News Releases

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS/ROCHESTER, Minn. -- New treatments for cancer and heart disease dominate the 2015 research awards recently announced by the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics. The state-supported funding was distributed among six...
Monday, March 23, 2015
In the heart of Minneapolis’ rapidly evolving Downtown East neighborhood, a new clinic led by nurses opens April 6 to treat patients and teach the next generation of care providers. With help from recent legislation that allows the most highly educated...
Monday, March 23, 2015
A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health finds rural hospitals may struggle to address staffing and training challenges in obstetric care. Rural hospitals with fewer than 240 births per year were more likely to rely on family...
Monday, March 16, 2015
Peter Igarashi, M.D., is one of two recipients of the Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). The award is a partnership between the PKD Foundation and ...
Monday, February 23, 2015
Today’s human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) drugs can help patients live better and longer, but cannot yet, unfortunately, cure. University of Minnesota-led research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), helps...
Thursday, February 19, 2015
A new comprehensive analysis from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota, involving leading International Ebola researchers, examines what is known about transmission of the Ebola virus and cautions...
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
A panel of international experts, concerned about the acknowledged risk that Ebola transmission could continue into the foreseeable future, today published a roadmap to fast-track development of Ebola vaccines.  The experts were convened by the...
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Four decades of work on death and dying have failed to fix care at the end of life. While case law and legislation in the 1990s granted patients the right to refuse unwanted, life-sustaining treatment, declaring those rights was not enough to alter...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The University of Minnesota today unveiled the Wilf Family Center at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. Designed to be the intellectual center of children’s health care in the Midwest, the center is named in honor of the Wilf Family...
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
A new reporter system used to study the bone regeneration potential of human embryonic stem cells has been generated in research led by the University of Minnesota. The new reporter system is the first of its kind for human pluripotent stem cells and is...

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