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Aug 22, 2019

New Florida Building Dedicated to Medical Discovery and Innovation

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
The grand opening of the new Discovery and Innovation Building at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus signals a new era of integrating regenerative medicine into daily practice. Regenerative medicine seeks to tap the body’s ability to replace, restore or regrow damaged or diseased cells, tissues and organs. A hub of research and technology, the new [...]
New Florida Building Dedicated to Medical Discovery and Innovation
Aug 6, 2019

Mayo Clinic Startup Earns World Economic Forum Award

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
With the promise of potential lifesaving treatments like chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-Cell therapy comes complex challenges. For instance: how can we be sure the right cells are going to the right patient? How can we communicate problems with manufacturing that would affect a patient’s treatment schedule? To address those concerns, Mayo Clinic startup [...]
Mayo Clinic Startup Earns World Economic Forum Award
Jul 30, 2019

Bioartificial Liver: Bridge to Liver Regeneration

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
The liver has the greatest regenerative capacity of any organ in the body. However, when the liver is injured beyond its ability to regenerate itself, and a transplant is not readily available, there are few options for patients. Led by Scott Nyberg, M.D., Ph.D., researchers are refining their own version of a bioartificial liver, known as [...]
Bioartificial Liver: Bridge to Liver Regeneration
Jul 26, 2019

Research for Infants with HLHS Moves Forward

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a complex and rare heart defect present at birth in which the left side of a child's heart is severely underdeveloped. At Mayo Clinic, physicians and researchers in the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome are looking for ways to delay or even prevent heart failure [...]
Research for Infants with HLHS Moves Forward
Jul 3, 2019

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota: Executing Big Hairy Audacious Goals

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
The excitement at the 2019 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota meeting was palpable. Health care providers, scientists, educators, students, lawmakers and life sciences entrepreneurs mobilized to celebrate the BHAG—big hairy audacious goals in transforming health care. The BHAG challenge: develop new solutions and innovations that establish Minnesota as a world class leader and destination for advancing regenerative medicine [...]
Regenerative Medicine Minnesota:  Executing Big Hairy Audacious Goals
Jun 28, 2019

Researching Stem Cell Therapy for Hemorrhagic Stroke

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Stroke is the leading cause of permanent disability in the U.S., striking nearly 800,000 people each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the last decade, there has been preclinical research that led to a small number of early phase clinical trials using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as [...]
Researching Stem Cell Therapy for Hemorrhagic Stroke
Jun 24, 2019

HLHS Consortium Gives Hope to Babies with Rare Congenital Heart Defect

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) is a rare disease that affects approximately 1 of every 4,300 babies every year.  HLHS is a congenital heart defect in which the left side of the heart is underdeveloped. It occurs during fetal growth when the baby's heart is developing. Without immediate intervention after [...]
HLHS Consortium Gives Hope to Babies with Rare Congenital Heart Defect
Jun 18, 2019

6 "firsts" in advancing regenerative medicine toward patient care

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
A statewide bipartisan initiative is transforming health care from a focus on treating disease to one of tapping the body's ability to heal itself. Regenerative Medicine Minnesota is a legislative initiative aimed at improving health by advancing regenerative medicine in research, technology, education and patient care across the state. Minnesotans statewide struggle with chronic conditions such as [...]
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May 29, 2019

Mayo Clinic Course Addresses Education Gap: Building the Regenerative Medicine Workforce

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Regenerative medicine is redefining clinical care—going beyond disease symptom management to addressing the underlying cause of disease to restore health. Regenerative care is expected to represent 10% of all health care in the next decade. Yet, education in regenerative medicine lags behind scientific and clinical advances. This threatens to leave physicians-in-training ill-equipped to address changing [...]
Mayo Clinic Course Addresses Education Gap:  Building the Regenerative Medicine Workforce
May 17, 2019

Mayo Clinic Orthopedist Shares Perspective on Regenerative Medicine

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Regenerative science has advanced next-generation technologies from the research bench to potential clinical care options. But in the rigorous development of patient therapies, it is critical to validate the safety and efficacy of regenerative solutions. Shane Shapiro, M.D., medical director of the Regenerative Medicine Therapeutics Suites on Mayo Clinic's Florida campus, encourages patients [...]
Mayo Clinic Orthopedist Shares Perspective on Regenerative Medicine
May 10, 2019

Regenerative Medicine Training for the Future Workforce

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Bringing regenerative medicine to more patients requires highly skilled medical providers. During a recent weeklong educational course, 42 medical and graduate students were immersed in regenerative medicine at Mayo Clinic. The Regenerative Medicine and Surgery Selective introduces students to regenerative medicine and surgery by engaging students in the fundamental principles [...]
Regenerative Medicine Training for the Future Workforce
May 3, 2019

3D Models: Printing the Future of Medicine

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
The soft glow of Amy Alexander's alarm clock in the darkness toyed with her attempt to fall back to sleep. Her thoughts wandered to the job she left on the printer the night before. Knowing she wouldn't rest until she knew it was running smoothly, Amy headed into work early. As part of the [...]
3D Models: Printing the Future of Medicine
Apr 25, 2019

