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3 days ago · Knee Deep: Treating Knee Disorders with Regenerative Medicine

This story was previously published in Mayo Clinic Magazine. According to a joint project of leading orthopedic societies in the United States, musculoskeletal disorders for work-related injuries account for one half of all days away from work. A decade ago, these conditions cost Americans nearly $1 trillion in health care costs and lost wages. That’s an astounding 7.4 percent of the gross domestic product in the U.S. The problem has only gotten worse since then. [...]

3 days ago · Center for Regenerative Medicine to co-host World Stem Cell Summit Dec. 6-9

The Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine is a co-sponsor of the 2016 World Stem Cell Summit. More than 1,200 attendees are expected at the 12th annual event in West Palm Beach, Florida. A delegation of administrators, researchers and clinical experts from Mayo Clinic will participate in featured presentations and panel discussions highlighting advances in discovery science, promising clinical trials and available therapies. Diverse topics to be covered include cardiovascular regeneration, restoring eyesight, and growing stem cells in a microgravity environment in space. Mayo Clinic experts also will be involved in panel discussions regarding education, consumer information and stem cell clinics. [...]

3 days ago · Regenerative Medicine: From Blueprint to Build Out

Regenerative Medicine is an Established Priority at Mayo Clinic Five years is a short amount of time to expect results from a new strategic initiative at a complex organization. But early results were evident at the Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery. Mayo Clinic experts in regenerative medicine highlighted advancements in cancer care, cardiovascular disease, neurological conditions and musculoskeletal regeneration. More than 60 presenters from Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University shared results ranging from preliminary research to advanced discoveries in tissue engineering, cell-based therapies and cell-free therapies. The agenda included technical presentations that showed the expansive number of regenerative therapies being researched, translated and applied to patient care. The Symposium was moderated by the Center for Regenerative Medicine deputy director of education Richard Hayden, M.D. [...]

3 days ago · Immune-Building Stem Cell Research

In the 1970s, when Cesar A. Keller, M.D., started his career in pulmonology, lung transplantation was widely considered science fiction. Now, lung transplantation is a lifesaving option for thousands of people every year, but it’s not perfect, Dr. Keller says. For adults, the five-year survival rate is about 55 percent, according to 2008–2015 lung transplant data from the Department of Health and Human Services. With the help of philanthropic support, Dr. Keller and colleagues in the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine are trying to solve the most lethal imperfection of lung transplantation, a syndrome called chronic organ rejection. [...]

3 days ago · Renaissance in Medicine

This story was previously published in Discovery's Edge, Mayo Clinic's research magazine. Renaissance means rebirth or regeneration. Every few generations medicine takes a major turn. We’re at one of those junctures now with regenerative medicine — where healing is triggered from within the human body. It’s bringing a whole new universe to how physicians provide care. Deer grow, shed and then regrow their antlers. Sea stars sacrifice but then regrow their arms. This is regeneration, and every species — from amoeba to human — is inherently capable of it to some degree (think fresh, smooth skin forming below a scab). [...]

3 days ago · Conference puts Mayo Clinic Research in the Forefront

The Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ)  meets in Orlando, Florida, later this month, bringing together hundreds of reporters, producers, editors, news directors and news enthusiasts from around the world to polish the skills of their trade through educational sessions and networking. The opportunities abound for those in the medical field, including Mayo Clinic researchers and specialists who will showcase their world-class expertise during panel discussions and key presentations.  [...]

Thu, Jun 1 10:14am · Mayo Clinic and NASA – Exploring Two Frontiers

This story was previously published in Discovery's Edge, Mayo Clinic's research magazine. Space—with near-zero gravity, no atmosphere, and extremes of heat and cold—is an unusual and often hostile environment. But it’s also an opportunity—for medical researchers who see maladies and phenomena they can scarcely examine in the familiar environment of Earth. Several Mayo Clinic researchers and clinicians are working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other collaborators to learn more about the effects of space travel on the human body, to better equip humans to withstand long space travel, and to exploit the unique environment of microgravity. [...]

Sat, May 27 1:23pm · The Case for Stem Cell Treatments for ALS

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 [...]

Fri, May 12 9:49am · Regenerative Medicine Minnesota 2017 Awards Celebration

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota is hosting its Annual Celebration and Look to the Future for the 2017 award winners in education, biobusiness and research. The awards will fund about 30 new and existing programs state-wide. Program leaders and supporters will discuss the current state and future plans [...]

Fri, May 5 7:05am · Stem Cell Signaling May Repair Liver Injury

This story was previously published in Discovery's Edge, Mayo Clinic's research magazine. Researchers are continually learning more about the ability of stem cells to replace or repair damaged tissue. As it turns out, a signaling mechanism used by stem cells [...]
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