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December 10, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


October 1, 2020

Mining the molecular origins of breast cancer for new cures

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on new strategies for prevention and early detection. Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine and Mayo Clinic Cancer Center support stem cell biology research to uncover the molecular origins of breast cancer in order to bring new cures to the practice. Answering what are the […]

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Tags: Breast cancer, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Nagarajan Kannan


September 23, 2020

A regenerative approach to facial reconstruction after cancer

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Growing up in southern California, Sabrina Falcon was a self-described “sun baby” whose love of the outdoors reached the skies. Years later the flight attendant who is working on her pilot’s license was diagnosed with skin cancer on her nose — the basal cell type that typically grows slowly with low risk of metastasizing. After […]

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Tags: Basal cell cancer, Brittany Howard, facial reconstruction surgery, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mohs surgery, Shari Ochoa


August 27, 2020

A regenerative alternative to hip replacement

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mikaili Robertson has a passion for playing college sports, so the second baseman was devastated when at age 18 he learned he needed a hip replacement. Worried his playing days might be over, he turned to Mayo Clinic and a surgery that — along with a cadaver tissue transplant — would tap the body’s power […]

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Tags: #Avascular hip necrosis, Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation Surgery, hip replacement surgery, osteonecrosis, Rafael J. Sierra, sickle cell disease


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