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February 2, 2023

“Rock star” baby is now a “rock star” preschooler

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

A child’s first steps are always exciting for parents, but for Hetty and Tyler Mollert, it was a miracle. Their daughter, Madelyn, has spina bifida, a congenital defect in which the spinal cord doesn’t develop properly. People affected by this condition sometimes have long-term disabilities, such as weakness or paralysis, that limits the ability to […]

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Tags: #Fetal surgery, #Hetty Mollert, #Madelyn Mollert, #Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Biotherapeutics, #Myelomeningocele, #Spina Bifida

April 1, 2020

Mayo Clinic research finds spina bifida surgery before birth restores brain structure

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Surgery performed on a fetus in the womb to repair defects from spina bifida triggers the body’s ability to restore normal brain structure, Mayo Clinic research discovered. Research by Rodrigo Ruano, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Mayo Clinic’s Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, finds that fetal surgery to correct congenital spinal cord defects is more […]

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Tags: #Brain regeneration, #Fetal surgery research, #hydrocephalus, #Mayo Clinic Proceedings, #Myelomeningocele, #Spina Bifida, Dr. Rodrigo Ruano, fetal surgery, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine

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