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Items Tagged ‘obesity’

August 16, 2018

Investigating gene therapy strategies for obesity: Ping Chen, Ph.D.

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

The major challenge in treating obesity is not just losing weight, but preventing weight from coming back. With a research grant form Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Ping (Vicky) Chen, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic research associate,  is studying a new treatment strategy using gene transfer therapy to safely target brain mechanisms that control hunger and energy output. Dr. […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, medical research, obesity, Ping Chen, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, research


January 4, 2018

Gerstner Awardees explore individualized treatments for obesity, rare form of leukemia

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

By Sharon Rosen Precision medicine research has shown that one size does not fit all when it comes to medical care. Early career investigators can bring new ideas and perspectives to the search for treatments tailored to a patient’s unique needs. These are the goals of Andres Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., and Mrinal Patnaik, M.B.B.S. – […]

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Tags: Andres Acosta, blood cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Mrinal Patnaik, obesity, weight loss


July 20, 2017

Obesity: an individualized approach doubles the success rate of weight loss therapy

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Article by Sharon Rosen Many people think if they just stick to a diet and exercise, they’ll lose weight; unfortunately, many are not successful. They wonder why they can’t lose weight even after trying many different diets, work out programs and medications. According to Andres Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., the answers, at least partially, may be […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, obesity


February 21, 2017

New ray of light for those who struggle with weight loss: low-level laser therapy

By Meghan Knoedler meghanknoedler

The struggle to lose weight is complex and full of challenges. For those who have struggled with their weight, finding hope and solutions can be difficult despite understanding the detrimental health consequences. There is no question that losing weight is challenging.  As a result, procedures exist that aim to remove fat cells from the body.  […]

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Tags: obesity, weight loss


March 3, 2016

Changes in Medical Education: Shifting Doctors’ Attitudes in Medicine

By Meghan Knoedler meghanknoedler

Medical school training and admissions are going through many changes.  The medical school entrance exam (Medical College Admission Test or MCAT) is one of the notable changes.   For many years, the test focused on objective knowledge based on general chemistry and stoichiometry, organic chemistry. The test made a drastic change in 2015 decreasing the questions […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Kern Scholars, obesity, population health


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