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August 17th, 2017

New Start-Up on the Front Lines of the Fight Against Inherited Eye Disease

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

This story first appeared on the In the Loop blog. When Alan Marmorstein, Ph.D., arrived on Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus four years ago, he had a specific goal in mind: Find a way to counteract the vision loss that often comes with common and inherited eye diseases like macular degeneration and glaucoma. The biggest break […]

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Tags: alan marmorstein, glaucoma, LAgen Laboratories, macular degeneration, Mayo Clinic research, Medical Research, Ph.D., regenerative medicine, stem cells


July 13th, 2017

Center for Regenerative Medicine Announces New Directors

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

The Center for Regenerative Medicine has announced the selection of five new directors on its leadership team. The leaders will fill the positions for associate directors in Arizona and Florida, and enterprise-wide deputy directors for application and translation. These positions report to Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine. Associate Director, Arizona: David Lott, M.D. […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Center for Regenerative Medicine, leadership, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Mayo Clinic in Florida, mayo clinic medical research


June 1st, 2017

Wyoming Man Becomes Mayo Clinic’s First Face Transplant Recipient

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

This story was previously published in Mayo Clinic Magazine. “I just felt … normal,” he recalls. “I didn’t even think about it until the next morning when I woke up. Nobody stared at me. Nobody questioned me. Nothing happened. I felt like another face in the crowd.” For a decade, it was a feeling that eluded Andy as children stared and […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Hatem Amer, Dr. Samir Mardini, Essam and Dalal Obaid Center for Reconstructive Transplant Surgery, Face Transplant, Mayo Clinic, Medical Research, regenerative medicine, Transplantation


March 27th, 2017

Stem Cells Splash Down From Space

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

After nearly a month orbiting the Earth attached to the International Space Station, the SpaceX Dragon capsule containing Dr. Abba Zubair’s stem cell research detached from the station and returned to Earth. The Dragon was recovered in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California, on March 19. After SpaceX turns over the contents […]

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Tags: Abba Zubair, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic in Florida, mayo clinic medical research, Mayo Clinic research, regenerative medicine, stem cells, stroke


March 4th, 2017

Stem Cells in Space

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

On February 19, the latest rocket launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, included a payload of several samples of donated adult stem cells from a research laboratory at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. The launch by SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, is part of NASA’s commercial resupply missions to the […]

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Tags: Abba Zubair, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic in Florida, mayo clinic medical research, Mayo Clinic research, regenerative medicine, research, space, stem cells


February 22nd, 2017

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Collaboration: Bringing Innovative Cell-Based Therapies to Patients

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

Mayo Clinic’s Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recently announced a collaboration to delay and prevent heart failure from HLHS, a rare and complex form of congenital heart disease in which the left side of a child’s heart is severely underdeveloped. The collaboration is part of a […]

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Tags: collaboration, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, mayo clinic medical research, Mayo Clinic research, regenerative medicine, stem cells, Tim Nelson


February 17th, 2017

The Countdown is on: Stem Cells Heading to Space

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

Previously published on the Mayo Clinic News Network. Stem cell research is about to get a boost that’s out of this world. If all goes as planned, the SpaceX CRS-10 mission will blast off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, Florida this weekend to resupply the International Space Station. There will also be something extra in the payload: human […]

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Tags: Abba Zubair, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic in Florida, mayo clinic medical research, regenerative medicine, stem cells


February 9th, 2017

The Case for Stem Cell Treatments for ALS

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

When nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord stop working normally there is a noticeable change in muscle movement and activity. Motor neurons work with the brain to control muscle movement such as gripping and walking. These activities become increasingly difficult with the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou […]

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Tags: Anthony Windebank, Mayo Clinic, mayo clinic medical research, Mayo Clinic research, Nathan Staff, regenerative medicine, stem cells


January 25th, 2017

Four Mayo Clinic Investigators Receive Research Awards from ‘Regenerative Medicine Minnesota’

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota recently announced the 2017 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota Research Awards. This year’s research grants were aimed at developing and retaining early stage investigators. After review by 15 international reviewers, the top-scoring grants have been awarded funding. Four Mayo Clinic investigators were selected to receive awards. Mayo Clinic awardees include:   Patricia Devaux, Ph.D. Dr. Devaux is […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, Medical Research, Mi-Hyeon Jang, Patricia Devaux, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, research, research grants, Rodrigo Ruano, Satsuki Yamada, stem cells


December 6th, 2016

Mayo Clinic researchers test stem cell therapy to treat arthritis

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

Researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida have conducted the world’s first prospective, blinded and placebo-controlled clinical study to test the benefit of using bone marrow stem cells, a regenerative medicine therapy, to reduce arthritic pain and disability in knees. The researchers say such testing is needed because there are at least 600 stem cell […]

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Tags: arthritis, Dr. Shapiro, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Medical Research, regenerative medicine, research, stem cells


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