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Mayo Clinic Develops Faster Tumor Analysis Software, Speeds Cancer Discoveries

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 24, 2014 — Mayo Clinic researchers have fashioned a new key to unlocking the secrets of the human genome. The Binary Indexing Mapping Algorithm, version 3 (BIMA V3) is a freely available computer algorithm that identifies alterations in tumor genomes up to 20 times faster and [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Biomarker for Smoker's Lung Cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Sept. 19, 2013 — Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that a specific protein pair may be a successful prognostic biomarker for identifying smoking-related lung cancers. The protein — ASCL1 — is associated with increased expression of the RET oncogene, a particular cancer-causing gene called RET. The findings appear in [...]

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Mayo Clinic Receives Funding for Gut Function Biomarker Research

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic announced today that it will receive funding through the Biomarkers of Gut Function and Health program within the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. This initiative was launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to overcome persistent bottlenecks preventing the creation of new and [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Biomarker for Smoker’s Lung Cancer

  Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that a specific protein pair may be a successful biomarker for identifying smoking-related lung cancers. The protein is called ASCL1. ASCL1 is known to control neuroendocrine cell development and was previously linked to regulation of thyroid and small cell lung cancer development, but not smoking-related lung cancer. [...]

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ACL Injuries and Osteoarthritis: Mayo Clinic Joins Arthritis Foundation Study

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and a top cause of disability. Also, many people who injure their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), are at higher risk of developing arthritis.  In an attempt to learn more about osteoarthritis prevention and treatment, Mayo Clinic is joining an Arthritis Foundation-funded study to analyze damaged cartilage [...]

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Minnesota Partnership-Sponsored Discovery is Licensed Technology

A series of biomarker discoveries developed by researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota have resulted in a licensed technology that will benefit prostate cancer patients globally. The research that led to the discoveries and subsequent patents was funded by one of the first grants awarded by the Minnesota [...]

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