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Research for Infants with HLHS Moves Forward

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a complex and rare heart defect present at birth in which the left side of a child's heart is severely underdeveloped. At Mayo Clinic, physicians and researchers in the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome are looking for ways to delay… [...]

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Regenerative Medicine Minnesota: Executing Big Hairy Audacious Goals

The excitement at the 2019 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota meeting was palpable. Health care providers, scientists, educators, students, lawmakers and life sciences entrepreneurs mobilized to celebrate the BHAG—big hairy audacious goals in transforming health care. The BHAG challenge: develop new solutions and innovations that establish Minnesota as a world class leader… [...]

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6 "firsts" in advancing regenerative medicine toward patient care

A statewide bipartisan initiative is transforming health care from a focus on treating disease to one of tapping the body's ability to heal itself. Regenerative Medicine Minnesota is a legislative initiative aimed at improving health by advancing regenerative medicine in research, technology, education and patient care across the state. Minnesotans… [...]

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Researching Stem Cell Therapy for Hemorrhagic Stroke

Stroke is the leading cause of permanent disability in the U.S., striking nearly 800,000 people each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the last decade, there has been preclinical research that led to a small number of early phase clinical trials using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as… [...]

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HLHS Consortium Gives Hope to Babies with Rare Congenital Heart Defect

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) is a rare disease that affects approximately 1 of every 4,300 babies every year.  HLHS is a congenital heart defect in which the left side of the heart is underdeveloped. It occurs during fetal growth when the baby's heart is developing. Without immediate intervention after… [...]

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Mayo Clinic Orthopedist Shares Perspective on Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative science has advanced next-generation technologies from the research bench to potential clinical care options. But in the rigorous development of patient therapies, it is critical to validate the safety and efficacy of regenerative solutions. Shane Shapiro, M.D. Shane Shapiro, M.D., medical director of the Regenerative Medicine Therapeutics Suites on… [...]

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Mayo Clinic Course Addresses Education Gap: Building the Regenerative Medicine Workforce

Regenerative medicine is redefining clinical care—going beyond disease symptom management to addressing the underlying cause of disease to restore health. Regenerative care is expected to represent 10% of all health care in the next decade. Yet, education in regenerative medicine lags behind scientific and clinical advances. This threatens to leave… [...]

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Regenerative Medicine Training for the Future Workforce

2019 Regenerative Medicine and Surgery Selective Bringing regenerative medicine to more patients requires highly skilled medical providers. During a recent weeklong educational course, 42 medical and graduate students were immersed in regenerative medicine at Mayo Clinic. The Regenerative Medicine and Surgery Selective introduces students to regenerative medicine and surgery by… [...]

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3D Models: Printing the Future of Medicine

The soft glow of Amy Alexander's alarm clock in the darkness toyed with her attempt to fall back to sleep. Her thoughts wandered to the job she left on the printer the night before. Knowing she wouldn't rest until she knew it was running smoothly, Amy headed into work early.… [...]

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Mayo Educators Awarded Education Program Grants from 'Regenerative Medicine Minnesota'

In 2014, the Minnesota Legislature allocated resources to fund Regenerative Medicine Minnesota to improve the health of Minnesotans by advancing regenerative medicine therapies. Grants are awarded to accelerate medical research and to developers of biotechnology and biobusinesses across the state. Education grants, the focus of this announcement, are awarded to… [...]

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On Common Ground

Shrill screams caused Berneice Baumann to stop what she was doing and rush into the kitchen. She found her 1-year-old son, Duane, sitting on the floor in tears. He'd pulled an electric coffeepot on top of himself, and the boiling liquid scalded him from the neck down. A local doctor… [...]

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Leading the Charge in Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine therapies aim to rebuild and restore health to patients challenged by chronic conditions and degenerative diseases. Despite advances in the field, much of the science is still in early research phases, meaning that many treatments haven’t been proven safe and effective for humans as standard-of-care therapies yet. Because… [...]

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A Regulator of Stem Cells

Ouch! The response is always the same to the sharp, sudden surprise of a paper cut. The body responds quickly to the tear in the skin and sends resources for protection. An abundant enzyme in the blood, thrombin, causes changes in other blood proteins to produce a gel like substance that… [...]

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