Newswise — Rochester, Minn. — January 8, 2014 — Here are highlights from the latest online issue of Discovery's Edge, Mayo Clinic's research magazine. You may cite and link to this publication as often as you wish. Republication is allowed with proper attribution. Please include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit Discovery's Edge for subscription information.
Reducing the Panic of Fecal Incontinence
Fecal incontinence is an embarrassing and common problem, especially for women. A Mayo Clinic researcher's institution-wide collaboration into its causes has led to new ways to better identify this seldom-discussed problem.
Genomics: The Dawn of a New Medical Era
Using a person's genes to prescribe the right medications once seemed like science fiction. Building on decades of research, Mayo Clinic researchers are now exploring how deeper genetic knowledge can be used for early detection of and better treatment for such pressing medical problems as heart disease, Alzheimers disease and cancer.
Early Warning System for Recurrent Prostate Cancer
Early detection of recurrent prostate cancer is crucial for patients beating the disease a second time. The work of a team of Mayo Clinic physicians and researchers has led to a recently approved diagnostic test that allows doctors to detect a recurrence of prostate cancer long before conventional imaging.
Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Lend Hope to Diabetes Treatment
Mayo Clinic is on the trail of a new potential therapy for the thousands of young people with type 1 diabetes. Mayo researchers are working to create a customizable gene and stem cell therapy that will arrest the loss of the insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells — and with it, possibly eliminating the need for insulin injections.
Discovery's Edge, Mayo Clinic's research magazine, highlights stories of leading medical investigators. Many features cover ongoing projects long before they reach the journals. Science writers and medical reporters seeking story ideas will want to check out the articles, which span a wide range of conditions and feature visuals they can use in their own publications.
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