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Renaissance in Medicine

This story was previously published in Discovery's Edge, Mayo Clinic's research magazine. Renaissance means rebirth or regeneration. Every few generations medicine takes a major turn. We’re at one of those junctures now with regenerative medicine — where healing is triggered from within the human body. It’s bringing a whole new universe to how physicians provide care. Deer grow, shed and then regrow their antlers. Sea stars sacrifice but then regrow their arms. This is regeneration, and every species — from amoeba to human — is inherently capable of it to some degree (think fresh, smooth skin forming below a scab). [...]

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Stem cells in space: A new frontier in regenerative medicine training

Rawan Al-Kharboosh A Mayo Clinic graduate student is looking to the stars as a new way to advance regenerative therapies for cancer. Rawan Al-Kharboosh, a Ph.D. candidate at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, is investigating how stromal vascular fraction stem (SVF) cells react in microgravity and if that may be applied… [...]

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Top ways regenerative medicine is advancing the health care of tomorrow for patients today

Regenerative medicine accelerated from the bench into the practice in new ways in 2019, ushering in an era of care focused on the body’s amazing ability to heal itself. Bolstered by robust research, Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of delivering new therapies that restore form and function to diseased… [...]

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Stem Cells and Chronic Kidney Disease

Millions of Americans have chronic kidney disease. Hundreds of thousands will progress to end stage kidney disease requiring either dialysis or kidney transplant. But research is underway to keep people from reaching that point. “Our goal is to take a look at how we can repair the diabetic [...]

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Mayo Clinic research is a step toward hope for spinal cord injuries

Early research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings examines the first case at Mayo Clinic of stem cell therapy tested in humans for spinal cord injury. The case study found stem cell intervention, which took place after standard surgery, and physical and occupational therapy, restored some function in a patient with… [...]

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Neuro Regeneration for Chemo Brain: Mi-Hyeon Jang, Ph.D.

Mi-Hyeon Jang, Ph.D. Cognitive dysfunction, sometimes called "chemo brain," stemming from chemotherapy is a major adverse condition affecting approximately 14 million cancer patients and survivors in the United States. Although chemo brain has been widely reported by patients and clinicians, the cause of concentration and memory problems in cancer patients… [...]

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'Feel the Beat' is About Hope, Healing and Camaraderie, and it's Easy to Dance to

Families, researchers and clinicians recently came together to raise awareness and celebrate how regenerative research enhances the lives of individuals with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), a rare congenital heart disease. HLHS is a rare and complex form of congenital heart disease in which the left side of a child's… [...]

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Meet Brittany Howard, M.D.- Applying regenerative medicine to facial reconstruction surgery

Brittany Howard, M.D. A regenerative approach to facial surgery is offering new hope for restoring form and function for people who’ve suffered facial trauma or skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).… [...]

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Regenerative Strategies for Osteoarthritis: Jonathan Finnoff, D.O.

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time. While the significant pain, limited activity, and decreased quality of life that affect patients with osteoarthritis can usually be managed,… [...]

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Regeneration for All

With growing public awareness and broader academic engagement, the prospect of pioneering a change in disease management has propelled the field of regenerative medicine. The ability to build, scale and apply biotherapeutic technologies and solutions that are not cost prohibitive will become increasingly important elements that drive progress in regenerative… [...]

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Researching Stem Cells for Kidney Disease: LaTonya Hickson, M.D.

Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a serious complication of diabetes. Up to 40 percent of people with diabetes eventually develop kidney disease. With no long-term treatment available, many patients will progress to end stage kidney disease requiring either dialysis or a kidney transplant. Research is underway to keep people from… [...]

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Biomanufacturing in Discovery Square Building will Bring New Options to Patients

The grand opening of One Discovery Square opens a new chapter in biomanufacturing focused on connecting patients with complex medical conditions with novel biotherapeutic solutions. The Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine Advanced Biomanufacturing facility is one of the Mayo tenants in the building focused on the acceleration of new… [...]

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