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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, Mayo Clinic, medical research, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cell differentiation, 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, discovery science, Dr. Ping Chen, medical research, obesity, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, research, weight control


August 6, 2018

Regenerative medicine in novel fetal therapy program

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

A life-saving procedure improves fetal lung health and reduces post-natal complications Specialists at Mayo Clinic are pioneering a life-saving procedure as part of a clinical trial for babies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). When a baby’s lungs are not adequately developed at birth, severe complications and even death can result. Waiting for the baby to be […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, Denise Klinkner, maternal and fetal medicine, regenerative medicine, Rodrigo Ruano


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, Joseph Lillegard, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


June 21, 2018

Cell therapy for cartilage defects: Aaron Krych, M.D.

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Aaron Krych, M.D., Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and recipient of a 2018 Regenerative Medicine Research Grant, is researching the initial safety and feasibility of RECLAIM, a single stage cartilage repair technique using the patient’s own cartilage cells and allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells.  The study will assess the patient’s improvement in pain and function following the procedure, […]

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Tags: Aaron Krych, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Daniel Saris, regenerative medicine, sports medicine, stem cells


June 14, 2018

Bridging the gap: Introducing the health care of tomorrow

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Forward-thinking leadership, unparalleled expertise and a commitment to solving unmet patient needs allow Mayo Clinic to bridge the gap between the delivery of traditional health care today and the rapid advancement of revolutionary care in the near future. Increasing Translational Capabilities Traditionally, it could take years for physician-scientists to develop the essential expertise to create […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, regenerative medicine, 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, Terence (Terry) Burns


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


April 13, 2018

Register for the Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery, Nov. 29 – Dec. 1

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Registration is now open for the Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery, Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2018 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. The event will feature presentations on the latest advancements in regenerative medicine and surgery and will provide networking opportunities to those interested in regenerative medicine therapies and techniques. Hear from keynote […]

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


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