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Study Finds Dramatic Rise in Skin Cancer among Middle-Aged Adults

ROCHESTER, Minn — Feb. 4, 2014 — A new Mayo Clinic study found that among middle-aged men and women, 40 to 60 years old, the overall incidence of skin cancer increased nearly eightfold between 1970 and 2009, according to a study published in the January issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Possible Treatment Window for Memory Problems

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Researchers have identified a possible treatment window of several years for plaques in the brain that are thought to cause memory loss in diseases such as Alzheimer's. The Mayo Clinic study is published in the Feb. 27 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American [...]

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NIH Extends Udall Grant Supporting Mayo Clinic's Parkinson's Research

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The National Institutes of Health has given Mayo Clinic in Florida a five-year, $7 million extension of its Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's Disease Research grant. NIH has continuously funded Mayo Clinic's Udall Center since 1999, shortly after President Bill Clinton signed the Morris K. Udall [...]

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The Greatest Medical Resource You've Never Heard Of: Rochester Epidemiology Project

ROCHESTER, Minn. — It's the medical resource behind discoveries that have affected patients around the globe, treasured by researchers and funded by the National Institutes of Health for nearly 50 years: the Rochester Epidemiology Project. This comprehensive medical records pool makes Olmsted County, Minn., one of the few places in [...]

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Infections in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: Mayo Clinic Study Finds Way to Pinpoint Risk

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 5, 2012.  Rheumatoid arthritis alone is painful and disabling, but it also puts patients at higher risk of death. The greater susceptibility to infections that accompanies the autoimmune disorder is one reason. Assessing the danger of infection a particular patient faces so it can be addressed [...]

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Two Drugs Help Fight Kidney, Breast Cancer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — July 31, 2012.  A potentially powerful new approach to treating two lethal metastatic cancers — triple negative breast cancer and clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common form of kidney cancer — has been discovered by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. In the online issue [...]

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Top Research Institutions Join Mayo Clinic in Asking Congress to Preserve NIH Funding

ROCHESTER, Minn. — July 11, 2012.  Mayo Clinic and 18 other leading medical research institutions nationwide are urging congressional leaders to maintain current funding levels for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). They say medical research funding is essential for the health of the nation and the economy. NIH-funded research [...]

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Mayo Clinic Hosts Conference on the Genetics of Healing

Individualizing Medicine 2013: From Promise to Practice, that's the name of a conference at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., this week focusing on how to translate the promise of genomic medicine into ongoing patient care. Genomics is the study of our genetic material, which determines everything from the color of our hair to which [...]

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Mayo Clinic Receives $8.8 Million Federal Grant for Metabolomics Center

Mayo Clinic is one of six new federally-funded Comprehensive Metabolomics (met-ah-bol-OH-mics) Centers to support medical research on metabolomics — the study, at the cellular level, of how molecules are metabolized in the body. Understanding these molecular mechanisms is proving increasingly important in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, [...]

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