Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Here are highlights from the summer issue of Discovery's Edge, Mayo Clinic's research magazine. You may cite and link to this publication as often as you wish. Republication is allowed with proper attribution. Please include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit Discovery's Edge for subscription information.
Vaccine Defense and Defense Vaccine
The latest on how Mayo Clinic researchers are seeking safer vaccines against pandemics and better protections against possible biological terrorist attacks.
The Puzzle of Alzheimer's: Finding the Pieces
Three young researchers have broken new ground in their quest to find the causes of Alzheimer's. By screening for unique coding in the genome, they've come across particular gene variants that may influence dementia differently in certain individuals.
Celiac Disease: On the Rise
Mayo Clinic research suggests this painful digestive disease is becoming a major public health issue. The cause is still unknown, but celiac disease is four times more common than 60 years ago. Mayo studies say undiagnosed celiac disease can quadruple the risk of death.
Mayo One: Medical Research in the Air
Mayo Clinic conducts research everywhere, including on its fleet of rescue helicopters. For more than 15 years published journal articles have been authored by the doctors and flight crews of this state-of-the-science medical delivery system. Check out the videos on this story.
Snapshot: Mayo's Kogod Center for Aging holds its first annual international research conference.
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