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Items Tagged ‘Center for Regenerative Medicine’

March 23, 2020

Collaboration brings innovative regenerative therapies to babies with rare heart defect

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

A collaboration bringing together regional centers and advocacy groups to accelerate innovation and discovery is expanding, bringing clinical trials and expertise to more patients with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) across the country. Led by Mayo Clinic’s Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for HLHS, the collaboration began in 2017 and now has 10 members. Nine […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, congenital heart disease, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pediatric cardiology, Tim Nelson


March 17, 2020

Regenerating missing bacteria for healthier lungs

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

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 Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

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


March 2, 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, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Rawan Al-Kharboosh, regenerative medicine, stem cells


February 27, 2020

Evolution of cardiac regeneration

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

February is American Heart Month, a time to acknowledge advancements in a new generation of care. This year focus is placed on repairing damaged heart tissue and restoring heart function after a heart attack. The Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine is leading research into cardiac regeneration. Accounting for nearly 20 million of all deaths, heart […]

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Tags: Atta Behfar, biomedical research, cardiac regeneration, cardiology, cardiovascular disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, discovery research, heart attack, heart disease, Michael Sabbah


February 20, 2020

Restoring function with larynx transplantation

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Mayo Clinic has launched a first of its kind regenerative transplant program aimed at restoring function for people who need their larynx, or voice box, removed. In the United States about 60,000 people are living without a larynx, due to disease or trauma. The larynx is a segment of the respiratory tract located in the […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, D. Eric Steidley, David Lott, larynx transplant, regenerative medicine, transplant


February 10, 2020

Regenerative product could provide new option for women with mesh exposure following pelvic reconstructive surgery

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Research is advancing a regenerative solution for a quality of life-limiting complication of mesh-based surgical repairs for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women. While mesh-based surgical treatments are durable and provide symptom relief for a great number of patients, there is a risk of mesh complications following surgery, such as mesh exposure. […]

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Tags: Cassandra Kisby, Center for Regenerative Medicine, John Occhino, regenerative medicine, urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse, women's health


January 27, 2020

Neuro regeneration for chemo brain: Mi-Hyeon Jang, Ph.D.

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Cognitive dysfunction, sometimes called “chemo brain,” stemming from chemotherapy is a major adverse condition affecting approximately 14 million cancer patients and survivors in the United States. Although chemo brain has been widely reported by patients and clinicians, the cause of concentration and memory problems in cancer patients is not well understood. Mayo Clinic researchers are […]

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Tags: cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, chemo brain, chemotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mi-Hyeon Jang, neuroregeneration, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


January 23, 2020

Mayo Clinic research discovers a molecular switch for repairing central nervous system disorders

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

A molecular switch has the ability to turn on a substance in animals that repairs neurological damage in disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Mayo Clinic researchers discovered. The early research in animal models could advance an already approved Food and Drug Administration therapy and also could lead to new strategies for treating diseases of the central nervous […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, autoimmune disorder, basic science, Center for Regenerative Medicine, demyelination, discovery research, Isobel Scarisbrick, multiple sclerosis, neurology, schizophrenia, spinal cord injury


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, Shane Shapiro


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