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5 days ago · Take Advantage of Early-Bird Registration for Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery

The Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery will be held Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2018 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. Early-bird registration, which runs through Monday, Oct. 15, provides a savings of $100 off the conference fee. Register today.

The event will feature presentations on the latest advancements in regenerative medicine and surgery and will provide networking opportunities to those interested in regenerative medicine therapies and techniques. Learn more about the symposium, including keynote speakers, on the Center for Regenerative Medicine blog.

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Thu, Oct 4 10:26am · Spinal Cord Stimulation, Physical Therapy Help Paralyzed Man Stand, Walk With Assistance

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 walker while trainers provided occasional assistance. He made 113 rehabilitation visits to Mayo Clinic over a year, and achieved milestones during individual sessions:

  • Total distance: 111 yards (102 meters) — about the length of a football field
  • Total number of steps: 331
  • Total minutes walking with assistance:16 minutes
  • Step speed: 13 yards per minute (0.20 meters per second)

“What this is teaching us is that those networks of neurons below a spinal cord injury still can function after paralysis,” says Kendall Lee, M.D., Ph.D., co-principal investigator, neurosurgeon and director of Mayo Clinic’s Neural Engineering Laboratories.

This research was funded by The Grainger Foundation, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Jack Jablonski BEL13VE in Miracles Foundation, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rehabilitation Medicine Research Center, Mayo Clinic Transform the Practice, Minnesota Office of Higher Education Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Grant Program, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, Dana and Albert R. Broccoli Charitable Foundation, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and Walkabout Foundation.

Read the full story and watch the video on the Mayo Clinic News Network.

Thu, Oct 4 9:49am · Regenerative Medicine Facilities and Expertise in Florida

Thank you for connecting with Mayo Clinic. If you have questions regarding regenerative medicine research, stem cell treatments and/or research, please call 844-276-2003 to schedule an appointment to speak with someone in the Regenerative Medicine Consult Service. There is no charge for the appointment.

Thu, Sep 27 3:34pm · "Feel the Beat" Raises HLHS Awareness

The Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome recently held the annual “Feel the Beat” event at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. In its sixth year, the event brings together families, researchers, and clinicians to learn more about and raise awareness for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, or HLHS.

This year’s theme was evolution. Physicians spoke about how caring for patients with HLHS has evolved, and a patient/parent panel discussed their personal experiences with HLHS. Guest speakers included:

  • Gabrielle Wanek, a 23-year-old with HLHS paving the way for others
  • Michelle Waletzko, mother of a child with HLHS and active member of the congenital heart disease community
  • Elizabeth Raszka, mother of a child with HLHS and active participant of the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative

You can find videos of this panel and the physician presentations on the HLHS Facebook page.

Read local coverage of the event: KTTC, KIMT, Post-Bulletin

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The Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome is a collaborative network of specialists bonded by the vision of delaying or preventing heart failure for individuals affected by congenital heart defects, including HLHS. The specialized team is addressing the various aspects of these defects by using research and clinical strategies ranging from basic science to diagnostic imaging to regenerative therapies. Email the program at HLHS@mayo.edu to learn more.

Tue, Sep 25 10:29am · Diabetes 3, 2, 1

Thank you for connecting with Mayo Clinic. If you have questions regarding regenerative medicine research, stem cell treatments and/or research, please call 844-276-2003 to schedule an appointment to speak with someone in the Regenerative Medicine Consult Service. There is no charge for the appointment.

Tue, Sep 25 10:27am · Promising Early Stem Cell Trial Results: Hold Steady

Thank you for connecting with Mayo Clinic. If you have questions regarding regenerative medicine research, stem cell treatments and/or research, please call 844-276-2003 to speak with someone in the Regenerative Medicine Consult Service.

Thu, Sep 20 12:51pm · Apply for Regenerative Medicine Minnesota Research Grants

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, the statewide collaboration led by the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic, is accepting proposals for grants relating to regenerative medicine in discovery science, translational research and clinical trials. Applicants must be based in Minnesota.

Before applying for a grant, be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions and the request for proposal (RFP) for the desired grant. Applicants must fill out the online form and submit a PDF of required materials (as outlined in the RFP) to RegenMedMN@gmail.com.

View complete RFP details:

Applications are due Nov. 5, 2018.

Important notes for Mayo Clinic investigators:

  • Mayo investigators should work with the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA)to develop a detailed budget prior to submitting a proposal. Contact your sponsored project specialist.
  • Arizona and Florida investigators can be included as co-investigators (as can other non-Minnesota-based investigators). However, no more than 10 percent of the budget can be used for such subawards.
  • The OSPA internal deadline for submitting budget requests is Oct. 26 2018.

For more information, visit the Regenerative Medicine Minnesota website.

Thu, Sep 13 7:13pm · Regenerative Medicine Facilities and Expertise in Florida

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 current projects in order to deliver individualized regenerative therapies and procedures to patients.

The Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites have prompted — and been used in — several research projects in the areas of orthopedics, dermatology, reconstructive surgery and gastroenterology. From the treatment of pressure wounds to stroke to Alzheimer’s disease and beyond, the suites ensure a seamless pathway to translate emerging regenerative treatments to patient care.

In the video below, Shane Shapiro, M.D., program director for the Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery discusses the results of his randomized controlled trial of bone marrow aspiration and concentration for knee osteoarthritis.

 

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