Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Here are highlights from the Winter 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.
The When and Why of Seizures: Predicting the Unpredictable — Epilepsy can be controlled in many cases, but in some the unpredictable seizures take control of more than a person's body. Mayo Clinic researchers are seeking ways to predict these attacks and ultimately regain control.
The Futurist — Personalized medicine includes customized drugs, medications with a person's genome in mind. One of the pioneers of pharmacogenomics continues his research career at Mayo Clinic, while still influencing this growing discipline.
Diabetes and Metabolism — Mayo Clinic began to study metabolism — how the body converts food to energy — nearly a century ago. That effort continues today with international collaborations, state-of-the-science labs and the leadership of experts, now focusing on conquering diabetes.
Lipid Cell Biology Pioneer — It's one thing to be respected for your work in a scientific discipline, but to be credited with launching a field of study is a profound honor. We review the accomplishments of the late Richard Pagano, Ph.D., an international leader in lipid research.
SNAPSHOT: Celebration of Research — What do 200 science students do on a very cold winter's day? Invade Mayo Clinic's laboratories and exchange a good dose of mutual inspiration.
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