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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


April 23, 2020

Antimalarials, COVID-19, cardiac arrest

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Over the last few weeks, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have become household words. These antiparasitic drugs normally prescribed for malaria were introduced early in the rush to find potential treatments for COVID-19. As time goes on, the public discussion has centered on who should get these particular drugs and when. Meanwhile many doctors and medical researchers […]

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Tags: basic science, COVID-19, discovery research, Michael Ackerman


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


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


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


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 22, 2020

What’s Next for The Research of the Future

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner

Breakthroughs in medical science rarely burst on the scene. Behind every advance is years of work by dogged researchers who nurtured the seed of idea until it flowered, bore fruit and materialized into a better treatment, device or therapy for patients. Here is where those seeds start: More than a dozen projects related to cancer, […]

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Tags: Anthony Windebank, basic science, cancer, cancer genomics, Center for Biomedical Discovery, Christopher Evans, Christopher Groen, Daniel Billadeau, Daniel Tschumperlin, discovery research, Eva Morava-Kozicz, fibrosis


November 21, 2019

Getting to the heart of cancer treatment side effects

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Sara Nick Cancer care has come a long way in recent decades, with some types achieving survival rates of 90% or more. But longer survival times have introduced new consequences: namely, common cancer treatments can lead to an increased risk of serious heart problems later on. “Chemotherapy and radiation are lifesaving, but we’re playing […]

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Tags: basic science, biobank, cardiology, Carolyn Landolfo, collaboration, DeLisa Fairweather, discovery research, genetic testing, genetics, Jordan Ray, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Nadine Norton


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 transplant, Mayo Clinic Life Science Incubator, medical innovation, regenerative medicine, stem cells


October 2, 2019

Research News Roundup–September 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research-related news releases from Mayo Clinic in the past month. It also connects readers to associated resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Medications underused in treating opioid addiction, Mayo Clinic expert says Though research shows that medication-assisted treatment can help […]

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Tags: aging, artificial intelligence, ASTRO, basic science, brain tumor, cancer, cardiology, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chemotherapy, clinical trials, collaboration, coronary bypass


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