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Items Tagged ‘Center for Regenerative Medicine’

July 6, 2020

Preparing the regenerative medicine leaders of the future

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

With the click of a mouse, medical students opened a window into the health care of the future. The 2020 Mayo Clinic Regenerative Medicine and Surgery Course, a foundation for transformative change, moved online this year due to social distancing guidelines around COVID-19.  Regenerative medicine is a shift from treating disease to restoring health. The […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Fredric Meyer, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, regenerative medicine, research education, Saranya Wyles


June 23, 2020

Harnessing the body’s ability to heal

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Researchers at Mayo Clinic are studying ways to engineer human-like tissue to bolster the body’s ability to heal itself. Scientists in the Regenerative Medicine Biomaterials and Biomolecules Lab have engineered biomaterials that could regenerate tissue capable of restoring injured nerves and bones. They’ve discovered that biomaterials derived from polymers are biodegradable. When used along with […]

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Tags: biomedical engineering, bone regeneration, Center for Regenerative Medicine, discovery research, Lichun Lu, nerve regeneration, peripheral nerve damage, tissue engineering, Xifeng Liu


June 16, 2020

Focus on women’s health: Regenerative approaches to stress and fecal incontinence

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mayo Clinic is taking a regenerative approach to women’s healthcare to provide new therapeutic options for common conditions that standard treatments don’t fully address. One key area of focus is pelvic floor injury that leads to stress incontinence, a widespread and often embarrassing problem affecting some 18 million women, according to the National Association for […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Emanuel Trabuco, fecal incontinence, incontinence, women's health


June 11, 2020

Seeking a regenerative therapy for chronic dry mouth

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mayo Clinic researchers are seeking a regenerative therapy for a vexing problem, particularly among cancer patients. How can medical providers treat a condition in which the mouth is so parched that it has an incessant feeling of a cotton lining? Xerostomia, also known as chronic dry mouth, is an agonizing side effect of injury to […]

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Tags: biobank, cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, chronic dry mouth, head and neck cancer, Jeffrey Janus, lab medicine, Nagarajan Kannan, salivary glands


June 3, 2020

Regenerative approaches could foster healing from COVID-19

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Regenerative Medicine aims not only to repair or restore the function of cells, tissues or organs, but also the whole person. The latter is particularly important amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Regenerative approaches draw on the body’s natural abilities to heal, focus on establishing the healing environments and building new, healthy ways of functioning. These aspects […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, COVID-19, Craig Sawchuk, health sciences research, Ian Hargraves, patient experience, psychiatry, psychology, Victor Montori


May 21, 2020

A discovery step toward cell replacement therapy for diabetes

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

In what could be a step toward cell replacement therapy for diabetes, Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered how to manufacture cells capable of generating a hormone that regulates low blood sugar. Quinn Peterson, Ph.D. and his team have developed a new method of mass producing a cell product containing the hormone glucagon that is capable […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, diabetes, hypoglycemia, pluripotent stem cells, Quinn Peterson, stem cells


April 22, 2020

Regenerating diseased bones

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Kendall Koens’ life is a dramatic reversal from what it was in 2006. Late stage cancer left him in a coma and on a ventilator fighting for survival. Aggressive chemotherapy was saving his life but slowly and silently destroying his hips joints. The financial planner from Rochester, Minnesota, faced crippling pain typical of someone more […]

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Tags: arthritis, bone disease, cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, chemotherapy, hip replacement, orthopedics, osteonecrosis, Rafael Sierra


April 16, 2020

Mayo Clinic research discovers how stem cells repair damage from heart attacks

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mayo Clinic researchers have uncovered stem cell-activated mechanisms of healing after a heart attack. Stem cells restored cardiac muscle back to its condition before the heart attack, in turn providing a blueprint of how stem cells may work. The study, published in NPJ Regenerative Medicine, finds that human cardiopoietic cells zero in on damaged proteins to reverse […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, basic science, cardiac regeneration, cardiovascular disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, discovery research, heart attack, heart failure, Kent Arrell, mesenchymal stem cells, stem cells


April 2, 2020

From Mayo Clinic patient to first regenerative sciences graduate

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

When Chris Paradise graduates from the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in May, it will be yet another important milestone in his lifelong relationship with Mayo Clinic. The one time Mayo patient and child of a Mayo Clinic nurse will be the first student to graduate from the doctoral research training program known as the […]

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Tags: Amel Dudakovic, Andre van Wijnen, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Chris Paradise, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, regenerative medicine, research education


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


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