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January 27, 2020

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

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

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, chemotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mi-Hyeon Jang, neuroregeneration, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


December 11, 2019

Graduate student draws on school experience to spread happiness to future classmates

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

Happy. It isn’t a word quickly associated with students pursuing a top degree in biomedical science due to the pressure felt by those enrolled in rigorous Ph.D. programs. However, Emma Goddery noted that the students who were part of her interview at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences were happy and smiling. “I knew the stresses […]

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Tags: Emma Goddery, immune system, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, neuroimmunology, regenerative medicine


November 19, 2019

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

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

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 12, 2019

Gerstner Regenerative Medicine Initiative: Tracking outcomes and supporting clinical trials

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

One of the challenges of integrating regenerative medicine into daily patient care is that it is so new, there is not a lot of available data to consider when determining best practices. A recent grant will help track information on how patient do after clinical trials. The Gerstner Regenerative Medicine Initiative, funded through a grant from […]

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


October 25, 2019

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

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

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


October 17, 2019

Florida building dedicated to medical discovery and innovation

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

The grand opening of the new Discovery and Innovation Building at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus signals a new era of integrating regenerative medicine into daily practice. Regenerative medicine seeks to tap the body’s ability to replace, restore or regrow damaged or diseased cells, tissues and organs. A hub of research and technology, the new building […]

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Tags: Abba Zubair, Atta Behfar, biomanufacturing, Center for Regenerative Medicine, discovery research, lung transplant, Mayo Clinic Life Science Incubator, medical innovation, regenerative medicine, stem cells


September 26, 2019

Bioartificial liver: Bridge to liver regeneration

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

The liver has the greatest regenerative capacity of any organ in the body. However, when the liver is injured beyond its ability to regenerate itself, and a transplant is not readily available, there are few options for patients. Led by Scott Nyberg, M.D., Ph.D., researchers are refining their own version of a bioartificial liver, known as […]

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Tags: bioartificial liver, Center for Regenerative Medicine, regenerative medicine, research, Scott Nyberg, stem cells, transplant


September 16, 2019

Research breathes new air into donor lungs

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

By Sara Nick Four hundred: That’s the number of U.S. patients who die each year awaiting a lung transplant, or are removed from the wait list when they become too ill. Now, cutting-edge research underway on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus aims to save as many of those lives as possible. “We’re hoping to wipe out […]

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Tags: Abba Zubair, Center for Regenerative Medicine, David Erasmus, ex vivo lung perfusion, Jorge Mallea, lung transplant, pulmonology, regenerative medicine, stem cells, Transplant Center


August 15, 2019

HLHS consortium gives hope to babies with rare congenital heart defect

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) is a rare disease that affects approximately 1 of every 4,300 babies every year.  HLHS is a congenital heart defect in which the left side of the heart is underdeveloped. It occurs during fetal growth when the baby’s heart is developing. Without immediate intervention after birth, 95% of infants with HLHS […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, regenerative medicine, research, stem cells, Timothy Nelson


August 6, 2019

Researching stem cell therapy for hemorrhagic stroke

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Stroke is the leading cause of permanent disability in the U.S., striking nearly 800,000 people each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the last decade, there has been preclinical research that led to a small number of early phase clinical trials using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as a possible treatment to reverse […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, regenerative medicine, research, stem cells, stroke, Toni Turnbull, William Freeman


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