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Mayo Clinic Researchers: TNF Inhibitors May Increase Cancer Risk in the Eye

ROCHESTER, Minn. — One of the family of drugs prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions is called TNF inhibitors. They act by dampening part of the immune system called tumor necrosis factor (TNF). In one of the balancing acts of medicine, the anti-inflammatory action of the drug also [...]

Created by Bob Nellis

Mayo Clinic Uncovers a Crucial Tumor Suppression Function of p53, the Most Commonly Mutated Gene in Human Cancers

ROCHESTER, Minn. — April 24, 2014 — Mayo Clinic researchers have uncovered a novel tumor suppressive role for p53, a cancer-critical gene that is mutated in more than half of all cancers found in humans. The researchers found that loss of p53 function caused overproduction of the kinase Aurora A, [...]

Created by Bob Nellis

Heroin Use and Fatalities Rising May Be Due to Cost, Other Opioid Use

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Elk7YmaUGro Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Hall-Flavin are available in the downloads. Heroin is cheap, easily obtainable and on the rise as a killer across the nation. Because it is so cheap, heroin abuse is being seen in younger people and more people in the middle class. Experts say oxycontin [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Mayo Clinic Discovers African-Americans Respond Better to Rubella Vaccine

Findings May Help Make Immunizations More Effective  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC4eyi8h1UA ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 27, 2014 — Somali Americans develop twice the antibody response to rubella from the current vaccine compared to Caucasians in a new Mayo Clinic study on individualized aspects of immune response. A non-Somali, African-American cohort ranked next in [...]

Created by Bob Nellis

Expert Alert: Increase in Opioid Prescriptions Parallels Spike in Heroin Use, Overdoses

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 12, 2014 — Not only is heroin addictive and deadly, its use is increasing among Americans. That disturbing trend parallels the spike of opioid based prescription painkiller abuse in recent years, say Mayo Clinic experts. Heroin, a drug that can be smoked, sniffed/snorted or injected intravenously, [...]

Created by Nick Hanson

Destination Medical Center Corporation Holds First Meeting - Elects Chair

The Destination Medical Center (DMC) Corporation board's first meeting was convened, August 9th, by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton. The board addressed general business and elected its first chairperson, Tina Flint Smith. Smith is Governor Dayton's Chief of Staff. The DMCC board will oversee the state’s largest-ever economic development project and be responsible for [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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