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 […]

University of Minnesota chemist develops real-world tool for diagnosing infections

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College of Science and Engineering chemistry associate professor Valerie Pierre envisions a cheap, easy-to-use diagnostic tool that could provide a faster way to diagnose bacterial infections. With initial funding from the University of Minnesota’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) her vision is one step closer to reality. CTSI’s Office of Discovery and […]

Imagine this

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A CSE professor’s work may bring new independence to people with brain or spinal cord injuries By Nicole Endres Moving an object using only your thoughts? The scientific community called it impossible. But not University of Minnesota biomedical engineering professor Bin He, who only “highly doubted” it could work. That didn’t stop […]

3D-printed guide helps regrow complex nerves after injury

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Research could help more than 200,000 people annually who suffer from nerve injuries or disease MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (09/18/2015)—A national team of researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind, 3D-printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. The groundbreaking research has the potential to help […]

Researchers study a gut microbe mystery involving immigrants

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Led by Professor Dan Knights, a team of researchers is studying macro effects of microorganisms Researchers at the University of Minnesota are working on a new project that looks at changes in gut microbes in immigrant populations and how that may intersect with high rates of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases. Immigrants […]

Telltale traits of bacteria offer clues for improved colorectal cancer treatment, prevention

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University of Minnesota study points finger at virulence as common thread MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (6/24/2015)—A new University of Minnesota research study at the intersection of math, genetics, microbiology, ecology and medicine has uncovered a telltale link between colorectal cancer and specific traits of bacteria found in the digestive tract. The findings could improve […]

Infant antibiotic use linked to adult diseases

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New study may lead to recommendations for antibiotic usage and a clinical test for measuring gut microbe development in children MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (05/13/2015)—A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota has found a three-way link among antibiotic use in infants, changes in the gut bacteria, and disease later in […]

University of Minnesota hosts world’s largest medical devices conference April 13-16

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Conference includes exhibit of real human hearts, simulation technologies suite and live surgery broadcasted from Germany. 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 […]

New evidence supports success of fecal transplants in treatment of Clostridium difficile infection

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Research demonstrates dynamic nature of fecal microbiota MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (4/9/15) – Research published in the open access journal Microbiome offers new evidence for the success of fecal microbial transplantation (FMT) in treating severe Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), a growing problem worldwide that leads to thousands of fatalities every year. Research led by […]