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November 28, 2018

Stem cells and chronic kidney disease

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Millions of Americans have chronic kidney disease. Hundreds of thousands will progress to end stage kidney disease requiring either dialysis or kidney transplant. But research is underway to keep people from reaching that point. “Our goal is to take a look at how we can repair the diabetic kidney in terms of delaying the rate of […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, kidney disease, LaTonya Hickson, medical research, nephrology, stem cells


November 19, 2018

Regenerative medicine is the future for Dr. Amy Lightner

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Volunteering for a reading program at a children’s hospital led to a career change for Amy Lightner, M.D. As a Stanford University undergraduate, she met a cardiac surgeon who turned her interest to medicine. “I got to see how medicine and surgical intervention could change a child’s life forever,” says Dr. Lightner. “The research, in […]

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Tags: Amy Lightner, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Crohn's disease, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, medical research, regenerative medicine, stem cells, ulcerative colitis


October 30, 2018

Neuroscience powerhouses at Mayo Clinic in Florida

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Rosa Rademakers, Ph.D., and Nilufer Ertekin-Taner, M.D., Ph.D., collaborate on Alzheimer’s disease-related research in the Department of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Dr. Ertekin-Taner’s lab, which focuses on late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, generates large data sets of gene expression and multilevel genomics data that are shared with Dr. Rademakers’ lab, which focuses, in part, on […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, medical research, neurosciences, Nilufer Ertekin-Taner, Rosa Rademakers


October 16, 2018

Regenerative medicine facilities and expertise in Florida

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

The Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites has seen 1,000 patients since opening on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus almost two years ago. The model, which integrated patient care with laboratory functions, is enabling the development and use of regenerative medicine products. The unique space serves both patients and clinicians, providing a place for multidisciplinary teams to expand current projects […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, medical research, orthopedics, Shane Shapiro, stem cells


September 18, 2018

Advancing regenerative medicine practice, science and technology – 2018 symposium

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Recent practice advancements, scientific discoveries, product development and manufacturing are the topics featured at the 2018 Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery. Regenerative medicine leaders from around the globe will come together Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. This year’s symposium will emphasize clinical trial breakthroughs and therapeutic interventions […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Center for Regenerative Medicine, medical research, research, stem cells


August 29, 2018

Health research rooted in community

By Caitlin Doran caityrosey

On August 9, 2018, a community garden in Rochester, Minnesota hosted an unusual gathering: a cook-out and a community conversation on mental illness. At this meeting, more than a dozen members of the community assembled—grill tongs in hand—along with public health professionals and health researchers from Mayo Clinic, to talk about their experiences living with […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Christi Patten, community engagement, Joy Balls-Berry, medical research


August 28, 2018

Stem cell differentiation for diabetes: Alexander Revzin, Ph.D.

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Alexander Revzin, Ph.D., is a professor of biomedical engineering at Mayo Clinic and recipient of a 2018 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota Research Award. He is developing microcapsules that could be used as cell carriers during differentiation of stem cells into pancreatic islets. These same capsules may also be useful as vehicles for islet transplantation. This technology […]

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Tags: Alexander Revzin, Center for Regenerative Medicine, diabetes, medical research, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


August 16, 2018

Investigating gene therapy strategies for obesity: Ping Chen, Ph.D.

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

The major challenge in treating obesity is not just losing weight, but preventing weight from coming back. With a research grant form Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Ping (Vicky) Chen, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic research associate,  is studying a new treatment strategy using gene transfer therapy to safely target brain mechanisms that control hunger and energy output. Dr. […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, medical research, obesity, Ping Chen, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, research


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