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January 24, 2017

Using Regenerative Medicine to Find Answers for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

By Suzanne R. Ferguson suzannerferguson

The goal of the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) is to discover how regenerative medicine, also known as the use of stem cells, can make HLHS hearts bigger, better and stronger in order to delay or even prevent heart failure. In the video below, Dr. Timothy Nelson, director, […]

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Tags: CHD, clinical trials, Dr. Timothy Nelson, HLHS, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, umbilical cord blood


June 24, 2016

Mayo Researchers Use Stem Cells to Try and Heal Baby Lucas’ Heart

By Suzanne R. Ferguson suzannerferguson

We recently highlighted Lucas Gutman’s story on our social media outlets, but his story was also featured in a Mayo publication called In the Loop. Check out how Lucas became the first participant in the clinical trial that injected his own umbilical cord stem cells into the right side of his heart. __________________   Last […]

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Tags: clinical trials, congenital heart defects, HLHS, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, stem cell, stem cells, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome


May 19, 2016

The Possibilities of Bone Marrow Stem Cells

By Suzanne R. Ferguson suzannerferguson

Today, researchers and clinicians are using regenerative medicine to repair unhealthy tissues. By using stem cells from within the body, doctors surgically deliver these stem cells into damaged tissues to begin the regenerate process.  Stem cells are the body’s basic materials that grow into new tissues. There are two primary types of stem cells: embryonic […]

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Tags: bone marrow, bone marrow stem cells, clinical trials, HLHS, regenerative medicine, stem cell, stem cells, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome


March 29, 2016

Helping the HLHS Heart Grow Stronger

By Suzanne R. Ferguson suzannerferguson

Our main goal at the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome is to delay and prevent heart failure for individuals with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.  Determining what works best for individuals wouldn’t be possible without HLHS patients and family members participating in the research. Without people like you, we wouldn’t […]

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Tags: bone marrow, HLHS, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, research, stem cell, stem cells, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, umbilical cord blood


February 10, 2016

Pioneering New Research Options for Congenital Heart Defects

By Suzanne R. Ferguson suzannerferguson

Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week gives us a great opportunity to share and discuss some of the research taking place at the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for HLHS. It is important to raise awareness of CHDs and to also recognize the ever evolving treatment options that are changing the future for people […]

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Tags: CHD, CHD awareness week, clinical trials, congenital heart defects, HLHS, regenerative medicine, stem cells, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome


January 19, 2016

Using Cell-Based Therapies to Shape the Future of HLHS

By Suzanne R. Ferguson suzannerferguson

Here at the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, we are working on new ways to delay and prevent heart failure for individuals with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). In order to do that, we are studying cell-based treatments, human genetics and advanced imaging techniques along with creating the world’s largest biorepository for […]

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Tags: CHD, HLHS, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, stem cell, stem cells, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome


September 10, 2015

Misconceptions of Stem Cell Research

By Suzanne R. Ferguson suzannerferguson

We frequently get asked questions about stem cells since part of our HLHS research uses cell-based therapy to help delay and even prevent heart transplants. Below are a few questions and answers that will help clarify exactly what stem cells are and their important role in research. What are stem cells? Stem cells are the […]

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Tags: CHD, clinical trials, HLHS, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, regenerative medicine, regenerative therapy, stem cells


October 1, 2014

The Possibilities of Bone Marrow Stem Cells

By Jennifer Miller jenmiller

Stem cells are the body’s basic materials that can grow into new tissues.  There are different types of stem cells: embryonic, perinatal, bioengineered and adult stem cells.   Embryonic stem cells are used during normal human development to produce all of the tissues in our bodies. They also produce all of the adult stem cells […]

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Tags: bone marrow, congenital heart defects, heart transplant, HLHS, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, regenerative medicine, regenerative therapy, stem cells, Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Todd and Karen Wanek Program for HLHS


June 28, 2013

Minneapolis ‘Star Tribune’ Features Story on Clinical Trial for HLHS

By Mindy Rice mindyrice

To better understand and treat HLHS, our team is taking a multifaceted approach that includes research into imaging and outcomes, human genetics, and regenerative strategies. The program’s goal is to launch clinical trials that offer the latest advances in cell therapy to people with HLHS with the ultimate goal of delaying, or even preventing, the need […]

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Tags: cell therapy, clinical trials, Dr. Harold Burkhart, Dr. Patrick O'Leary, Dr. Tim Nelson, heart transplant, HLHS, HLHS research, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Mayo Clinic, Minneapolis Star Tribune, regenerative medicine


December 10, 2012

What about stem cells for HLHS?

By jthebiay jthebiay

Thanks to the participation of families affected by HLHS, Timothy Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. director of Mayo Clinic’s Regenerative Medicine Consult Service and the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, along with his team, are working to fulfill one of the program’s goals: to develop a regenerative therapy for HLHS. Determining which types of stem cells have […]

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Tags: clinical trials, Dr. Timothy Nelson, iPS cells, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, regenerative therapy, stem cell, Todd and Karen Wanek Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome


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