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February 22, 2010

A Meeting of the Minds

By Elizabeth Rice Elizabeth Rice

Mayo Clinic and the Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota-North Dakota are presenting A Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference 2010 on March 20, at the St. Paul RiverCentre. Dr. Ronald Peterson, neurologist and director of Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, will join Dr. Steven DeKosky to present the keynote, “On the Brain — The Rock Stars […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Petersen, Rock Stars of Science


July 9, 2009

Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Expert in HBO Online Production

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., head of Mayo’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, is featured in an HBO-produced feature on Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Dr. Petersen, a national expert in dementia, is focused on finding ways to make the earliest possible diagnoses for MCI. Dr. Petersen diagnosed President Ronald Reagan’s Alzheimer’s disease. Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrvFi0OXc90 […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease


June 22, 2009

Mayo Clinic Physician Participates in Launch of “Rock Stars of Science” Campaign

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

Dr. Ron Petersen, the director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, participated in the recent launch of the “Rock Stars of Science” campaign in GQ Magazine. The Rock Stars of Science campaign (ROCK S.O.S.) is sponsored by GEOFFREY BEENE GIVES BACK® and GQ Magazine to spotlight the need for greater funding for medical […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease


February 17, 2009

Researchers Test for Alzheimer’s Risk

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

Mayo Clinic investigators have found that measuring blood levels of amyloid, an insoluble protein, can help predict who is at risk for developing mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease. The finding is another step in developing a simple blood test that, coupled with known risk factors, could someday identify people at risk for Alzheimer’s. “By […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's blood test, Alzheimer's disease, amyloid, Graff-Radford, Jacksonville, Memory Disorder Clinic, mild cognitive impairment


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