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Mayo Clinic News Network Headline 3/27/15

Hi I’m Vivien Williams with a Mayo Clinic News Network headline. It’s colon cancer awareness month. And the reality is colon cancer continues to be the second-leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the U.S. And, what’s really important to know is screening for colon cancer [...]

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Mayo Researchers Provide Atomic View of a Histone Chaperone

Mayo Researchers Provide Atomic View of a Histone Chaperone

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have gained insights into the function of a member of a family of specialized proteins called histone chaperones. Using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography, they have determined the 3-D structure and interactions of the histone chaperone Rtt106 down to the atomic [...]

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Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Team Completes Whole Human Genome Sequence on Patient with Blood Cancer

The concept of personalized medical treatment based on a patients DNA is one small step closer to becoming a reality. A Mayo Clinic Cancer Center team in Arizona recently completed its first whole human genome sequencing on a patient suffering from Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. In [...]

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Researchers FISH for Answers about Barrett's Esophagus

One in five Americans experiences heartburn at least once a week, and many dismiss the malady as a mere annoyance, choosing to swallow antacids and get on with their lives. But what they don't know can hurt them. Left untreated, the condition can lead to Barrett's esophagus, which in turn [...]

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Study Suggests Improved DNA Stool Test Could Detect Digestive Cancers in Multiple Organs

Mayo Clinic researchers have demonstrated that a noninvasive screening test can detect not only colorectal cancer but also the common cancers above the colon — including pancreas, stomach, biliary and esophageal cancers. This is one of more than 100 Mayo Clinic studies being presented at Digestive Disease Week 2009 in [...]

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Mayo Clinic-Led Researchers Confirm Gene Variants Associated With The Most Common Adult Leukemia

A national team of researchers led by Mayo Clinic has found that patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are more likely to have similar DNA changes or variants in up to six genes, compared to people who do not have the cancer. The findings, presented at the annual meeting of [...]

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