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December 3, 2020

A regenerative detour for lymphedema

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mayo Clinic is refining its regenerative approach to treating lymphedema, a debilitating buildup of fluid after cancer treatment. Research by Antonio Forte, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon, seeks to better pinpoint who is most likely to benefit from surgery aimed at regenerating a faulty lymphatic system. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine supports […]

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Tags: Antonio Forte, Breast cancer, lymphedema, lymphovenous bypass surgery, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine


November 19, 2020

How COVID-19 empowered regenerative sciences students for success

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Training the workforce of the future is a strategic priority of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine. Sometimes the most valuable lessons come from outside the classroom. This year, regenerative sciences students readily adapted to a stealthy foe that exploded on the scene, seemingly from nowhere. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a rapid conversion to online […]

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Tags: Claudia Manriquez Roman, Dileep Monie, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Biomedical Sciences, Medical Scientist Training Program, Naga Rallabandi, Regenerative Sciences Training Program


November 12, 2020

Could regenerative medicine provide a new approach to diabetes care?

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

November is National Diabetes Month, a time to reflect on new ways to manage a chronic condition that affects young and old. Mayo Clinic is applying a regenerative lens to advancing diabetes care beyond routine blood checks and standard insulin therapy. Quinn Peterson, Ph.D.; Aleksey Matveyenko, Ph.D.; and Alexander Revzin, Ph.D., are collaborating on a […]

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Tags: Aleksey Matveyenko, Alexander Revzin, beta cells, cell replacement therapy, insulin replacement therapy, islets, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Quinn Peterson, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes


October 8, 2020

Delivering innovative stem cell therapy to slow vision loss

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

The regenerative eye scientist, Alan Marmorstein, Ph.D., is drawn to research by the need to find new cures for diseases. As an aspiring researcher, he never envisioned his investigative journey would take him down the path of testing ways to prevent or restore loss of eyesight. However, a post-doctoral lab assignment, a National Eye Institutes […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, alan marmorstein, best disease, macular degeneration, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, stem cell therapy, wet macular degeneration


October 1, 2020

Mining the molecular origins of breast cancer for new cures

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on new strategies for prevention and early detection. Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine and Mayo Clinic Cancer Center support stem cell biology research to uncover the molecular origins of breast cancer in order to bring new cures to the practice. Answering what are the […]

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Tags: Breast cancer, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Nagarajan Kannan


September 23, 2020

A regenerative approach to facial reconstruction after cancer

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Growing up in southern California, Sabrina Falcon was a self-described “sun baby” whose love of the outdoors reached the skies. Years later the flight attendant who is working on her pilot’s license was diagnosed with skin cancer on her nose — the basal cell type that typically grows slowly with low risk of metastasizing. After […]

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Tags: Basal cell cancer, Brittany Howard, facial reconstruction surgery, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mohs surgery, Shari Ochoa


September 17, 2020

Turning back the clock on aging

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Researchers at Mayo Clinic are probing ways to activate the body’s regenerative potential to slow the clock on chronic conditions that set in as we age. From cancer to diabetes to Alzheimer’s disease, another birthday adds to a person’s risk of developing chronic disease. September is Healthy Aging Month, a time to focus on the […]

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Tags: Aging, geriatrics, Healthy Aging Month, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Nathan LeBrasseur, Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging, senescent cells


September 10, 2020

Could regenerative medicine hold a key to understanding Alzheimer’s disease?

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a time to raise awareness of research to unlock scientific mysteries around a disease that robs people of their memory, independence and ultimately their ability to think and reason. Focused on disease causes and cures, the Center for Regenerative Medicine is driving innovation as a collaborative partner in Mayo Clinic’s […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, dementia, Guojun Bu, Melissa Murray, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Regenerative Medicine Biotrust


August 13, 2020

Regenerating muscles after cancer surgery

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Advancements in microsurgery are making it possible to harness the body’s healing power to regenerate muscle strength after some cancer surgeries, particularly surgery to remove soft tissue sarcoma. Mayo Clinic orthopedic oncologists are teaming with plastic surgeons in a procedure they’ve coined “oncoregeneration.” They are seeking to perfect this procedure in which large muscle is […]

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Tags: lymphedema, Matthew Houdek, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, micro surgery, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Soft tissue sarcoma, Steven Moran


July 30, 2020

Spotlighting 2020 graduates of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Integrating new discoveries into patient care requires a workforce equipped to deliver the latest innovations. That’s why training the workforce of the future is a key objective of the Education Shield at Mayo Clinic—an objective the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine is committed to advancing. Every year, Mayo Clinic’s College of Medicine and Science […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic Medical Scientist Training Program, Mayo Clinic Regenerative Sciences Training Program, Rosalie Sterner, Sinibaldo Romero Arocha, Somaira Nowsheen


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