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Bob Nellis (@bobnellis) posted · Tue, Jun 23 12:48pm · View  

Mayo Psychiatrists Honored For Depression, Bipolar Research

Two Mayo Clinic psychiatrists have been recognized for their contributions to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder. Paul Croarkin, D.O., and Mark Frye, M.D., were both presented with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance’s (DBSA) highest honors for members of the scientific community: Gerald L. Klerman Awards. The Klerman awards are named for the late Gerald L. Klerman, a psychiatrist and expert on depression.

Dr. Paul Croarkin

Dr. Paul Croarkin

Dr. Paul Croarkin is the Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator Award recipient. Dr. Croarkin received his medical degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at University of North Texas. [...]

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Bob Nellis (@bobnellis) posted · Wed, Jun 17 9:15am · View  

What is Discovery Square?

20150616_103248That 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 Rothe, who is representing DMC at this international conference.

"It's both a physical location in the middle of Rochester and a virtual location," she explained. "Some of the visioning is still going on and we will have a pretty clear idea at the end of this year, but it's going to reflect the integration of science, technology, health [...]

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Bob Nellis (@bobnellis) posted · Tue, Jun 16 10:21am · View  

Mayo, DMC, Minnesota at BIO 2015

20150616_075838The Philadelphia Convention Center is awash with devices, large and small molecules, bio-generators and an endless stream of technologies I can’t hope to explain. Over 17,000 people are here to hear about the latest innovations, inventions, discoveries and ideas, but mostly they hope to make deals. Most American states and industrialized countries are here touting their technology strengths. Even some small island nations have booths declaring that they are “the new biotech hub.” BIO 2015 is essentially a trade show, but instead of cars or computers, the commodity is whatever can be commercialized from last year’s scientific discovery or engineering feat. Some outfits are toddlers in the business of science - start up companies with a [...]

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Bob Nellis (@bobnellis) posted · Wed, Jun 10 10:45am · View  

Mayo Clinic Center for Biomedical Discovery Launches Website

cbd-banner-1At Mayo Clinic, the road to new treatments often begins in the laboratory. For over 100 years, Mayo scientists and physicians have worked together to advance care through medical science. That tradition of leadership by discovery is the Center for Biomedical Discovery. Established to sustain and grow Mayo’s expertise and build on its foundation of discovery science, this strategic research center coordinates team-based investigation of the biological processes governing disease.

The center is directed by Mark McNiven, Ph.D., a veteran cell biology researcher who spent a decade as the chair of Mayo’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Under his leadership, diverse teams of researchers are roadmapping disease to improve health. “Our center [...]

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Bob Nellis (@bobnellis) posted · Wed, Jun 3 5:08pm · View  

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

Dr. Sundeep Khosla

Dr. Sundeep Khosla

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 Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) since 2013, is a former president of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. He also serves as the chair of the Governance Committee of the National Bone Health Alliance and is currently the dean for clinical and translational science at [...]

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Bob Nellis (@bobnellis) posted · Tue, Jun 2 1:36pm · View  

Mayo Plays Role in Developing New HIV Guidelines

Treatment for HIV should begin right at the point of diagnosis. That’s the conclusion of a major international clinical study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The Strategic Timing of AntiRetroviral Treatment (START) study is a randomized clinical trial operating on 215 sites in 35 countries, of which Mayo Clinic is one, funded by the National Institute of Health and conducted by the International Network for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trials (INSIGHT).

Dr. Zelalem Temesgen

Dr. Zelalem Temesgen

Mayo infectious disease specialist and HIV researcher Zelalem Temesgen, M.D., says this is the first clear-cut confirmation that U.S. treatment guidelines should become a global model in the [...]

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Bob Nellis (@bobnellis) posted · Wed, May 20 11:09am · View  

Precision Medicine Key in Treating Bipolar Disorder

IMG_0686The 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 can alert physicians as to the appropriate medication for someone with bipolar disorder and also serve as a diagnostic tool. He also outline how Mayo's Bipolar Biobank is helping in research on new treatments for bipolar disorder.

He told the reporters that a person who has one bipolar manic episode has a 90 percent chance of having another, and [...]

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Bob Nellis (@bobnellis) posted · Thu, May 14 2:42pm · View  

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

Soyun M. HwangA 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 overlaps with surgical fields like orthopedics. She met Dr. Westendorf at the Perry Initiative, a national event aimed at diversifying the field of orthopedics.

“This is a phenomenal opportunity,” Hwang says. “I conducted proteomics research for 5 to 6 years in muscle diseases prior to coming to Mayo and I have always regarded research as one [...]

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