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January 7, 2019

One more gift for you in the new year

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Were you good last year? If so (or even if not – we don’t judge) you might enjoy these little gifts of new knowledge, ideas, technology, and more from Mayo Clinic Research. Read on to learn about some of our newest research programs. Explore some of our shiniest websites (so new the dust hasn’t had […]

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Tags: basic science, biomedical research, cancer, Center for Biomedical Discovery, E. Aubrey Thompson, Ian Lanza, Jan van Deursen, Jian Yuan, Kathleen Yost, Kay Medina, Kenton Kaufman, liver cancer


August 8, 2018

New pathway in prostate cancer cells suggests possible therapy

By Sara Tiner saratiner

Expanding on previous findings, a group of Mayo researchers continue using discovery research in cells to find options for treating cancers. In their most recent paper, published in Molecular Cell, the team’s research suggest that a drug used for breast cancer may be helpful in some types of prostate cancers. “In the current study we […]

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Tags: basic science, biomedical research, gene mutation, Haojie Huang, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, prostate cancer


July 18, 2018

Popular films spark community dialogue about biomedical ethics

By Caitlin Doran caityrosey

When was the last time a movie really made you think, changed how you viewed the world or helped you understand an important topic? Bioethics at the Cinema, organized by the Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program and the Rochester Public Library, wants to do just that. The goal is to use popular films to create community […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, biomedical research, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Individualized Medicine


March 20, 2015

Hope for reversing multiple sclerosis

By bobnellis 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, multiple sclerosis, neurosciences


January 5, 2015

The Next Generation of Biomedical Researchers: Torn by Irresistible Forces

By bobnellis 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: ALS, biomedical research, Jim Maher, Lou Gehrig's disease, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, neurology, regenerative medicine, research education


August 18, 2014

Scientists As Caregivers

By bobnellis 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, clinical trials, measles virus, multiple myeloma, Stephen Russell


May 29, 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, NIH


September 10, 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


May 13, 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, Mount Everest, National Geographic, physiology, The North Face


May 2, 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, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, physiology


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