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Released: 27-Nov-2019 9:35 AM EST
Case report: Stem cells a step toward improving motor, sensory function after spinal cord injury
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Stem cells derived from a patient's own fat offer a step toward improving — not just stabilizing — motor and sensory function of people with spinal cord injuries, according to early research from Mayo Clinic.

Released: 11-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Expert Alert: Mayo Clinic expert addresses vaping concerns
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With possible vaping-related deaths dominating news headlines, there is an increased concern on its effects and associated lung illnesses. Health officials are worried that there is a possible connection between vaping and a number of multi-state deaths that have occurred in the United States. While it’s not necessarily clear what is causing the lung damage, the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention has issued a warning to discontinue vaping pending further investigation into the surge of lung-related deaths.

Released: 10-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic selects Google as strategic partner for health care innovation, cloud computing
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Mayo Clinic and Google announced a 10-year strategic partnership on Tuesday, Sept. 10. This partnership will redefine how health care is delivered and accelerate the pace of health care innovation through digital technologies.

20-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
CBD Products, Hemp Oil May Be Helpful but More Research Is Needed, Mayo Clinic Review Says
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Cannabidiol (CBD) oils and products have become increasingly popular with consumers as ways to find relief from aches and pains, anxiety, sleep disturbances and other chronic issues. But are these products safe, and are they helpful?

Released: 30-Jul-2019 12:05 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital nationwide by U.S. News & World Report
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Mayo Clinic in Rochester again has been ranked the nation's best hospital in U.S. News & World Report's 2019–2020 "Best Hospitals" rankings.

Released: 30-Jul-2019 12:05 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic No. 1 in Phoenix and Arizona on U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Hospitals' rankings
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Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona is again ranked No. 1 in Arizona and the Phoenix metro area, and No. 18 nationally, by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the third time that Mayo Clinic has been recognized with two hospitals on U.S. News & World Report's"Best Hospitals Honor Roll," which includes the top 20 hospitals in the nation. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is ranked No. 1 nationally. The results were published July 30 on the U.S. News & World Report website.

9-May-2019 2:00 PM EDT
Historically 'safer' tramadol more likely than other opioids to result in prolonged use
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Surgical patients receiving the opioid tramadol have a somewhat higher risk of prolonged use than those receiving other common opioids, new Mayo Clinic research finds. However, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classifies tramadol as a Schedule IV controlled substance, meaning it's considered to have a lower risk of addiction and abuse than Schedule II opioids, such as oxycodone and hydrocodone.

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Released: 30-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees elects Richard Gray, M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona
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The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has elected Richard Gray, M.D., as CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

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Released: 19-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
Communication with Care Team Helps Patients with Epilepsy Reach Goals
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ROCHESTER, Minn. — You’ve likely heard it before: Communication with your health care team helps you better manage your illness. David Burkholder, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurologist, says that’s especially true for patients and their families dealing with a complex disorder like epilepsy.

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Released: 14-Aug-2018 12:05 AM EDT
U.S. News & World Report ‘Best Hospitals Honor Roll’: Mayo Clinic No. 1 in Phoenix and Arizona
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PHOENIX ─ Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona is again ranked No. 1 in Arizona and the Phoenix metro area, and No. 11 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the second time Mayo Clinic has been recognized with two hospitals on U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals Honor Roll," which includes the top 20 hospitals in the nation. Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota, ranked No. 1 nationally. The results were announced today on the U.S. News & World Report web site.

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Released: 14-Aug-2018 12:05 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic Ranked No. 1 Hospital Nationwide by U.S. News & World Report
Mayo Clinic

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic was named the best hospital in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 29th annual "Best Hospitals Honor Roll" published online on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Mayo Clinic also ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other hospital in the country.

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Released: 14-Aug-2018 12:05 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic Ranked No. 1 Hospital in Florida by U.S. News & World Report
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — For the third consecutive year, Mayo Clinic has been named the best hospital in Florida and the Jacksonville metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings published on Tuesday, Aug. 14, on the U.S. News & World Report website.

Released: 10-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT
Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., elected as new president and CEO, Mayo Clinic
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ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees announced on Friday, Aug. 10, that it has elected Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., (JAN-ree-koh fa-ROO-jah), vice president, Mayo Clinic, and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida to succeed John Noseworthy, M.D., as president and CEO, Mayo Clinic. Dr. Noseworthy remains president and CEO, Mayo Clinic, through his retirement at the end of the year. Drs. Noseworthy and Farrugia will work closely together through this period of transition.

