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Mayo Clinic Study Opens Door for Early Screening Tools for Parkinson’s Disease

PHOENIX — A smell test could someday be one of the tools to screen for people at risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a new Mayo Clinic study. Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely [...]

Created by Jim McVeigh

Worldwide Study Demonstrates Accuracy of Genetic Analyses

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Physicians envision a future in which genomic data from patients is heavily used to manage care — but experts have questioned the accuracy and reliability of these analyses. Now, a study by 150 researchers in 12 countries finds real strength and agreement across RNA genomic sequencing techniques [...]

Created by Kevin Punsky

Dallas-based Methodist Health System Newest Member of Mayo Clinic Care Network

DALLAS — Mayo Clinic and Methodist Health System (Methodist) officials announced today that Methodist has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Methodist, one of North Texas’ oldest nonprofit health systems, was selected following a comprehensive evaluation that ranged from its clinical and business practices to quality, safety and service efforts [...]

Created by Bryan Anderson

Mayo Clinic and IBM Task Watson to Improve Clinical Trial Research

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to pilot Watson, the IBM cognitive computer, to match patients more quickly with appropriate clinical trials, beginning with research studies in cancer. A proof-of-concept phase is currently underway. “In an area like cancer —where time is of the [...]

Created by Bob Nellis

Mayo Clinic, University of North Florida Host Tenth Annual Upbeat Pink: A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 2, 2014 – Mayo Clinic and the University of North Florida are honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by hosting the tenth annual “Upbeat Pink: A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship” concert on Friday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Lazzara Performance Hall, UNF [...]

Created by Paul Scotti

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