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Mayo Clinic Celebrates 150th Year Anniversary

Updated: 01/27/2014 11:14 PM
Created: 01/27/2014 7:11 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

The Mayo Clinic is celebrating 150 years. In that time the clinic has brought the world dozens of medical breakthroughs like cortisone and the heart-lung machine.

But some of the most important medical breakthroughs could be yet to come.

The Mayo Clinic is doing more stem cell clinical trials than anywhere else in the country.

Doctors like Anthony Windebank are researching to see if stem cells can be used to regenerate vital organs in patients who have heart disease, kidney disease and Lou Gehrig's Disease.

"It's harnessing the body's ability to repair and restore itself," said Windebank.

The Mayo Clinic has 27 stem cell trials in the first phase right now.


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