Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by Dana Sparks
Rochester, Minnesota - For years, researchers have known that our genome is protected by a system of detection, evaluation and repair processes that activate any time DNA damage occurs. Upon detection, the damage is assessed, repaired in one way or another, or, if it can’t be repaired the cell is cued to self-destruct. Much of that effort is set in motion by a signaling process involving the protein ubiquitin. Enzymes called ubiquitin ligases are charged with the task of tagging the damaged DNA with this ubiquitin protein to call in more help. What hasn’t been clear is how two of the key enzymes that mark the sites of DNA damage and amplify the repair response are called to action. Researchers theorized there was another actor involved, a missing link. Now Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that link.
- Written by Mayo Clinic Recipes
Scottsdale, Arizona - These crunchy, oven-baked coconut shrimp are packed with flavor thanks to coconut milk and coconut flakes. You can use smaller shrimp. Just plan for less breading and less baking time.
- Written by Jason Howland
Rochester, Minnesota - If you’re among the 54 percent of American adults who’ve registered to be an organ donor, it’s encouraging to know your decision could save the lives of up to eight people. A living donor transplant is handled differently and often comes about when a friend or family member has a dire need, although altruistic, or good Samaritan, kidney transplant donations have been on the rise.
- Written by In the Loop
Rochester, Minnesota - Despite temperatures expected to hover around 39 degrees on April 5 here in the still snow-capped Bold North, the Minnesota Twins hosted the Seattle Mariners for their home opener at Target Field. (No word on whether Ichiro and company brought hand warmers.) One fan braving Minnesota's winter revival to take in the game was Kyle Traynor, M.D. But Dr. Traynor, a Mayo Clinic OB/GYN specialist, took a chair in the Twins' press box, where he served as one of the team's three official scorers.
- Written by Dana Sparks
Rochester, Minnesota - If you're kicking off another outdoor running season, think about how to prevent injuries. As many as half of all runners suffer some form of an injury every year. Learn the steps you can take to stay strong and pain-free mile after mile.
- Written by Ian Roth
Rochester, Minnesota - When you think of dementia, most people automatically think of Alzheimer's disease, too. But, under a new definition of Alzheimer's, the two terms no longer will be considered interchangeable.
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