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June 25, 2020

Mayo Clinic to offer advanced degree in regenerative sciences

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mayo Clinic is launching one of the first-ever doctoral programs in regenerative sciences designed to prepare future physicians and/or scientists for an emerging area of health care. The new track in the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will encompass the full spectrum of regenerative science and medicine from discovery to translation and application. […]

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Tags: Dr. Fredric Meyer, Isobel Scarisbrick, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Regenerative sciences education


March 19, 2020

Regenerating diseased bones

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Kendall Koens’ life is a dramatic reversal from what it was in 2006. Late stage cancer left him in a coma and on a ventilator fighting for survival. Aggressive chemotherapy was saving his life but slowly and silently destroying his hips joints. The financial planner from Rochester faced crippling pain typical of someone more than […]

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Tags: #Avascular hip necrosis, #Dr. Rafael Sierra, #hip replacement, #osteonecrosis, arthritis, cancer, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine


January 23, 2020

Mayo Clinic Regenerative Medicine on the International Stage

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

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 and focus on ways to […]

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Tags: #Dr. Carmen Terzic, #Dr. Quinn Peterson, Dr. Shane Shapiro, Dr. Wenchun Qu, Dr. Zubin Master, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, World Stem Cell Summit


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

January 5, 2020

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

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

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 the most deadly type of […]

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Tags: brain cancer, gioblastoma, Rawan Al-Kharboosh, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Sciences Training Program, space, stem cells, SVF cells


October 1, 2019

Zane’s story: Fetal surgery to expand lungs

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

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 was […]

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Tags: #Congenital diaphragmatic surgery, #Fetal endoscopic trachea occlusion surgery, #Fetal surgery research, Dr. Rodrigo Ruano, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, pulmonary hypoplasia, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota


September 5, 2019

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

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

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 conducts Mayo Clinic research into […]

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Tags: #CAR T-cell therapy, #Dr. Saad Kenderian, #Immunotherapy, #Leukemia, #Lymphoma, #Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, #Regenerative therapies, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine


March 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 doctor did his best to treat […]

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Tags: heart valve, regenerative medicine, stem cells


January 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 heart is underdeveloped or nonexistent. With […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Timothy Nelson, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Medical Research, stem cells


Regenerative Medicine is the Future of Medicine for Dr. Amy Lightner

October 18, 2018

Regenerative Medicine is the Future of Medicine for Dr. Amy Lightner

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

Volunteering for a reading program at a children’s hospital led to a career change for Amy Lightner, M.D. As a Stanford University undergraduate, she met a cardiac surgeon who turned her interest to medicine. “I got to see how medicine and surgical intervention could change a child’s life forever,” says Dr. Lightner. “The research, in […]

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Tags: Crohn's Disease, Dr. Amy Lightner, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Medical Research, regenerative medicine, regenerative surgery, stem cells, ulcerative colitis


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