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April 25th, 2017

The Case for Stem Cell Treatments for ALS

By m168659 m168659

When nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord stop working normally there is a noticeable change in muscle movement and activity. Motor neurons work with the brain to control muscle movement such as gripping and walking. These activities become increasingly difficult with the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou […]

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Tags: Anthony Windebank, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, mayo clinic medical research, Mayo Clinic research, Nathan Staff, News, regenerative medicine, research, stem cells


November 8th, 2016

Becoming a Biomedical Scientist

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

“I have to tell you that the sheer intellectual joy of finding out how life works is really cool.”         – the late Susan Lindquist, Ph.D., pioneering genetic scientist This last line from Dr. Lindquist’s obituary in the Sunday New York Times struck me as a timeless statement of enthusiasm and dedication. Dr. Lindquist […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic research, research education, science education


June 7th, 2016

Mayo Talks Research at BIO Conference

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

From Taiwan to Texas, anyone who has anything to do with biosciences is here in San Francisco to hear speakers, attend education sessions, but mostly to network and make contacts for business and research. Mayo Clinic is here along with Destination Medical Center in Minnesota to talk about our research activities and make a major […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Destination Medical Center, individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Mayo research


July 15th, 2015

Mayo Uses Regenerative Medicine to Contribute to Mitochondrial Disease Repair

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Mitochondrial disease has been one of the toughest conditions in medicine. It primarily impacts children inheriting the condition, leaving few if any treatment options. Today, a collaborative group of researchers — including those from Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine, report they have found a way to eliminate the fatal mutations the inherited DNA leaves in cells. The […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, mitochondrial disease, Nature


June 23rd, 2015

Mayo Psychiatrists Honored For Depression, Bipolar Research

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

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 […]

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Tags: bipolar disorder, depression research, Klerman Award, Mark Frye, Mayo Clinic, Paul Croarkin, psychiatry


June 17th, 2015

What is Discovery Square?

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

That 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 […]

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Tags: Destination Medical Center, Jamie Rothe, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN


June 16th, 2015

Mayo, DMC, Minnesota at BIO 2015

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

The 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 […]

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Tags: biotechnology, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic


June 10th, 2015

Mayo Clinic Center for Biomedical Discovery Launches Website

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

At 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 […]

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Tags: Center for Biomedical Discovery, discovery research, laboratory research, Mark McNiven, Mayo Clinic, medical science, research


June 3rd, 2015

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

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

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 […]

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Tags: endocrinology, Mayo Clinic, NIAMS, NIH, research, Sundeep Khosla


June 2nd, 2015

Mayo Plays Role in Developing New HIV Guidelines

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

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 […]

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Tags: AIDS, HIV, infectious diseases, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, NIH, Stacey Rizza, Zelalem Temesgen


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