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Items Tagged ‘regenerative medicine’

December 30, 2020

10 non-COVID conversation starters for your virtual holiday party

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

Holiday gatherings have gone virtual this year, but one thing hasn’t changed: the social pressure to find interesting things to say to our relatives. Whether on the phone, or staring blankly at Auntie Carol over Zoom, we all dread that moment of uncomfortable silence. Well fear no more. Everyone likes to talk about their health […]

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Tags: ALS, Alzheimer's disease, Barrett's esophagus, brain surgery, breast cancer, cancer, COPD, endometrial cancer, esophageal cancer, heart attack, individualized medicine, regenerative medicine


November 17, 2020

Early-stage clinical trial provides hope for patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Early research at Mayo Clinic is a step toward hope for a future treatment for patients with traumatic spinal cord injury. The research in this article discusses the experience related to the first case in a phase I safety study of mesenchymal stem cell treatment for spinal cord injury. The case study, found in Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Allan Dietz, clinical trials, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Mohamad Bydon, neurology, neurosurgery, regenerative medicine, spinal cord injury, Wenchun Qu


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


August 26, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 8/26/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Although it hasn’t even been a week, many news outlets have featured Mayo Clinic Research and our research experts in articles across a broad range of topics. In order not to overload – it really is shaping up to be an interesting week – we’ll save COVID-related news for another day. Read on to hear […]

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Tags: Allisa Song, Alzheimer's disease, animal model, Clifford Jack Jr., dogs, fibromyalgia, hypertension, liver disease, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, medical research education, menopause


August 11, 2020

Expanding CAR T-cell therapy, welcoming Dr. Qin

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

The first time Hong Qin, M.D., Ph.D., saw images of how chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy obliterated a tumor, he was captivated and inspired by this revolutionary treatment. As the new director of Regenerative Immunotherapies at Mayo Clinic in Florida, Dr. Qin and his team will play a pivotal role in accelerating the latest […]

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Tags: blood cancer, CAR T-cell therapy, CAR-T, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Hong Qin, immunotherapy, leukemia, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, regenerative medicine


July 28, 2020

Using stem cells to find causes and treatments to prevent sudden cardiac death

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Mystified by the need for defibrillation to save a 10-year-old from drowning, Michael Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D., vowed to dig for answers. That pivotal case during a Mayo Clinic pediatric cardiology residency was the catalyst for Dr. Ackerman’s career in genetic sleuthing of inherited sudden cardiac death syndromes. With help from the Center for Regenerative Medicine […]

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Tags: Brugada syndrome, Center for Regenerative Medicine, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, induced pluripotent stem cells, Long QT Syndrome, Michael Ackerman, regenerative medicine, sudden cardiac death


July 6, 2020

Preparing the regenerative medicine leaders of the future

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

With the click of a mouse, medical students opened a window into the health care of the future. The 2020 Mayo Clinic Regenerative Medicine and Surgery Course, a foundation for transformative change, moved online this year due to social distancing guidelines around COVID-19.  Regenerative medicine is a shift from treating disease to restoring health. The […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Fredric Meyer, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, regenerative medicine, research education, Saranya Wyles


May 7, 2020

Student-led interest group helps to build the future regenerative medicine workforce

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Educating the next-generation of regenerative physician-scientists is a strategic priority of the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine. And, as the field advances beyond traditional management of symptoms to addressing the underlying cause of disease through curative solutions, medical education must evolve to capitalize on this ongoing evolution. At Mayo Clinic, an interest group formed by […]

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Tags: education, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, regenerative medicine, World Stem Cell Summit


April 9, 2020

Improving remyelination for spinal cord injury: Arthur Warrington, Ph.D.

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Mayo Clinic researchers are probing potential ways to unleash the human body’s ability to heal neurological disorders like spinal cord injuries or multiple sclerosis. Myelin is the protective covering that surrounds nerve fibers in the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord. Demyelination, or injury to the myelin, slows electrical signals between brain cells, resulting in […]

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Tags: Arthur Warrington, MS, multiple sclerosis, neurology, regenerative medicine, spinal cord injury


April 2, 2020

From Mayo Clinic patient to first regenerative sciences graduate

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

When Chris Paradise graduates from the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in May, it will be yet another important milestone in his lifelong relationship with Mayo Clinic. The one time Mayo patient and child of a Mayo Clinic nurse will be the first student to graduate from the doctoral research training program known as the […]

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Tags: Amel Dudakovic, Andre van Wijnen, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Chris Paradise, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, regenerative medicine, research education


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