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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...
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health finds pregnant women who are assigned a health care provider for their pregnancy – as opposed to selecting a care provider themselves – have a higher chance of receiving prenatal care...
Monday, January 5, 2015
A new study shows that middle-aged adult Americans (ages 40-65) underestimate their future health care needs for long-term care services and supports. The study found 60 percent think they are unlikely to need care, while in reality only 30 percent will...
Thursday, December 18, 2014
New research from the University of Minnesota shows the level of cancer causing chemicals in smokeless tobacco products varies widely, and these levels play an important role in the extent of the body’s exposure to these chemicals even when taking into...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The faculty and staff of the University of Minnesota and the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota are mourning the loss of cancer pioneer Lee Wattenberg, M.D. Wattenberg died December 9 at the age of 92, and will be remembered for his immense...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Viral infections are a leading cause of disease and death in patients receiving a kidney transplant. But a recent University of Minnesota study suggests a unique way to prevent the transmission of common viruses during kidney transplants. Published in...
Monday, December 1, 2014
The University of Minnesota today released the final report of the Minnesota Taconite Workers Health Study with further analysis of lung cancer and mineral fiber exposure, and a series of recommendations to monitor and prevent disease for workers in the...
Monday, December 1, 2014
New visual prosthetic gives sight to patients with retinitis pigmentosa A new device designed to restore some sight in patients blind due to retinitis pigmentosa is now being offered at the University of Minnesota. Designed by Second Sight Medical...
Monday, November 24, 2014
When a new pandemic threat like this year’s Ebola outbreak emerges, the importance of preventing and limiting disease spread becomes apparent. Well-trained global health professionals play a key role in preventing and responding to emerging zoonotic...

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