Items Tagged ‘regenerative medicine’

November 29, 2016

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Lecture

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

Early in his career as a pediatric and transplant surgeon-scientist, Joseph P. Vacanti, M.D., was motivated by the problem of organ shortage for his tiny patients. It has led to a career long pursuit in solving the problem of organ availability for babies and young children. In an early case, finding a liver the right […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, center for clinical and translational sciences, harvard medical school, joseph vacanti, Mayo Clinic, mayo clinic medical research, regenerative medicine, stem cells


November 23, 2016

Healing from Within: The Promise of Regenerative Medicine

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

The Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, in partnership with Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, recently produced a patient-focused video called, “Healing from Within: The Promise of Regenerative Medicine.” The eight-minute educational video is funded by a patient care grant from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota. The video features  interviews with Mayo Clinic physicians and researchers, explores regenerative medicine […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, research, stem cells


September 29, 2016

Mayo Clinic Researchers Investigate Innovations in Heart Transplant

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

Previously published in Mayo Clinic’s research magazine, Discovery’s Edge. As a science writer, I’m typically juggling a recorder, a note pad and a pen. Sometimes a camera. Today, the heart I held in my hand was warm and firm, red and healthy-looking. And beating. In my hand. Just an hour earlier it was in the […]

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Tags: Atta Behfar, cardiac regeneration, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, research, stem cells


September 7, 2016

HLHS Program Hosts Fourth Annual “Feel the Beat” Event Oct. 8

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

The annual “Feel the Beat” event hosted by the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) will be held on October 8 in Rochester, Minn.  “Feel the Beat” brings together clinicians, researchers, advocates, and families affected by a severe heart defect known as HLHS. The one-day event showcases the latest […]

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Tags: Congenital Heart Disease, Feel the Beat, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, regenerative medicine, stem cells, Timothy Nelson


August 31, 2016

Uniting the Regenerative Medicine Community

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

The Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine will co-host the 2016 World Stem Cell Summit  December 6-9 in West Palm Beach, FL. Organized by the Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF), the Summit forges collaborations to advance cell therapies, while creating a supportive environment of regulation, legislation, financing, reimbursement and patient advocacy. The Summit is the largest […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, stem cell, World Stem Cell Summit


August 26, 2016

New Strategies Could Make Laryngectomies a Thing of the Past

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

Previously published in Mayo Clinic Magazine Today, about 60,000 Americans have had their larynx removed due to disease or trauma. These people are missing out on many of life’s little pleasures because the procedure’s resultant hole left them without a voice and created an opening directly into their lungs. A simple shower is dangerous as even the slightest amount of water in the […]

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Tags: Dr. Lott, ENT, Laryngectomy, larynx, Larynx Transplantation, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, stem cell


July 5, 2016

Discovery’s Edge: Hope For Healing With Regenerative Medicine

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

Often perinatal fistulae resist treatment, both with medications and through treatment with a seton, a thread that is placed to promote drainage and healing. Currently standard therapies work less than half the time. Even when they do work, fistulae often return. Read the rest of the article on Discovery’s Edge. ________________________ Find more research news on […]

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Tags: Crohn's Disease, Discovery's Edge, Dr. William Faubion, gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, stem cells


June 28, 2016

Using Stem Cells to Try and Heal Baby Lucas’ Heart

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

This story originally appeared on the In the Loop blog. ____________________ Last July, Jennifer Gutman told Toledo, Ohio’s 13abc Action News that the day doctors diagnosed her unborn son, Lucas, with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, also known as HLHS, was “the worst day of her life.” The diagnosis came during what Jennifer and her husband, Brian, thought would […]

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Tags: Dr. Tim Nelson, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, In The Loop, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, regenerative medicine, research


June 24, 2016

Regenerative Medicine Offering New Treatment for Bronchopleural Fistulas

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

When current treatment isn’t enough, patients at Mayo Clinic often are among the first to benefit from innovative therapies, new techniques and technologies. For the first time in human application, Mayo Clinic researchers successfully closed an open wound on the upper chest caused by postoperative complications of lung removal. The findings appear in the journal […]

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Tags: bronchopleural fistula, Dr. Dennis Wigle, lung, Medical Research, regenerative medicine, stem cells


June 8, 2016

Promising Application for Stem Cells: Crohn’s Complications

By Center for Regenerative Medicine centerforregmedmc

New research at Mayo Clinic is bringing hope to hundreds of thousands of Crohn’s disease patients. Their extreme pain from complications is both physical and emotional and, for many, incurable. But, an innovation using the patient’s own stem cells seems to work extremely well in early testing. Eventually, researchers say, it may be used to treat […]

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Tags: Crohn's Disease, Dr. Allan Dietz, Dr. Eric Dozois, Dr. William Faubion, fistula, Mayo Clinic, Medical Research, regenerative medicine, stem cells


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