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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 whispered while the eyes of adults lingered a bit longer, trying to process what they’d seen. For Andy, it was another ever-present reminder of an impulsive mistake he made in 2006.
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.
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 ...
This story was previously published in Discovery's Edge, Mayo Clinic's research magazine. Researchers are continually learning ...
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.
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.
Five Mayo Clinic investigators were selected to receive 2017 Education and Biobusiness/Biotechnology Awards from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota. Regenerative Medicine Minnesota is a joint venture between the ...
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).
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.