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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
University of Minnesota professor Harry T. Orr, Ph.D. is among the newest members to the prestigious Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Orr is one of 70 new members and 10 foreign associates elected to the IOM, one of the highest honors in...
Monday, November 3, 2014
Type 2 diabetes is a global epidemic. How to optimally use available drugs remains uncertain. In Minnesota alone, more than 300,000 people are estimated to have diabetes and that number continues to grow by 18,000 every year, according to the Minnesota...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
A new standard of carefor children facing acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may be clear, following a multi-year study published in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. The research, led by John Wagner, Jr., M.D., director of the...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Back pain affects one-half of all working Americans, costs taxpayers billions annually and is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. A new study finds that people suffering from back-related leg pain experienced more short-term relief...
Friday, October 24, 2014
The University of Minnesota  Program in Health Disparities Research will share an award of $19.2 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead professional development activities of underrepresented communities in health science...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
In 2011, cesarean delivery was the most common inpatient surgery in the U.S., making up 32.8 percent of all deliveries and more than 1.3 million births. But while cesarean delivery is common, cesarean rates vary 10-fold across hospitals in the U.S. The...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The University of Minnesota announced today that following a new gift of $25 million dollars from the Minnesota Masonic Charities and in recognition of the legacy of support provided by the Masons to the University of Minnesota, it is renaming the...
Monday, October 6, 2014
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s why the Veterinary Medical Center at the University of Minnesota is offering pet owners a chance to find out if their pet is a healthy weight this Wednesday, October 8 in honor of National Pet...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have identified microRNAs that may cause colon polyps from turning cancerous. The finding could help physicians provide more specialized, and earlier, treatment before colon cancer develops. The findings are...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The University of Minnesota’s Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) is among the first to be awarded two federal grants resulting from President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative to develop next generation neuroimaging technology. The first award is for...

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