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Multi-Million-Dollar Grants for Research in Dementia Striking Younger People Projects will help advance research through collaborations and development of novel strategies for frontotemporal dementia Rochester, Minn. — Mayo Clinic has been awarded two grants for large, five-year projects on frontotemporal dementia (FTD), characterized by degeneration of the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. While rare, it may strike [...]

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Clear Questions and Answers About Ebola

 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Risk factors  By Mayo Clinic Staff For most people, the risk of getting Ebola or Marburg viruses (hemorrhagic fevers) is low. The risk increases if you: Travel to Africa. You're at increased risk if you visit or work in areas where Ebola virus or Marburg [...]

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Mayo Researchers Awarded $2.5 Million Grant - Part of NIH BRAIN Initiative

Neural Engineering Laboratory at Mayo Clinic led by Kendall Lee, M.D., Ph.D, received a $2.5 million grant to develop novel methods to detect the release of neurotransmitters in the living brain. The grant is part of the National Institutes of Health’s first wave of investments totaling $46 million to support [...]

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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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