Research

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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


Cell Therapy for Cartilage Defects: Aaron Krych, M.D.

May 17, 2018

Cell Therapy for Cartilage Defects: Aaron Krych, M.D.

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Aaron Krych, M.D., Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and recipient of a 2018 Regenerative Medicine Research Grant, is researching the initial safety and feasibility of RECLAIM, a single stage cartilage repair technique using the patient’s own cartilage cells and allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells.  The study will assess the patient’s improvement in pain and function following the […]

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Tags: cartilage repair, Dr. Aaron Krych, Dr. Daniel Saris, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Medical Research, RECLAIM, regenerative medicine, sports medicine, stem cells


May 10, 2018

Children’s Hospital Colorado, Mayo Clinic Collaborate on Congenital Heart Defect

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Mayo Clinic’s Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Children’s Hospital Colorado are collaborating to provide solutions for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare and complex form of congenital heart disease in which the left side of the heart is severely underdeveloped. Regenerative medicine strategies for HLHS have the potential to […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, Congenital Heart Disease, Dr. Timothy Nelson, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Mayo Clinic, Medical Research, regenerative medicine


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