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Feast Or Famine: Researchers Identify Leptin Receptor’s Sidekick as a Target for Appetite Regulation

A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida and Washington University School of Medicine adds a new twist to the body of evidence suggesting human obesity is due in part to genetic factors. While studying hormone receptors in...
11-Jan-2011 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Describe Measles Viral Protein Movement

Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that proteins on the surface of a cell twist a viral protein into position, allowing the virus to start infection and cause disease, all in a movement as graceful as a ballroom dance.
5-Jan-2011 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Determine Lifetime Risk of Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mayo Clinic researchers have determined the lifetime risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and six other autoimmune rheumatic diseases for both men and women.
5-Jan-2011 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mayo Clinic First in U.S. to Use Newly-Approved FDA Technology to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

Mayo Clinic is the first in the U.S. to use the first minimally invasive freezing balloon technology for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) approved in December by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The first patient received the...
5-Jan-2011 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Advancements in Fertility Preservation Provide Oncology Patients New Options

Many young people who’ve just learned that they have cancer also are told that the therapies that may save their lives could rob them of their ability ever to have children. Infertility caused by chemotherapy and radiation affects a sizable...
3-Jan-2011 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Find Gene That Protects Against Dementia in High-Risk Individuals

Neuroscientists had assumed that a mutation in the progranulin gene, which makes the progranulin protein and supports brain neurons, was sufficient to produce a kind of dementia known as frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). But now an...
22-Dec-2010 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Study Best Way to Help African-American Dementia Caregivers

With a rapidly expanding population of elders, the number of dementia caregivers in Florida is increasing exponentially. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly 10 million caregivers provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer’s...
16-Dec-2010 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Expert Analysis of HER2 Breast Cancer Tests Reveals Issues With Reliability

Results for testing breast tumors for HER2 proteins and genes is most often straightforward when one piece of tumor (a single tumor block) is analyzed. However, tumors can be diverse, and researchers at Mayo Clinic found that HER2 results can vary...
7-Dec-2010 2:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Mayo Clinic Experts Offer Insights on Olympic Games, Olympians

Mayo Clinic’s medical experts are sources of in-depth expertise and commentary about health issues and background related to the Olympic Games and Olympians. Below is a sampling of Mayo Clinic experts available to discuss numerous topics related...
20-Jan-2010 12:45 PM EST

Mayo Clinic Diabetes Experts

Mayo Clinic has repeatedly been ranked #1 in endocrinology by annual U.S. News and Report medical surveys. An excellent story is our work toward finding a means of regenerating insulin-producing tissue through iPSC or induced pluripotent stem cells.
2-Oct-2009 1:00 PM EDT

Experts Offer Insights on Olympians

Mayo Clinic's medical experts offer breadth and depth about health issues and background related to the Olympic Games and Olympians. These are just some of our experts. Call us -- we'll do our best to meet your needs.
4-Aug-2008 12:30 PM EDT

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