Monday, July 18, 2011
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.
Can an Artificial Pancreas Normalize Type 1 Diabetes? — Mayo Clinic researchers have developed an "artificial pancreas" to monitor blood sugar and deliver the appropriate dose of insulin to people with type 1 diabetes. If the device tests well in clinical trials, it could be a boon to those people burdened by having to constantly assess diet, activity and insulin dosage.
Curious at Heart: A Focus on Diastolic Heart Failure — This major type of heart condition is the focus of many investigators at Mayo Clinic, but one in particular is spanning her efforts from bench to bedside.
Training the Immune System to Fight Cancer — The ultimate goal is to develop a cancer vaccine to boost the immune system to naturally combat the deadly disease. The science crosses many disciplines and may develop therapies for people with breast cancer, ovarian cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.
Robert Kyle, M.D.: Multiple Myeloma Pioneer — A profile of a true research pioneer who has made Mayo Clinic into a mecca for those who have dysproteinemia — disorders related to the cancer known as multiple myeloma. He differentiated severe conditions from more-benign disorders saving patients from potentially toxic therapy and relieving the anxiety of anticipating an illness that may never come.
SNAPSHOT: The Karolinska-Mayo Summit — It was a major, but quiet event: the summit of two global medical research centers behind closed doors.
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