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Jan 23, 2020

Mayo Clinic Regenerative Medicine on the International Stage

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
Mayo Clinic experts are sharing their leadership and knowledge of regenerative medicine with an international audience at the World Stem Cell Summit in Miami. Every year more than 2,000 physicians, scientists, bioethicists, industry, government watchdogs and patient advocates from 44 countries convene at the World Stem Cell Summit to collaborate [...]
Mayo Clinic Regenerative Medicine on the International Stage
Jan 16, 2020

Collaboration brings innovative regenerative therapies to babies with rare heart defect

By MayoRegMed @mayoregmed
A collaboration bringing together regional centers and advocacy groups to accelerate innovation and discovery is expanding, bringing clinical trials and expertise to more patients with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) across the country. Led by Mayo Clinic’s Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for HLHS, the collaboration began in 2017 and now has 10 members. [...]
Collaboration brings innovative regenerative therapies to babies with rare heart defect
Jan 10, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research Discovers a Molecular Switch for Repairing Central Nervous System Disorders

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
A molecular switch has the ability to turn on a substance in animals that repairs neurological damage in disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Mayo Clinic researchers discovered. The early research in animal models could advance an already approved Food and Drug Administration therapy and also could lead to new strategies for treating diseases of [...]
Mayo Clinic Research Discovers a Molecular Switch for Repairing Central Nervous System Disorders
Jan 5, 2020

Stem cells in space: A new frontier in regenerative medicine training

By MayoRegMed @mayoregmed
A Mayo Clinic graduate student is looking to the stars as a new way to advance regenerative therapies for cancer. Rawan Al-Kharboosh, a Ph.D. candidate at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, is investigating how stromal vascular fraction stem (SVF) cells react in microgravity and if that may be applied to fight [...]
Stem cells in space: A new frontier in regenerative medicine training
Dec 26, 2019

Top ways regenerative medicine is advancing the health care of tomorrow for patients today

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
Regenerative medicine accelerated from the bench into the practice in new ways in 2019, ushering in an era of care focused on the body’s amazing ability to heal itself. Bolstered by robust research, Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of delivering new therapies that restore form and function to diseased [...]
Top ways regenerative medicine is advancing the health care of tomorrow for patients today
Dec 19, 2019

Off the Shelf Vessels: A Regenerative Approach for Coronary Artery Bypass

By MayoRegMed @mayoregmed
Growing blood vessels in a lab for human use may sound like a futuristic dream. However, Mayo Clinic researchers are seeking to do just that to advance a regenerative approach to coronary bypass graft surgery. Through a Regenerative Medicine Minnesota grant, a Mayo research team is developing tissue that could [...]
Off the Shelf Vessels: A Regenerative Approach for Coronary Artery Bypass
Dec 12, 2019

Regenerative Product Could Provide New Option for Women with Mesh Exposure Following Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

By MayoRegMed @mayoregmed
Research is advancing a regenerative solution for a quality of life-limiting complication of mesh-based surgical repairs for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women. While mesh-based surgical treatments are durable and provide symptom relief for a great number of patients, there is a risk of mesh complications following [...]
Regenerative Product Could Provide New Option for Women with Mesh Exposure Following Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
Dec 4, 2019

Restoring Function with Larynx Transplantation

By MayoRegMed @mayoregmed
Mayo Clinic has launched a first of its kind regenerative transplant program aimed at restoring function for people who need their larynx, or voice box, removed. In the United States about 60,000 people are living without a larynx, due to disease or trauma. The larynx is a segment of the respiratory tract located [...]
Restoring Function with Larynx Transplantation
Nov 27, 2019

Mayo Clinic research is a step toward hope for spinal cord injuries

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
Early research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings examines the first case at Mayo Clinic of stem cell therapy tested in humans for spinal cord injury. The case study found stem cell intervention, which took place after standard surgery, and physical and occupational therapy, restored some function in a patient with [...]
Mayo Clinic research is a step toward hope for spinal cord injuries
Nov 15, 2019

Neuro Regeneration for Chemo Brain: Mi-Hyeon Jang, Ph.D.