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31-Jul-2018 7:30 AM EDT
Number of Opioid Prescriptions Remains Unchanged, Mayo Clinic Research Finds
Mayo Clinic

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Despite increased attention to opioid abuse, prescriptions have remained relatively unchanged for many U.S. patients, research led by Mayo Clinic finds. The research, published in The BMJ, shows that opioid prescription rates have remained flat for commercially insured patients over the past decade. Rates for some Medicare patients are leveling but remain above where they were 10 years ago.

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Released: 1-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic joins NIH in launching All of Us Research Program
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On May 6, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will open national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program. According to the NIH the program is a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds.

Released: 28-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EDT
Mayo Study Shows Easy-to-Use, Noninvasive Stimulation Device Can Help Prevent Migraine Attacks
Mayo Clinic

A migraine is much more than just a bad headache. Migraine symptoms, which can be debilitating for many people, are the sixth leading cause of disability, according to the World Health Organization. While there is no cure, a new study published in Cephalalgia in March shows single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation is a new way to prevent migraine attacks. It's safe, easy to use and noninvasive.

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Released: 22-Feb-2018 5:00 AM EST
Women Who Suffer with Newly Understood Heart Attack Called Scad May Fare Better with Conservative Care
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Patients who suffer from a type of heart attack that affects mainly younger women, called spontaneous coronary artery dissection or SCAD, may benefit most from conservative treatment, letting the body heal on its own. This is according to a new scientific statement by a Mayo Clinic led team, published by the American Heart Association in its journal, Circulation.

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8-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
Kidney Stones on the Rise, Mayo Clinic Study Finds
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Kidney stones are a painful health condition, often requiring multiple procedures at great discomfort to the patient. Growing evidence suggests that the incidence of kidney stones is increasing steadily, especially in women. Using data from the Rochester Epidemiology Project, Mayo Clinic researchers investigated the rise in stone formers to determine if this is a new trend, or simply an improvement in the way kidney stones are detected. Their findings appear in the March issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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26-Dec-2017 12:00 PM EST
New Guideline: Try Exercise to Improve Memory, Thinking
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For patients with mild cognitive impairment, don’t be surprised if your health care provider prescribes exercise rather than medication. A new guideline for medical practitioners says they should recommend twice-weekly exercise to people with mild cognitive impairment to improve memory and thinking.

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16-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST
New Oral Anticoagulant Drugs Associated with Lower Kidney Risks, Mayo Clinic Research Shows
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Mayo Clinic researchers have shown a link between which type of oral anticoagulant (blood-thinning medication) a patient takes to prevent a stroke and increased risks of kidney function decline or failure.

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21-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT
Larger-Dose Opioid Prescriptions Not Coming From Emergency Departments, Study Shows
Mayo Clinic

Opioid prescriptions from the emergency department (ED) are written for a shorter duration and smaller dose than those written elsewhere, shows new research led by Mayo Clinic. The study, published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, also demonstrates that patients who receive an opioid prescription in the ED are less likely to progress to long-term use.

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Released: 30-Aug-2017 4:30 PM EDT
Z-endoxifen Shows Promise as New Treatment for Common Breast Cancer Type
Mayo Clinic

Z-endoxifen, a potent derivative of the drug tamoxifen, could itself be a new treatment for the most common form of breast cancer in women with metastatic disease. This finding was reported from a clinical trial conducted by researchers at Mayo Clinic and the National Cancer Institute, and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

8-Aug-2017 12:05 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic ranked top hospital nationwide by U.S. News & World Report
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic was again named the best hospital in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top hospitals published on the U.S. News & World Report website today.

5-Jun-2017 4:30 PM EDT
Women with Past Adverse Childhood Experiences More Likely to Have Ovaries Removed, Study Shows
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ROCHESTER, Minn. —Mayo Clinic researchers report that women who suffered adverse childhood experiences or abuse as an adult are 62 percent more likely to have their ovaries removed before age 46. These removals are for reasons other than the presence of ovarian cancer or a high genetic risk of developing cancer, says the new study published today in BMJ Open.

