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Mayo Clinic Study of Thousands of Brains Reveals Tau as Driver of Alzheimer’s Disease

Mayo Clinic Study of Thousands of Brains Reveals Tau as Driver of Alzheimer’s Disease

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — By examining more than 3,600 postmortem brains, researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rochester, Minnesota, have found that the progression of dysfunctional tau protein drives the cognitive decline and memory loss seen in Alzheimer’s disease. Amyloid, the other toxic protein that characterizes Alzheimer’s, builds [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Gene that Pushes Normal Pancreas Cells to Change Shape, a Key Step to Cancer Development

Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Gene that Pushes Normal Pancreas Cells to Change Shape, a Key Step to Cancer Development

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A research team led by investigators from Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida, and the University of Oslo, Norway, have identified a molecule that pushes normal pancreatic cells to transform their shape, laying the groundwork for development of pancreatic cancer — one of the most difficult tumors [...]

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Molecule that Provides Cellular Energy Found Key to Aggressive Thyroid Cancer

Molecule that Provides Cellular Energy Found Key to Aggressive Thyroid Cancer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Cancer researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida, have identified a molecule they say is important to survival of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) — a lethal tumor with no effective therapies. The molecule also seems to play a role in a wide range of cancers. In [...]

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Precision Medicine in Action: Genomic Test Helps Solve Medical Mystery

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Precision medicine is getting a jump-start from a new national initiative announced in President Obama's State of the Union message. One Georgia family has already experienced its benefits: genomic testing called whole exome sequencing helped Mayo Clinic neurologist Zbigniew Wszolek, M.D., solve a medical mystery that had [...]

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Mayo Clinic Receives $5.75 Million Gift for Lewy Body Dementia Research

Mayo Clinic Receives $5.75 Million Gift for Lewy Body Dementia Research

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida, has received a $5.75 million gift from the Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to advance the study of Lewy body dementia, a deadly disease that causes a progressive decline in mental and physical abilities. The new Mayo [...]

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Dickson: Lewy Body Dementia Gift - Related Sleep Disorder (:19)

Dennis Dickson, M.D., a neuropathologist and director of the Mayo Clinic Dorothy and Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Lewy Body Dementia Program at Mayo Clinic in Florida, discusses Lewy body dementia, a deadly disease that causes a progressive decline in mental and physical abilities.

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Dickson: Lewy Body Dementia Gift - The Manguarian Gift (:35)

Dennis Dickson, M.D., a neuropathologist and director of the Mayo Clinic Dorothy and Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Lewy Body Dementia Program at Mayo Clinic in Florida, discusses Lewy body dementia, a deadly disease that causes a progressive decline in mental and physical abilities.

Created by Jason Pratt

Dickson: Lewy Body Dementia Gift - About the Disease (:44)

Dennis Dickson, M.D., a neuropathologist and director of the Mayo Clinic Dorothy and Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Lewy Body Dementia Program at Mayo Clinic in Florida, discusses Lewy body dementia, a deadly disease that causes a progressive decline in mental and physical abilities.

Created by Jason Pratt

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