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Expanded Clinical Trial for Experimental Melanoma Drug at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Cancer Center announced today that it is participating in an expanded access program for the experimental cancer drug MK-3475 at its three sites in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. MK-3475 is a therapy for the treatment of metastatic melanoma. This program will provide expanded access to [...]

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Mayo Clinic Receives $100 Million Gift to Support Proton Beam Therapy Program

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic today announced long-time patient and philanthropist Richard O. Jacobson has given a $100 million gift to help establish the multi-site Mayo Clinic Proton Beam Therapy Program. This is the largest outright gift in the clinic’s history, as well as the largest gift Mr. Jacobson has [...]

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Uggie, four-legged star of the Oscar-winning film “The Artist,” to visit Mayo Clinic

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 3 — Uggie, the scene-stealing Jack Russell terrier in the 2012 Oscar-winning film “The Artist” will visit Mayo Clinic on Thursday, Feb. 6. Uggie will be in Jacksonville to meet Mayo’s Caring Canines, the volunteer dogs who greet patients and visitors at the clinic. The visit by [...]

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Mayo Clinic Experts: What Should You Know About E-cigarettes?

Expert panel will discuss e-cigarettes and their impact on health at an upcoming press conference ROCHESTER, Minn. — Oct. 23, 2013 — E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular and widely available as the use of regular cigarettes drops. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that e-cigarette use by children doubled [...]

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Mayo Clinic Celebrates 1,000th Patient to Get Cochlear Implant

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Sept. 17, 2013 —For more than 30 years, cochlear implants have been making a profound impact in the lives of deaf or severely hard of hearing children and adults by restoring their ability to hear. The program at Mayo Clinic was one of the earliest in the country to offer cochlear implants to [...]

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Mayo Clinic Hosts NIH Genomics Director at Individualizing Medicine Conference

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Sept. 16, 2013 — From Promise to Practice is the title and the main message of the second annual Individualizing Medicine Conference at Mayo Clinic, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Physicians from more than 40 states and several countries will be arriving in Minnesota to hear and learn about the latest developments and [...]

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Mayo Clinic Restores Disrupted Heartbeat with Regenerative Intervention

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Sept. 3, 2013 — Mayo Clinic researchers have found a way to resynchronize cardiac motion following a heart attack using stem cells. Scientists implanted engineered stem cells, also known as induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, into damaged regions of mouse hearts following a heart attack. This regenerative approach successfully targeted the origin of abnormal cardiac motion, [...]

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Parkinson's Goes Prime Time: Five Things to Know About Parkinson's Disease

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Aug. 29, 2013 — Michael J. Fox is back in the spotlight this fall in a new sitcom "The Michael J. Fox Show" and spreading awareness about Parkinson's disease, a condition both he and his TV character have in common. Fox has been an outspoken advocate for Parkinson's disease research and [...]

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Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Awards Mayo Clinic $3 Million to Study Biology of Aging

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Aug. 20, 2013 — Mayo Clinic has been awarded a $3 million grant from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research to establish the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for Senescence Research. The grant will support the laboratories' mission of exploring how age-related diseases and disorders are affected by aging [...]

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Four Projects Awarded Discovery Transformation Grant Funding by Minnesota Partnership

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Aug. 12, 2013 — The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics announced four research projects selected for funding from the 2013 Discovery Transformation Grant Program. Together, the selected researchers were awarded a total of $2 million to support their work in diabetes research. Minnesota Partnership funding comes from money [...]

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Mayo Clinic Trustees Name Next Chief Administrative Officer, Recognize New Named Professors

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Aug. 9, 2013 — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Jeff Bolton Mayo Clinic's next vice president, administration and chief administrative officer and recognized two recipients of Mayo Clinic named professorships. MULTIMEDIA ALERT: For a graphic of past CAOs, please see the Mayo Clinic News Network. [...]

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Mayo Clinic Launches Pregnancy App on App Store

ROCHESTER, Minn. — July 29, 2013 — Mayo Clinic's free app, Mayo Clinic on Pregnancy, is now available on the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch users. MULTIMEDIA ALERT: Videos of a patient using the app and an interview with Dr. Harms are available on the Mayo Clinic News Network. Mayo [...]

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Mayo Clinic and Sanford-Burnham Extend Research Agreement

ROCHESTER, Minn. — To expand and speed the development of new drugs for its patients, Mayo Clinic has entered a formal collaboration with Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. Under the agreement, Mayo's discoveries of potential drug targets will be the basis for the development of new drug screening platforms. This will [...]

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Briefing for Editors and Reporters About Destination Medical Center

WHAT: An opportunity to ask questions about Destination Medical Center, a $5 billion economic development initiative to secure Minnesota's status as a global medical destination center now and in the future. Current projected benefits to Minnesota from Mayo Clinic and related DMC expansion over 20 years include: Total economic impact [...]

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Mayo Clinic Studies Identify Risk Factors in Rising Trend of Liver Cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Doctors have known for years that the incidence of deadly liver cancer is on the rise, but what is causing that trend has remained a mystery. Two recent Mayo Clinic studies published in the January issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings offer a clearer picture of the rise [...]

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