Mayo Educators Awarded Education Program Grants from 'Regenerative Medicine Minnesota'

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
In 2014, the Minnesota Legislature allocated resources to fund Regenerative Medicine Minnesota to improve the health of Minnesotans by advancing regenerative medicine therapies. Grants are awarded to accelerate medical research and to developers of biotechnology and biobusinesses across the state. Education grants, the focus of this announcement, are awarded to recruit, train and retain the [...]
Mayo Educators Awarded Education Program Grants from 'Regenerative Medicine Minnesota'
Apr 12, 2019

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Collaboration

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Mayo Clinic and The Children's Hospital at OU Medicine in Oklahoma City are collaborating within a consortium to help patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, also known as HLHS, a rare and complex form of congenital heart disease in which the left side of the heart is severely underdeveloped. The collaboration is expanding [...]
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Collaboration
Mar 28, 2019

On Common Ground

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Shrill screams caused Berneice Baumann to stop what she was doing and rush into the kitchen. She found her 1-year-old son, Duane, sitting on the floor in tears. He'd pulled an electric coffeepot on top of himself, and the boiling liquid scalded him from the neck down. A local [...]
On Common Ground
Mar 14, 2019

Business Innovation with an Eye on Improving Vision

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
If eyes are the window to the world, Timothy W. Olsen, M.D. is building high performance window frames. With a passion for restoring vision, the ophthalmologist set sights on developing and bringing to market a first-of-its-kind device for treating age-related macular degeneration. The synergies around the Destination Medical Center economic initiative and Mayo Clinic’sresearch and practice [...]
Business Innovation with an Eye on Improving Vision
Feb 28, 2019

A Regulator of Stem Cells

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Ouch! The response is always the same to the sharp, sudden surprise of a paper cut. The body responds quickly to the tear in the skin and sends resources for protection. An abundant enzyme in the blood, thrombin, causes changes in other blood proteins to produce a gel like substance that [...]
A Regulator of Stem Cells
Feb 15, 2019

Mayo Clinic Researchers Develop More Efficient System to Reprogram Stem Cells

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Induced pluripotent stem cells, the workhorse of many regenerative medicine projects, start out as differentiated cells that are reprogrammed to pluripotent stem cells by exposure to a complex set of genetic cocktails. Mayo researchers now report that using the measles virus vector; they’ve trimmed that multi-vector process with four reprogramming [...]
Mayo Clinic Researchers Develop More Efficient System to Reprogram Stem Cells
Feb 7, 2019

Leading the Charge in Regenerative Medicine

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Regenerative medicine therapies aim to rebuild and restore health to patients challenged by chronic conditions and degenerative diseases. Despite advances in the field, much of the science is still in early research phases, meaning that many treatments haven’t been proven safe and effective for humans as standard-of-care therapies yet. Because [...]
Leading the Charge in Regenerative Medicine
Jan 31, 2019

Apply for 2019 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota grants

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Regenerative Medicine Minnesota is accepting proposals for grants relating to regenerative medicine education programs, clinical care, and biobusiness/biotechnology. Applicants must be based in Minnesota. Important notes for Mayo Clinic investigators: Mayo investigators should work with the Office of Sponsored Projects Administrationto develop a detailed budget prior to submitting a proposal. Contact [...]
Apply for 2019 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota grants
Jan 29, 2019

Seven Mayo Clinic Investigators Receive Research Awards from 'Regenerative Medicine Minnesota'

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Regenerative Medicine Minnesota (RMM) recently announced the 2019 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota Research Awards. This year's research grants are aimed at developing better therapies for people with diabetes, cartilage injury, heart disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, and age-related macular degeneration. The grants are awarded to [...]
Seven Mayo Clinic Investigators Receive Research Awards from 'Regenerative Medicine Minnesota'
Jan 17, 2019

Gerstner Family Donates $10 Million to Mayo Clinic

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Mayo Clinic announced last fall that it received a $10 million grant from The Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Fund at Vanguard Charitable on the recommendation of Louis V. and Robin L. Gerstner. The grant supports five initiatives across Mayo Clinic’s Arizona, Florida and Minnesota sites. Two of the five initiatives [...]
Gerstner Family Donates $10 Million to Mayo Clinic
Jan 10, 2019

Top Stories of 2018

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
With 2018 behind us, here's a look at some of our most-read stories of the year. Be sure to stay up-to-date in 2019 by subscribing to the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine blog. You may choose to have updates sent as soon as they're published or have a weekly [...]
Top Stories of 2018
Jan 3, 2019

The Sky's the Limit

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
In 2011, Jared Ausnehmer left his local hospital carrying the weight of an oxygen tank and the worry of what might come next. At age 21, he’d already defied the odds for those born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a birth defect in which the left side of [...]
The Sky's the Limit
Dec 20, 2018

Golden Era in Medicine: Regenerative Medicine Symposium Looks to the Future

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Practice advancements, scientific discoveries, product development and access to care were just a few of the topics featured at the 2018 Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery, held earlier this month in Scottsdale, Ariz. Over 200 [...]
Golden Era in Medicine: Regenerative Medicine Symposium Looks to the Future
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