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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


October 13, 2020

A regenerative approach to facial reconstruction after cancer surgery

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Growing up in southern California, Sabrina Falcon was a self-described “sun baby” whose love of the outdoors reached the skies. Years later the flight attendant who is working on her pilot’s license was diagnosed with skin cancer on her nose — the basal cell type that typically grows slowly with low risk of metastasizing. After […]

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Tags: basal cell carcinoma, Brittany Howard, cartilage, Center for Regenerative Medicine, dermatology, facial reconstruction, otolaryngology, Shari Ochoa, skin cancer, surgery, transplant


June 4, 2020

Researchers target liver tumors with precision and “tiny radiation bombs”

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

By Lynda De Widt In the 1960’s, scientists discovered a form of cancer therapy called radioembolization, which utilizes microscopic radioactive spheres delivered through a blood vessel to reach a tumor and kill tumor cells. “Think of it as a tiny radiation bomb that’s delivered directly where it’s most needed,” says Beau Toskich, M.D., an interventional […]

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Tags: Beau Toskich, cancer, CT, Kabir Mody, liver cancer, radiation therapy, radioembolization, transplant, tumor, Tushar Patel


February 20, 2020

Restoring function with larynx transplantation

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Mayo Clinic has launched a first of its kind regenerative transplant program aimed at restoring function for people who need their larynx, or voice box, removed. In the United States about 60,000 people are living without a larynx, due to disease or trauma. The larynx is a segment of the respiratory tract located in the […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, D. Eric Steidley, David Lott, larynx transplant, regenerative medicine, transplant


January 13, 2020

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 cell therapy, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, hernia, immunotherapy, larynx transplant, maternal and fetal medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, spinal cord injury, transplant


December 23, 2019

Teaching a computer to read a kidney biopsy

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

Mayo researchers say patients will benefit from faster, more accurate reads By Jay Furst Artificial intelligence may never replace human insight, expertise and judgment. Then again, no one’s complaining about how it can help, especially when it comes to analyzing kidney biopsies, a laborious process that’s an intricate mix of art and science. Accurate and […]

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Tags: Aleksandar Denic, artificial intelligence, Byron Smith, collaboration, kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mariam Priya Alexander, Mark Stegall, nephrology, pathology, team science, transplant


September 26, 2019

Bioartificial liver: Bridge to liver regeneration

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

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


November 12, 2018

Research News Roundup — October 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Welcome to Advancing the Science. On Mayo Clinic’s medical research blog we have a wide range of research and research-education content. In addition to stories you won’t find anywhere else, we also collect content from other sources in one easy-to-access spot. The monthly Research News Roundup is one such aggregator, highlighting and linking to all […]

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Tags: Ayalew Tefferi, brain cancer, breast cancer, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Elizabeth Cathcart-Rake, health disparities, hematology, inflammatory bowel disease, integrative medicine, John Hawse, Julie Heimbach


June 11, 2018

Bioartificial liver: Potential to avoid transplant

By Nicole Ferrara Nicole Ferrara (@nicoleferrara)

Mayo Clinic researchers are planning clinical trials of a bioartificial  liver that might eventually provide an alternative to transplantation for patients with liver failure. Known as the Mayo Spheroid Reservoir Bioartificial Liver (SRBAL), the novel device has been shown to reduce the severity of liver disease and improve survival in laboratory testing on pigs. (Bioartificial […]

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Tags: Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, Scott Nyberg, transplant


February 20, 2018

Researching stem cell therapy for lung transplant patients

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

In a recent study in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, a team of researchers at Mayo Clinic looked at the safety and feasibility of using stem cells to treat a condition that can devastate lung transplant patients. The disease itself is called bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, or BOS, and involves inflammation and scarring in the smallest branches of […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Cesar Kellar, clinical trials, regenerative medicine, stem cells, transplant


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