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Released: 24-Apr-2017 11:15 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic to Offer Medical Education Course Required by FAA’s New BasicMed
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Beginning Monday, May 1, private and recreational pilots across the country operating certain light aircraft will be able to seek medical qualification through BasicMed, a new pathway offered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Mayo Clinic will be one of two organizations in the nation to offer a course necessary to obtain this alternative medical qualification

30-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic Researchers Demonstrate Value of Second Opinions
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Many patients come to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion or diagnosis confirmation before treatment for a complex condition. In a new study, Mayo Clinic reports that as many as 88 percent of those patients go home with a new or refined diagnosis — changing their care plan and potentially their lives. Conversely, only 12 percent receive confirmation that the original diagnosis was complete and correct.

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27-Mar-2017 10:35 AM EDT
Heart Failure and Skilled Nursing Facilities: The Importance of Getting the Facts
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For many people diagnosed with heart failure — which almost invariably results in a hospital stay — the next stop is a skilled nursing facility. While their physician often will reassure them that it’s just for a short time until they can get back to their home, in reality, that stay is long (averaging 144 days). And often they find themselves back in the hospital and back to a nursing facility again.

Released: 19-Feb-2017 9:45 AM EST
Blast Off: Stem Cells From Mayo Clinic Physician’s Lab Launch Into Space
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Today, the latest rocket launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, included a payload of several samples of donated adult stem cells from a research laboratory at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus.

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Released: 30-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST
Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Mental Activities May Protect Against Mild Cognitive Impairment
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PHOENIX – Mayo Clinic researchers have found that engaging in mentally stimulating activities, even late in life, may protect against new-onset mild cognitive impairment, which is the intermediate stage between normal cognitive aging and dementia. The study found that cognitively normal people 70 or older who engaged in computer use, craft activities, social activities and playing games had a decreased risk of developing mild cognitive impairment. The results are published in the Jan. 30 edition of JAMA Neurology.

Released: 5-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST
How One Minute Could Prevent Unnecessary Hospitalization, Tests for Patients with Low-Risk Chest Pains
Mayo Clinic

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Using a shared decision-making aid to involve patients more in their own care decisions can prevent unnecessary hospitalization or advanced cardiac tests for patients reporting low-risk chest pain — for the cost of about 1 minute of time. So says a study from Mayo Clinic researchers, published online today in The BMJ.

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Released: 1-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST
Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine to Co-Host World Stem Cell Summit 2016 Dec. 6-9
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The Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine is a co-sponsor of the 2016 World Stem Cell Summit. More than 1,200 attendees are expected at the 12th annual event in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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21-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST
Emergency Video Telemedicine Positively Impacts Newborn Resuscitation
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ROCHESTER, Minn. — Approximately 10 percent of newborns require help breathing after birth, and 1 in 1,000 newborns require more intensive resuscitation measures. These infrequent, high-risk deliveries may present challenges to community hospitals less familiar with advanced newborn resuscitation interventions. Telemedicine consultations are a good option to help meet these challenges and positively impact patient care, according to a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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21-Jun-2016 4:00 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic Introduces Precision Medicine in Psychiatry
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Mayo Clinic highlights the potential merits of using precision medicine in prescribing antidepressants. Details appear in the current issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Eleven percent of Americans 12 years and older have been prescribed antidepressant medication, according to CDC data from 2005–2008.

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Released: 20-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic Study Shows Increase in Parkinson’s Disease Over 30 Years
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ROCHESTER, Minn. — The incidence of Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism increased significantly in 30 years from 1976 to 2005, Mayo Clinic researchers reported today in a study in JAMA Neurology. This trend was noted in particular for men age 70 and older. According to the researchers, this is the first study to suggest such an increasing trend.

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Released: 26-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic to be Home of National Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program Biobank
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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 biologic samples, known as biospecimens, for this longitudinal program that aims to enroll 1 million or more U.S. participants to better understand individual differences that contribute to health and disease to advance precision medicine.

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Released: 24-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Chemo, Radiation, Surgery Combo Boosts Survival for Pancreatic Cancer Patients with Veins Involved
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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 measured in months.

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Released: 19-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Brain Scans of Dementia Patients with Coprophagia Showed Neurodegeneration
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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 a wide range of neuropsychiatric disorders, particularly neurodegenerative dementias. The findings are published in the Journal of Neurology.

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Released: 4-May-2016 5:05 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic to Receive $7 Million Research Funding Award for Migraine Research From the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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A Mayo Clinic research team, led by neurologists Todd Schwedt, M.D. and David Dodick, M.D., has been approved for $7 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study migraine treatment strategies.

