Renders Clues

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

A research group led by Mayo Clinic neuroscientist Eugenia Trushina, Ph.D, has investigated whether treatment with a small molecule CP2 can prevent the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease  in three animal models of familial Alzheimer’s, an inherited neurodegenerative disorder with symptoms of progressive cognitive decline in aging populations. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s in […]

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Tags: AD, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's Disease, Eugenia Trushina, neuroscience


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