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Items Tagged ‘Regenerative Medicine Minnesota’

September 1, 2020

Regenerating muscles after cancer surgery

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Advancements in microsurgery are making it possible to harness the body’s healing power to regenerate muscle strength after some cancer surgeries, particularly surgery to remove soft tissue sarcoma. Mayo Clinic orthopedic oncologists are teaming with plastic surgeons in a procedure they’ve coined “oncoregeneration.” They are seeking to perfect this procedure in which large muscle is transferred to close […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Matthew Houdek, microsurgery, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, soft tissue sarcoma, Steven Moran


June 29, 2020

Research grants aim to advance regenerative medicine toward the practice

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Reprogramming human cells to correct blood disorders such as sickle cell disease, activation of a regenerative pathway to treat liver failure and strategies for skeletal regeneration in patients with brittle bone disease are examples of Mayo Clinic research to be funded through new grants from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota.  Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, a statewide bipartisan initiative, […]

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Tags: clinical trials, Dan Dragomir-Daescu, David Deyle, epigenetics, liver disease, Martin Rodriguez-Porcel, measles virus, nanomedicine, Patricia Devaux, radiation therapy, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Rory Smoot


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


March 6, 2020

Off the shelf vessels: A regenerative approach for coronary artery bypass

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Growing blood vessels in a lab for human use may sound like a futuristic dream. However, Mayo Clinic researchers are seeking to do just that to advance a regenerative approach to coronary bypass graft surgery. Through a Regenerative Medicine Minnesota grant, a Mayo research team is developing tissue that could grow into a blood vessel […]

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Tags: biomedical engineering, blood vessels, Center for Regenerative Medicine, coronary artery disease, heart disease, Leigh Griffiths, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, tissue engineering


January 27, 2020

Neuro regeneration for chemo brain: Mi-Hyeon Jang, Ph.D.

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Cognitive dysfunction, sometimes called “chemo brain,” stemming from chemotherapy is a major adverse condition affecting approximately 14 million cancer patients and survivors in the United States. Although chemo brain has been widely reported by patients and clinicians, the cause of concentration and memory problems in cancer patients is not well understood. Mayo Clinic researchers are […]

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Tags: cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, chemo brain, chemotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mi-Hyeon Jang, neuroregeneration, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


January 13, 2020

Top ways regenerative medicine is advancing the health care of tomorrow for patients today

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Regenerative medicine accelerated from the bench into the practice in new ways in 2019, ushering in an era of care focused on the body’s amazing ability to heal itself. Bolstered by robust research, Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of delivering new therapies that restore form and function to diseased cells, tissues, or organs — […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, cancer, CAR-T, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, immunotherapy, larynx transplant, maternal and fetal medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, spinal cord injury, transplant


November 19, 2019

Researching Stem Cells for Kidney Disease: LaTonya Hickson, M.D.

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a serious complication of diabetes. Up to 40 percent of people with diabetes eventually develop kidney disease. With no long-term treatment available, many patients will progress to end stage kidney disease requiring either dialysis or a kidney transplant. Research is underway to keep people from progressing to kidney failure, and the […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, diabetes, kidney disease, kidney failure, LaTonya Hickson, nephrology, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


November 7, 2019

Zane’s story: Fetal surgery to expand lungs

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Baby Zane Fouts’ boundless curiosity starts at his feet, which he grabs and plays with happily. The energetic boy who’s full of smiles is a trailblazer for regenerative surgery performed in a clinical trial at Mayo Clinic even before birth. “He’s our miracle baby,” says his mother, Alyse Ahern-Mittelsted.  “He’s a rock star.” Ahern-Mittelsted was 20 weeks […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, pulmonary hypoplasia, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Rodrigo Ruano, surgery


October 25, 2019

Regenerative strategies for osteoarthritis: Jonathan Finnoff, D.O.

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time. While the significant pain, limited activity, and decreased quality of life that affect patients with osteoarthritis can usually be managed, the damage to joints can’t […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Jonathan Finnoff, osteoarthritis, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota


August 21, 2019

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota: Executing big hairy audacious goals

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

The excitement at the 2019 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota meeting was palpable. Health care providers, scientists, educators, students, lawmakers and life sciences entrepreneurs mobilized to celebrate the BHAG—big hairy audacious goals in transforming health care. The BHAG challenge: develop new solutions and innovations that establish Minnesota as a world class leader and destination for advancing regenerative medicine into […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, education, Jakub Tolar, maternal and fetal medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, research, Saranya Wyles


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