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Genetic model identifies primary myelofibrosis outcomes

11-Dec-2017

A group of investigators from Mayo Clinic and multiple academic research centers in Italy have identified a genetic model for predicting outcomes in patients with primary myelofibrosis who are 70 years or younger and candidates for stem cell transplant to treat their disease. The group's findings ...

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Mayo Clinic researchers map prostate cancer relapse

By using C-11 choline PET and MRI

05-Oct-2016

A team of Mayo Clinic researchers has, for the first time, successfully mapped patterns of prostate cancer recurrence, following surgery. Using C-11 choline PET imaging and multiparametric MRI, researchers found an anatomically diverse pattern of recurrence, which may help optimize treatment of ...

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Gene therapy for metabolic liver diseases shows promise in pigs

02-Aug-2016

With a shortage of donor organs, Mayo Clinic is exploring therapeutic strategies for patients with debilitating liver diseases. Researchers are testing a new approach to correct metabolic disorders without a whole organ transplant. The medical research study tested gene therapy in pigs suffering ...

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Chemo, radiation, surgery combo boosts survival for pancreatic cancer patients

26-May-2016

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. Mayo Clinic, teaming ...

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Aspirin use may help prevent bile duct cancer

21-Apr-2016

A team of current and former Mayo Clinic researchers has discovered that aspirin use is associated with a significantly reduced risk of developing bile duct cancer, also called cholangiocarcinoma. "Our study found that individuals who took aspirin had a more than a two-and-a-half to ...

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Poor diet and lack of exercise accelerate the onset of age-related conditions in mice

17-Mar-2016

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 ...

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Researchers reduce stem cell dysfunction and metabolic disease in aged mice

06-Jan-2016

Mayo Clinic researchers have taken what they hope will be the first step toward preventing and reversing age-related stem cell dysfunction and metabolic disease. That includes diabetes, which affects 12.2 million Americans age 60 and older, according to the National Council on Aging. In this ...

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Energy drink increases blood pressure, norepinephrine levels

10-Nov-2015

Anna Svatikova, M.D., Ph.D., of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and colleagues randomly assigned 25 healthy volunteers (age 18 years or older) to consume a can (480 mL; 16 fl. oz.) of a commercially available energy drink (Rockstar; Rockstar Inc) and placebo drink within 5 minutes, in random ...

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Study finds existence of protein in the blood can be early predictor of kidney disease

20-Oct-2015

Mayo Clinic researchers collaborated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center on a recent study, "Troponin T as a Predictor of End-Stage Renal Disease and All-Cause Death in African-American and Whites From Hypertensive Families." For the first time, this study identified the presence of ...

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Scientists and NASA astronauts developing near real-time osteoporosis and bone cancer test

19-Aug-2015

A new test for offers the possibility of near real time monitoring of bone diseases, such as osteoporosis and multiple myeloma. The functionality of the test, which measures changes in calcium isotope ratios, has been validated on blood samples from NASA space shuttle astronauts. Geochemists have ...

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