Research

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


August 10th, 2017

Researching the Use of Stem Cells for ALS – Nathan Staff, M.D, Ph.D.

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

Nathan Staff, M.D, Ph.D., and his team are researching the potential of cell-based therapies to promote the healing response for patients with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. A fatal neurodegenerative disease, ALS causes progressive paralysis and death in 2-5 years. Currently, no curative treatment exists for this devastating condition. While it is a rare disease, […]

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Tags: ALS, clinical trials, Nathan Staff, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, research, stem cells


August 3rd, 2017

Persistence Powers Mayo Clinic’s Approach to Adult-Derived Stem Cell Therapies

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

This story was previously published in Mayo Clinic Magazine. Allan B. Dietz, Ph.D., never intended to be a scientist. His plan was to be a farmer, just like his father, grandfather and all the other Dietzes he knew. “I was going to be a farmer at first. Then I was going to be a veterinarian […]

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Tags: Allan Dietz, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, Human Cell Therapy, Mayo Clinic, mayo clinic medical research, Medical Research, mesenchymal stem cells, Ph.D., regenerative medicine, stem cells


March 23rd, 2017

Promising Early Stem Cell Trial Results: Hold Steady

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

This story was previously published in Mayo Clinic Magazine. Steve Day is on a mission as he scans a crowd of about 150 people in the banquet hall of a golf course in his boyhood hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. When he finally finds his target, he begins weaving through the crowd. Steve‚Äôs cane […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trial, Dr. Low, Dr. Singer, Mayo Clinic, Medical Research, MSA, multiple system atrophy, 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


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