Stroke is the leading cause of permanent disability in the U.S., striking nearly 800,000 people each year. Hemorrhagic, or bleeding, stroke is particularly devastating says Mayo Clinic neurologist and critical care expert Dr. William D. Freeman. “About 40 percent of hemorrhagic stroke patients die within a month, and half of the survivors have some type of impairment,” he adds.
Dr. Shane Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Program Director for the Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites, Mayo Center for Regenerative Medicine, discusses the results of his randomized controlled trial of bone marrow aspiration and concentration (BMAC) for knee osteoarthritis. To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2CsqExI
Jay Smith, M.D., vice chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic describes a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cell injections as a treatment for patients with osteoarthritic knees.
Stem Cells are the starting point for all the tissues in your body. Your body grows them all the time. So, Mayo researchers thought why not put them work healing damaged tissues like heart muscle or bone. Here’s an example that’s really hip from Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic news Network.
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