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Mayo Clinic Researchers Investigate Innovations in Heart Transplant

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… [...]

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HLHS Program Hosts Fourth Annual “Feel the Beat” Event Oct. 8

The annual “Feel the Beat” event hosted by the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) will be held on October 8 in Rochester, Minn.  “Feel the Beat” brings together clinicians, researchers, advocates, and families affected by a severe heart defect known as HLHS. The… [...]

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New Strategies Could Make Laryngectomies a Thing of the Past

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… [...]

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Using Stem Cells to Try and Heal Baby Lucas’ Heart

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… [...]

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Discovery's Edge: Hope For Healing With Regenerative Medicine

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. ________________________… [...]

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Regenerative Medicine Offering New Treatment for Bronchopleural Fistulas

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… [...]

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Drug Combo Shuts Down Stem Cells, Tumor Growth in Lung Cancer

Researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have shut down one of the most common and lethal forms of lung cancer by combining the rheumatoid arthritis drug auranofin with an experimental targeted agent. The combination therapy worked in a laboratory study to stop lung adenocarcinoma associated with mutation of the KRAS… [...]

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

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… [...]

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Meet the Researcher with Dr. Michael Yaszemski

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… [...]

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Nearing the Future of Regenerative Medicine

Abba C. Zubair, M.D., Ph.D., medical and scientific director of the Cell Therapy Laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Florida has traveled far in his life, moving from Nigeria to America in pursuit of science. Dr. Zubair spoke recently at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, explaining his plan to send an experiment… [...]

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

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… [...]

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Uniting the Regenerative Medicine Community Through Global Collaboration

The 2015 World Stem Cell Summit and RegMed Capital Conference will be held December 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia, shaping the next year of progress in regenerative medicine. Mayo Clinic, the Georgia Center for Regenerative Engineering & Medicine (Georgia Tech, University of Georgia & Emory University), Kyoto University Institute for… [...]

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The Race is On - How Mayo Clinic is Using Regenerative Medicine Technology to Find a Cure for Diabetes

This story first appeared in Mayo Clinic Magazine. For Caroline Schlehuber, an artificial pancreas might mean an end to finger pricks, blood reads and daily shots. Caroline can never escape her diabetes. It was there on her first day of school, at her first communion. It's there every Halloween, every Christmas,… [...]

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Researchers Test Bioartificial Liver Device to Treat Acute Liver Failure

This story first appeared on the Mayo Clinic News Network. Approximately 30,000–40,000 people die from liver disease each year, according to the American Liver Foundation. For people who experience acute liver failure, the only proven treatment has been liver transplantation. Researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed and are testing an alternative… [...]

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Meet the Researcher: Abba Zubair, M.D., Ph.D., Talks Stem Cells in Space

Abba C. Zubair, M.D., Ph.D., medical and scientific director of the Cell Therapy Laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Florida will present "Growing Stem Cells in Space: Medicine’s Next Big thing?” All are welcome to the Research Information Center in Rochester, Minn. (Gonda Building, Lobby Level) Tuesday August 4, at 1:30… [...]

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Human Cell Therapy Laboratory: Developing Drugs from the Patient, for the Patient

This story originally appeared on the Mayo Medical Laboratories Blog. It’s almost a crime the outside world doesn’t know about the human clinical trials occurring at Mayo Clinic’s Human Cell Therapy Laboratory (HCTL) in Rochester. Currently, there are eleven (phase I) trials underway (or just finishing), investigating the use of… [...]

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Repairing Mitochondrial Disease

A multidisciplinary team  has successfully  eliminated fatal mitochondrial DNA mutations in stem cells from patients with mitochondrial diseases. The study is published in the current issue of Nature as a collaboration between some of the top research institutions and Mayo Clinic's Center for Regenerative Medicine. Mitochondrial diseases are a particular… [...]

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From Hypothesis to Bedside

Medical research can be a challenging process, slowed by the complicated nature of translating research into treatment, but Mayo Clinic’s Nathan Staff, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology, has a plan to surmount these obstacles and streamline the research process. He and his colleagues detailed this plan in an issue… [...]

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Regenerative Medicine to Repair Larynx

David Lott, M.D. is working to establish Mayo Clinic as a leader in laryngeal transplantation utilizing regenerative medicine. He detailed his plan during a recent talk given at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The larynx is the rigid organ situated in the neck responsible for protecting the airway, swallowing, and producing… [...]

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Research Information Center to Host “Meet the Researcher” April 16

David Lott, M.D. will present “Harnessing the Power of Regenerative Medicine for Head and Neck Reconstruction” in the Research Information Center in Rochester, Minn. (Gonda Building, Lobby Level) Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m. Dr. Lott is dedicated to investigating disorders of the larynx (voice box) and airway. This includes… [...]

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