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Talking apples with U of M

If you enjoy a Honeycrisp, Haralson, SweeTango or First Kiss apple at your local orchard or farm stand this fall, you can thank the University of Minnesota apple breeding program for putting it there.

walnuts
Research Brief

Study suggests walnuts are bridge to better health as we age

University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) researchers who reviewed data from the CARDIA study, including 20 years of diet history and 30 years of physical and clinical measurements, have found participants who ate walnuts early on in life showed a greater likelihood for being more physically active, having a higher quality diet and experiencing a better heart disease risk profile as they aged into middle adulthood.

Image of hands holding a teal ribbon - which symbolizes ovarian cancer - next to a clipboard with a stethoscope on top of it.
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Talking ovarian cancer with the U of M

Dr. Colleen Rivard with the University of Minnesota Medical School discusses ovarian cancer for September's Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Light-sensing device on an arm
News Release

Unique light-sensing 3D-printed device could help people with lupus

According to the Lupus Foundation of America, about 1.5 million Americans have a form of lupus. Light sensitivity is common in people with lupus, and many find that their disease is made worse by exposure to sunlight or even artificial light indoors. The symptoms of these flare ups for patients with lupus include rashes, joint pain and fatigue.