COVID-19: Stories, Insights, Expertise

Whether you're a community member, one of our alumni, or a University of Minnesota student, here you’ll find stories, insights, and expertise to support you during the COVID-19 crisis.

a drawing of doctors helping animals Photo credit: Artwork by Megan Murrell.

Close ties between human and veterinary medicine

Veterinary medicine researchers are using their unique perspectives and expertise to combat COVID-19.
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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
05/22/2020
A maroon and gold graphic shows a white-coated arm holding a magnifying glass to a pair of lungs.

Clinical trials test blood pressure drug losartan

Researchers hope the drug can thwart lung damage from the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
05/20/2020
Row of houses.

Domestic violence risk grows during pandemic

As Minnesotans stay home to reduce exposure to the coronavirus, two U of M researchers see a different risk cropping up.
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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
05/20/2020
A bunch of small white flowers blooms in the foreground, with brown earth and headstones in the background.

Easing the pain of long-distance farewells

Mortuary science faculty help funeral directors provide better services in the age of COVID-19.
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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
05/20/2020
ERIKA LEE

When xenophobia spreads like a virus

To understand the rise in xenophobia and racist acts in America, professor Erika Lee says we should look to the past.
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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
05/20/2020
A man in short curly dark hair, in white mask and blue lab coat, reaches into a workstation to grab a contain.

New antibody test will help state reopen

M Health Fairview Bethesda Hospital employees will be first to benefit.
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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
05/20/2020