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Parkinson?s disease study featured in top research article for 2016

Friday, May 05, 2017

SUN CITY WEST, Ariz., and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ? Researchers at Banner Sun Health Research Institute and Mayo Clinic are continuing to study how to diagnose early Parkinson?s disease. The research team?s most recent article, ?Peripheral Synucleinopathy in Early Parkinson?s Disease: Submandibular Gland Needle Biopsy Findings,? has been recognized by Movement Disorders, the official journal of [...]



New study identifies way to treat sports-related concussions using telemedicine

Thursday, April 20, 2017

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ? An estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million traumatic brain injuries occur every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 75 percent of the injuries are sports-related mild traumatic brain injuries or concussions. While this issue is being recognized at the professional and elite levels, many youth and collegiate [...]



Tending the Caregivers

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Program helps medical professionals, who also are mothers, lower stress and beat burnout Mothers who work as healthcare professionals ? physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners ? can significantly reduce their stress levels and burnout by participating in close supportive groups at work, according to a new study by researchers at Arizona State University and [...]



New drug for MS is milestone for patients, research

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ocrevus (ocrelizumab), a new drug to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), ?has been approved by the?U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The National Multiple Sclerosis Society?says it's a "game changer" and Dr. Dean Wingerchuk, a?Mayo Clinic neurologist, says, "The approval of ocrelizumab is an important milestone ? both for people with MS and MS research." In [...]



Mayo Clinic named to Fortune?s ?100 Best Companies to Work For? list

Thursday, March 09, 2017

ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Fortune named Mayo Clinic to its 2017 list of the ?100 Best Companies to Work For,? ranking it No. 84. Mayo was No. 86 in 2016. This is Mayo?s 14th consecutive year on the list, which recognizes companies that rate highly with staff. ?Each staff member makes Mayo Clinic a great place [...]



Mayo Clinic researchers identify therapy that shrinks tumors in patients with multiple myeloma

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

PHOENIX ? Mayo Clinic researchers have found that an experimental drug, LCL161, stimulates the immune system, leading to tumor shrinkage in patients affected by multiple myeloma. The findings are published in Nature Medicine. Multiple myeloma?is a blood cancer that affects plasma cells ? white blood cells that normally produce antibodies to fight infection. Rather than [...]



Mayo Clinic board recognizes retiring members, elects new members

Friday, February 17, 2017

PHOENIX ? The Mayo Clinic board of trustees recognized three retiring members as emeritus trustees, elected and announced new members and re-elected members at its board meeting today. ?The expertise and perspectives our board of trustees bring to Mayo Clinic is invaluable as we look to the future and build on the unparalleled experience for [...]



Researchers identify new process to raise natural armies of cancer-targeting T lymphocytes outside the body

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

PHOENIX ? Mayo Clinic and University of Washington researchers have discovered a new culture method that unlocks the natural fighter function of immune T-cells when they are passing through the bloodstream. This allows T-cell armies to be raised directly from blood that naturally recognize and target proteins that are present on most human cancers. The [...]



Mayo Clinic researchers find association between therapy for autoimmune disease and bone marrow disorders

Thursday, February 02, 2017

PHOENIX ? Mayo Clinic researchers have found that azathioprine, a drug commonly used to treat autoimmune disease, may increase the risk of myeloid neoplasms. Myeloid neoplasms include a spectrum of potentially life-threatening bone marrow disorders, such as myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia. The results are published in JAMA Oncology. Researchers analyzed more than 40,000 [...]



Mayo Clinic researchers find mental activities may protect against mild cognitive impairment

Monday, January 30, 2017

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 [...]



Assessment of comatose patients through telemedicine efforts shown to be reliable

Thursday, January 26, 2017

ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Reliable assessment of comatose patients in intensive care units is critical to the patients? care. Providers must recognize clinical status changes quickly to undertake proper interventions. But does the provider need to be in the same room as the patient, or can robotic telemedicine be used successfully to complete the assessment? According [...]



Mayo Clinic researchers identify cancer-fighting drugs that help morbidly obese mice to lose weight

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

PHOENIX ? Scientific investigations sometimes result in serendipitous discoveries which shift the investigations from one focus to another. In the case of researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, studies addressing obesity?s impact on cancer treatment resulted in an unexpected discovery that shifted the focus from cancer to obesity.?The investigators observed that two common cancer-fighting drugs [...]



Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care: Health Care Payment Reform Summit

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

WHAT:?Twenty-five of the nation?s top thought leaders are gathering Jan. 13-14 at the Westin Hotel in downtown Phoenix to determine emerging topics in health care payment reform and produce a definitive summary of their recommendations to offer to policymakers. Immediately following the summit, several participants will be available to speak with members of the media. [...]



Post-op complication measurements differ, Mayo Clinic study finds

Thursday, December 22, 2016

PHOENIX ? How do medical professionals determine whether or not a patient has experienced a post-operative complication? A team of Mayo Clinic physicians and researchers has published results of a three-year study examining mechanisms for measuring and reporting postoperative infection complications. The study analyzed patient admissions between 2012 and 2014 at the four teaching hospitals [...]



Mayo Clinic first in U.S. to offer lymphoma genomic diagnostic test for patients

Thursday, December 15, 2016

PHOENIX ? Mayo Clinic has created a genetic test to help guide diagnosis and treatment of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, the most common type of non-Hodgkin?s lymphoma. The Lymph2Cx test helps determine where the lymphoma started, assigning ?cell-of-origin? groups using a 20-gene expression-based assay. It is the first test to go into the [...]



Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Arizona joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

SHOW LOW, Ariz. ? Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center and Mayo Clinic announced today that Summit Healthcare has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a growing network of organizations committed to working together in the best interests of their patients. Summit Healthcare remains independent, but as a member of the network, it has access to [...]



Demystifying epilepsy and increasing awareness

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

November is?National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Epilepsy, also known as a seizure disorder,?is a neurological condition affecting?the nervous system.?Epileptic seizures are caused by disturbances in the electrical activity of the brain. These seizures may be related to a brain injury or a family tendency, but most of the time the cause is unknown.?In fact, in two-thirds [...]



Mayo establishes High Altitude and Harsh Environments Medical Clinic

Friday, November 18, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ? Mayo Clinic is seeing patients with concerns about traveling to high altitudes at the recently established High Altitude and Harsh Environments Medical Clinic. ?The intent is to serve our patients who either for business or leisure need to travel to high-altitude environments,? explains Jan Stepanek, M.D., who is chair, Division of Preventive, [...]



Next-generation biomaterial being developed to treat bleeding

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

PHOENIX ? Researchers at Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a biomaterial that has potential to protect patients at high risk for bleeding in surgery. The Nov. 16 cover article, ?An Injectable Shear-Thinning Biomaterial for Endovascular Embolization,? in the journal Science Translational Medicine reports on a universal shear-thinning [...]



Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University announce new Alliance for Health Care

Friday, October 21, 2016

TEMPE, Arizona, and PHOENIX ? Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University have announced the launch of a comprehensive new model for health care education and research: the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care. The goal of the alliance is to innovate health care delivery to improve patient care, accelerate cutting-edge research [...]