Items Tagged ‘regenerative medicine’

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


March 6, 2020

Improving remyelination for spinal cord injury: Arthur Warrington, Ph.D.

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Mayo Clinic researchers are probing potential ways to unleash the human body’s ability to heal neurological disorders like spinal cord injuries or multiple sclerosis. Myelin is the protective covering that surrounds nerve fibers in the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord. Demyelination, or injury to the myelin, slows electrical signals between brain cells, resulting in […]

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Tags: Arthur Warrington, MS, multiple sclerosis, Neurology, regenerative medicine, spinal cord injury


Student-led interest group helps to build the future regenerative medicine workforce

February 28, 2020

Student-led interest group helps to build the future regenerative medicine workforce

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Educating the next-generation of regenerative physician-scientists is a strategic priority of the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine. And, as the field advances beyond traditional management of symptoms to addressing the underlying cause of disease through curative solutions, medical education must evolve to capitalize on this ongoing evolution. At Mayo Clinic, an interest group formed […]

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Tags: education, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Medical Students, regenerative medicine, World Stem Cell Summit


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

January 5, 2020

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

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

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 to fight the most deadly type of […]

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Tags: brain cancer, gioblastoma, Rawan Al-Kharboosh, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Sciences Training Program, space, stem cells, SVF cells


Regenerative Product Could Provide New Option for Women with Mesh Exposure Following Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

December 12, 2019

Regenerative Product Could Provide New Option for Women with Mesh Exposure Following Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Research is advancing a regenerative solution for a quality of life-limiting complication of mesh-based surgical repairs for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women. While mesh-based surgical treatments are durable and provide symptom relief for a great number of patients, there is a risk of mesh complications following surgery, such as mesh exposure. […]

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Tags: Dr. Cassandra Kisby, Dr. John Occhino, regenerative medicine, urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse


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

November 15, 2019

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

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

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 is not well understood. Mayo Clinic researchers are […]

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Tags: cancer, chemo brain, Dr. Mi Hyeon Jang, Neuroregeneration, regenerative medicine, stem cells


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

November 8, 2019

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

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

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 heart is severely underdeveloped. Regenerative […]

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Tags: Congenital Heart Disease, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, regenerative medicine, stem cells


Platelet Rich Plasma Found to be Effective in Regrowing Hair

October 31, 2019

Platelet Rich Plasma Found to be Effective in Regrowing Hair

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Platelets spun from a person’s own blood may be a new option for treating baldness in women, according to research at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. A pilot study found platelet rich plasma (PRP), a regenerative therapy associated with natural growth factors and tissue healing, regrows hair as well as other treatments on the market. The findings […]

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Tags: Dr. Alison Bruce, Dr. Shane Shapiro, hair loss, platelet rich plasma, PRP, regenerative medicine


October 24, 2019

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

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

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). And for patients with skin cancer on the […]

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Tags: Brittany Howard, facial trauma, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, nasal reconstruction surgery, regenerative medicine, skin cancer


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