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October 11, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Platelet-rich plasma: A regenerative approach to healing chronic wounds

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

By Madelyn Fell Platelet-rich plasma is the fraction of blood plasma that contains concentrations of platelets that are higher than baseline. Platelet-rich plasma attracts significant interest in the medical and research community since platelets possess various growth factors and cell parts that are critical for tissue repair and regeneration. Autologous platelet-rich plasma therapy uses injections of a […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, chronic wounds, diabetes, diabetic ulcers, Platelet-rich plasma, Wenchun Qu


June 25, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Could regenerative medicine relieve neck, back pain?

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic is looking to regenerative medicine as a potential long-term solution for degenerative disk disease that has for years eluded medical science. Millions of people in the U.S. are afflicted with chronic neck and back pain that often comes after years of wear and tear on the spine. Current treatments provide only temporary relief […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, degenerative disease, inflammation, mesenchymal stem cells, pain management, platelet rich plasma, Wenchun Qu


November 17, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Early-stage clinical trial provides hope for patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries

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

Early research at Mayo Clinic is a step toward hope for a future treatment for patients with traumatic spinal cord injury. The research in this article discusses the experience related to the first case in a phase I safety study of mesenchymal stem cell treatment for spinal cord injury. The case study, found in Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Allan Dietz, clinical trials, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Mohamad Bydon, neurology, neurosurgery, regenerative medicine, spinal cord injury, Wenchun Qu


November 14, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Searching for a genetic contributor to degenerative disk disease

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Article by Sharon Rosen Mohamad Bydon,M.D., with 3-D models of the spine and neck. Most people suffer from some type of back pain during their lifetime. That’s because there are many joints in the back that can degenerate over time. In many cases, back pain can be relieved without surgery. Ice packs, heat packs, physical […]

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Tags: Ahmad Nassr, Andre van Wijnen, Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, Mohamad Bydon, neurology, Noelle Larson, Wenchun Qu


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