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Masons give targeted cancer research a timely boost

The Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

The U of M’s largest donor provides a major influx of funding to the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota.

Research Brief: Efforts to transform healthcare led to better asthma outcomes

Nurse testing blood pressure.

Researchers investigated changes in how primary care is delivered in Minnesota and its impact on patients.

U of M launches cancer clinical trials network, partnering with clinics across MN


Led by Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, the network is funded in partnership with the State of Minnesota.

UMN receives $42.6 million to expand impact on scientific health research

NIH funding will help clinical and translational researchers make key health discoveries.

Researchers uncover the farthest star ever seen

Icarus star

University of Minnesota professor led the international research team

UMN School of Public Health researcher awarded $6.5M from NIH

children eating

Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer will study eating and weight-related problems in adolescents and young adults.

Research Brief: Older adults often prescribed meds linked to higher side effect risks

Pills and a pill bottle

The research team investigated whether prescribing patterns of high-risk anticholinergic drugs have changed over time.

Farm Incomes Take Another Dip in 2017

MN map of farm income

Bumper crops, spotty upticks in earnings were not enough to save MN farming from the fifth year of thin profits.

U of M to host Minnesota Sparks event in Cloquet


The event brings three U researchers—who are tackling the area’s critical issues—into conversation with the community. 

Research Brief: Study finds teens in homeless families more likely to attempt suicide

Boy sitting on the ground with his head in his arms.

A new UMN study shows teens in homeless families face more challenges to mental health than housed youth. 

Opioids not superior pain relievers

A shot of pills of many colors.

A U-led study lends no support to preference for opioid pain relievers.

Research Brief: Rural maternity care losses lead to childbirth risks

Pregnant woman standing in field.

When families in rural counties lose maternity services, risks related to childbirth rise for mothers and babies.