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Multiple Mayo Clinic campuses recognized by Practice Greenhealth for environmental stewardship

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic?campuses in Jacksonville, Florida; Rochester; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; and La Crosse, Wisconsin, have been awarded for their sustainability efforts by?Practice Greenhealth, a national organization dedicated to reducing the impact health care institutions have on the environment. Mayo Clinic?s Rochester campus and?Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire each received the 2017 [...]



New clinic offers hope for those with life-threatening peanut allergy

Thursday, April 13, 2017

In the U.S., approximately 3 million people report allergies to peanuts and tree nuts, according to Food Allergy Research & Education, a non-profit organization focused on food allergy research, education and advocacy. ?Allergies to peanuts and tree nuts are among the most common food allergens. ?The prevalence of peanut allergies has actually tripled from 1997 [...]



In the Loop: Movie to feature doctor's story of American dream

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

We here at In the Loop love a story with a happy ending. (We have a hunch you do, too.) And it's hard to find a story with a happier ending than that of Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D. Dr. Q, as he's affectionately known to his patients at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus, is not only chair [...]



Stem cells splash down from space

Thursday, March 23, 2017

After nearly a month orbiting the Earth attached to the International Space Station, the SpaceX Dragon capsule containing Dr. Abba Zubair's stem cell research detached from the station and returned to Earth. The Dragon was recovered in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California, on March 19. After SpaceX turns over the contents [...]



Florida Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program earns national accreditation renewal

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program of Mayo Clinic?s Florida campus, Nemours Children?s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, and Wolfson Children?s Hospital has been awarded a three-year accreditation renewal through November 2019 by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy. The foundation awarded the accreditation renewal after a rigorous process of inspection of all collection, clinical [...]



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 continues expansive growth in construction, staff hires

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? Over the past two years Mayo Clinic?s Florida campus has erupted with substantial growth in major construction projects and new staff to serve a fast-growing patient population, especially those who require complex medical care. During this time, Mayo Clinic has invested more than $300 million in major construction projects and added 900 [...]



Mayo Clinic earns top honor for chest pain care

Thursday, March 02, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? Mayo Clinic?s Florida campus has earned The Joint Commission?s Gold Seal of Approval for Chest Pain Certification, which designates high-quality, safe and effective care. This new certification is a hallmark of excellence and signifies a well-run disease management program. This certification is one of the few that has been awarded in the [...]



Mayo Clinic publishes genetic screen for Alzheimer?s in African-Americans

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? A Mayo Clinic research team has found a new gene mutation that may be a risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer?s disease in African-Americans. This is the first time this gene has been implicated in the development of this disease in this population. Alzheimer?s disease has been understudied in African-Americans, despite the fact [...]



Mayo Clinic to host public cancer education symposium in Orlando

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center will host ?Capture the Moment,? a free public cancer education symposium at the Ritz-Carlton at Orlando Grande Lakes, Florida, on March 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT. This is the second consecutive year that Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has hosted this event in the Orlando area. [...]



Blast off: Stem cells from Mayo Clinic physician?s lab launch into space

Sunday, February 19, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? Consider it one physician?s giant leap for mankind. 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. The launch by SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer and space [...]



The countdown is on: Stem cells heading to space

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Stem cell research is about to get a boost that?s out of this world. If all goes as planned,?the SpaceX CRS-10 mission will blast?off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center?in Titusville, Florida this weekend?to resupply the International Space Station.?There will also be something extra in the payload: human adult stem cells. After more than?three years of [...]



Mayo Clinic to test vaccine designed to provide immune response against early breast lesions

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? Only about 35 percent of precancerous breast lesions morph into cancer if untreated, but physicians cannot identify which lesions are potentially dangerous. So all women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ undergo traditional therapy of surgery and possibly hormonal therapy and radiation. Now, Mayo Clinic researchers are about to test a vaccine [...]



New treatments to extend life for multiple myeloma patients

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells that reside inside bone marrow. Plasma cells produce certain proteins that build up the immune system. In abnormal quantities, these proteins damage the body and compromise the immune system. Historically, patients with multiple myeloma did not survive more than a couple of years after diagnosis. Now, [...]



10 years of The Donna: Running for a cure

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

For 10 years, runners have gathered every February to participate in the 26.2 with Donna. It?s a marathon to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research and care. Founder Donna Deegan is a three-time breast cancer survivor who was treated at Mayo Clinic. With funds from the marathon and related events, Donna ??and thousands [...]



Mayo researchers identify mechanism of oncogene action in lung cancer

Thursday, January 19, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified a genetic promoter of cancer that drives a major form of lung cancer. In a new paper published this week in Cancer Cell, Mayo Clinic researchers provide genetic evidence that Ect2 drives?lung adenocarcinoma tumor formation. ?This paper demonstrates, for the first time, that Ect2 is required [...]



Mayo Clinic awarded $1.6 million in Alzheimer?s disease research state grants

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? Researchers at Mayo Clinic?s campus in Florida were awarded eight grants from the Florida Department of Health to investigate the prevention or cure of Alzheimer?s disease. These awards followed a peer-reviewed and competitive grant application process, where the Alzheimer?s Disease Research Grant Advisory Board reviewed applications and selected 27 studies statewide. ?Mayo [...]



Mayo Clinic researchers find protein that weakens severe sepsis immune reaction

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? No effective therapy exists today for sepsis, an inflammatory storm that afflicts about 3 million Americans a year ? killing up to half. But now, investigators at Mayo Clinic?s campus in Florida have identified a key molecule that, in mice, helps protect the body?s central nervous system against the runaway inflammation. Based [...]



Mayo Clinic finds myocarditis caused by infection on rise globally

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? Myocarditis, an assortment of heart disorders often caused by infection and inflammation, is known to be difficult to diagnose and treat. But the picture of who is affected is becoming a little clearer. Men may be as much as twice as likely as women to develop severe and possibly fatal reactions. And [...]



Rare kidney disease prompts new treatment options

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

After diabetes and high blood pressure, glomerulonephritis is the third leading cause of kidney failure in the U.S., according to the U.S. Renal Data System. Glomerulonephritis (GN) is a disease that damages the tiny filters in the kidneys called glomeruli and can affect individuals of all ages, gender, and race or ethnicity.?These filters get inflamed, [...]