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March 20th, 2015

Hope for reversing multiple sclerosis

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

In 1983, when Moses Rodriguez, M.D., established a small research lab to study multiple sclerosis (MS) at Mayo Clinic, he was told that he was wasting his time. Dr. Rodriguez, now an emeritus staff member, was trained as a physician in neurology. Adding basic science research to his portfolio would be impossible, he was told. […]

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Tags: biomedical research, Moses Rodriguez, MS, multiple sclerosis, neurology, neurosciences


January 5th, 2015

The Next Generation of Biomedical Researchers: Torn by Irresistible Forces

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Hours of study, lectures to attend, research to complete, labs to monitor, data to analyze, papers to write, new solutions to old problems to noodle on. It’s just another day in the life of a biomedical research student. The to-do list never seems to end. Morning to night, seven days a week.  The path to […]

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Tags: biomedical research, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Graduate School, research education


August 18th, 2014

Scientists As Caregivers

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Not long ago I had the pleasure of witnessing one of those not infrequent moments around here, when patients get together with caregivers to say thank you. Patients and their families find different ways of doing this, from cards and letters to homemade gifts as well as hugs and shout outs on social media. And […]

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Tags: biomedical research, M.D., measles virus, multiple myeloma, oncolytic virus, Ph.D., Stacy Erholtz, Stephen Russell


May 29th, 2013

NIH on the Losses from Sequestration

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Passing on this NBC news story that covered Dr.  Francis  Collins presentation this week. The head of the National Institutes of Health recently asked for examples from funded institutions across the country — those conducting medical research — of how the across the board government cuts would impact medical science and training. He shared some […]

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Tags: biomedical research, cutbacks, Francis Collins, funding, medical research, NIH, research budgets, sequestration


September 10th, 2012

Mayo Clinic Veterinarian Receives ACLAM Diplomate Certification

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It’s no small task ensuring that the animals used in medical research on Mayo’s Florida campus are healthy and properly cared for. C. Douglas Page, DVM, PA, the attending veterinarian at Mayo Clinic’s Department of Comparative Medicine in Florida, the supervisor and the staff of animal care technicians, take this responsibility very seriously. He recently […]

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Tags: biomedical research, comparative medicine, Mayo Clinic Florida, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, veterinary medicine


May 13th, 2012

Arrival – 5-12-12

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The team arrived shortly after 7 on Saturday evening to the delight of family, friends and colleagues. Several TV stations captured the event before everyone rushed off for some private time, American food, and rest. WCCO TV coverage KSTP TV coverage

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Tags: biomedical research, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, physiology, The North Face


May 2nd, 2012

Why Conduct Research at the Top of the World?

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From Joel Streed, Mayo Clinic News Network I don’t have M.D. or Ph.D. after my name, and I wouldn’t pretend to be a doctor or a researcher.  The only letters I can use after my name would be B.S., which you can interpret as you want.  The reason I am on this expedition is because […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, biomedical research, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, physiology


January 17th, 2012

Decade of Discovery featured on Minnesota Public Radio

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UPDATE:  MPR is hosting a live web chat with Mayo’s Dr. Robert Rizza along with experts from the University of Minnesota today at 1pm Central Time. Here is the link to join the conversation with reporter Lorna Benson and some of the top diabetes specialists in the state:   http://live.mprnews.org/Event/Diabetes_Prevention_and_Care Public radio medical correspondent Lorna […]

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Tags: biomedical research, Decade of Discovery, endocrinology, insulin, Minnesota Partnership, type 1 diabetes, University of Minnesota


December 22nd, 2011

Mayo Research Teams Highlighted in Science

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Science, the general research journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has highlighted three Mayo Clinic research teams in its year-end issue, out today online. The editors chose Mayo’s recently published discovery on ridding the body of scenesent cells and its impact on aging – Baker et al. Nature 2011 […]

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Tags: aging, aging research, biomedical research, cell s, measles, measles virus, medical research, research awards, Science, stem cells, virology


August 24th, 2010

"Biobusiness Mecca" – Rochester, MN?

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You bet. No, I didn’t make this up. Nor would I use this space to pitch a marketing ploy your way. This comes from a veteran reporter who attended the same gathering I did a few weeks ago. Dane Smith has covered many beats over the years for both the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press. […]

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Tags: biobusiness, biomedical research, biosciences, biotechnology


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