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March 3, 2015 · Leave a Comment

InSciEd Out Brings Science Fun to India

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Christopher Pierret, Ph.D., jokes (we think) that as coordinator of the InSciEd Out Program, which brings science fun to classrooms in the region and now the world, his job is to “make sure nothing blows up.” While we’re sure that safety is a chief concern for the Mayo biochemist and molecular biologist, it’s clear his […]

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Tags: Cydni Smith, Dr. Christopher Pierret, InSciEd Out, research


October 2, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Taking the Chill Out of Hypothermia

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

We don’t really want to talk about  cold weather. But last week, the good folks at Minnesota Public Radio gave us a bit of a chill when they took an inside look at the work going on in a lab at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus that’s doing innovative, and possibly life-saving, research for those who experience hypothermia. […]

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Tags: biomedical engineering, Gary Sieck, Niccolle Schaible, physiology, research, Young Han


September 18, 2014 · Leave a Comment

New Hope for Melanoma Patients

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

If initial testing results hold up, a drug called Keytruda just may end up becoming a lifesaver for some patients suffering from stage IV melanoma. The drug, as the Florida Times-Union reports, was tested by Mayo Clinic doctors to treat melanoma patients and was recently given the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s stamp of approval […]

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Tags: Clinical Trial, Dr. Richard Joseph, Melanoma, research


August 21, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Cooling Down for a Cause

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

There are lots of folks in lots of places doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — some successfully and some not so much — and all that ice water is getting an incredible amount of attention and extraordinary funding for ALS research. Few of the resulting videos, however, are as compelling as those by ALS patients, […]

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Tags: ALS, Dr. Eric Sorenson, Dr. Leonard Petrucelli, Dr. Nathan Staff, Dr. Rosa Rademakers, research


August 21, 2014 · Leave a Comment

The Rhinestone Cowboy and Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

For more than five decades, Glen Campbell has been making our ears happy with songs from his more than 70 studio albums. But back in 2011, an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis threatened to put that to an end. Rather than riding off into the sunset, however, Campbell decided to give the world an inside look at […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Dr. Ronald Petersen, research


August 5, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Mission: Epilepsy

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

While it may not be quite the same thing as the “computational challenge” issued by Netflix in 2009 to find the “best collaborative filtering algorithm” to predict how members would rate the shows they watch, researchers from Mayo Clinic and the  University of Pennsylvania say they are hoping a competition they’re holding via Kaggle.com will […]

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Tags: Dr. Elson So, Dr. Gregory Worrell, epilepsy, research, seizure


July 29, 2014 · Leave a Comment

New protein shakes up the search for Alzheimer’s clues

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

There’s always a buzz around the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference — “the world’s largest conference of its kind.” One particularly buzzy story line coming out of this year’s confab in Copenhagen traces back to researchers from Mayo Clinic. During the conference, Keith Josephs, M.D., took the stage to discuss the possibility of having put another […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Dr. Keith Josephs, Duska Anastasijevic, research


July 17, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Sudoku + Sondheim = A Sharper You

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Be cool. Stay in school. It turns out that old saying may be relevant even to those of us who are well past school-age. According to a story in the Poughkeepsie Journal, Mayo Clinic radiologist Prashanthi Vemuri, Ph.D., and a team of researchers studied what a lifetime of learning could do to prevent the onset […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Dr. Prashanthi Vemuri, research


July 8, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Could stem cells be the answer to ALS?

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Seventy-five years ago, Lou Gehrig told New York Yankee fans that he’d been given a “bad break” but still considered himself “the luckiest man on the face of this earth” having had the chance to play ball for 17 years, enjoy the support of fans, and play next to and for some of baseball’s greats. […]

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Tags: ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Anthony Windebank, Dr. Nathan Staff, Lou Gehrig, research


May 20, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Dissecting a Mayo Clinic clinical trial

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

Last week, the media world was all abuzz with the news of a certain clinical trial, and we may have given it a bit of attention ourselves. The clamor got us wondering what really goes on during Mayo’s clinical trials and, as luck would have it, Minnesota Public Radio’s Cathy Wurzer was on the same […]

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Tags: clinical research, research, Toni Kay Mangskau


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