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Items Tagged ‘degenerative disease’

June 25, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Could regenerative medicine relieve neck, back pain?

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is looking to regenerative medicine as a potential long-term solution for degenerative disk disease that has for years eluded medical science. Millions of people in the U.S. are afflicted with chronic neck and back pain that often comes after years of wear and tear on the spine. Current treatments provide only temporary relief […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, degenerative disease, inflammation, mesenchymal stem cells, pain management, platelet rich plasma, Wenchun Qu


October 20, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Delivering innovative stem cell therapy to slow vision loss

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

The regenerative eye scientist, Alan Marmorstein, Ph.D., is drawn to research by the need to find new cures for diseases. As an aspiring researcher, he never envisioned his investigative journey would take him down the path of testing ways to prevent or restore loss of eyesight. However, a post-doctoral lab assignment, a National Eye Institutes […]

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Tags: age-related macular degeneration, Alan Marmorstein, Center for Regenerative Medicine, degenerative disease, gene mutation, Jarel Gandhi, ophthalmology, Raymond Iezzi


September 28, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Turning back the clock on aging

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Researchers at Mayo Clinic are probing ways to activate the body’s regenerative potential to slow the clock on chronic conditions that set in as we age. From cancer to diabetes to Alzheimer’s disease, another birthday adds to a person’s risk of developing chronic disease. September is Healthy Aging Month, a time to focus on the […]

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Tags: aging, Center for Regenerative Medicine, degenerative disease, geriatrics, Kogod Center on Aging, Nathan LeBrasseur, senescent cells, zombie cells


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