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Coming home to hunger

Rachel Widome

U of M researcher Rachel Widome has found that 27 percent of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are food insecure.

UMN research shows people can control robotic arm with their minds

Brain controlled robot

Groundbreaking study demonstrates potential to help millions of people with disabilities

New discovery could help oral medicines work better

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University of Minnesota and The Dow Chemical Company file patent on research

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.

New angle on Alzheimer’s disease

An artist’s rendering of neurons

New research suggests that blocking a particular enzyme could help restore memory deficits.

Potential target identified for developing new Alzheimer's treatment

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The study could translate to new treatments and provides insight into what may be causing the disease.

Culprit found in breast cancer resistance to tamoxifen

Reuben Harris

Researchers discovered a protein found naturally in cells is responsible resistance to treatment in breast cancer. 

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.

UMN named a Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's Disease Research

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U of M awarded a grant totaling $9.07 million over the next five years to improve the lives of Parkinson’s patients.

U of M researchers identify an unexpected cause of mutation in cancer

Reuben Harris

Reuben Harris and team pinpoint enzyme that causes mutation in tumor cells

U of M, community partners lead new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program

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Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, led by U of M, will consist of 15 teams of researchers solving health challenges.

How a flawed supply chain affects mental illness

K.K. Sinha

A U professor suggests that establishing a balance between supply and demand may help solve the mental illness epidemic.

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