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Items Tagged ‘Regenerative Medicine Minnesota’

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: 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, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, research


July 17, 2018

Researching gene therapy for liver diseases: Joseph Lillegard, M.D., Ph.D.

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Joseph Lillegard, M.D., Ph.D., is a Regenerative Medicine Minnesota research grant recipient. He is researching gene therapy to fight inborn errors of metabolism of the liver, primarily Hereditary Tyrosinemia Type 1 (HT1), a metabolic disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency. HT1 is a genetic disorder that can lead to liver and kidney failure, and is fatal without […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


May 31, 2018

Researching Regenerative Strategies to Optimize Neurological Function

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon and recipient of a 2018 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota research grant, Terry Burns, M.D., Ph.D., is developing regenerative strategies to optimize neurological function and quality of life for patients with brain tumors, neurological injuries, and neurodegenerative diseases. The decline of memory and thinking processes seen in aging, neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease), and […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


May 29, 2018

Clinical trial investigates stem cell therapies for spinal cord injuries

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, Mohamad Bydon, M.D., is a research grant recipient from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota. His clinical trial investigates whether adipose-derived (fat tissue-derived) mesenchymal stem cells can be safely administered into the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with traumatic spinal cord injury and what the effects this may have on functional improvement, activities of daily living, and […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota


May 17, 2018

Researching cartilage regeneration for osteoarthritis: Jennifer Westendorf, Ph.D.

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Mayo Clinic investigator, Jennifer Westendorf, Ph.D., is a recipient of a 2018 Regenerative Medicine Minnesota research grant. Her project will help determine how proteins, called Girk2 and Girk3, contribute to cartilage formation and repair in the setting of osteoarthritis. Researchers believe that osteoarthritis may be prevented if these proteins are absent or inactive. Dr. Westendorf is […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Jennifer Westendorf, osteoarthritis, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota


May 1, 2018

Mayo investigators awarded education and biotechnology grants from ‘Regenerative Medicine Minnesota’

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Four Mayo Clinic investigators were selected to receive 2018 Education and Biobusiness/Biotechnology Awards from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota. The Minnesota Legislature allocated resources to fund Regenerative Medicine Minnesota in 2014 to improve the health of Minnesotans by advancing regenerative medicine therapies. Grants are awarded to individuals working to accelerate medical research and to developers of biotechnology and biobusinesses across the state. […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, education, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, 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, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


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: regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


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: regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


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