August 27, 2020

A regenerative alternative to hip replacement

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mikaili Robertson has a passion for playing college sports, so the second baseman was devastated when at age 18 he learned he needed a hip replacement. Worried his playing days might be over, he turned to Mayo Clinic and a surgery that — along with a cadaver tissue transplant — would tap the body’s power […]

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Tags: #Avascular hip necrosis, Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation Surgery, hip replacement surgery, osteonecrosis, Rafael J. Sierra, sickle cell disease

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

July 16, 2020

Regenerative patient consult service seeks to educate patients

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

Article by Charlene Martin-Lillie and Susan Buckles Advances in Regenerative Medicine hold promise for many patients as the therapeutic paradigm shifts from treating disease to restoring health. As this evolving field of medicine matures, information becomes increasingly available to the general public through multiple venues, mostly online. Terms such as “stem cells”, “exosomes”, and “regenerative […]

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Tags: Bioethics, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Ethics, Regenerative Medicine Patient Consult Service, Shane Shapiro, Stem cell education, Zubin Master

Regenerative approaches could foster healing from COVID-19

April 30, 2020

Regenerative approaches could foster healing from COVID-19

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Regenerative Medicine aims not only to repair or restore the function of cells, tissues or organs, but also the whole person. The latter is particularly important amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Regenerative approaches draw on the body’s natural abilities to heal, focus on establishing the healing environments and building new, healthy ways of functioning. These aspects […]

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Tags: #Coronavirus, #COVID-19, #Dr. Craig Sawchuk, #Dr. Victor Montori, #Regenerative medicine

April 1, 2020

Mayo Clinic research finds spina bifida surgery before birth restores brain structure

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Surgery performed on a fetus in the womb to repair defects from spina bifida triggers the body’s ability to restore normal brain structure, Mayo Clinic research discovered. Research by Rodrigo Ruano, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Mayo Clinic’s Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, finds that fetal surgery to correct congenital spinal cord defects is more […]

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Tags: #Brain regeneration, #Fetal surgery research, #hydrocephalus, #Mayo Clinic Proceedings, #Myelomeningocele, #Spina Bifida, Dr. Rodrigo Ruano, fetal surgery, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine

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

February 20, 2020

Patient consults: finding the best treatment option for each individual

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Is regenerative medicine in your future or would standard procedures be the best remedy for diseases like arthritis? Mayo Clinic’s Regenerative Medicine Consult Service helped two men with a similar disease choose two vastly different paths to healing based on their individual conditions and lifestyles. 79-year old Joe Rosinski, a retired Ford motor company engineer, […]

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Tags: #micro-fragmented adipose tissue, #Orthobiologics, #Regenerating Medicine Consult Service, Dr. Shane Shapiro, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites

February 14, 2020

Evolution of cardiac regeneration

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

February is American Heart Month, a time to acknowledge advancements in a new generation of care. This year focus is placed on repairing damaged heart tissue and restoring heart function after a heart attack. The Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine is leading research into cardiac regeneration. Accounting for nearly 20 million of all deaths, […]

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Tags: #American Heart Month, #Dr. Michael Sabbah, cardiac regeneration, Dr. Atta Behfar, heart attack, heart disease, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine

Restored knee function transforms patient's life, inspires giving

February 6, 2020

Restored knee function transforms patient’s life, inspires giving

By MayoRegMed MayoRegMed

Mayo Clinic benefactors James Reibel, M.D., and Barbara Reibel were always on the go — even in retirement. That is until Dr. Reibel’s chronic knee pain became debilitating and threatened the couple’s active lifestyle. Their 25-year patient history with Mayo Clinic led the couple back to Mayo where they learned about regenerative medicine techniques available […]

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Tags: knee pain, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Florida, stem cells

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