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

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.

Implementation team formed to advance University of Minnesota human subjects research protection program

The University of Minnesota has established the team charged with overseeing plans to advance the University’s human subjects protection program. The team will focus on how to implement a set of independent review panel recommendations for strengthening the University’s human subjects research practices, especially those involving people with limited decision making capacity.

Cancer in the Crosshairs

Cynthia Cattell stands looking into the sunlight.

A new drug developed at the U of M targets cancer cells while leaving healthy ones undisturbed. Physics professor Cynthia Cattell knows how well it works: It saved her life.

Research suggests using neuroscience in law may face political resistance

Hibernation Holds Secrets for Our Health

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Paul Iaizzo’s research partnership with Medtronic may lead to new treatments for heart failure, obesity, osteoporosis, and more.

Research Uncovers Connection between Craigslist Personals, HIV Trends

Craigslist&rsquo;s entry into a market results in a 15.9 percent increase in reported HIV cases, according to research from the University of Minnesota published in the December issue of <em>MIS Quarterly</em>

Breast Cancer Patient Helps Make Medical History in Minnesota

Woman with butterflies.

When Bonnie Harris was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, she had no idea she was about to make medical history. But she did—with a little help from state-of-the-art, vital organ-sparing radiation therapy she received at the U of M.

Top Five Medical Research Highlights for 2014

Female researcher using a pipet.

Medical research at the U of M had a banner year in 2014. From unlocking secrets of heart cells to pioneering a way to relieve the suffering of children with pancreatitis, the discoveries kept pushing back the frontiers of medicine.

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