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May 25th, 2017

Her Way Back

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

HER WAY BACK North Dakota woman on leading edge of epilepsy research with implanted device For the 50 million children and adults worldwide who live with epilepsy, the brain’s electrical circuitry shorts out spontaneously. As many as one-third of patients, 1 million in the U.S. alone, find no relief with existing medications and must explore […]

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Tags: clinical trial, epilepsy, Gregory Worrell, medical device, medical research, neurology, North Dakota, research, seizure, Sheri Finstad


January 9th, 2017

Single Allele Mutation Heightens Risk of Early-Onset Parkinson’s

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

A collaboration of 32 researchers in seven countries, led by scientists at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, found that a mutation in only one allele of a Parkinson’s gene, known as PINK1, increases the risk of early-onset disease. The finding, published recently in the journal Brain, addresses a longstanding debate about whether individuals need to […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic research, neurology, neurosciences, Parkinson's, Wolfdieter Springer


September 14th, 2015

Human antibody can delay Lou Gehrig’s Disease in two mouse models

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

Researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota have successfully used a single dose of a natural human antibody to delay degeneration of spinal cord neurons in two distinct mouse models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease). The study, published in Disease Models & Mechanisms, suggests new possible therapies for patients […]

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Tags: ALS, ALS Association, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Moses Rodriguez, multiple sclerosis, neurology


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


February 15th, 2013

Postpartum Stroke Study at Mayo Clinic

By anonymous-49785 anonymous-49785

“Postpartum stroke” is a stroke that occurs within six weeks of giving birth. Strokes are a focal brain problem causing loss of function, which occurs because of occlusion of the blood vessel causing lack of blood flow. As a consequence, that part of the brain stops functioning. This is a permanent problem that can cause […]

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Tags: birth, Blood, Brain, clinical research, clinical study, clinical trials, female, neurology, peripartum, postpartum, postpartum stroke, pregnancy


March 3rd, 2011

Mayo Researcher Wins Potamkin Prize

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It was just last week that I was reading a comment about the need for continued funding for basic research in dementia. That need for more foundational knowledge about the how and why behind Alzheimer’s and related conditions was underscored for me when the American Academy of Neurology announced its Potamkin Prize winners this year. […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Brain, dementia, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, neurology


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