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April 4th, 2017

Exploring the link between the gut and multiple sclerosis

By susanbuckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Could the bacteria in a person’s digestive system provide a clue about whether he or she may develop multiple sclerosis? This is a question that Mayo Clinic researchers asked when trying to unravel the causes of multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating condition that impacts a person’s nervous system. A Mayo Clinic […]

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March 28th, 2017

Next generation sequencing – a game changer

By susanbuckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Imagine scanning a page for errors manually one letter at a time, versus using a faster tool like spell check. That’s the difference between the first DNA sequencing methods and the new computerized machines known as next generation sequencing. It’s revolutionizing health care. Next generation sequencing technology enables geneticists to examine […]

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March 23rd, 2017

This diet’s for you: personalized nutrition to improve your health

By susanbuckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen You may use the phrase “gut reaction” to describe what your instincts tell you about a particular situation. But it turns out that your gut offers much more than an emotional reaction – it processes food you eat in a way that is unique to you. For example, some people may […]

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March 20th, 2017

Nathan LeBrasseur, Ph.D., receives Director’s Award

By Megan Forliti mforliti

The Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging is pleased to announce that Nathan LeBrasseur, Ph.D., has received the 2016 Director’s Award for his work as a researcher and program director of the Healthy Aging and Independent Living (HAIL) program. The Director’s Award is presented to investigators who show achievement in the following […]

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Tags: Aging, awards, Director's Award, Dr Nathan LeBrasseur, Kogod Center on Aging


March 16th, 2017

Using genetic testing to transform care for neurological disorders

By susanbuckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen   Our nervous system is made up of complex biological pathways that control everything we do, including breathing, thinking, speaking, moving and feeling. For patients suffering from a neurological disorder such as Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, nerve pain (neuropathy) and dementia, the symptoms of these conditions can impact many aspects of daily […]

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September 13th, 2016

Mayo Clinic Investigator Pushes for more Research on Osteoporosis Treatment

By Sara Tiner saratiner

Crumbling infrastructure puts us at risk, especially if it’s our own internal, bony frame. But patients dealing with thinning bone in hips and spine have a choice to make. They can accept the inevitable slumping spine and eventual hip fracture with all its associated disability that is quite likely to occur, or roll the dice […]

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July 26th, 2016

Mayo Clinic Research and Practice Offer New Drug Development Model

By Sara Tiner saratiner

Success is built on top of past failures. But the costs associated with bringing a drug from idea to market run into the billions, making drug companies highly risk averse. And in the academic world, timelines or project shifts can slow down discovery, limiting the innovative potential of academic research. Regardless, patients still need medical […]

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Tags: CCaTS, collaboration, drug discovery, Office of Translation to Practice, Thomas Chung


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


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