New discovery could help oral medicines work better

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University of Minnesota and The Dow Chemical Company file patent on research MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (11/01/16) — A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and The Dow Chemical Company have discovered a new method for customizing ingredients that help oral medications dissolve in the body and be absorbed into the bloodstream. The […]

University of Minnesota researchers win Breast Cancer Challenge Award

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Recognition will help further research on exploring genetic connections to breast cancer MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (10/25/16) — The University of Minnesota announced today that it is one of two grand prize winners in the National Cancer Institute’s Up for A Challenge (U4C) Breast Cancer Challenge Award offered in partnership with Sage Bionetworks. The recognition […]

Artificial blood vessels developed in the lab can grow with the recipient

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Groundbreaking discovery could potentially prevent need for repeated surgeries in children MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (09/27/16) — In a groundbreaking new study led by University of Minnesota biomedical engineers, artificial blood vessels bioengineered in the lab and implanted in young lambs are capable of growth within the recipient. If confirmed in humans, these new vessel […]

Landmark genetic interaction map reveals the networks of cellular life

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New map sheds light on the genetic roots of diseases MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (09/23/16) — A global genetic interaction map is revolutionizing how genes are being studied.  A new study, involving University of Minnesota researchers, is no longer looking at genes as loners, but instead as a social network of the body, interacting in […]

University of Minnesota named a Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease Research

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Biomedical engineering faculty to lead project exploring novel brain stimulation approaches MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (09/22/16) — The University of Minnesota has been named a Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease Research, joining eight other centers around the country. With that distinction, the University was awarded a grant totaling $9.07 million over the […]

University of Minnesota awarded multimillion-dollar grant for physics-based approach to cancer

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$8.2 million National Cancer Institute award will support development of a simulator to predict cancer cell migration MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (09/01/16) – The National Cancer Institute (NCI) awarded the University of Minnesota an $8.2 million Physical Sciences in Oncology Center (PS-OC) grant over the next five years to develop a cell migration simulator […]

Monkeys in zoos have human gut bacteria

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New research gives insight into how diet and lifestyle may affect health MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (08/30/16) — A new study led by the University of Minnesota shows that monkeys in captivity lose much of their native gut bacteria diversity and their gut bacteria ends up resembling those of humans. The results suggest that switching […]

Gut bacteria may predict risk of life-threatening infections following chemotherapy

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Study could help physicians choose care path for some cancer patients MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (04/28/2016) – A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota and Nantes University Hospital in France shows that the bacteria in people’s gut may predict their risk of life-threatening blood infections following high-dose chemotherapy. The […]

University of Minnesota hosts world’s largest medical devices conference

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Conference includes exhibit of real human hearts, two live broadcasted surgeries, lab tours and more Media Note: University of Minnesota mechanical engineering professor Art Erdman, medical devices expert and chair of the conference, is available for interviews. Media wishing to interview Erdman or attend the conference should contact Lacey Nygard at ljnygard@umn.edu […]

University of Minnesota chemistry professor receives highest honor from U.S. government

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Erin Carlson nominated for research on antibiotic-resistant infections, education and outreach MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (02/29/2016)—University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry Associate Professor Erin Carlson has been named by President Barack Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The award is the highest honor bestowed by […]