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Addressing the childhood obesity epidemic in rural Minnesota

Family members slice tomatoes on a cutting board.

U nursing professor Jayne Fulkerson is partnering on a new family-based project to help boost healthy eating habits.

Research finds technique for early detection of Alzheimer's in animals


Technology to detect retinal changes linked to Alzheimer’s proven effective in animals and could lead to human trials.

J. Neil Henderson to lead health equity and rural health access initiative

J. Neil Henderson in orange zip-up sweater and glasses in front of pink petunias.

Henderson’s Medical Discovery Team will address health disparities among rural and American Indian populations.

From photography, healing

A young girl hugs her brother on a hospital bed

A U Masonic Children's Hospital photo exhibit takes a look into the lives of 6 patients with severe or chronic illness.

Protecting pregnant women in Uganda

A Ugandan woman with her young child on her back

Grad student Sonja Ausen-Anifrani is working to deliver key information in text messages to expectant mothers in Uganda.

Gut bacteria may predict chemotherapy risk

Background of colorful, fanciful drawings of microbial cells.

A cancer patient’s intestinal bacteria may predict the risk of blood infections after chemotherapy.

Printing a human heart

illustration of computer printing 3D heart

Karlie Gause's care team used a 3D printer to create an exact replica of her heart.

White House OSTP recognizes UMN for commitment to advancing microbiome research

UMN’s commitment to developing better microbiome methods was recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Study pinpoints mechanism that allows cells with faulty DNA to reproduce

Student working in a lab

Discovery by U of M researchers opens doors to new strategies for combating cancer

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

Student looking at a petri dish

Study could help physicians choose care path for some cancer patients

Proving the Theory

Bernhard J. Hering, M.D.

Lead researcher Bernhard J. Hering, M.D., confirms that pancreatic islet cell transplantation can benefit people who have difficult-to-control type 1 diabetes.

Curtain Up

Gunda Georg standing in her lab

A new drug for pancreatic cancer takes the stage for clinical trials, thanks to the Masonic Cancer Center experts who developed it.