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June 27, 2022

Biomanufacturing 101: Understanding a new era of therapeutics

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Advancing cellular discoveries from clinical trials to commercial therapy is a cornerstone of Mayo Clinic’s strategic emphasis on biomanufacturing. The long-term vision is to provide new cures for patients with unmet needs. “Biomanufacturing is a type of manufacturing that utilizes sources from the human body — cells, blood, enzymes, tissues, genes or genetically engineered cells […]

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Tags: #biologics, #biotherapeutics, #Dr. Julie Allickson, #Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, #stem cell research


May 18, 2022

Training the next generation in regenerative medicine

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is welcoming a new class of five students into the Regenerative Sciences track within the doctoral program in Mayo Clinic’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, one of the first programs of its kind. Training the next generation of physicians and scientists to research, develop and deliver new biotherapies is critical to advancing the […]

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Tags: #Aubrey Berger, #Dr. Isobel Scarisbrick, #Jimmy Cai, #Kyle Knofdzvnski, #Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, #Rafaela Simones Torigo, #Regenerative Sciences Training Program, #regenerative; medicine education, #Tiana Salomon


April 7, 2022

Saranya Wyles: Regenerating damaged skin

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

When she was just 8 years old, Saranya Wyles, M.D., Ph.D., would recite the stages of wound healing in Latin terms — rubor, tumor, calor, dolor and functio laesa— to her father at the dinner table. Decades later, that ingrained knowledge would be a cornerstone of her regenerative medicine research, education and practice at Mayo […]

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Tags: #alopecia, #cellular senescence, #dermatology, #Regenerative medicine education, #Saranya Wyles, #scarring, #skin aging, #Wound healing


March 3, 2022

The immune system and bone regeneration

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Growing up as a student athlete in Cincinnati, Joe Panos had more than his fair share of visits to the orthopedist for sports injuries. The care he received for conditions ranging from pitcher’s elbow to soccer sprains so impressed him that he vowed one day to be the physician instead of the patient. Now Panos, […]

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Tags: #BMP-2 growth factor, #bone regeneration, #Dr. Christopher Evans, #Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, #Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, #ON Foundation, #Orthoregeneration Award


February 25, 2022

Unleashing the body’s ability to heal

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

“We are the patient’s last, best hope,” has been the motto of the Immune, Progenitor and Cell Therapeutics lab, also known as the IMPACT lab, at Mayo Clinic. This lab specializes in clinical and investigative use of cells as living drugs within the body to fight disease and initiate healing when standard therapies don’t work. […]

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Tags: #cell therapies, #Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, #Dr. Allan Dietz, #Immune Progenitor and Cell Therapy Lab, #Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine


January 13, 2022

Advancing a new era of regenerative medicine

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Allegorically speaking, if Mayo Clinic were a garden and regenerative technologies were fruits and vegetables, William Faubion Jr., M.D., sees himself as a gardener tending to the teams responsible for these new healing therapies. Dr. Faubion, who is the newly named associate medical director for Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine, wants to advance discoveries […]

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Tags: #Dr. William Faubion, #gastroenterology research, #Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, #Perianal fistula


December 16, 2021

From pediatric patient to promising researcher

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

When Delaney Liskey was 11, a mysterious temporary loss of eyesight triggered her vision for patient-driven research that integrates personal experience into scientific inquiry. She was diagnosed with pediatric onset multiple sclerosis (MS) — a rare form of the neurological disorder  in which the inflammatory system attacks the central nervous system, disrupting signals between the […]

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Tags: #Delaney Liskey, #Isobel Scarisbrick, #Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, #multiple scleroris, #Regenerative sciences education, #Sean Pittock


August 26, 2021

Q&A with outgoing director, Center for Regenerative Medicine

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Regenerative medicine pioneer Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D., was named inaugural director of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine on Jan. 4, 2011. Dr. Terzic built out regenerative medicine across Research, Practice and Education, integrating this emerging field into all medical and surgical specialties, laboratory medicine and radiology. Under his leadership, Mayo Clinic built a reputation […]

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Tags: #Dr. Andre Terzic, #Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, #regenerative medicine research


July 29, 2021

The dawning of regenerative neurosurgery

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Regenerative neurosurgery is poised to transform care of neurological disorders that previously had little hope for improvement, according to a Mayo Clinic review published in The BMJ. Healing diseases of the central nervous system remains a highly coveted but formidable challenge, Terry Burns, M.D., Ph.D., a neurosurgeon scientist at Mayo Clinic, writes in a synopsis […]

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Tags: #ALS, #Dr. Terrence Burns, #Lou Gehrig's disease, #Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, #Regenerative neurosurgery, #spinal cord injury, #The BMJ


July 22, 2021

Next generation of providers equipped with regenerative medicine toolkit

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is preparing to advance a new era of health care by educating the regenerative medicine workforce of the future. Unique educational opportunities provide training for diverse students, ranging from early career scientists and health care providers to veteran practitioners. Regenerative medicine is an emerging area of practice focused on repairing, replacing or restoring […]

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Tags: #Emma Goddery, #Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, #Mayo Clinic Regenerative Medicine and Surgery Course, #Regenerative Sciences Ph.D. track, #Regenerative Sciences Training Program


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