Regenerative Medicine Minnesota

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

December 26, 2019

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

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

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 cells, tissues, or organs — […]

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Tags: #Birth defects, #CART T-cell therapy, #Lymphedema, #Organ Transplants, #Regenerative therapies, #Spina Bifida, cancer, Dr. Andre Terzic, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, spinal cord injury


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

December 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 grow into a blood vessel […]

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Tags: blood vessels, bypass, coronary artery disease, Dr. Leigh Griffiths, heart disease, vascular tissue engineering


November 27, 2019

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

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

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 spinal cord injury. The report, […]

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Tags: #Mayo Clinic Proceedings, #Spinal cord injury research, #stem cell lumbar puncture, #stem cell research, Dr. Allan Dietz, Dr. Mohamad Bydon, Dr. Wenchun Qu, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, spinal cord injury


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

November 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 understood. Mayo Clinic researchers are […]

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Tags: cancer, chemo brain, Dr. Mi Hyeon Jang, Neuroregeneration, regenerative medicine, stem cells


October 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, the damage to joints can’t […]

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Tags: Dr. Jonathan Finnoff, osteoarthritis, PRP, regenerative medicine, stem 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


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

September 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 […]

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Tags: diabetes, diabetic kidney disease, Dr. LaTonya Hickson, kidney failure, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, regenerative medicine, stem cells


July 3, 2019

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota: Executing Big Hairy Audacious Goals

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

The excitement at the 2019 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota meeting was palpable. Health care providers, scientists, educators, students, lawmakers and life sciences entrepreneurs mobilized to celebrate the BHAG—big hairy audacious goals in transforming health care. The BHAG challenge: develop new solutions and innovations that establish Minnesota as a world class leader and destination for advancing regenerative […]

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Tags: #Dr. Jakub Tolar, #Fetal surgery research, #Spinal cord injury research, Dr. Andre Terzic, Dr. Saranya Wyles, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota


June 18, 2019

6 “firsts” in advancing regenerative medicine toward patient care

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

A statewide bipartisan initiative is transforming health care from a focus on treating disease to one of tapping the body’s ability to heal itself. Regenerative Medicine Minnesota is a legislative initiative aimed at improving health by advancing regenerative medicine in research, technology, education and patient care across the state. Minnesotans statewide struggle with chronic conditions […]

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Tags: #Dr. Jakub Tolar, #regenerative medicine eduation, #stem cell research, #University of Minnesota Medical Schoo, artificial liver, Dr. Andre Terzic, fetal surgery, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Medical Research, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, spinal cord injury


Mayo Educators Awarded Education Program Grants from 'Regenerative Medicine Minnesota'

April 25, 2019

Mayo Educators Awarded Education Program Grants from ‘Regenerative Medicine Minnesota’

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

In 2014, the Minnesota Legislature allocated resources to fund Regenerative Medicine Minnesota to improve the health of Minnesotans by advancing regenerative medicine therapies. Grants are awarded to accelerate medical research and to developers of biotechnology and biobusinesses across the state. Education grants, the focus of this announcement, are awarded to recruit, train and retain the […]

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Tags: Education Grants, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, stem cells


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