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November 28, 2018

Stem cells and chronic kidney disease

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Millions of Americans have chronic kidney disease. Hundreds of thousands will progress to end stage kidney disease requiring either dialysis or kidney transplant. But research is underway to keep people from reaching that point. “Our goal is to take a look at how we can repair the diabetic kidney in terms of delaying the rate of […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, medical research, stem cells


November 19, 2018

Regenerative medicine is the future for Dr. Amy Lightner

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Volunteering for a reading program at a children’s hospital led to a career change for Amy Lightner, M.D. As a Stanford University undergraduate, she met a cardiac surgeon who turned her interest to medicine. “I got to see how medicine and surgical intervention could change a child’s life forever,” says Dr. Lightner. “The research, in […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Crohn's disease, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, medical research, regenerative medicine, stem cells, ulcerative colitis


October 16, 2018

Regenerative medicine facilities and expertise in Florida

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

The Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites has seen 1,000 patients since opening on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus almost two years ago. The model, which integrated patient care with laboratory functions, is enabling the development and use of regenerative medicine products. The unique space serves both patients and clinicians, providing a place for multidisciplinary teams to expand current projects […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, medical research, stem cells


October 9, 2018

Diabetes 3, 2, 1

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Often people with diabetes have brain changes that are hallmarks of both Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. Some researchers believe that each condition fuels the damage caused by the other. That link may occur as a result of the ways that type 2 diabetes affects the ability of the brain and other body tissues to […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, diabetes, stem cells


September 18, 2018

Advancing regenerative medicine practice, science and technology – 2018 symposium

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Recent practice advancements, scientific discoveries, product development and manufacturing are the topics featured at the 2018 Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery. Regenerative medicine leaders from around the globe will come together Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. This year’s symposium will emphasize clinical trial breakthroughs and therapeutic interventions […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Center for Regenerative Medicine, medical research, research, stem cells


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


July 26, 2018

Submit abstracts for 2018 Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery

By Jennifer Schutz jenniferschutz

Abstracts are now being accepted for the Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery. The symposium will be held Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2018 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. Interested physicians, researchers, medical students, post-doctoral and pre-doctoral students, as well as allied health staff, are invited to submit abstracts for the poster session […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, research, stem cells


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


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: Center for Regenerative Medicine, 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


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