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Preparing for the Future of Health Care

Growing Stem Cells in Space to Treat Stroke Patients Abba Zubair, M.D., Ph.D., medical and scientific director of the Cell Therapy Laboratory, at Mayo Clinic in Florida, was recently awarded a grant to send human stem cells in space to see if they grow more rapidly in space than stem cells grown on Earth. [...]

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Mayo Clinic Discovery Leads to FDA Approval for Stem Cell Trial for Heart Failure Patients

U.S. FDA Approves Phase III Cardiopoietic Stem Cell Trial for Heart Failure Patients Based on a Mayo Discovery Cardio3 BioSciences, an international Mayo Clinic collaborator, has received FDA approval for a phase III pivotal clinical trial of its stem cell therapy. The trial will test the Mayo Clinic discovery of cardiopoietic [...]

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Regenerative Medicine: Mayo Clinic and Collaborators Develop New Tool for Transplanting Stem Cells

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Dec. 16, 2013 — Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues in Belgium have developed a specialized catheter for transplanting stem cells into the beating heart. The novel device includes a curved needle and graded openings along the needle shaft, allowing for increased distribution of cells. The result is [...]

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Mayo Clinic Restores Disrupted Heartbeat with Regenerative Intervention

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Sept. 3, 2013 — Mayo Clinic researchers have found a way to resynchronize cardiac motion following a heart attack using stem cells. Scientists implanted engineered stem cells, also known as induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, into damaged regions of mouse hearts following a heart attack. This regenerative approach successfully targeted the origin of abnormal cardiac motion, [...]

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Uniting and Educating the Global Stem Cell Community

Media Expert Alert: Mayo Clinic Leaders to Co-Host the World Stem Cell Summit in San Diego The World Stem Cell Summit, December 4-6 in San Diego, unites and educates the global stem cell community. With more than 1,200 attendees from more than 40 countries, the annual World Stem Cell Summit’s interdisciplinary [...]

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Stem Cell 101: Mayo Clinic Expert Answers Commonly Asked Questions

ROCHESTER, Minn. — November 28, 2012.  Next week, more than 1,200 people from 25 countries are expected to attend the 8th Annual World Stem Cell Summit" in West Palm Beach, Fla., a gathering sponsored by Mayo Clinic. As those close to the science explore potential stem cell applications, many patients [...]

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Mayo Clinic Finds Way to Weed Out Problem Stem Cells, Making Therapy Safer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 25, 2012.  Mayo Clinic researchers have found a way to detect and eliminate potentially troublemaking stem cells to make stem cell therapy safer. Induced Pluripotent Stem cells, also known as iPS cells, are bioengineered from adult tissues to have properties of embryonic stem cells, which have [...]

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Bone Marrow Stem Cells Improve Heart Function, Study Finds

CHICAGO — A research network led by a Mayo Clinic physician found that stem cells derived from heart failure patients' own bone marrow and injected into their hearts improved the function of the left ventricle, the heart's pumping chamber. Researchers also found that certain types of the stem cells were [...]

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Making Stem Cells Safer

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Timothy Nelson discusses the potential of stem cell therapy and research that is helping to realize that potential. To listen, click the link below. Making Stem Cells Safer

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THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

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Mayo Clinic Restores Disrupted Heartbeat with Regenerative Intervention

Mayo Clinic researchers have found a way to resynchronize cardiac motion following a heart attack using stem cells. Senior author of the study Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D., says, "The discovery introduces — for the first time — stem cell-based ‘biological resynchronization’ as a novel means to treat cardiac dyssynchrony." Scientists implanted engineered [...]

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Researchers Discover Stem Cell Senescence Drives Aging

Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that adult progenitor cells , or stem cells — important for repair and regeneration of skeletal muscle and maintenance of healthy fat tissue — are subject to cellular senescence, and that clearance of these cells limits age-related deterioration of these tissues.  Jan van Deursen, Ph.D., a [...]

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‘Smart’ Stem Cells Show Promise in Heart Failure Patients (pkg)

First-in-humans study introduces next generation cell therapy Translating a Mayo Clinic stem-cell discovery, an international team has demonstrated that therapy with cardiopoietic (cardiogenically-instructed) or “smart” stem cells can improve heart health for people suffering from heart failure. This is the first application in patients of lineage-guided stem cells for targeted [...]

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY  Social support: Tap this tool to beat stress  The benefits of supportive personal relationships are less stress and better health. Here's how to get and stay connected. Special Announcement Three Imperatives to Transform Health Care in America John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic, will [...]

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Stem Cells 'Get Hip' (pkg)

Stem cells are the starting point for all the tissues in your body. And your body grows them all the time. So, Mayo Clinic researchers thought why not put them to work healing damaged tissues like heart muscle or bone. Here’s an example that’s really 'hip', from Dennis Douda for [...]

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Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine 101 (pkg)

Stem cells and their use in regenerative medicine have been in the news a lot lately. But, do you really know what they are and what they do? Physicians and researchers in the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Mayo Clinic say their work is developing completely new ways to treat and manage chronic diseases like [...]

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Increasing Safety of Stem Cell Therapy

Mayo Clinic researchers have found a way to detect and eliminate potentially troublemaking stem cells to make stem cell therapy safer. The findings, published in the October issue of STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, outlines a strategy to make stem cell therapies safer for patients while preserving their therapeutic efficacy. Stem cell therapy [...]

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Stem cell study helps clarify the best time for therapy to aid heart attack survivors

A research network led by a Mayo Clinic physician found that stem cells obtained from bone marrow delivered two to three weeks after a person has a heart attack did not improve heart function. This is the first study to systematically examine the timing and method of stem cell delivery [...]

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