Items Tagged ‘University of Minnesota’

February 12, 2013

The graduate glut

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Dr. Mahamud Jimale was working as a general and thoracic surgeon and teaching at Somali National University’s medical school in Mogadishu when civil war tore his country apart in 1991…They eventually settled in Rochester, where Jimale found work in the general clinical research center and later as a medical and cultural consultant at Mayo Clinic. […]

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Tags: Dr. John Andrews, Dr. Mahamud Jimale, medical education, Minnesota Medicine, Somali National University, University of Minnesota


February 7, 2013

U find could be key to cancer

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Scientists at the University of Minnesota say they have discovered an enzyme that could play a key role in causing the majority of breast cancers — and possibly other cancers as well…Dr. Matthew Goetz, a breast cancer specialist at the Mayo Clinic, agreed but said the discovery eventually could lead to earlier and better treatments. […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. Matthew Goetz, enzyme, mutation, Star Tribune, tumor, University of Minnesota


February 1, 2013

Mayo Clinic pitch has supporters, skeptics lining up

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

“If Mayo is threatening to do this (expansion) someplace else, then it’s like the Vikings,” said Art Rolnick, a senior fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and longtime critic of such public-financing deals…”The economics are better than with sports teams,” argued Steve Parente, a health policy expert at the U. […]

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Tags: Art Rolnick, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Pioneer Press, public finance, Steve Parente, University of Minnesota


October 15, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Study Looks Into Flu Shot Effectiveness

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Flu season is here. The first case in Olmsted County was reported last week. But new Monday, a study done by the University of Minnesota found vaccines for the flu could be improved…Dr. Gregory Poland of Mayo Clinic says the study is less for individuals and more for government and policy makers. “What the authors […]

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Tags: Dr. Gregory Poland, flu season, flu shot, KAAL, University of Minnesota, vaccine


October 11, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Hormel Institute Announces Research Partnership

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

A leader in the fight against cancer has a new partner Wednesday.  And it’s taken the search for a cure to an international level we’ve never seen before. A year ago, the Hormel Institute formally became part of a research triad with the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota. Now, the Institute will expand […]

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Tags: Hormel Institute, KAAL, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, University of Minnesota


July 12, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Eric W. Kaler: University of Minnesota Improves Life Here, Everywhere

By Mystery User

I’ve been back in Minnesota for eight months now, listening to hundreds, if not thousands, of people tell me how they feel about the University of Minnesota. Of course, I’ve visited Rochester a number of times, meeting with leaders of the Mayo Clinic and other community members… And, with our great friends and colleagues at […]

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Tags: Decade of Discovery, Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota


June 23, 2012 · Leave a Comment

U of M, Mayo Receive Grant to Study Blood Cancer

By Mystery User

Researchers at the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic have received a $1.35 million grant to study a form of blood cancer called myelodysplastic syndrome.  The grant from the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics is on top of $2.5 million the university received last year from the National Institutes of Health to study […]

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Tags: Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, University of Minnesota


May 21, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Should Young Athletes Be Screened for Heart Conditions?

By Mystery User

University of Minnesota football player Gary Tinsley was found dead April 6 of a heart condition at the age of 22. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said he died of an enlarged heart.  Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in young athletes, but what factors contribute to this heightened risk in otherwise […]

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Tags: enlarged heart, Gary Tinsley, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Mike Ackerman, MPR, University of Minnesota


April 3, 2012 · Leave a Comment

U Research Helps Predict and Control Seizures in Epileptic Dogs

By Mystery User

Research conducted by the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine could help owners of severely epileptic dogs predict, control and more effectively treat their pets’ seizures. The research focuses on a small implanted device that continuously monitors brain activity using EEG, or electroencephalography, readings…Funded through a grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders […]

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Tags: College of Veterinary Medicine, dogs, epilepsy, NeuroVista Corporation, University of Minnesota


March 25, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Twin Cities Somalis To Learn About Their Increased Risk for Liver Cancer

By Mystery User

Doctors from the Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota, pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, and Gargar Clinic, a Somali-owned private clinic in Minneapolis, are embarking on a campaign to inform the Somali community about their increased risk for liver cancer. They’ll hold the first of what they hope to be many meetings with the Somali community Sunday […]

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Tags: Gargar Clinic, Gilead Sciences, liver cancer, Somali community, University of Minnesota


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