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June 21, 2022

What’s behind patient requests for stem cells?

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

In one of the first studies of its kind, Mayo Clinic analyzed a large group of patients to understand their motivations for seeking stem cell therapies and whether expectations are grounded in science. The findings could help health care professionals cut through misleading claims and better counsel patients. This research by Jennifer Arthurs; Zubin Master, […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical research, Jennifer Arthurs, orthopedics, Shane Shapiro, stem cells, Zubin Master


February 1, 2022

Reimagining stem cell cultivation

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic has discovered how to microencapsulate pluripotent stem cells to potentially make them easier and less expensive to process and more effective for fighting disease. This research by Alexander Revzin, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic biomedical engineer, is published in Bioactive Materials. “Human pluripotent stem cells hold considerable promise as a source of adult cellsfor […]

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Tags: Alexander Revzin, biomedical engineering, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cell research, stem cells


June 28, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 6/28/2021

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

Vaping, medical AI, the challenges of serving patients with cancer and diabetes, current COVID-19 vaccine and long haul information, and a wide selection of other topics are covered in this week’s news. The Vaping Study You Haven’t Heard Of Slate, 6/25/2021 A report from the Mayo Clinic looked at 70,000 patients and found no link […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, antibodies, artificial intelligence, Ashley Wentworth, autoimmune disorder, Barbara Barry, bioethics, biomedical ethics, cancer, cardiovascular disease, Center for Regenerative Medicine, COVID-19


June 14, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 6/14/2021

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

Read on for news of the week that includes Mayo Clinic Research and research experts. Topics include a new Alzheimer’s medication, COVID-19, and various regenerative medicine innovations. US approves first new Alzheimer’s drug in 20 years  BBC, 6/8/2021 A controversial drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration in […]

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer's disease, Andre Terzic, animal model, biomedical ethics, brain, BRCA1, breast cancer, cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Cheryl Willman, concussion


February 24, 2021

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


January 28, 2021

Regenerating the larynx: A second chance at speech

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is leveraging advances in regenerative medicine to restore function for people whose lives have been drastically changed by a laryngectomy — surgery to remove the voice box. People without a voice box can neither speak with their natural voices nor breathe through their noses. Simple pleasures like smelling a bouquet of flowers or […]

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Tags: 3D printing, cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical research, clinical trials, David Lott, laryngeal cancer, laryngectomy, larynx transplant, Richard Hayden, stem cell research, stem cells


January 14, 2021

3 things to consider before preserving your stem cells

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

The proliferating stem cell banking industry is built on a riveting concept: Preserve stem cells while they’re most potent until they are needed later in life to potentially fight disease. What started out as a market for banking stem cells from a baby’s umbilical cord blood and tissue is mushrooming into an industry that now […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, biobank, bioethics, biomedical ethics, Center for Regenerative Medicine, stem cell research, stem cell therapy, stem cells, Zubin Master


December 30, 2020

10 non-COVID conversation starters for your virtual holiday party

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

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


December 8, 2020

How COVID-19 empowered regenerative sciences students for success

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Training the workforce of the future is a strategic priority of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine. Sometimes the most valuable lessons come from outside the classroom. This year, regenerative sciences students readily adapted to a stealthy foe that exploded on the scene, seemingly from nowhere. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a rapid conversion to online […]

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Tags: CAR-T cell therapy, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Claudia Manriquez Roman, COVID-19, Dileep Monie, gene therapy, immunology, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, medical research, Naga Rallabandi, research education


December 1, 2020

Could regenerative medicine provide a new approach to diabetes care?

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

November is National Diabetes Month, a time to reflect on new ways to manage a chronic condition that affects young and old. Mayo Clinic is applying a regenerative lens to advancing diabetes care beyond routine blood checks and standard insulin therapy. Quinn Peterson, Ph.D.; Aleksey Matveyenko, Ph.D.; and Alexander Revzin, Ph.D., are collaborating on a […]

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Tags: Aleksey Matveyenko, Alexander Revzin, animal model, cell replacement therapy, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes, Quinn Peterson, stem cells


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