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October 17, 2019

A Step Toward Bioengineered Transplantable Livers

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

More than four million American suffer from chronic end stage liver disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a liver transplant can mean the difference between life and death for some patients. However, livers are in short supply, and the number of people awaiting new livers far exceeds the number of […]

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Tags: bioengineered organs, liver transplant, regenerative medicine, scott nyberg, transplant


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


Bioartificial Liver: Bridge to Liver Regeneration

July 30, 2019

Bioartificial Liver: Bridge to Liver Regeneration

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

The liver has the greatest regenerative capacity of any organ in the body. However, when the liver is injured beyond its ability to regenerate itself, and a transplant is not readily available, there are few options for patients. Led by Scott Nyberg, M.D., Ph.D., researchers are refining their own version of a bioartificial liver, known […]

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Tags: Bioartificial Liver, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Scott Nyberg, Liver Transplantation, regenerative medicine, stem cells, transplant


July 26, 2019

Research for Infants with HLHS Moves Forward

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a complex and rare heart defect present at birth in which the left side of a child’s heart is severely underdeveloped. At Mayo Clinic, physicians and researchers in the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome are looking for ways to delay or even prevent heart failure […]

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Tags: clinical trial, Dr. Timothy Nelson, heart disease, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Medical Research, phase I trial, regenerative medicine, stem cells, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for HLHS


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


Researching Stem Cell Therapy for Hemorrhagic Stroke

June 28, 2019

Researching Stem Cell Therapy for Hemorrhagic Stroke

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

Stroke is the leading cause of permanent disability in the U.S., striking nearly 800,000 people each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the last decade, there has been preclinical research that led to a small number of early phase clinical trials using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as a possible treatment to reverse […]

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Tags: mesenchymal stem cells, MSCs, regenerative medicine, stem cells, stroke, Toni Turnbull, William Freeman


June 24, 2019

HLHS Consortium Gives Hope to Babies with Rare Congenital Heart Defect

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) is a rare disease that affects approximately 1 of every 4,300 babies every year.  HLHS is a congenital heart defect in which the left side of the heart is underdeveloped. It occurs during fetal growth when the baby’s heart is developing. Without immediate intervention after birth, 95% of infants with […]

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Tags: HLHS, HLHS consortium, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Ochsner Hospital for Children, regenerative medicine, stem cells, Timothy Nelson


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


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