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January 31, 2023

Training scientists to rebuild health

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

Experts predict that regenerative medicine will transform clinical practice. A conservative estimate is that 20% of future medical and surgical solutions will involve regenerative solutions. Regenerative medicine shifts the focus of medicine from fighting disease to rebuilding health. Regenerative medicine could improve human health span — the number of disease-free years — so a person’s […]

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Tags: Armin Garmany, Isobel Scarisbrick, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Biotherapeutics, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nathaniel Blackwell, Regenerative Sciences Ph.D. track, Shan Gao


January 26, 2023

Aspiring to deliver new cures for complex conditions

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is building toward a future when biologics can cure cancer, kidney disease and diabetes. Mayo marks 2022 as a year of significant strides in accelerating science to make and deliver regenerative biotherapeutics. The goal is to offer new options, based on rigorous research in cell and gene therapies, for disorders with few available […]

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Tags: 3D bioprinting, biologics, biomanufacturing, CAR-T cell therapy, Center for Regenerative Biotherapeutics, Julie Allickson, purified exosome product, stromal vascular fraction cells, tissue engineering


January 24, 2023

Florida Research growth and advancements in 2022

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

Highlights of Research activities at Mayo Clinic in Florida were included in a Mayo Clinic government relations report to the State of Florida last month. Florida Research continues to grow at a rapid pace. New programs in cancer and biotherapeutics; additional space on campus; significant scientific discoveries in cancer and the neurosciences; and a new […]

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Tags: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory, cancer, CAR-T cell therapy, Center for Regenerative Biotherapeutics, chimeric antigen receptor therapy, Hong Qin, Keith Knutson, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, neurosurgery, Tushar Patel


January 19, 2023

What is value-based care and why does it matter?

By Vincent Jacobbi Vincent Jacobbi (@vjmayo)

As health care costs continue to skyrocket, hospitals and those seeking care are working to find a way to create the best value for the patient’s money. Value is commonly defined as quality divided by cost, with quality describing the outcome of care, and cost describing the expenses incurred by the patient. There are many […]

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Tags: Ben Pollock, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, gastroenterology, health care value, quality improvement


January 12, 2023

Studies show resiliency training may help kids’ well-being, decision-making skills, more

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

Mayo Clinic students and researchers are studying whether resiliency training can help children and adults live healthier, more productive lives.

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Tags: anxiety, Catherine (Kit) Knier, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Chris Pierret, depression, education, health equity, Lisa Schimmenti, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, medical research education, Medical Scientist Training Program, mental health


January 10, 2023

Mayo Clinic opens a second Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic has opened the Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites in Arizona for patients seeking enhanced care when standard procedures don’t meet their needs. The suites are an intersection of clinical practice, research and lab space where patients can have their cells processed on-site for immediate application to their condition. “It’s a whole new level of […]

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Tags: bone marrow aspirate concentrate, Center for Regenerative Biotherapeutics, David Lott, platelet rich plasma, Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites, stromal vascular fraction cells, tissue engineering


January 3, 2023

Measuring resiliency in hospital quality performance during the pandemic era

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

Hospital quality rankings and ratings, including the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Overall Hospital Star Ratings have faced an unusual challenge in recent years:  To what extent should hospitals be held accountable for traditional quality measure performance, given the unknown effects of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Tags: Ben Pollock, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, COVID-19, health sciences research, quality improvement, resiliency


December 29, 2022

New tool brings Mayo Clinic researchers closer to discovering therapeutics from microbiome

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Does the human microbiome inhabit a natural pharmacy? Microorganisms are found in tissues and biofluids throughout the body, including in and around the gut, lungs, nose, mouth, skin and vagina. A flurry of recent scientific research suggests that this human microbiome — a community of trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi — is a driver […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Jaeyun Sung, microbiome


December 27, 2022

Engineering tissue to strengthen underdeveloped hearts

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Could cells taken from a small patch of skin become heart muscle and repair a rare congenital heart defect? It’s a scientific question that Timothy Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., and collaborators hope to answer for those born with an underdeveloped left heart chamber — a rare, complex condition known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Discovering […]

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Tags: cardiomyocytes, Center for Regenerative Biotherapeutics, congenital heart disease, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, induced pluripotent stem cells, Timothy Nelson


December 20, 2022

Registration opens for Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine & Surgery 2023

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Learn the latest in regenerative biotherapeutics, biomanufacturing, regenerative medicine and application to clinical care at the Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine & Surgery 2023. Registration is now open for the event that will be held April 3–5 at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. Regenerative biotherapeutics is an emerging field in […]

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Tags: Bruce Levine, Center for Regenerative Biotherapeutics, Harold Ott, Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine & Surgery, Peter Marks, Raghu Kalluri, Richard Hayden, Shinya Yamanaka


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