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August 8th, 2017

Proposed research agenda–Address disparities for young thyroid cancer patients

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

In 2013, the television show host from HGTV’s Flip or Flop, Tarek El Moussa, received a concerned email from a fan of the show. The email came from an experienced registered nurse to tell him that while watching the show she noticed a lump in the front of his throat and was extremely concerned the […]

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Tags: Brito Campana, J.P. Brito Campana, thyroid cancer


July 20th, 2017

Obesity: an individualized approach doubles the success rate of weight loss therapy

By susanbuckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Many people think if they just stick to a diet and exercise, they’ll lose weight; unfortunately, many are not successful. They wonder why they can’t lose weight even after trying many different diets, work out programs and medications. According to Andres Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., the answers, at least partially, may be […]

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Tags: #Dr. Andres Acosta, #Losing weight, #Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, Center for Individualized Medicine, Diets, obesity


July 13th, 2017

The curious link between tall men, small babies and kidney disease

By Sara Tiner saratiner

We are born with a lifetime supply of something you may not think about every day: Nephrons. Nephrons act as filters within the kidneys. They fine tune blood composition which in turn maintains our blood’s pressure, volume, and cleanliness. During pregnancy nephron development ends as a fetus reaches the last weeks in the womb. But […]

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Tags: Andrew Rule, hypertension, kidney disease, low birth weight, medical research, nephron


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


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