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April 11th, 2017

Mayo Clinic researchers use zebrafish to identify potential treatment for pediatric cancer

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Using a novel zebrafish model, Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a molecule called GAB2 that is highly represented in the malignant cells of many patients with neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is a cancer that develops from immature neural cells found in several areas of the body. The researchers believe that overexpression of GAB2 signals the activation of […]

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Tags: childhood cancer, GAB2, Jane Zhu, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, neuroblastoma, pediatric cancer, Shizhen Zhu, SHP2, zebrafish

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

February 24th, 2011

Zebrafish Team Makes Splash at White House


This is one of those stories where the text is almost superfluous. We’ve mentioned previously that the group called InSciEd Out, which launched a zebrafish-based genomics curriculum in a Rochester middle school, was headed for Washington to present seven posters at the annual meeting of the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). While […]

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Tags: curriculum, Mayo Clinic, Obama, Rochester Public Schools, science education, White House, zebrafish

January 11th, 2011

Rochester Principal Wins Award for Zebrafish Classes


Next month principal Jim Sonju from Lincoln Choice School in Rochester will be honored at the Minnesota Science Museum in St. Paul. Working with Mayo researchers, he instituted hands-on science and a concept that translated into other subject areas as well. Read about it in the Post Bulletin. One of the people he worked with at […]

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Tags: genetics, medical genetics, science education, zebrafish

September 17th, 2009

Fall Issue – Discovery's Edge


Four new features plus, from Mayo’s research magazine: Data Mining to Redesign Critical Care Services Using informatics, epidemiology, systems engineering and in-depth medical-record studies, this groundbreaking work is improving patient safety in ICUs and significantly cutting the cost of health care. It’s all part of Mayo’s continuing innovation in the Science of Health Care Delivery.  […]

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Tags: brain cancer, diabetes, Discovery's Edge, genetics, genomics, heart disease, intensive care, medical research, science education, stem cells, zebrafish

August 3rd, 2009

Putting Zebrafish in the Classroom

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Although the science proficiency scores are going up in Minnesota (read story in Star Tribune), 46% proficiency doesn’t seem to be hitting the mark. In a state with so many renowned scientific institutions – 3M, Boston Scientific, IBM, Mayo Clinic, Medtronic, Seagate, University of Minnesota and more; there is a plethora of opportunities to engage […]

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Tags: community outreach, Lincoln K-8, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, science education, zebrafish

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