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Cognitive dysfunction, sometimes called "chemo brain," stemming from chemotherapy is a major adverse condition affecting approximately 14 million cancer patients and survivors in the United States. Although chemo brain has been widely reported by patients and clinicians, the cause of concentration and memory problems in cancer patients is not well [...]
Neuro Regeneration for Chemo Brain: Mi-Hyeon Jang, Ph.D.
Nov 8, 2019

'Feel the Beat' is About Hope, Healing and Camaraderie, and it's Easy to Dance to

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Families, researchers and clinicians recently came together to raise awareness and celebrate how regenerative research enhances the lives of individuals with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), a rare congenital heart disease. HLHS is a rare and complex form of congenital heart disease in which the left side of a child's heart is severely underdeveloped. Regenerative medicine [...]
'Feel the Beat' is About Hope, Healing and Camaraderie, and it's Easy to Dance to
Oct 31, 2019

Platelet Rich Plasma Found to be Effective in Regrowing Hair

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Platelets spun from a person’s own blood may be a new option for treating baldness in women, according to research at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. A pilot study found platelet rich plasma (PRP), a regenerative therapy associated with natural growth factors and tissue healing, regrows hair as well as other [...]
Platelet Rich Plasma Found to be Effective in Regrowing Hair
Oct 24, 2019

Meet Brittany Howard, M.D.- Applying regenerative medicine to facial reconstruction surgery

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
A regenerative approach to facial surgery is offering new hope for restoring form and function for people who’ve suffered facial trauma or skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And for patients [...]
Meet Brittany Howard, M.D.-  Applying regenerative medicine to facial reconstruction surgery
Oct 17, 2019

A Step Toward Bioengineered Transplantable Livers

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
More than four million American suffer from chronic end stage liver disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a liver transplant can mean the difference between life and death for some patients. However, livers are in short supply, and the number of people awaiting new livers [...]
A Step Toward Bioengineered Transplantable Livers
Oct 10, 2019

Regenerative Strategies for Osteoarthritis: Jonathan Finnoff, D.O.

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time. While the significant pain, limited activity, and decreased quality of life that affect patients with osteoarthritis can usually be managed, [...]
Regenerative Strategies for Osteoarthritis: Jonathan Finnoff, D.O.
Oct 1, 2019

Zane's story: Fetal surgery to expand lungs

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
Baby Zane Fouts’ boundless curiosity starts at his feet, which he grabs and plays with happily. The energetic boy who’s full of smiles is a trailblazer for regenerative surgery performed in a clinical trial at Mayo Clinic even before birth. “He’s our miracle baby,” says his mother, Alyse Ahern-Mittelsted.  “He’s a rock star.” Ahern-Mittelsted [...]
Zane's story: Fetal surgery to expand lungs
Sep 26, 2019

Regeneration for All

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
With growing public awareness and broader academic engagement, the prospect of pioneering a change in disease management has propelled the field of regenerative medicine. The ability to build, scale and apply biotherapeutic technologies and solutions that are not cost prohibitive will become increasingly important elements that drive progress in regenerative [...]
Regeneration for All
Sep 20, 2019

Biomanufacturing in Discovery Square Building will Bring New Options to Patients

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
The grand opening of One Discovery Square opens a new chapter in biomanufacturing focused on connecting patients with complex medical conditions with novel biotherapeutic solutions. The Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine Advanced Biomanufacturing facility is one of the Mayo tenants in the building focused on the acceleration of new health care products to market [...]
Biomanufacturing in Discovery Square Building will Bring New Options to Patients
Sep 12, 2019

Researching Stem Cells for Kidney Disease: LaTonya Hickson, M.D.

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a serious complication of diabetes. Up to 40 percent of people with diabetes eventually develop kidney disease. With no long-term treatment available, many patients will progress to end stage kidney disease requiring either dialysis or a kidney transplant. Research is underway to keep people from progressing to kidney failure, and [...]
Researching Stem Cells for Kidney Disease: LaTonya Hickson, M.D.
Sep 5, 2019

Meet researcher Saad Kenderian: Using regenerative cell therapy to recognize and attack cancer

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
For as long as he can remember, Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., wanted to be a physician. Nothing could blunt his resolve –not even when exploding bombs and trappings of war forced the medical school in his hometown of Baghdad, Iraq, to close briefly. It is with that same determination he [...]
Meet researcher Saad Kenderian: Using regenerative cell therapy to recognize and attack cancer
Aug 29, 2019

Gerstner Regenerative Medicine Initiative: Tracking Outcomes and Supporting Clinical Trials

By centerforregmedmc @centerforregmedmc
One of the challenges of integrating regenerative medicine into daily patient care is that it is so new, there is not a lot of available data to consider when determining best practices. A recent grant will help track information on how patient do after clinical trials. The Gerstner Regenerative Medicine Initiative, funded through a grant from The [...]
Gerstner Regenerative Medicine Initiative: Tracking Outcomes and Supporting Clinical Trials
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
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