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Reversing Breast Cancer With Injectable Nanoparticles

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 [...]

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Hypoparathyroidism - New Insights in Patient Conditions

The parathyroid glands, located in the back of the neck, secrete parathyroid hormone which controls calcium, phosphorous and vitamin D in the blood and in your bones. In hypoparathyroidism not enough hormone is produced, causing calcium levels to drop and phosphorous levels to rise. People who have this relatively rare [...]

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"After" Tests Now Underway

With many experiments it boils down to a "before" and an "after" --- today was the after experience for North Face's Derek Campbell and Mayo's Joel Streed. They were both back in the lab on Mayo's Rochester campus running through the same bank of tests they did before leaving for [...]

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Tales from Everest

We had the pleasure of sitting in on Edie Grossfield's Post-Bulletin interview with Amine and Bryan. Some untold stories were told and a good deal of the team's personality came through. The team is watching for news of the Everest ascent which is set to begin tomorrow from base camp. Clearly [...]

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Dispatch from the Field 4-26-12

From Joel Streed, Mayo Clinic News Network Up early so I figured I'd use the Internet while it's available.  As mentioned, yesterday was a day of testing the team.  Research sounds a little "glamorous" for  working in a lab or doing field work in sometimes exotic places.  In the picture [...]

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Mayo Clinic Studies Climbers on Everest to Help Heart Patients at Home

It’s a natural laboratory for studying heart disease, lung problems, muscle loss, sleeping disorders and new medical technologies. It’s also the highest mountain in the world. Mount Everest’s extreme altitude puts climbers under the same conditions experienced by patients suffering from heart disease, obesity or advanced age. To take advantage [...]

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Mayo Clinic Heading to Mount Everest

Mayo Clinic will be sending five scientists to monitor a team of climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest this spring. The goal is to learn more about the physiology of humans at high altitude in order to help patients with heart conditions and other ailments. Mayo's team is headed by [...]

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Senator Al Franken Moves Fast at BIO

Touting Minnesota’s two CTSA recent grants from NIH ($51 M at the U. of Mn. $64 M at Mayo Clinic) and state efforts in diabetes prevention, Sen. Al Franken zoomed in and out of the kickoff breakfast for Minnesota at BIO2011 this morning. His presence was significant, lending emphasis to [...]

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Zebrafish Team Makes Splash at White House

This is one of those stories where the text is almost superfluous. We've mentioned previously that the group called InSciEd Out, which launched a zebrafish-based genomics curriculum in a Rochester middle school, was headed for Washington to present seven posters at the annual meeting of the AAAS (American Association for [...]

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Dr. Anthony Windebank honored by Austrian University

Anthony Windebank, M.D., has received an honorary doctorate degree for “extraordinary contributions” to the establishment of Paracelsus Medical University (PMU), Salzburg. A Mayo Clinic neurologist and former dean of Mayo Medical School and Mayo Graduate School, he is currently Program Director of Predoctoral Programs in the Center for Translational Science [...]

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Rizza Tapped for Banting Medal

The Banting Medal is the top scientific achievement award from the American Diabetes Association. This year it will go to Mayo's Executive Dean for Research Robert Rizza, M.D. "My first job after starting medical school was at a diabetes summer camp," explains Dr. Rizza. "More than a hundred kids with [...]

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Three from Mayo to MN Science Hall of Fame

Three historic Mayo researchers were inducted into the Minnesota Science and Technology Hall of Fame recently. Edward Kendall, Ph.D.,  and Philip Hench, M.D., Mayo Nobel laureates who discovered cortisone, and Earl Wood, M.D., Ph.D., pioneering aerospace researcher. The honor came as part of the annual Tekne Awards. Eric Matteson, M.D., [...]

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Mayo's Science of Health Care Delivery - on Public Radio

As a critical care physician, most of the patients Ognjen Gajic, M.D. sees are  -- well, critical. And while "intensive care" is his specialty, as a researcher he is constantly trying to improve procedures, efficiency -- and both the cost and quality of that care. He has launched several studies [...]

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Mayo Researchers Work to Conserve Blood

The first medical center in the nation to develop a blood bank is now working to find ways to conserve blood. In an ironic twist, Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that blood transfusions are best used sparingly. “Although blood transfusions can save lives, they can cause complications like lung injury, [...]

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