• By Bob Nellis

Mayo Clinic’s Discovery’s Edge Launches Android Platform

December 4, 2014

DE_CoverROCHESTER, Minn. — Android users no longer have to miss out on all the research discoveries coming from Mayo Clinic. The newest issue of Discovery’s Edge, Mayo Clinic’s research magazine, is now available on all Android devices, as well as the iPad, online and in print. Research news from Mayo Clinic — however, whenever and wherever you want to read it.

Highlights in this issue explore the past, present and future of Mayo Clinic research, including:

Biomarker discovery: Staying one step ahead of cancer

Read about a 12-month snapshot of how four researchers combined their talents to discover biomarkers that could help specific patients with difficult medical issues. In that time span, the Biomarker Discovery Program — part of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine — found 32 biomarkers using custom algorithms and other innovative approaches that physicians can use to aid patients.

Mayo Clinic plugs into drug discovery

Collaboration is also the story of Mayo Clinic’s latest partnership — with Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. Two organizations looking for just the right counterpart to meet a strategic need found each other at just the right time to fast-track drug discovery for Mayo patients.

Next generation: Developing tomorrow’s biomedical researchers

The path to becoming a biomedical researcher is not for the faint of heart. This issue’s cover story takes a glimpse at three scientists-in-training at Mayo Graduate School and the obstacles they are facing, both personal and professional, as they strive toward careers in research.

Exclusive to the Android, iPad and print editions is:

A line in the sand: Mayo Clinic’s role in early insulin research

An untold story comes to light thanks to a recent discovery in the National Library of Medicine archives. The long-lost personal notes of Dr. Russell Wilder from 1922 spotlight Mayo Clinic’s role in the first clinical studies conducted on insulin. Mayo was a leader in diabetes research even then.

Exclusive to the online edition of Discovery’s Edge is the story:

Rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease: Understanding the connection

Innovative research and a unique specialty clinic bring new hope to people with rheumatoid arthritis, who have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. As Mayo Clinic researchers create better ways to predict, identify and treat early signs of heart disease, their colleagues in cardiology and rheumatology transform clinical practice with a new, one-of-a-kind specialty clinic.

Visit the online edition of Discovery's Edge for feature stories and subscription information here: http://www.mayo.edu/research/discoverys-edge

Or read it in magazine format on a Web browser: http://contentviewer.adobe.com/s/Discovery's%20Edge/4a384cfce27147b0a393a773c39881c6/2014%20Issue%20Two/Cover.html

Download the new Discovery’s Edge app for Android devices here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.mayoclinic.discoverysedge

Download the Discovery’s Edge app for the iPad here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/mayo-clinic-de/id471972510?mt=8

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Discovery’s Edge, Mayo Clinic’s research magazine, highlights stories of leading medical investigators. Many features cover ongoing projects long before they reach the journals. Science writers and medical reporters seeking story ideas will want to check out the articles, which span a wide range of conditions and feature visuals they can use in their own publications.


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MEDIA CONTACT:  Robert Nellis, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, [email protected]

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