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Mark McNiven, Ph.D., Heads New Mayo Clinic Center for Biomedical Discovery

Mark McNiven, Ph.D., Heads New Mayo Clinic Center for Biomedical Discovery

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic has named a veteran cell biology researcher to head its new Center for Biomedical Discovery. Mark McNiven, Ph.D., brings over 30 years of scientific experience to the position and a decade as leader of Mayo’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The appointment was announced [...]

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Mayo Clinic Discovers African-Americans Respond Better to Rubella Vaccine

Mayo Clinic Discovers African-Americans Respond Better to Rubella Vaccine

Findings May Help Make Immunizations More Effective  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC4eyi8h1UA ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 27, 2014 — Somali Americans develop twice the antibody response to rubella from the current vaccine compared to Caucasians in a new Mayo Clinic study on individualized aspects of immune response. A non-Somali, African-American cohort ranked next in [...]

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Zebrafish Discovery May Shed Light on Human Kidney Function

Zebrafish Discovery May Shed Light on Human Kidney Function

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 19, 2014 — Researchers say the discovery of how sodium ions pass through the gill of a zebrafish may be a clue to understanding a key function in the human kidney. The findings from a collaboration between Mayo Clinic and the Tokyo Institute of Technology appear [...]

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