Thursday, April 28, 2011
Here are highlights from the Spring 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.
Eradicating Colon Cancer — This is the tale of a cancer-screening test that began with studies near the Arctic Circle and led to a convenient and reliable early-warning system against colon tumors. More than half of all colon cancers are discovered late in development. This test could dramatically change that outcome.
Fixing the Broken Health Care System — Are Mayo Clinic's methods transferable? Many are, and a new Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery will be serving them up to medical practices across the nation. This is Mayo sharing what it's learned over the last century, as well as new knowledge on how to innovate and validate the best approaches in making patients well.
The Genomics of Bipolar Disorder — Mayo psychiatrists are combining clinical research with the latest in genomic science to find the right medications for individuals with bipolar disorder. The goal is to develop diagnostic tools beyond observation to make an accurate diagnosis.
A Researcher's Unexpected Journey — How does a plant pathologist wind up coordinating core research laboratories at one of the top medical research centers? It's a winding path that includes breast cancer research along the way.
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