Thursday, December 15, 2011
Here are highlights from the year-end online 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.
Increasing Survival After Cardiac Arrest — When do you stop trying to revive a person who stopped breathing? Recent cases show some people responding after 90 minutes of resuscitation efforts. Mayo CPR research has led to new standards in emergency medicine.
Cancer Vaccines: New Approaches — The concept of a cancer vaccine is not new, but one Mayo researcher is harnessing immunology in ways no one has before. The outcomes may impact a range of cancers.
IBD: Exploring the Role of Neurons in Gut Motility — The pain of chronic disease of the gut is prompting Mayo researchers to study the problem at the level of neurons in the digestive tract's nervous system. They are imaging activity at that level in real time in efforts to help find a solution for patients.
Toward a Bioartificial Liver — A Mayo Clinic researcher is collaborating with others to regenerate human liver cells, using animals as incubators. The goal is to keep patients alive until a liver transplant can be performed or their natural liver can recover from a toxic overload.
SNAPSHOT: Collaboration with India — Mayo Clinic has signed a collaborative research agreement with India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Ongoing projects range from heart research to metabolomics.
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