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A Regulator of Stem Cells

February 28, 2019

A Regulator of Stem Cells

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

Ouch! The response is always the same to the sharp, sudden surprise of a paper cut. The body responds quickly to the tear in the skin and sends resources for protection. An abundant enzyme in the blood, thrombin, causes changes in other blood proteins to produce a gel like substance that forms the clot. It’s what causes […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Isobel Scarisbrick, myelin, PAR1, regenerative medicine, stem cells, thrombin


Seven Mayo Clinic Investigators Receive Research Awards from 'Regenerative Medicine Minnesota'

January 29, 2019

Seven Mayo Clinic Investigators Receive Research Awards from ‘Regenerative Medicine Minnesota’

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Regenerative Medicine Minnesota (RMM) recently announced the 2019 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota Research Awards. This year’s research grants are aimed at developing better therapies for people with diabetes, cartilage injury, heart disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, and age-related macular degeneration. The grants are awarded to investigators in the areas of […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Medical Research, stem cells


Mayo Clinic Goes Back to Space

December 13, 2018

Mayo Clinic Goes Back to Space

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Space travel is known to cause wear and tear on astronauts’ bodies, but it’s still not clear how radiation exposure in space affects the function of cells. In particular, what happens to the body’s stem cells, responsible for rebuilding and regenerating normal tissue? In the latest SpaceX-16 resupply mission, which took off December 5th from […]

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Tags: Dr. Abba Zubair, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic in Florida, regenerative medicine, research, space, stem cells


Stem Cells and Chronic Kidney Disease

October 26, 2018

Stem Cells and Chronic Kidney Disease

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

Millions of Americans have chronic kidney disease. Hundreds of thousands will progress to end stage kidney disease requiring either dialysis or kidney transplant. But research is underway to keep people from reaching that point. “Our goal is to take a look at how we can repair the diabetic kidney in terms of delaying the rate […]

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Tags: chronic kidney disease, Dr. LaTonya Hickson, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Medical Research, stem cells


October 4, 2018

Spinal Cord Stimulation, Physical Therapy Help Paralyzed Man Stand, Walk With Assistance

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Spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy have helped a man paralyzed since 2013 regain his ability to stand and walk with assistance. The results, achieved in a research collaboration between Mayo Clinic and UCLA, are reported in Nature Medicine. With an implanted stimulator turned on, the man, Jered Chinnock, was able to step with a front-wheeled […]

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Tags: Dr. Kendall Lee, Dr. Kristin Zhao, Dr. Peter Grahn, epidural electrical stimulation, medical engineering, Medical Research, Neuroregeneration, neurosurgery, paralysis, spinal cord injury


Regenerative Medicine Facilities and Expertise in Florida

September 13, 2018

Regenerative Medicine Facilities and Expertise in Florida

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The Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites has seen 1,000 patients since opening on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus almost two years ago. The model, which integrated patient care with laboratory functions, is enabling the development and use of regenerative medicine products. The unique space serves both patients and clinicians, providing a place for multidisciplinary teams to expand […]

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Tags: Dr. Shane Shapiro, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Medical Research, Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites, stem cells


Investigating Gene Therapy Strategies for Obesity: Ping Chen, Ph.D.

June 28, 2018

Investigating Gene Therapy Strategies for Obesity: Ping Chen, Ph.D.

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

The major challenge in treating obesity is not just losing weight, but preventing weight from coming back. With a research grant form Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Ping (Vicky) Chen, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic research associate,  is studying a new treatment strategy using gene transfer therapy to safely target brain mechanisms that control hunger and energy output. Dr. […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, discovery science, Dr. Ping Chen, obesity, regenerative medicine, research, weight control


June 21, 2018

Regenerative Medicine in Novel Fetal Therapy Program

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A life-saving procedure improves fetal lung health and reduces post-natal complications Specialists at Mayo Clinic are pioneering a life-saving procedure as part of a clinical trial for babies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). When a baby’s lungs are not adequately developed at birth, severe complications and even death can result. Waiting for the baby to be […]

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Tags: CDH, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trial, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, Dr. Denise Klinkner, Dr. Rodrigo Ruano, fetal surgery, Medical Research, pediatric surgery, pulmonary hypoplasia, regenerative medicine


June 14, 2018

Epilepsy Patient Married and Seizure-Free After New Treatment at Mayo Clinic

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted. It is one of the most common neurologic conditions, affecting about 3 million Americans. However, only two-thirds of patients get some relief from medications. “But that leaves a third or roughly a million people with epilepsy who, despite […]

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Tags: brain stimulation, Chris White, Dr. Gregory Worrell, Dr. Jamie Van Gompel, Dr. Matt Stead, epilepsy, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Medical Research, Neurology, Neuroregeneration, regenerative medicine


Researching Gene Therapy for Liver Diseases: Joseph Lillegard, M.D., Ph.D.

May 31, 2018

Researching Gene Therapy for Liver Diseases: Joseph Lillegard, M.D., Ph.D.

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

Joseph Lillegard, M.D., Ph.D., is a Regenerative Medicine Minnesota research grant recipient. He is researching gene therapy to fight inborn errors of metabolism of the liver, primarily Hereditary Tyrosinemia Type 1 (HT1), a metabolic disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency. HT1 is a genetic disorder that can lead to liver and kidney failure, and is […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Joseph Lillegard, Hereditary Tyrosinemia, liver disease, Mayo Clinic, Medical Research, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


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