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Mayo Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Launch International Challenge to Detect Seizures and Treat Epilepsy

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Researchers from Mayo Clinic and the University of Pennsylvania announce the launch of the Seizure Detection Challenge, an international competition inviting the best minds in “machine learning” to improve devices to track and treat epilepsy. Researchers from Penn and Mayo Clinic have designed the challenge, which is hosted [...]

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Hearing Loss Affects All Ages

May is designated Better Hearing & Speech Month, raising public awareness and increase understanding about hearing loss issues. According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated one-third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 75, and close to half of those older than 75, have some degree of hearing loss. [...]

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Do You Have Questions About #Arthritis?

  PBS News Hour is hosting a Twitter Chat TODAY - Thursday 1 to 2 p.m. ET  Follow #NewsHourChats  Join @Mayo Clinic, @CDCgov, @NIH_NIAMS (NIH's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases), @ACRRheum (American College of Rheumatology), @arthritis_org (Arthritis Foundation) and  @RheumPF (Rheumatoid Patient Foundation) *IF YOU MISSED CHAT YOU CAN READ THE TRANSCRIPT HERE.

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Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Expert Ronald Petersen, M.D., to Participate in Release of National Alzheimer's Plan at NIH

NOTE: REVISED COPY WHAT: Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease expert Ronald Petersen, M.D., will participate in the release of an ambitious national plan to address Alzheimer's disease to attendees of the Alzheimer's Research Summit 2012: Path to Treatment and Prevention. Dr. Petersen is chair of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, [...]

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Study to Treat Deadly Form of Thyroid Cancer Shows Promise, Mayo Clinic Says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A combination of therapies may prove to be a promising advance for the treatment of anaplastic thyroid cancer based on results of a phase I clinical trial, say researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Anaplastic thyroid cancer is one of the deadliest of all cancers. Nearly all [...]

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Combo of Avastin, Second Drug Shows Promise Fighting Brain Cancer, Mayo Clinic Finds

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The drug bevacizumab, also known by the trade name Avastin, shrinks tumors briefly in patients with an aggressive brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme, but then they often grow again and spread throughout the brain for reasons no one previously has understood. Now, Mayo Clinic researchers have [...]

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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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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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