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Weight Gain in Children Associated with Low Hormone Levels

A Mayo Clinic-led study found that obese teenagers have lower levels of a hormone potentially tied to weight management than teens of normal weights. The study is published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
26-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mayo Clinic to be Home of National Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program Biobank

Mayo Clinic will be awarded $142 million in funding over five years by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to serve as the national Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program biobank. The biobank will hold a research repository of...
26-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Surrogate Endpoints Poor Proxy for Survival in Cancer Drug Approval Process

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Surrogate endpoints used to support the majority of new cancer drugs approved in the U.S. often lack formal study, according to the authors of a study published in the June issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. This analysis...
26-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chemo, Radiation, Surgery Combo Boosts Survival for Pancreatic Cancer Patients with Veins Involved

In roughly one-third of pancreatic cancer patients, tumors have grown around the pancreas to encompass critical blood vessels. Conventional wisdom has long held that surgery to remove the tumors is rarely an option, and life expectancies are usually...
24-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Crowdsourcing Contest Using Data From People, Dogs Advances Epileptic Seizure Forecasting

It might sound like a riddle: What do you get when you combine one online contest, two patients, five dogs and 654 data scientists?
24-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Knowledge of Positive Cologuard Test Improves Colonoscopy Performance, Mayo Clinic Study Shows

An endoscopist’s knowledge of a positive Cologuard test improves colonoscopy performance, according to a poster presentation at last week’s Digestive Disease Week conference.
23-May-2016 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Mayo Clinic Israeli Startups Initiative to Accelerate Innovation

Mayo Clinic is launching a unique effort to promote collaborations among promising Israeli startup companies and Mayo Clinic innovators.
20-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Brain Scans of Dementia Patients with Coprophagia Showed Neurodegeneration

Coprophagia, eating one’s feces, is common in animals but rarely seen in humans. Mayo Clinic researchers reviewed the cases of a dozen adult patients diagnosed with coprophagia over the past 20 years and found that the behavior is associated with...
19-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Surgery Proving Option for More Pancreatic Cancer Patients, Mayo Expert Says

26-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Expert Alert: Are CT Scans Safe?

5-Oct-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Expert Alert: What Is a Healthy Posture and How to Maintain It

Modern lifestyle factors, such as texting, reaching for your keyboard or wearing high heels, can create postural stressors that often cause muscle imbalances and injury. Having good posture is essential for good health; however, understanding what...
19-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Mayo Clinic Trauma Expert: Preventing Pediatric Falls

When people think of kids and trauma, they often think about car accidents. “However, in reality, falls are the leading cause of childhood injury and most of them happen around the home,” says Christopher Moir, M.D., pediatric surgeon at Mayo...
21-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Expert Alert – Precision Medicine and Obesity

Mayo Clinic researchers have identified five sub-categories of obesity in an effort to determine the most effective, individual treatments.
18-May-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Expert Alert – Fertility and Conception

Mayo Clinic expert Jani Jensen, M.D. is available to talk about the latest research and provide expert guidance for reporters writing articles on women’s health and fertility and conception.
5-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Expert Alert – Preventive Surgery for Gynecologic Cancers

Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, M.D., an oncologist and gynecologic surgeon, is available to provide context for reporters wishing to better understand preventive surgery for gynecologic cancers in light of Angelina Jolie’s announcement that she had her...
24-Mar-2015 11:30 AM EDT

Telemedicine & You: Mayo Clinic Expert Explains New Health Care Option, How State and National Policies Can Catch Up

If you haven’t already experienced telemedicine, you may soon have the option. Technology is helping people connect with their physicians in new ways and from a distance, and interest is growing in updating state and federal policies to help make...
29-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

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