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January 2nd, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Reversing Breast Cancer With Injectable Nanoparticles

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A Mayo Clinic researcher, along with collaborators from Harvard Medical School, developed a method to first identify a breast-cancer-promoting gene and then specifically target this gene with a nanoparticle-based, injectable therapy that reverses breast cancer in mice.  The results, published this week in Science Translational Medicine, may provide a first step in developing a new […]

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December 18th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Luring Cancer: Custom “Bait” Catches Recurrent Prostate Cancer

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From Mayo Clinic’s Discovery’s Edge magazine Many prostate cancer survivors live in fear of being told that their cancer has returned. It’s even scarier to be told that the doctor knows the cancer is there because of rising PSA levels, but that he can’t find it. Doctors and patients alike know that early detection of the recurrent […]

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December 2nd, 2013 · Leave a Comment

The Radiation Limbo: How Low Can We Go?

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From Mayo Clinic’s Discovery’s Edge magazine Reducing radiation exposure from CT scans has become one of the primary goals of Mayo Clinic’s CT Clinical Innovation Center. Dr. Cynthia McCollough and her colleagues are doing the Radiation Limbo: How low can they go without sacrificing image quality. Dr. McCollough is continually looking for ways to lower radiation exposures […]

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November 25th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic's Fifty Years of Kidney Transplants – Part IV

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Pioneers of Kidney Transplantation at Mayo Clinic The first transplant of a kidney took place in Saint Marys Hospital on Nov. 25, 1963. Surgeons George A. Hallenbeck, M.D., and James DeWeerd, M.D., headed a medical team that performed the first transplant, placing a kidney in a female patient. The patient’s half-sister was the donor. Mayo’s operation […]

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November 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Fifty Years of Kidney Transplants at Mayo Clinic

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Fifty years ago, the prognosis for a patient with kidney failure was threatening to grim. Transplants of kidneys from one person to another were not mainstream medicine. In fact, a transplant was so extraordinary that TIME magazine described the treatment as “the most daring of all.” Kidney transplants still are serious operations today. But, since […]

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November 22nd, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Detecting and Treating Cancer Recurrence in Time

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A Mayo Clinic laboratory study has revealed a possible mechanism to stop recurrence of cancer in mice. The approach, involving screening and a second-line treatment, prevented cancer from coming back in most of the mice in the study in which recurrence would have happened. The findings appear in Nature Medicine. It’s been long known that […]

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October 15th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

"Tragic and sad." – Dr. Eric Green on funding uncertainties.

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I write this two weeks after Mayo Clinic’s Individualizing Medicine Conference. The first keynote talk at that conference, on Sept. 30, was Dr. Eric Green, head of the National Human Genome Research Institute. Following his talk, he spoke with Mayo Clinic Radio about how genomics is transforming medicine (the theme of the conference). He flew […]

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October 3rd, 2013 · Leave a Comment

World’s First Phase III Trial for Pre-Programmed Cellular Therapy Uses Technology Developed at Mayo

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The Belgian biotechnology company, Cardio3 BioSciences recently announced its authorization to begin the world’s first phase III clinical trial in regenerative medicine for heart failure in Spain. Spain is the sixth country to have authorized this unique study after the United Kingdom, Belgium, Israel, Serbia and Hungary. The multicenter, phase III trial will evaluate efficacy […]

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October 1st, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Mayo-Illinois Collaborations in Individualized Medicine

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University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise and her administrative team attended Mayo Clinic’s Individualizing Medicine Conference this week and held meetings on ongoing collaborations between the two institutions. The group from Urbana-Champaign included (l-r) Associate Vice Chancellor Jennifer Eardley; Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., director of the Center for Individualized Medicine at Mayo; Vice Chancellor Peter Schiffer; […]

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September 5th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Does Anesthesia Cause Problems for Kids Later On?

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A team of researchers from the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center are trying to answer that question. From what they can tell from animal studies, it may cause problems with learning and memory. They’ve conducted a study of records — both medical and school records – in the area around Rochester, Minn. There was some correlation: an […]

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