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November 12, 2021

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine position on regenerative medicine

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine has released a position statement to guide responsible use of regenerative interventions when standard care doesn’t provide relief. The statement recommends key scientific and ethical considerations when prescribing regenerative medicine procedures. The position statement published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine emphasizes safety, scientific validation, ethics and […]

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Tags: arthritis, bioethics, Center for Regenerative Medicine, pain management, plasma, platelet rich plasma, Shane Shapiro, sports medicine, Zubin Master


October 11, 2021

Platelet-rich plasma: A regenerative approach to healing chronic wounds

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

By Madelyn Fell Platelet-rich plasma is the fraction of blood plasma that contains concentrations of platelets that are higher than baseline. Platelet-rich plasma attracts significant interest in the medical and research community since platelets possess various growth factors and cell parts that are critical for tissue repair and regeneration. Autologous platelet-rich plasma therapy uses injections of a […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, diabetes, diabetic ulcers, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, platelet rich plasma, Wenchun Qu, wound healing


September 20, 2021

A regenerative refresh to cosmetic procedures

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic has launched a regenerative cosmetic service for patients aimed at resetting the body’s clock to a time of more youthful function and appearance. The Multidisciplinary Cosmetic Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona pairs general and facial plastic surgery with dermatologists, gynecologists, vascular surgery, urologists and aestheticists to deliver services grounded in scientific evidence […]

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Tags: Brittany Howard, Center for Regenerative Medicine, facial reconstruction, laser therapy, Michael Hinni, plastic surgery, platelet rich plasma


July 29, 2021

Triggering the body’s ability to heal

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Erwin Kruger, M.D., is motivated by challenges that evolve into enhanced clinical care. He chose the rigors of college, medical school and fellowships in the U.S. rather than an easier road to medical school straight out of high school in his native country of Nicaragua. His career path since then has been a circuitous journey […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, David Lott, Erwin Kruger, platelet rich plasma, wound healing


June 25, 2021

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


April 12, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 4/12/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

News this week includes a lifetime recognition for Mayo Clinic’s associate dean of nursing research, expert commentary on other’s medical research, advancements in understanding Alzheimer’s disease, and regional research collaborations to improve cancer care. Mayo-UW-Eau Claire partnership seeks to aid cancer treatment Yahoo News, via The Leader-Telegram, 4/11/2021 The term “amazing” popped up repeatedly as […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Alzheimer's disease, biomarkers, biomedical engineering, biomedical research, cancer, clinical trials, COVID-19, Guojun Bu, health disparities, Jeremy McBride, Jonathan M. Morris


March 11, 2021

From advanced-practice provider to regenerative medicine innovator

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

It’s not often that an advanced-practice provider is the teacher and a physician is the student. What some may consider a role reversal is one of many ways that Jennifer Arthurs, a nurse practitioner for Mayo Clinic’s Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites in Florida, is at the vanguard of a new wave in medical practice. Regenerative […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Jennifer Arthurs, medical innovation, ophthalmology, patient experience, platelet rich plasma, practice improvement, Shane Shapiro


January 20, 2020

Platelet rich plasma found to be effective in regrowing hair

By Jen Schutz Jen Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Platelets spun from a person’s own blood may be a new option for treating baldness in women, according to research at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. A pilot study found platelet rich plasma (PRP), a regenerative therapy associated with natural growth factors and tissue healing, regrows hair as well as other treatments on the market. The findings could lead […]

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Tags: Alison Bruce, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, hair loss, platelet rich plasma, Shane Shapiro


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