Items Tagged ‘regenerative medicine’

A Regulator of Stem Cells

February 28, 2019

A Regulator of Stem Cells

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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 forms the clot. It’s what causes […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Isobel Scarisbrick, myelin, PAR1, regenerative medicine, stem cells, thrombin


February 15, 2019

Mayo Clinic Researchers Develop More Efficient System to Reprogram Stem Cells

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Induced pluripotent stem cells, the workhorse of many regenerative medicine projects, start out as differentiated cells that are reprogrammed to pluripotent stem cells by exposure to a complex set of genetic cocktails. Mayo researchers now report that using the measles virus vector; they’ve trimmed that multi-vector process with four reprogramming factors down to a single […]

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Tags: biomedical research, CCaTS, Dr. Patricia Devaux, Measles Virus, molecular medicine, News Releases, regenerative medicine, stem cells


January 17, 2019

Gerstner Family Donates $10 Million to Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic announced last fall that it received a $10 million grant from The Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Fund at Vanguard Charitable on the recommendation of Louis V. and Robin L. Gerstner. The grant supports five initiatives across Mayo Clinic’s Arizona, Florida and Minnesota sites. Two of the five initiatives funded through the grant are designated […]

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Tags: development, Louis V. Gerstner Jr., regenerative medicine, spine pain, stem cells


Top Stories of 2018

January 10, 2019

Top Stories of 2018

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With 2018 behind us, here’s a look at some of our most-read stories of the year. Be sure to stay up-to-date in 2019 by subscribing to the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine blog. You may choose to have updates sent as soon as they’re published or have a weekly email digest sent once per […]

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Tags: Aaron Krych, Amy Lightner, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Jennifer Westendorf, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery, regenerative medicine, stem cells


Mayo Clinic Goes Back to Space

December 13, 2018

Mayo Clinic Goes Back to Space

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Space travel is known to cause wear and tear on astronauts’ bodies, but it’s still not clear how radiation exposure in space affects the function of cells. In particular, what happens to the body’s stem cells, responsible for rebuilding and regenerating normal tissue? In the latest SpaceX-16 resupply mission, which took off December 5th from […]

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Tags: Dr. Abba Zubair, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic in Florida, regenerative medicine, research, space, stem cells


An Active Life Restored

November 15, 2018

An Active Life Restored

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Wenchun Qu, M.D., Ph.D. with Rick Amatuzio. For years, Rick Amatuzio lived with severe back pain that kept him from an active life. But advanced diagnostic tests and regenerative medicine therapy at Mayo Clinic ultimately led to a complete recovery. A typical weekend for Rick Amatuzio involves playing two rounds of golf, riding his motorcycle […]

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Tags: Dr. Wenchun Qu, Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, regenerative medicine, Rehabilitation


Regenerative Medicine is the Future of Medicine for Dr. Amy Lightner

October 18, 2018

Regenerative Medicine is the Future of Medicine for Dr. Amy Lightner

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Volunteering for a reading program at a children’s hospital led to a career change for Amy Lightner, M.D. As a Stanford University undergraduate, she met a cardiac surgeon who turned her interest to medicine. “I got to see how medicine and surgical intervention could change a child’s life forever,” says Dr. Lightner. “The research, in […]

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Tags: Crohn's Disease, Dr. Amy Lightner, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Medical Research, regenerative medicine, regenerative surgery, stem cells, ulcerative colitis


October 11, 2018

Take Advantage of Early-Bird Registration for Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery

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The Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery will be held Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2018 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. Early-bird registration, which runs through Monday, Oct. 15, provides a savings of $100 off the conference fee. Register today. The event will feature presentations on the latest advancements in regenerative medicine and […]

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


July 19, 2018

Building a Scientific Collaborative Space

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Combining innovative Mayo Clinic labs with medical businesses and creative start-up companies will help Rochester — and benefit patients. Outside his office in the Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency, Chris Schad leans over a model of downtown Rochester, Minn. He traces out Discovery Square — the 16-block area south of the main Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: biomedical research, Destination Medical Center, imaging, Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Medical Labs, medical testing, 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


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