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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


Mayo Clinic Goes Back to Space

December 13, 2018

Mayo Clinic Goes Back to Space

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

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


March 4, 2017

Stem Cells in Space

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

On February 19, the latest rocket launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, included a payload of several samples of donated adult stem cells from a research laboratory at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. The launch by SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, is part of NASA’s commercial resupply missions to the […]

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Tags: Abba Zubair, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic in Florida, mayo clinic medical research, Mayo Clinic research, regenerative medicine, research, space, stem cells


September 15, 2015

Nearing the Future of Regenerative Medicine

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

Abba C. Zubair, M.D., Ph.D., medical and scientific director of the Cell Therapy Laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Florida has traveled far in his life, moving from Nigeria to America in pursuit of science. Dr. Zubair spoke recently at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, explaining his plan to send an experiment beyond all borders to the […]

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Tags: Abba Zubair, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic in Florida, regenerative medicine, research, space, stem cells, Stem Cells in Space, stroke


July 31, 2015

Meet the Researcher: Abba Zubair, M.D., Ph.D., Talks Stem Cells in Space

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

Abba C. Zubair, M.D., Ph.D., medical and scientific director of the Cell Therapy Laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Florida will present “Growing Stem Cells in Space: Medicine’s Next Big thing?” All are welcome to the Research Information Center in Rochester, Minn. (Gonda Building, Lobby Level) Tuesday August 4, at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Zubair will discuss the […]

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Tags: Abba Zubair, Mayo Clinic, Meet the Researcher, regenerative medicine, research, space, stem cells, stroke


December 23, 2013

Stem Cells in Space: Testing Stroke Treatment

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

Abba Zubair, M.D., Ph.D, believes that cells grown in the International Space Station (ISS) could help patients recover from a stroke, and that it may even be possible to generate human tissues and organs in space. Dr. Zubair says, “On Earth, we face many challenges in trying to grow enough stem cells to treat patients. It […]

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Tags: Abba Zubair, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, space, stem cells, stroke


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