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February 20, 2018

Researching stem cell therapy for lung transplant patients

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

In a recent study in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, a team of researchers at Mayo Clinic looked at the safety and feasibility of using stem cells to treat a condition that can devastate lung transplant patients. The disease itself is called bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, or BOS, and involves inflammation and scarring in the smallest branches of […]

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Tags: bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Cesar Keller, lung transplant, Mayo Clinic research, medical research, regenerative medicine, stem cells


February 6, 2018

Mayo Clinic investigators receive ‘Regenerative Medicine Minnesota’ research grants

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Seven Mayo Clinic investigators were selected to receive 2018 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota research grants. The grants are awarded to investigators in the areas of discovery science, translational research and clinical trials. The grants are effective for a two year period. Mayo Clinic awardees include: Terry Burns, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Burns, a neurosurgeon, is developing regenerative strategies to […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic research, medical research, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


January 25, 2018

Happy New Year!

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

It’s been a few weeks since 2018 started, and you may have thought you were done celebrating. If you’ve had your fill of holiday food and frivolity, maybe you’re looking for something else to tickle your fancy. If so, perhaps some of the new happenings from Mayo Clinic research and research education may be just the thing. Help us […]

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Tags: Arizona, atherosclerosis, elastography, genomics, graduate education, Iftikhar Kullo, imaging, immunology, lipids, magnetic resonance, medical research, MRE


November 21, 2017

Regenerative Cardiac Synchronization

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

  A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked, most often by a build-up of fat, cholesterol and other substances, which form a plaque in the arteries that feed the heart (coronary arteries). The interrupted blood flow can damage or destroy part of the heart muscle. Satsuki Yamada, M.D., […]

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Tags: heart attack, Mayo Clinic, medical research, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, research, stem cells, Translational Research


November 13, 2017

Research Roundup—October 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. October 2017 Researchers review risks, recommendations for weight gain management in midlife women The average weight gain for women in their 50s […]

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Tags: medical research, News Releases, research, Research News Roundup


November 9, 2017

Regenerative Therapy for Pulmonary Hypoplasia

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

When a baby’s lungs are not adequately developed at birth, severe complications and even death can result. Rodrigo Ruano, M.D., Ph.D.,  a recent Regenerative Medicine Minnesota Translational Research Grant recipient, brings expertise in a technique that uses a minimally invasive procedure to intervene while the fetus is still in the uterus. He will participate as one […]

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Tags: Dr. Rodrigo Ruano, fetal surgery, Mayo Clinic, medical research, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


September 12, 2017

Mayo Clinic researchers review the clinical potential of senolytic drugs on aging

By Megan Forliti mforliti

Researchers are moving closer to realizing the clinical potential of drugs that have previously been shown to support healthy aging in animals. In a review article published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Mayo Clinic aging experts say that, if proven to be effective and safe in humans, these drugs could be “transformative” […]

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Tags: aging, Dr. James Kirkland, healthy aging, Kogod Center on Aging, medical research, Minnesota News Releases, News Releases, senescent cells, senolytic drugs


August 23, 2017

Researchers report link between cells associated with aging and bone loss

By Megan Forliti mforliti

Mayo Clinic researchers have reported a causal link between senescent cells – the cells associated with aging and age-related disease – and bone loss in mice. Targeting these cells led to an increase in bone mass and strength. The findings appear online in Nature Medicine. Low bone mass and osteoporosis are estimated to be a major […]

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Tags: aging, bone, bone loss, bone mass, bone strength, Dr. James Kirkland, Dr. Sundeep Khosla, Kogod Center on Aging, medical research, Minnesota News Releases, News Releases, osteoporosis


August 3, 2017

Mayo researchers seek to manage pain while minimizing opioid prescriptions

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

For decades, the emphasis nationwide for treating surgical patients was to prescribe enough opioid pain medication to ensure they didn’t have any pain. But health care providers are realizing it’s a balancing act between managing pain and ensuring patients aren’t overprescribed.

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Tags: Dr. Cornelius Thiels, Dr. Elizabeth Habermann, Dr. Robert Cima, Dr. Tad Mabry, Kern Center, Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic research, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, medical research, narcotic, opioid, opioid drugs


July 13, 2017

The curious link between tall men, small babies and kidney disease

By Sara Tiner saratiner

We are born with a lifetime supply of something you may not think about every day: Nephrons. Nephrons act as filters within the kidneys. They fine tune blood composition which in turn maintains our blood’s pressure, volume, and cleanliness. During pregnancy nephron development ends as a fetus reaches the last weeks in the womb. But […]

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Tags: Andrew Rule, hypertension, kidney disease, low birth weight, medical research, nephron


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