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Released: 26-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT
New Mayo Clinic Book Guides Women Through Menopause with Clinically Proven, Practical Advice
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As preteens, girls often take health classes to teach them about their changing bodies during puberty. For moms-to-be, classes deal with pregnancy and newborn care.

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Released: 14-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Protective Mastectomies That Preserve Nipple Safe for Women at High Breast Cancer Risk
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Protective mastectomies that preserve the nipple and surrounding skin prevent breast cancer as effectively as more invasive surgeries for women with a genetic mutation called BRCA that raises their risk of developing breast cancer, a multi-institution study led by Mayo Clinic found.

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Released: 16-Mar-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Vegans May Lack Essential Nutrient Intake, Mayo Clinic Study Reports
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The health benefits of a plant-based diet is well-known, but the question remains: Could vegans be at risk for deficiency of essential nutrients? A retrospective review by Mayo Clinic physicians recently published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association indicated that vegans should ensure adequate intake of a few nutrients.

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15-Mar-2016 5:05 PM EDT
Poor Diet and Lack of Exercise Accelerate the Onset of Age-Related Conditions in Mice
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Could an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise be making you age faster? Researchers at Mayo Clinic believe there is a link between these modifiable lifestyle factors and the biological processes of aging. In a recent study, researchers demonstrated that a poor diet and lack of exercise accelerated the onset of cellular senescence and, in turn, age-related conditions in mice. Results appear today in Diabetes.

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Released: 24-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST
Mayo Clinic to Live-Stream Colonoscopy to Promote Cancer Screening Awareness
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Mayo Clinic will live-stream a colonoscopy on the mobile app Periscope on Tuesday, March 1, at 8:30 a.m. EST. The broadcast is part of Mayo Clinic’s ongoing collaboration with Fight Colorectal Cancer to raise awareness of the importance of colorectal cancer screening. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

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Released: 8-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST
Mayo Researchers Identify New Borrelia Species that Causes Lyme Disease
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Mayo Clinic researchers, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health officials from Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin, have discovered a new bacterial species that causes Lyme disease in people. The new species has been provisionally named Borrelia mayonii. Prior to this finding, the only species believed to cause Lyme disease in North America was Borrelia burgdorferi.

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29-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST
Mayo Clinic Researchers Extend Lifespan by as Much as 35 Percent in Mice
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Researchers at Mayo Clinic have shown that senescent cells – cells that no longer divide and accumulate with age – negatively impact health and shorten lifespan by as much as 35 percent in normal mice. The results, which appear today in Nature, demonstrate that clearance of senescent cells delays tumor formation, preserves tissue and organ function, and extends lifespan without observed adverse effects.

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Released: 9-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST
Common Medication for Heart Failure Patients Does Not Increase Activity Level
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Heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) — where the heart becomes stiff and cannot relax or fill properly — did not have increased exercise tolerance after taking isosorbide mononitrate, compared to a placebo.

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29-Oct-2015 11:05 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic Researchers Reduce Inflammation in Human Cells, a Major Cause of Frailty
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Chronic inflammation, closely associated with frailty and age-related diseases, is a hallmark of aging. Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that inhibiting key enzyme pathways reduces inflammation in human cells in culture dishes and decreases inflammation and frailty in aged mice.

Released: 29-Sep-2015 1:05 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic Receives Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative Award
Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Practice Transformation Network is one of 39 health care collaborative networks selected to participate in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, announced today by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. Mayo Clinic will receive up to $9.7 million to provide technical assistance support to help equip clinicians in the Mayo Practice Transformation Network with tools, information and network support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information and spend health care dollars more wisely.

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15-Sep-2015 9:05 AM EDT
Mayo Researchers Identify Protein That May Predict Who Will Respond to PD-1 Immunotherapy for Melanoma
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Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a protein marker whose frequency may predict patient response to PD-1 blockade immunotherapy for melanoma. An abstract of their findings was presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference in New York City.

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Released: 15-Sep-2015 8:05 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic Receives Large Federal Grant to Fund Clinical Test of Innovative Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Vaccine
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Researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have been awarded a $13.3 million, five-year federal grant to test a vaccine designed to prevent the recurrence of triple-negative breast cancer, a subset of breast cancer for which no there are no targeted therapies.


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