Items Tagged ‘University of Minnesota’

March 14, 2012

University of Minnesota, Mayo Project Wins Biotech Grant

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The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics has awarded $1.35 million to University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic researchers seeking new treatments for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a cancer of the blood that impacts the way the human body develops blood cells. The grant will help support the development of pilot studies that could someday […]

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


March 9, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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March 9, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations oestreich.karl@mayo.edu […]

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Tags: Andy McMonigle, Cardiovascular Peptides and Myocardial Infarction, coronary artery disease, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, David L. Brown, Dr. Chet Rihal, Dr. Horng Chen, Dr. James Levine, Dr. John Burnett, Dr. Leslie Sim, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, iPad


March 2, 2012

Tips for coping with eating disorders

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With today’s focus on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” it is important to know that about 10 million females and 1 million males suffer from an eating disorder. Eating disorders and obesity are usually seen as very different problems. But they share many similarities: Body dissatisfaction and unhealthy dieting practices. Feb. 26-March 3 is National Eating Disorders […]

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Tags: Anne Crosby, body dissatisfaction, eating disorder, Leslie Sim, National Eating Disorders Week, The Biggest Loser, unhealthy dieting practices, University of Minnesota


February 27, 2012

Sitting is the new smoking

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I wrote this standing up. I want you to try reading it – on your feet. That’s right. Standing is the new sitting. For workplaces, for schools and for homes. And it makes sense, right? “Sitting is sort of the new smoking,” Dr. James Levine from the Mayo Clinic said when referencing sitting at a […]

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Tags: Dr. James Levine, sitting harms body and health, standing is the new sitting, University of Minnesota


February 10, 2012

U Regents will draw lines for debate over Sviggum’s dual roles

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The chair of the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents will announce Friday how the board will examine whether Regent Steve Sviggum’s new state Senate job creates a conflict of interest… Regents regularly recuse themselves. Regent and physician Patricia Simmons leaves the room when the board begins discussing the Mayo Clinic, her employer. Regent Richard […]

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Tags: AFL-CIO, Board of Regents, Central Corridor Partnership, Former Regent Steven Hunter, Regent Patricia Simmons, Regent Richard Beeson, Regent Steve Sviggum, University of Minnesota


February 9, 2012

Goodhue County offers resolution of support for Zip Rail

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The Goodhue County Board offered a resolution of support Tuesday afternoon for the Zip Rail passenger train project that has been proposed between Rochester and the Twin Cities…The 100-mile stretch of high-speed rail, that would travel at speeds greater than 150 mph, has been touted as a stretch that could become one of the most […]

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Tags: Goodhue County Board, rochester, Twin Cities, University of Minnesota, Zip Rail passenger train


February 7, 2012

Body and Soul | Get on your feet for better health

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Mayo Clinic’s James Levine thinks he has found the underlying ailment for adults who are diabetic, pre-diabetic or obese: “the sitting disease.”“Sitting is sort of the new smoking,” the endocrinologist said recently, on the eve of an experiment designed to tackle so-called “lifestyle” diseases.He and a team of researchers from Mayo and the University of […]

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Tags: James Levine, lifestyle diseases, the sitting disease, University of Minnesota


February 3, 2012

Sit All Day? 6 Ways To Stay Active At Your Desk

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…A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic are set to study 30 employees of Caldrea, an eco-friendly cleaning supply company in Minneapolis, whose desks have been replaced with workstations that make it possible to sit or stand while working, according to the Star Tribune. “Sitting is sort of the […]

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Tags: Caldrea, Dr. James Levine, endocrinologist, sitting versus standing, University of Minnesota


February 2, 2012

Minnesota Partnership Researchers Close in on Drug to Fight Fungal Infections

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Researchers from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., are another step closer to developing a drug to combat fungal infections — one of the major problems confronting patients with compromised immune systems. The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics has awarded Mayo biochemist Zhiguo Zhang, Ph.D., and University […]

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Tags: biochemistry, compromised immune systems, fungal infections, Michael Walters, The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics, University of Minnesota, Zhiguo Zhang


January 30, 2012

Three Leading Medical Organizations Choose The Gruve® for Use in Research Studies Investigating the Benefits of Weight Management

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The Gruve®, a core solution from Gruve Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of scientifically validated health and weight loss products, proves useful in ongoing medical research studies investigating community based heath programs, reducing lipids in patients, managing weight gain during pregnancy, and increasing activity in group settings. It is currently being used in studies at […]

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Tags: community based health programs, Gruve Technologies, Inc, increasing activity in group settings, Kansas University Medical Center, Loughborough University, reducing lipids, The Gruve, University of Minnesota, weight gain during pregnancy


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