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December 3, 2019

Research News Roundup–November 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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


November 19, 2019

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

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

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

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, Gerstner Regenerative Medicine Initiative, osteoarthritis, regenerative medicine, stem cells


October 23, 2019

Regeneration for all

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

With growing public awareness and broader academic engagement, the prospect of pioneering a change in disease management has propelled the field of regenerative medicine. The ability to build, scale and apply biotherapeutic technologies and solutions that are not cost prohibitive will become increasingly important elements that drive progress in regenerative medicine. In a recently published paper, […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Atta Behfar, biomanufacturing, Center for Regenerative Medicine, stem cells


October 17, 2019

Florida building dedicated to medical discovery and innovation

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

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 transplantation, 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

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 24, 2019

Research for infants with HLHS moves forward

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a complex and rare heart defect present at birth in which the left side of a child’s heart is severely underdeveloped. At Mayo Clinic, physicians and researchers in the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome are looking for ways to delay or even prevent heart failure for […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pediatric cardiology, stem cells


September 16, 2019

Research breathes new air into donor lungs

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

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

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

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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