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May 14th, 2015

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

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

A 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 […]

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Tags: HHMI, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Jennifer Westendorf, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School


January 15th, 2015

A Line in the Sand – Mayo Clinic’s Role in Early Insulin Research

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Early in the 20th century, a desperate group of patients began appearing at Mayo Clinic in the hope that the specialists there could keep them alive. Mostly children and younger adults, they had been afflicted with a condition that only years before would have been a death sentence — type I diabetes. Doctors at Mayo, […]

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Tags: diabetes, endocrinology, history, insulin, Mayo Clinic, medical history, research


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


December 15th, 2014

Mayo Clinic Plugs Into Drug Discovery

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

The research laboratory of Mayo Clinic pediatric oncologist Richard J. Bram, M.D., Ph.D., was enjoying the kind of success many researchers hope for. His team in Rochester, Minnesota, had long been interested in studying brain tumors, particularly those in children. “They’re the second most common malignancy in children, but the development of cures has lagged,” […]

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Tags: biomarkers, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic, research


December 9th, 2014

nuSURF Students Best Advocates for Science

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships are awarded every year to deserving students who are interested in exploring specific topics in research. The goal, in addition to learning alongside professional medical researchers, is to determine if the students are truly interested in persuing research as a career. The students do everything a scientist does, including presenting findings […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, research, science education, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows, SURF


November 13th, 2014

Mayo Clinic Researchers Seek Solutions for Treatment Resistant Depression

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Editor’s note: The following post is by Susannah Tye, Ph.D., researcher in Mayo’s Department of Psychiatry and Psychology. She and her team will be presenting at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, D.C. next week. An important issue in the treatment of depression is development of new and effective treatments for those patients that […]

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Tags: depression, Mayo Clinic, psychiatry, research, Rochester, Society for Neuroscience, Treatment resistant depression


September 10th, 2014

Mayo Clinic and Karolinska Institutet Celebrate 20 years

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

It’s been two decades since researchers from Mayo began annual scientific meetings with their counterparts at Karolinska, which is one of the top medical universities in Europe and the world. Beginning with investigators studying  metabolism issues, the relationship grew to include educational exchanges, many other medical disciplines and even organizational and planning sessions. Upwards of […]

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Tags: education, Karolinska Institutet, Mayo Clinic, partnerships, research, Sweden


July 22nd, 2014

Dr. Younkin Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Presenting some new Alzheimer’s discoveries wasn’t the only high point for Mayo Clinic researchers in Copenhagen recently at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. On July 14 Steven Younkin, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded the Khalid Iqbal Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of research on the disease. Dr. Younkin is Professor of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida. […]

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Tags: AAIC, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's disease, Florida, Lifetime Achievement Award, Mayo Clinic, neuroscience, research, Steven Younkin


July 10th, 2014

Using Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis in Patient Care

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

  A team of international experts led by a Mayo Clinic researcher has published in the Journal of the American Medical Association a guide for clinicians who are interested in using systematic reviews and meta-analysis in clinical decision making. This article is the latest in the well-known series of users’ guides to the medical literature […]

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Tags: JAMA, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic research, medical literature, meta analysis, peer reviewed publications, Science of health care delivery


June 24th, 2014

Medical Genomics is an increasing part of the biosciences

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

It was only a decade ago that people were asking us how to pronounce “genomics.”  I kid you not. Media had questioned the usefulness of the human genome without asking the right questions of the right organizations. Today the application of a the wide-ranging benefits of genomic knowledge is occupying increasing numbers of institutions around […]

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Tags: BIO 2014, Center for Individualized Medicine, clinomics, individualized Medicine clinic, Mayo Clinic, medical genomics


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