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October 28th, 2010

Mayo Participates in Karolinska Symposium


As part of its continuing relationship with the Karolinska Institute, Mayo Clinic research leaders are participating in the upcoming symposium on regenerative medicine in Sweden, November 3-5. The event is part of the Frontiers in Biomedical Research relationship established earlier this year between Karolinska and the Minnesota Partnership members (Mayo and the University of Minnesota).

Among the Mayo investigators speaking in the Nobel Forum will be Deputy Dean of Research Stephen Russell, M.D., Ph.D., Anthony Windebank, M.D., Michael Yazemski, M.D., Ph.D., Sree Nair, M.D., Ph.D.,  Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D, and Yasuhiro Ikeda, D.V.M., Ph.D.  The topics cover the use of regenerative medicine approaches to repair problems in the heart, liver, pancreas, blood vessels, bone and muscle, the brain, and even in restoring hearing. Special focus will be placed on the use of modified stem cells.

The symposium is part of the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Karolinska Institute, regarded as the top medical university in Europe. Media in Sweden have been alerted that Karolinska president Harriet Walberg-Henricksson will be announcing "a new and unique collaboration" as part of the event. That will be the official announcement in Sweden of the Frontiers in Biomedical Research that was inaugurated during her visit to Minnesota earlier this year.

Tags: Findings, Karolinska Institutet, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Partnership, People, Progress Updates, regenerative medicine, stem cells, University of Minnesota


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