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August 20, 2019

McArdle’s sign, long overlooked, is an indicator of multiple sclerosis

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Jay Furst McArdle’s sign, a distinctive muscle weakness that affects patients with spinal cord disease, was first noted more than 30 years ago. The namesake of the “sign,” M.J. McArdle, was a professor of neurology in London, and one of his patients with advanced multiple sclerosis needed to extend his neck and tip his […]

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Tags: Brian Weinshenker, Ernest Hoffman, Matt Hoffman, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, MS, multiple sclerosis, Nathan Schilaty, neurology, physiology


July 9, 2019

National Limb Loss Registry

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect a change in collaborators that occurred after publication. Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D., departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, is a veteran investigator of limb amputation and prostheses with more than 25 years of experience. He’s on the Medical Advisory […]

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Tags: amputation, biomedical engineering, Daniel Berry, David Lewallen, health sciences research, Hilal Maradit Kremers, Kenton Kaufman, orthopedic surgery, orthopedics, physiology


August 3, 2016

Mayo Clinic Takes Medical Research to Kilimanjaro

By bobnellis bobnellis

The core group of Mayo Clinic researchers that moved their lab to the base camp at Mount Everest to study heart disease and aging are at it again, this time in Africa. Along with a party of nearly 35, they will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, obtaining scientific data from the climbers along the way. Led by […]

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Tags: aging, altitude sickness, physiology


May 15, 2013

Mayo Research Adds "New Chapter" to National Geographic's Everest

By Mystery User

Our friend, the veteran mountaineer Conrad Anker, is the author of the latest National Geographic  book on Mount Everest, covering the earliest days of attempted assaults on the peak to the latest climbs including the expedition that included Mayo Clinic’s research team. One of the chapters in The Call of Everest is penned by the […]

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Tags: Mount Everest, National Geographic, physiology


May 29, 2012

"What Everest Teaches About Disease" – WSJ

By Mystery User

Kudos to Shirley Wang for her article in today’s Wall St. Journal on the Mayo Everest expedition. Page D3 in the print edition, here’s the online story.

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Mount Everest, National Geographic, North Face, physiology


May 28, 2012

The Why of Researching on Everest

By Mystery User

Dr. Bruce Johnson explains about researching in extreme environments: Our research laboratory has a long history of studying the limits of human performance and human adaptation in extreme environments. This has a number of practical applications, such as the deployment of troops to these environments (like Afghanistan – cold, high and dry) or workers that […]

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Tags: altitude research, Mount Everest, National Geographic, North Face, physiology, research education


May 24, 2012

"After" Tests Now Underway

By Mystery User

With many experiments it boils down to a “before” and an “after” — today was the after experience for North Face’s Derek Campbell and Mayo’s Joel Streed. They were both back in the lab on Mayo’s Rochester campus running through the same bank of tests they did before leaving for Everest over a month ago. […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Mount Everest, National Geographic, North Face, physiology


May 21, 2012

What is the Death Zone?

By Mystery User

Another in our series on the science of the expedition, Dr. Jim McEachen, Mayo Clinic aerospace medicine fellow provides background [Editor’s note: this was written before the most recent deaths]  In 1998, the popular PBS series Nova reported an ominous piece of data.  For every six successful summits on Everest, one person will die.  The show was following […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, physiology


May 20, 2012

Tales from Everest

By Mystery User

We had the pleasure of sitting in on Edie Grossfield’s Post-Bulletin interview with Amine and Bryan. Some untold stories were told and a good deal of the team’s personality came through. The team is watching for news of the Everest ascent which is set to begin tomorrow from base camp. Clearly the weather is being cooperative […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Mount Everest, physiology


May 16, 2012

Everest Ascent planned for 25th

By Mystery User

National Geographic and North Face have announced the decision to abandon the planned ascent on the West Ridge of Everest due to bad conditions. Conrad Anker, head of the expedition, hopes to climb with the team going up the Southeast Ridge. That group will leave base camp on the 21st, hoping to summit on the […]

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Tags: altitude research, Mount Everest, National Geographic, North Face, physiology


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