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August 16, 2021 · Leave a Comment

The dawning of regenerative neurosurgery

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Regenerative neurosurgery is poised to transform care of neurological disorders that previously had little hope for improvement, according to a Mayo Clinic review published in The BMJ. Healing diseases of the central nervous system remains a highly coveted but formidable challenge, Terry Burns, M.D., Ph.D., a neurosurgeon scientist at Mayo Clinic, writes in a synopsis […]

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Tags: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Regenerative neurosurgery, spinal cord injury, Terrence Burns, The BMJ


July 14, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic research in the news — 7/12/2021

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

Research and expertise from Mayo Clinic have been in the news on topics from marijuana, sleep, disparities, dementia and doses of vaccine. Read more. New York Times, Can Marijuana Make You a Better Athlete?  … “If you look at any test of physical performance, there’s either no data, it’s a wash, or marijuana makes it worse,” […]

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Tags: addiction research, alcoholism, Alejandro Rabinstein, Alyx Porter, Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, autoimmune disorder, Bhanu Kolla, breast cancer, cancer vaccine, cardiology, Center for Individualized Medicine


June 17, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Regenerative pipeline for spinal cord repair

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner (@saratiner)

Mayo Clinic researchers are learning how stem cell therapy can treat neurodegenerative diseases. Mayo is among the first to study whether stem cell therapy might trigger healing for spinal cord injury. Research is ongoing in preclinical models, but it also has advanced from discovery science to early clinical trials. It’s a complex question, because different […]

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Tags: animal model, Anshit Goyal, Anthony Windebank, Bingkun Chen, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, F. M. Moinuddin, medical research, mesenchymal stem cells, Mohamad Bydon, Mohammed Ali Alvi, spinal cord injury


March 8, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 3/8/2021

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

In Mayo Clinic research news over the past seven days, the headlines covered medical marijuana, systemic racism, Alzheimer’s, and a range of other topics including COVID-19. Minnesota Senate bill could increase spinal cord research funding, KSTP, 3/4/2021 This $285 eye scan may someday detect Alzheimer’s risk. (It also requires plenty of curry flavoring.), Advisory Board, […]

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Tags: ADHD, aging, Alzheimer's disease, biomarkers, cholesterol, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, COVID-19, dementia, health care systems engineering, health disparities, lymphoma


February 24, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota awards 7 research grants to Mayo investigators

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, a statewide bipartisan initiative, has awarded seven research grants to Mayo Clinic to advance research and practice in the emerging field of regenerative sciences. Established by Minnesota lawmakers, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota seeks to provide new health care options by advancing regenerative medicine into patient care across the state. Through a highly competitive […]

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Tags: alcoholism, Alfonso Eirin Massat, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Elizabeth Siegler, Enis Kostallari, hemodialysis, hepatitis, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, Isobel Scarisbrick, James Doles, kidney disease


November 17, 2020 · Leave a Comment

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

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

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


April 9, 2020 · Leave a Comment

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

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

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


January 23, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic research discovers a molecular switch for repairing central nervous system disorders

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

A molecular switch has the ability to turn on a substance in animals that repairs neurological damage in disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Mayo Clinic researchers discovered. The early research in animal models could advance an already approved Food and Drug Administration therapy and also could lead to new strategies for treating diseases of the central nervous […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, autoimmune disorder, basic science, Center for Regenerative Medicine, demyelination, discovery research, Isobel Scarisbrick, multiple sclerosis, neurology, schizophrenia, spinal cord injury


January 13, 2020 · Leave a Comment

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

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

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


December 3, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Research News Roundup–November 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Case report: Stem cells a step toward improving motor, sensory function after spinal cord injury Stem cells derived from a patient’s own […]

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Tags: arthritis, cancer, carbon ion therapy, cardiology, cholesterol, diabetes, heart attack, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, neurology


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