Items Tagged ‘Center for Regenerative Medicine’

Investigating Gene Therapy Strategies for Obesity: Ping Chen, Ph.D.

June 28, 2018

Investigating Gene Therapy Strategies for Obesity: Ping Chen, Ph.D.

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The major challenge in treating obesity is not just losing weight, but preventing weight from coming back. With a research grant form Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Ping (Vicky) Chen, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic research associate,  is studying a new treatment strategy using gene transfer therapy to safely target brain mechanisms that control hunger and energy output. Dr. […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, discovery science, Dr. Ping Chen, obesity, regenerative medicine, research, weight control


June 21, 2018

Regenerative Medicine in Novel Fetal Therapy Program

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A life-saving procedure improves fetal lung health and reduces post-natal complications Specialists at Mayo Clinic are pioneering a life-saving procedure as part of a clinical trial for babies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). When a baby’s lungs are not adequately developed at birth, severe complications and even death can result. Waiting for the baby to be […]

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Tags: CDH, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trial, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, Dr. Denise Klinkner, Dr. Rodrigo Ruano, fetal surgery, Medical Research, pediatric surgery, pulmonary hypoplasia, regenerative medicine


Stem Cell Differentiation for Diabetes: Alexander Revzin, Ph.D.

June 7, 2018

Stem Cell Differentiation for Diabetes: Alexander Revzin, Ph.D.

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Alexander Revzin, Ph.D., is a professor of biomedical engineering at Mayo Clinic and recipient of a 2018 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota Research Award. He is developing microcapsules that could be used as cell carriers during differentiation of stem cells into pancreatic islets. These same capsules may also be useful as vehicles for islet transplantation. This technology […]

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Tags: Alexander Revzin, Center for Regenerative Medicine, diabetes, Mayo Clinic, Medical Research, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cell differentiation, stem cells


Researching Gene Therapy for Liver Diseases: Joseph Lillegard, M.D., Ph.D.

May 31, 2018

Researching Gene Therapy for Liver Diseases: Joseph Lillegard, M.D., Ph.D.

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Joseph Lillegard, M.D., Ph.D., is a Regenerative Medicine Minnesota research grant recipient. He is researching gene therapy to fight inborn errors of metabolism of the liver, primarily Hereditary Tyrosinemia Type 1 (HT1), a metabolic disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency. HT1 is a genetic disorder that can lead to liver and kidney failure, and is […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Joseph Lillegard, Hereditary Tyrosinemia, liver disease, Mayo Clinic, Medical Research, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


May 10, 2018

Children’s Hospital Colorado, Mayo Clinic Collaborate on Congenital Heart Defect

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Mayo Clinic’s Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Children’s Hospital Colorado are collaborating to provide solutions for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare and complex form of congenital heart disease in which the left side of the heart is severely underdeveloped. Regenerative medicine strategies for HLHS have the potential to […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, Congenital Heart Disease, Dr. Timothy Nelson, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Mayo Clinic, Medical Research, regenerative medicine


May 3, 2018

Researching Regenerative Strategies to Optimize Neurological Function: Terry Burns, M.D., Ph.D.

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Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon and recipient of a 2018 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota research grant, Terry Burns, M.D., Ph.D., is developing regenerative strategies to optimize neurological function and quality of life for patients with brain tumors, neurological injuries, and neurodegenerative diseases. The decline of memory and thinking processes seen in aging, neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease), and […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Terry Burns, Mayo Clinic, Medical Research, Neuroregeneration, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, research, stem cells


Clinical Trial Investigates Stem Cell Therapies for Spinal Cord Injuries

April 19, 2018

Clinical Trial Investigates Stem Cell Therapies for Spinal Cord Injuries

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Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, Mohamad Bydon, M.D., is a research grant recipient from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota. His clinical trial investigates whether adipose-derived (fat tissue-derived) mesenchymal stem cells can be safely administered into the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with traumatic spinal cord injury and what the effects this may have on functional improvement, activities of daily living, […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, Dr. Mohamad Bydon, Medical Research, Neuroregeneration, regenerative medicine, stem cells


Mayo Investigators Awarded Education and Biotechnology Grants from ‘Regenerative Medicine Minnesota’

April 12, 2018

Mayo Investigators Awarded Education and Biotechnology Grants from ‘Regenerative Medicine Minnesota’

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Four Mayo Clinic investigators were selected to receive 2018 Education and Biobusiness/Biotechnology Awards from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota. The Minnesota Legislature allocated resources to fund Regenerative Medicine Minnesota in 2014 to improve the health of Minnesotans by advancing regenerative medicine therapies. Grants are awarded to individuals working to accelerate medical research and to developers of biotechnology and biobusinesses across the state. […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, education, Mayo Clinic, Medical Research, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, research grants, stem cells


April 6, 2018

Register for the Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery, Nov. 29 – Dec. 1

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Registration is now open for the Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery, Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2018 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. 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. Hear from keynote […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery, Medical Research, regenerative medicine, research, stem cells


Researching Cartilage Regeneration for Osteoarthritis: Jennifer Westendorf, Ph.D.

March 29, 2018

Researching Cartilage Regeneration for Osteoarthritis: Jennifer Westendorf, Ph.D.

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Mayo Clinic investigator, Jennifer Westendorf, Ph.D., is a recipient of a 2018 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota research grant. Her project will help determine how proteins, called Girk2 and Girk3, contribute to cartilage formation and repair in the setting of osteoarthritis. Researchers believe that osteoarthritis may be prevented if these proteins are absent or inactive. Dr. Westendorf is […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Jennifer Westendorf, Mayo Clinic, osteoarthritis, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, research


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