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October 3rd, 2017

Alzheimer’s Researcher Receives MERIT Award

By Lynda de Widt ldewidt

Neuroscientist Guojun Bu, Ph.D., Mary Lowell Leary Professor of Medicine, on Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, has been selected to receive the prestigious Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award. Granted by the National Advisory Council on Aging, the award provides long-term research funding to outstanding principal investigators who have demonstrated success on projects […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, amyloid, APOE, dr. guojun bu, Dr. Tushar Patel, Florida, Florida research, National Advisory Council on Aging, National Institute on Aging, NIA, NIH, research

February 16th, 2016

Mayo Clinic to Host National Science of Team Science Conference

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic is pleased to serve as the host institution for the 2016 Science of Team Science Conference. With leadership from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a national planning committee, the conference will bring together scientists engaged in team-based research, institutional leaders who promote collaborative research, policy makers and federal agency representatives. The […]

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Tags: abstracts, Mayo Clinic research, medical research, National Institutes of Health, NIH, SciTS, team science

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

October 15th, 2013

"Tragic and sad." – Dr. Eric Green on funding uncertainties.


I write this two weeks after Mayo Clinic’s Individualizing Medicine Conference. The first keynote talk at that conference, on Sept. 30, was Dr. Eric Green, head of the National Human Genome Research Institute. Following his talk, he spoke with Mayo Clinic Radio about how genomics is transforming medicine (the theme of the conference). He flew […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic, medical genomics, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, NHGRI, NIH, research funding

July 10th, 2013

How Fast Can You Do Research? Mayo Responds to the NIH Challenge


Mayo Clinic is among the handful of centers launching one-year fast-track studies of existing drugs to determine their value for other conditions. In Mayo’s case, Jordan Miller, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic researcher in the Departments of Surgery and Physiology, and two colleagues were awarded the grant to study the drug from pre-clinical tests through the […]

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Tags: aortic valve, cardiology, heart disease, heart research, Mayo Clinic, National Institutes of Health, NIH, stenosis

May 29th, 2013

NIH on the Losses from Sequestration


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, cutbacks, Francis Collins, funding, medical research, NIH, research budgets, sequestration

December 19th, 2012

Francis Collins on NPR, Mayo researchers in Science, Wired


It’s been a fun week watching people pop up here and there — some in unexpected places. Steven Ekker, Ph.D., head Mayo Clinic’s zebrafish research program, was part of Elizabeth Pennisi’s article on that up and coming animal research model in this week’s issue of Science. He and his team recently published findings on new […]

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Tags: aging research, Francis Collins, Mayo Clinic, National Institutes of Health, National Public Radio, NIH, zebrafish

October 4th, 2010

Mayo Researcher Wins NIH Innovator Award


Timothy Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., is one of the winners of the Director’s Innovation Award from the National Institutes of Health. The award – given to young researchers who are trying new ideas and approaches — brings with it a maximum of $1.5 million over five years. Yet, it’s not all about the money. It also […]

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Tags: cardiology, heart disease, Innovation, NIH, regenerative medicine, research awards, stem cells

July 2nd, 2009

Mayo Researcher's Comment in Nature


Much has been written about the new NIH draft guidelines for stem cell research — including a special section in Science this week and a perspective by Majumder and Cohen, ethicists from Baylor and Georgetown, respectively.  Nature recently editorialized in its piece “Stem Cell Clarity.”  In this week’s Nature Mayo Clinic bioethicist and researcher Jennifer […]

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Tags: bioethics, ESC, Mayo Clinic, Nature, NIH, Science, stem cells

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