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Awards

Stories about awards and Mayo Clinic awardees within Research or Research Education.

March 17, 2020

Regenerating missing bacteria for healthier lungs

By Jen Schutz Jen Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Connection to COVID-19 People with COPD are at a greater risk of contracting COVID-19, and likely to experience much worse cases than people with healthy lungs. To help alleviate concerns, the COPD Foundation has set up a continuous blog with expert answers to questions related to COPD. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Tags: basic science, Center for Regenerative Medicine, COPD, COVID-19, discovery research, lung disease, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Veena Taneja


March 6, 2020

Off the shelf vessels: A regenerative approach for coronary artery bypass

By Jen Schutz Jen Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Growing blood vessels in a lab for human use may sound like a futuristic dream. However, Mayo Clinic researchers are seeking to do just that to advance a regenerative approach to coronary bypass graft surgery. Through a Regenerative Medicine Minnesota grant, a Mayo research team is developing tissue that could grow into a blood vessel […]

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Tags: biomedical engineering, blood vessels, Center for Regenerative Medicine, coronary artery disease, heart disease, Leigh Griffiths, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, tissue engineering


November 19, 2019

Researching Stem Cells for Kidney Disease: LaTonya Hickson, M.D.

By Jen Schutz Jen Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a serious complication of diabetes. Up to 40 percent of people with diabetes eventually develop kidney disease. With no long-term treatment available, many patients will progress to end stage kidney disease requiring either dialysis or a kidney transplant. Research is underway to keep people from progressing to kidney failure, and the […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, diabetes, kidney disease, kidney failure, LaTonya Hickson, nephrology, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


September 17, 2019

Mayo Clinic Startup Earns World Economic Forum Award

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

With the promise of potential lifesaving treatments like chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-Cell therapy comes complex challenges. For instance: how can we be sure the right cells are going to the right patient? How can we communicate problems with manufacturing that would affect a patient’s treatment schedule? To address those concerns, Mayo Clinic startup company […]

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Tags: Allan Dietz, CAR-T cell therapy, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Jeffrey Winters, Mayo Clinic Ventures, Yi Lin


September 9, 2019

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Renews National Cancer Institute Research Funding

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara (@nicoleferrara)

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has once again successfully renewed its National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Support Grant. The grant award provides roughly $28.7 million in funding over five years through 2024, which will mark Mayo Clinic’s 49th year of NCI funding. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center’s NCI designation as a comprehensive cancer center was also […]

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Tags: cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, National Cancer Institute, research


August 21, 2019

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota: Executing big hairy audacious goals

By Jen Schutz Jen Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

The excitement at the 2019 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota meeting was palpable. Health care providers, scientists, educators, students, lawmakers and life sciences entrepreneurs mobilized to celebrate the BHAG—big hairy audacious goals in transforming health care. The BHAG challenge: develop new solutions and innovations that establish Minnesota as a world class leader and destination for advancing regenerative medicine into […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, education, Jakub Tolar, maternal and fetal medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, research, Saranya Wyles


August 19, 2019

Yale and Mayo Clinic awarded FDA grant to study opioid prescribing and use

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

— Yale University Office of Public Affairs & Communications Yale University and Mayo Clinic have been awarded a grant for up to $5.3 million over two years by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to study patients’ experiences with pain and use of opioids prescribed for acute pain. This project is part of the Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI), […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, FDA, Nilay Shah, opioids


February 18, 2019

Head to the Lab for the Treatments of Tomorrow

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner (@saratiner)

Medical breakthroughs start in the lab with a phase of research called discovery science. It helps to understand how the body functions and how disease begins at the most basic level. That in turn provides insight into how whatever has gone wrong can be fixed. To kick off the medical treatments of tomorrow, the Center […]

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Tags: Aleksey Matveyenko, basic science, CAR-T cell therapy, Center for Biomedical Discovery, Christina Pabelick, colon cancer, diabetes, discovery research, Hu Li, Hu Zeng, lupus, Paul Galardy


February 6, 2019

Mayo Clinic investigators receive research awards from ‘Regenerative Medicine Minnesota’

By Jen Schutz Jen Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota (RMM) recently announced the 2019 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota Research Awards. This year’s research grants are aimed at developing better therapies for people with diabetes, cartilage injury, heart disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, and age-related macular degeneration. The grants are awarded to investigators in the areas of […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


September 20, 2018

Gerstner awards boost research into hereditary cancer, Parkinson’s disease

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

This article originally appeared on the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine blog on August 27, 2018 Creating tools to detect cancer at an early stage and advancing research into the genetic links to Parkinson’s disease are focuses of the 2018 Gerstner Family Career Development Awards. This year’s winners are Niloy ‘Jewel’ Samadder, M.D., a […]

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Tags: cancer prevention, Center for Individualized Medicine, Fabienne Fiesel, genetic testing, genetics, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, Parkinson's disease


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