Research

Mayo Clinic scientists, doctors and surgeons develop pancreas, kidney and islet transplant advances that make transplants safer and available to more people. They are also developing an artificial pancreas that could significantly improve the quality of life for people with type 1 diabetes and someday provide an alternative to pancreas transplant.

Mayo's teams conduct laboratory studies, clinical trials and other clinical research on every aspect of conditions related to pancreas, kidney and islet transplants. They often collaborate with others centers nationwide and abroad, sharing their advances to improve patient care everywhere.

Read more about the many kidney, pancreas and islet transplant research studies supported by the Transplant Research Center.

Publications

See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Watch Mark Stegall, M.D., and Richard Daly, M.D., discuss lowering rejection risk in organ transplants.

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References
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