Birth of the New Medicine

December 13, 2014

From one historic bone marrow transplant, we're discovering ways to make many diseases history.

They say there's no such thing as a cure-all. We say we have a real chance of finding one. Dating back to the world's first successful bone marrow transplant in 1968, the University of Minnesota continues to be a leader in stem cell research and regenerative medicine - a field of innovative therapies that enable the body to heal itself. Now with new discoveries, we're working on cures for everything from diabetes to dementia. It's one more way the future is being Made in Minnesota.

  • Stem cells hold the promise of treatments and cures for more than 70 major diseases.
  • 33% of seniors die with Alzheimer's or another dementia.
  • 1 in 4 deaths in the United States is a result of heart disease.
  • 6,000 bone marrow transplants have been performed at the U of M since 1968.

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