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February 17, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Advancing cell-based regenerative therapy for heart failure

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

February is American Heart Month, a time to highlight innovative research that seeks to advance cellular therapy as a new option for restoring heart health. One of the latest discoveries in the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Mayo Clinic Van Cleve Cardiac Regenerative Medicine Program established a way to engineer stem cells that activate regenerative […]

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Tags: Andre Terzic, Atta Behfar, biomedical engineering, cardiac regeneration, cardiopoietic stem cells, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, heart failure, Mark Li, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, tissue engineering


June 23, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Harnessing the body’s ability to heal

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Researchers at Mayo Clinic are studying ways to engineer human-like tissue to bolster the body’s ability to heal itself. Scientists in the Regenerative Medicine Biomaterials and Biomolecules Lab have engineered biomaterials that could regenerate tissue capable of restoring injured nerves and bones. They’ve discovered that biomaterials derived from polymers are biodegradable. When used along with […]

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Tags: biomedical engineering, bone regeneration, Center for Regenerative Medicine, discovery research, Lichun Lu, nerve regeneration, peripheral nerve damage, tissue engineering, Xifeng Liu


March 6, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Off the shelf vessels: A regenerative approach for coronary artery bypass

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Growing blood vessels in a lab for human use may sound like a futuristic dream. However, Mayo Clinic researchers are seeking to do just that to advance a regenerative approach to coronary bypass graft surgery. Through a Regenerative Medicine Minnesota grant, a Mayo research team is developing tissue that could grow into a blood vessel […]

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Tags: biomedical engineering, blood vessels, Center for Regenerative Medicine, coronary artery disease, heart disease, Leigh Griffiths, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, tissue engineering


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