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September 29, 2016

Mayo Clinic Researchers Investigate Innovations in Heart Transplant

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

Previously published in Mayo Clinic’s research magazine, Discovery’s Edge. As a science writer, I’m typically juggling a recorder, a note pad and a pen. Sometimes a camera. Today, the heart I held in my hand was warm and firm, red and healthy-looking. And beating. In my hand. Just an hour earlier it was in the […]

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Tags: Atta Behfar, cardiac regeneration, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, research, stem cells


August 26, 2016

New Strategies Could Make Laryngectomies a Thing of the Past

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

Previously published in Mayo Clinic Magazine Today, about 60,000 Americans have had their larynx removed due to disease or trauma. These people are missing out on many of life’s little pleasures because the procedure’s resultant hole left them without a voice and created an opening directly into their lungs. A simple shower is dangerous as even the slightest amount of water in the […]

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Tags: Dr. Lott, ENT, Laryngectomy, larynx, Larynx Transplantation, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, stem cell


July 5, 2016

Discovery’s Edge: Hope For Healing With Regenerative Medicine

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

Often perinatal fistulae resist treatment, both with medications and through treatment with a seton, a thread that is placed to promote drainage and healing. Currently standard therapies work less than half the time. Even when they do work, fistulae often return. Read the rest of the article on Discovery’s Edge. ________________________ Find more research news on […]

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Tags: Crohn's Disease, Discovery's Edge, Dr. William Faubion, gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, stem cells


June 28, 2016

Using Stem Cells to Try and Heal Baby Lucas’ Heart

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

This story originally appeared on the In the Loop blog. ____________________ Last July, Jennifer Gutman told Toledo, Ohio’s 13abc Action News that the day doctors diagnosed her unborn son, Lucas, with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, also known as HLHS, was “the worst day of her life.” The diagnosis came during what Jennifer and her husband, Brian, thought would […]

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Tags: Dr. Tim Nelson, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, In The Loop, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, regenerative medicine, research


June 24, 2016

Regenerative Medicine Offering New Treatment for Bronchopleural Fistulas

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

When current treatment isn’t enough, patients at Mayo Clinic often are among the first to benefit from innovative therapies, new techniques and technologies. For the first time in human application, Mayo Clinic researchers successfully closed an open wound on the upper chest caused by postoperative complications of lung removal. The findings appear in the journal […]

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Tags: bronchopleural fistula, Dr. Dennis Wigle, lung, Medical Research, regenerative medicine, stem cells


June 13, 2016

Advancing Field of Transplantation: Lifetime Honor for Dr. Gonwa

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

The American Society of Transplantation (AST) awarded its highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, to Thomas Gonwa, M.D. at the recent American Transplant Congress in Boston. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors a senior investigator whose work has advanced the field of transplantation. Dr. Gonwa came to Mayo Clinic in 2001, after leading renal and liver transplant […]

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June 8, 2016

Promising Application for Stem Cells: Crohn’s Complications

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

New research at Mayo Clinic is bringing hope to hundreds of thousands of Crohn’s disease patients. Their extreme pain from complications is both physical and emotional and, for many, incurable. But, an innovation using the patient’s own stem cells seems to work extremely well in early testing. Eventually, researchers say, it may be used to treat […]

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Tags: Crohn's Disease, Dr. Allan Dietz, Dr. Eric Dozois, Dr. William Faubion, fistula, Mayo Clinic, Medical Research, regenerative medicine, stem cells


December 8, 2015

Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine to Co-Host World Stem Cell Summit in Atlanta

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

The World Stem Cell Summit, December 10-12 in Atlanta, unites and educates the global stem cell community. With more than 1,200 attendees from more than 40 countries, the annual World Stem Cell Summit’s interdisciplinary agenda explores disease updates, research directions, cell standardization, regulatory pathways, reimbursements, financing, venture capital and economic development. Throughout the week, the […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, research, stem cell, stem cells, World Stem Cell Summit, WSCS


November 18, 2015

Meet the Researcher with Dr. Michael Yaszemski

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

Michael Yaszemski, M.D., Ph.D., physician, orthopedic surgeon and engineer, wants to make it clear that the advances in orthopedic regenerative medicine are the product of teamwork. During his recent talk entitled “Mayo’s History of Military Research and Musculoskeletal Regenerative Medicine of Today,” Dr. Yaszemski discussed the recent developments in regenerative orthopedic surgery and took the […]

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Tags: CCaTS, Heritage Days, Mayo Clinic, Meet the Researcher, Military, Orthopedics, regenerative medicine, stem cells, Wounded Warriors, Yaszsemski


September 22, 2015

HLHS Program Hosts Third Annual ‘Feel the Beat’ Event Oct. 17

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

FEEL THE BEAT Saturday, October 17, 2015 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN   ‘Feel the Beat’ is a fun-filled day featuring new and exciting research taking place in the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), connecting families to others in the HLHS community and providing […]

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Tags: cardiac, Charlie the Courageous, Chris Moir, Congenital Heart Disease, Ethan Bortnick, Events, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Mayo Clinic, Pediatrics, regenerative medicine, research


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