Thursday, May 24, 2012
Here are highlights from the 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.
The Genetics of Dilated Cardiomyopathy — Mayo Clinic researchers have identified the genetic underpinnings of a silent killer — one of the major and potentially deadly forms of heart disease.
Uncovering Clues About the Aging Process — Mayo researchers at the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging have created genetically engineered mice that are healthier than normal mice in their "elder" years. Their findings, which made news worldwide, have revealed amazing insights about the aging process.
Mindfulness: A new approach to reduce COPD hospitalizations — Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) makes breathing a struggle for millions. A Mayo Clinic researcher is using relaxation techniques to help patients breathe easier and reduce their hospital stays. It's a combination of traditional cardiac care and mindfulness.
Microscopes at Mayo Clinic — You might say that research at Mayo Clinic can trace its roots to when Dr. W.W. Mayo saw his first microscope in 1850. It changed his professional life. That's just one tale in this story of the microscope over the 150 years of the clinic. From early pathology to electron scanning, the device is portrayed in both prose and pictures.
SNAPSHOT: Mayo on Everest — Mayo researchers have been to Mount Everest collecting data that will take years to analyze. Find out more and what it means for patients.
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