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Items Tagged ‘Center for Regenerative Medicine’

January 20, 2020

Platelet rich plasma found to be effective in regrowing hair

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Platelets spun from a person’s own blood may be a new option for treating baldness in women, according to research at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. A pilot study found platelet rich plasma (PRP), a regenerative therapy associated with natural growth factors and tissue healing, regrows hair as well as other treatments on the market. The findings could lead […]

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Tags: Alison Bruce, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, hair loss, platelet rich plasma, PRP, Shane Shapiro


January 13, 2020

Top ways regenerative medicine is advancing the health care of tomorrow for patients today

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Regenerative medicine accelerated from the bench into the practice in new ways in 2019, ushering in an era of care focused on the body’s amazing ability to heal itself. Bolstered by robust research, Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of delivering new therapies that restore form and function to diseased cells, tissues, or organs — […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, cancer, CAR-T, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, immunotherapy, larynx transplant, maternal and fetal medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, spinal cord injury, transplant


November 19, 2019

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

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

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


November 12, 2019

Gerstner Regenerative Medicine Initiative: Tracking outcomes and supporting clinical trials

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

One of the challenges of integrating regenerative medicine into daily patient care is that it is so new, there is not a lot of available data to consider when determining best practices. A recent grant will help track information on how patient do after clinical trials. The Gerstner Regenerative Medicine Initiative, funded through a grant from […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Gerstner Regenerative Medicine Initiative, osteoarthritis, regenerative medicine, stem cells


November 7, 2019

Zane’s story: Fetal surgery to expand lungs

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Baby Zane Fouts’ boundless curiosity starts at his feet, which he grabs and plays with happily. The energetic boy who’s full of smiles is a trailblazer for regenerative surgery performed in a clinical trial at Mayo Clinic even before birth. “He’s our miracle baby,” says his mother, Alyse Ahern-Mittelsted.  “He’s a rock star.” Ahern-Mittelsted was 20 weeks […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, pulmonary hypoplasia, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Rodrigo Ruano, surgery


October 25, 2019

Regenerative strategies for osteoarthritis: Jonathan Finnoff, D.O.

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time. While the significant pain, limited activity, and decreased quality of life that affect patients with osteoarthritis can usually be managed, the damage to joints can’t […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Jonathan Finnoff, osteoarthritis, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota


October 23, 2019

Regeneration for all

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

With growing public awareness and broader academic engagement, the prospect of pioneering a change in disease management has propelled the field of regenerative medicine. The ability to build, scale and apply biotherapeutic technologies and solutions that are not cost prohibitive will become increasingly important elements that drive progress in regenerative medicine. In a recently published paper, […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Atta Behfar, biomanufacturing, Center for Regenerative Medicine, stem cells


October 17, 2019

Florida building dedicated to medical discovery and innovation

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

The grand opening of the new Discovery and Innovation Building at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus signals a new era of integrating regenerative medicine into daily practice. Regenerative medicine seeks to tap the body’s ability to replace, restore or regrow damaged or diseased cells, tissues and organs. A hub of research and technology, the new building […]

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Tags: Abba Zubair, Atta Behfar, biomanufacturing, Center for Regenerative Medicine, discovery research, lung transplantation, Mayo Clinic Life Science Incubator, medical innovation, regenerative medicine, stem cells


September 26, 2019

Bioartificial liver: Bridge to liver regeneration

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

The liver has the greatest regenerative capacity of any organ in the body. However, when the liver is injured beyond its ability to regenerate itself, and a transplant is not readily available, there are few options for patients. Led by Scott Nyberg, M.D., Ph.D., researchers are refining their own version of a bioartificial liver, known as […]

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Tags: bioartificial liver, Center for Regenerative Medicine, regenerative medicine, research, Scott Nyberg, stem cells, transplant


September 24, 2019

Research for infants with HLHS moves forward

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a complex and rare heart defect present at birth in which the left side of a child’s heart is severely underdeveloped. At Mayo Clinic, physicians and researchers in the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome are looking for ways to delay or even prevent heart failure for […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pediatric cardiology, stem cells


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