Items Tagged ‘Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine’

October 14, 2020

Mayo Clinic adopts regenerative medicine as field of academic rank

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

In a step that opens a whole new era of medical practice, Mayo Clinic has approved regenerative medicine as a field of academic rank. The decision will contribute to a new community of regenerative medicine scientists, physicians, engineers, administrators and health care staff equipped to advance new cures to address unmet patient needs. Regenerative medicine […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Fredric Meyer, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, regenerative medicine education, Robert Spinner


October 8, 2020

Delivering innovative stem cell therapy to slow vision loss

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

The regenerative eye scientist, Alan Marmorstein, Ph.D., is drawn to research by the need to find new cures for diseases. As an aspiring researcher, he never envisioned his investigative journey would take him down the path of testing ways to prevent or restore loss of eyesight. However, a post-doctoral lab assignment, a National Eye Institutes […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, alan marmorstein, best disease, macular degeneration, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, stem cell therapy, wet macular degeneration


September 23, 2020

A regenerative approach to facial reconstruction after cancer

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Growing up in southern California, Sabrina Falcon was a self-described “sun baby” whose love of the outdoors reached the skies. Years later the flight attendant who is working on her pilot’s license was diagnosed with skin cancer on her nose — the basal cell type that typically grows slowly with low risk of metastasizing. After […]

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Tags: Basal cell cancer, Brittany Howard, facial reconstruction surgery, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mohs surgery, Shari Ochoa


September 17, 2020

Turning back the clock on aging

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Researchers at Mayo Clinic are probing ways to activate the body’s regenerative potential to slow the clock on chronic conditions that set in as we age. From cancer to diabetes to Alzheimer’s disease, another birthday adds to a person’s risk of developing chronic disease. September is Healthy Aging Month, a time to focus on the […]

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Tags: Aging, geriatrics, Healthy Aging Month, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Nathan LeBrasseur, Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging, senescent cells


September 3, 2020

Regenerative Medicine Biotrust: advancing the practice through research

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Regenerative medicine is a catalyst for innovation in health care, shifting the focus from treating symptoms of disease to unleashing the body’s ability to heal. Integral to the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, the Center for Regenerative Medicine Biotrust is an important investment for Mayo Clinic. This unique resource enables physicians and scientists to […]

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Tags: Biomanufacturing, Center for Regenerative Medicine Biotrust, Dr. Dennis Wigle, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Regenerative sciences research


August 20, 2020

Stem cell research to improve hemodialysis

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Stem cell therapy after angioplasty helps keep arteriovenous fistula blood vessels open, Mayo Clinic discovered in animal studies. An arteriovenous fistula is a passageway between an artery and a vein. This research, supported in part by the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, provides a foundation on which someday patients with end stage renal disease, who […]

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Tags: Angioplasty, arteriovenous fistula, chronic kidney disease, End stage renal disease, Hemodialysis, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Sanjay Misra, Stem cell research


August 13, 2020

Regenerating muscles after cancer surgery

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Advancements in microsurgery are making it possible to harness the body’s healing power to regenerate muscle strength after some cancer surgeries, particularly surgery to remove soft tissue sarcoma. Mayo Clinic orthopedic oncologists are teaming with plastic surgeons in a procedure they’ve coined “oncoregeneration.” They are seeking to perfect this procedure in which large muscle is […]

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Tags: lymphedema, Matthew Houdek, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, micro surgery, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Soft tissue sarcoma, Steven Moran


August 6, 2020

“Rock star” baby hitting her milestones after fetal surgery to correct spina bifida

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

The first peek at her baby during the 20 week ultrasound turned from excitement to concern for Hetty Mollert. “It was taking longer than I expected. I thought they were just being super in-depth about everything,” said Mollert, a first time mother-to-be from Madison, Wis. “Then we learned the devastating news. The ultrasound showed our […]

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Tags: Chiari malformation, fetal surgery, Maternal fetal medicine, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, mylemeningocele, regenerative medicine, Rodrigo Ruano, Spina bifida


July 30, 2020

Spotlighting 2020 graduates of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Integrating new discoveries into patient care requires a workforce equipped to deliver the latest innovations. That’s why training the workforce of the future is a key objective of the Education Shield at Mayo Clinic—an objective the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine is committed to advancing. Every year, Mayo Clinic’s College of Medicine and Science […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic Medical Scientist Training Program, Mayo Clinic Regenerative Sciences Training Program, Rosalie Sterner, Sinibaldo Romero Arocha, Somaira Nowsheen


July 8, 2020

Using stem cells to find causes and treatments to prevent sudden cardiac death

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mystified by the need for defibrillation to save a 10-year-old from drowning, Michael Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D., vowed to dig for answers. That pivotal case during a Mayo Clinic pediatric cardiology residency was the catalyst for Dr. Ackerman’s career in genetic sleuthing of inherited sudden cardiac death syndromes. With help from the Center for Regenerative Medicine […]

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Tags: Brugada syndrome, Center for Regenerative Medicine Biotrust, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, long Q T syndrome, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Michael Ackerman, Stem cell research, sudden cardiac death


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