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2014-07-15 04:21:19

Mayo Clinic Is No. 1 on the Honor Roll WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report today released the 25th edition of the annual Best Hospitals rankings, freely available at usnews.com. Best Hospitals includes key information on nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. For the first time, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, claimed the No. 1 spot on the Honor Roll, followed by Massachusetts General Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Memorial Sloan Kettering...

Treasure Trove Of Genes Key To Kidney Cancer Revealed By Researchers
2014-07-01 03:24:43

[ Watch The Video: Mayo Clinic Researchers Uncovered 31 Genes Key To Development Of Kidney Cancer ] Mayo Clinic A genomic analysis of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), the most common form of kidney cancer, from 72 patients has uncovered 31 genes that are key to development, growth and spread of the cancer, say researchers from Mayo Clinic in Florida. Eight of these genes had not been previously linked to kidney cancer, and six other genes were never known to be involved in any...

2014-06-24 14:03:33

Mayo Clinic A gene known to control brain growth and development is heavily involved in promoting clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common form of kidney cancer, researchers from Mayo Clinic in Florida are reporting. Their study, published in Cancer Research, reveals that the gene NPTX2, plays an essential role in this cancer type, which is resistant to common chemotherapy and has a five-year overall survival rate of less than 10 percent in patients with metastatic disease....

Oxygen Therapy, Facial Hair Combination May Be Hazardous To Health
2014-06-24 11:22:58

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online Physician researchers from the Mayo Clinic have some very bad news for the smoking hipster in your life: continuing to engage in the unhealthy habit will likely lead to the prescription of home oxygen therapy and the need to shave that super-sweet 'Dear Watson' stache. The study, conducted by Andrew Greenlund, MD, PhD, his wife Laura Greenlund, MD, PhD, and Mayo medical resident Bradley Anderson, MD, demonstrated how the...

2014-06-18 16:26:39

PHOENIX, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new Mayo Clinic study, researchers examined the physical act of reading to see if practicing eye movements in school could lead to better early reading fluency. Saccades or rapid eye movements are required for the physical act of reading. Previous studies have shown that the ability to perform complex tasks such as saccadic eye movements are not fully developed at the age when children begin to learn to read. Eye movements in younger...

2014-06-18 12:37:20

LONDON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2014-2024http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/therapeutic/pharma_leader_series_top_25_ophthalmic_drug_manufacturers_2014_2024.html Report DetailsNew study shows you commercial prospects for leading eye drug producersWhat does the future hold for top companies in the pharma ophthalmics industry? Visiongain's brand new report...

2014-06-17 04:21:36

PARIS, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ENTEROME Bioscience SA, a pioneer in the development of innovative disease management solutions based on a deep understanding of the gut microbiome, is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with Mayo Clinic. The collaboration is focused on the discovery and validation of gut microbiome-based diagnostic tests for predicting response to medical nutritional intervention in obese or overweight patients. Enterome's...

New Type of Cancer Discovered By Mayo Clinic Researchers
2014-06-12 08:26:35

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers from Mayo Clinic have recently discovered a new type of cancer. When two perfectly harmless genes, PAX3 and MAML3, abnormally combine during recurring chromosomal mismatch, they can turn dangerous. As the two genes combine, they become a chimera, which is a gene that is made up of half of each. This unique phenomenon causes cancerous biphenotypic sinonasal sarcoma. The tumor usually forms in the nose and continues to...

2014-06-09 08:28:57

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seres Health, a clinical-stage therapeutics company developing novel products to treat a host of disease conditions based on scientific findings related to the human microbiome, announced today that it has closed its $10 million Series B financing that included existing investors Flagship Ventures and Enso Ventures, and included new investors, Mayo Clinic, Alexandria Venture Investments, and several private investors. The company has also...

2014-06-05 08:26:53

ROCHESTER, Minn., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The annual gathering of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI), which will take place July 23-26, 2014, in Rochester, Minnesota, explores tales of cutting-edge medical procedures, newly discovered molecular processes, revealing scientific mysteries, and inspirational journeys to fascinate us. North America's premier conference on scientific and medical visualization will bring together a diverse range of visual media...


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