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March 11, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Regenerative approaches to improving corneal transplantation

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is refining corneal transplantation surgery nearly a century after it first pioneered this groundbreaking procedure to restore vision. Corneal transplants, which were among the first successful organ transplants, are considered one of the earliest forms of regenerative medicine. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine is a catalyst for advancing regenerative procedures like corneal […]

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Tags: #Dr. Leo Maguire, #Fuchs' dystrophy, #full thickness corneal transplants, #Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, #partial thickness corneal transplants


February 18, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Laser therapy for skin regeneration

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is taking a new approach to bolster the body’s ability to heal scar tissue after serious burns. Mayo Clinic dermatologists are using laser treatments to unleash the regenerative power of burned skin and to try to improve appearance and function. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine is a driver of new regenerative therapeutics […]

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Tags: #ablative fractional resurfacing, #burns, #Dr. Elika Hoss, #laser therapy, #Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, #pulsed dye laser therapy, #Skin grafts, #skin regeneration


December 30, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Pioneering living donor cartilage transplants

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is poised to establish what is believed to be the first-ever living cartilage donor bank to provide a new regenerative option for healing common knee injuries. That donor bank will lay the foundation for living donor musculoskeletal tissue transplants — a first at Mayo Clinic and possibly in the world — to help […]

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Tags: #cartilage defects, #Dr. Daniel Saris, #Dr. Mario Hevesi, #knee replacement surgery, #Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, #osteo chondral allograft transplant, Dr. Aaron Krych


December 10, 2020 · Leave a Comment

3 things to consider before preserving your stem cells

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

The proliferating stem cell banking industry is built on a riveting concept: Preserve stem cells while they’re most potent until they are needed later in life to potentially fight disease. What started out as a market for banking stem cells from a baby’s umbilical cord blood and tissue is mushrooming into an industry that now […]

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Tags: #bioethics, #cord blood bank, #Dr. Zubin Master, #Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, #stem cell bank, Dr. Andre Terzic


December 3, 2020 · Leave a Comment

A regenerative detour for lymphedema

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is refining its regenerative approach to treating lymphedema, a debilitating buildup of fluid after cancer treatment. Research by Antonio Forte, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon, seeks to better pinpoint who is most likely to benefit from surgery aimed at regenerating a faulty lymphatic system. Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine supports […]

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Tags: Antonio Forte, Breast cancer, lymphedema, lymphovenous bypass surgery, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine


November 19, 2020 · Leave a Comment

How COVID-19 empowered regenerative sciences students for success

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Training the workforce of the future is a strategic priority of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine. Sometimes the most valuable lessons come from outside the classroom. This year, regenerative sciences students readily adapted to a stealthy foe that exploded on the scene, seemingly from nowhere. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a rapid conversion to online […]

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Tags: Claudia Manriquez Roman, Dileep Monie, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Biomedical Sciences, Medical Scientist Training Program, Naga Rallabandi, Regenerative Sciences Training Program


November 12, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Could regenerative medicine provide a new approach to diabetes care?

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

November is National Diabetes Month, a time to reflect on new ways to manage a chronic condition that affects young and old. Mayo Clinic is applying a regenerative lens to advancing diabetes care beyond routine blood checks and standard insulin therapy. Quinn Peterson, Ph.D.; Aleksey Matveyenko, Ph.D.; and Alexander Revzin, Ph.D., are collaborating on a […]

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Tags: Aleksey Matveyenko, Alexander Revzin, beta cells, cell replacement therapy, insulin replacement therapy, islets, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Quinn Peterson, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes


November 3, 2020 · Leave a Comment

3D brain models advance Alzheimer’s disease research at Mayo Clinic

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

A 3D model of brain organoids — “a minibrain in a dish” — mimics human brain structure and provides a new scientific strategy for exploring the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease, Mayo Clinic research discovered. The study, which was published in Nature Communications, finds that the minibrain — an induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cerebral organoid 3D […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, brain organoids, Guojun Bu, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, pluripotent stem cells


October 22, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Stem cell therapy for kidney damage repair

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mesenchymal stem cells derived from a person’s fat cells may help repair kidney damage caused by narrowing blood vessels, Mayo Clinic research has discovered. The research by Stephen Textor, M.D., and his team is published in Kidney International. Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine and the National Institutes of Health supported this first-in-human study to […]

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Tags: atherosclerosis, kidney disease, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, mesenchymal stem cells, renovascular disease, Stem cell research, stem cell therapy, Stephen Textor


October 8, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Delivering innovative stem cell therapy to slow vision loss

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

The regenerative eye scientist, Alan Marmorstein, Ph.D., is drawn to research by the need to find new cures for diseases. As an aspiring researcher, he never envisioned his investigative journey would take him down the path of testing ways to prevent or restore loss of eyesight. However, a post-doctoral lab assignment, a National Eye Institutes […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, alan marmorstein, best disease, macular degeneration, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, stem cell therapy, wet macular degeneration


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