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Talking long COVID with U of M

Three years since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, many are still dealing with ongoing effects from COVID-19 infections. Dr. Farha Ikramuddin discusses long COVID and the research she and others are doing at the University surrounding it.

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Talking potholes with U of M

While winter is almost over in Minnesota, it’s not just spring we’ll be ringing in — pothole season has arrived. Manik Barman with the Swenson College of Science and Engineering on the Duluth campus at the Center for Transportation studies discusses potholes causes, maintenance and driver safety on perilous roads.

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Research Brief

U of M research indicates clues to early detection and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease

College of Veterinary Medicine researchers Manci Li and Assistant Professor Peter Larsen looked at existing data from both Alzheimer’s brains and healthy brains to identify the key neuropeptides — the chemical messengers that are released by neurons — involved in Alzheimer’s. They also examined the relationship between neuropeptide activity and aging. 

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Creativity and the brain

A study yields insights into how creativity could influence young people’s mental health and well-being.

Professor Jamie Stang and an image of fruits and vegetables
Expert Alert

March is National Nutrition Month

Millions of Americans resolve to improve their diet each year, but increasing rates of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and other chronic conditions indicates that many of us are falling short. 

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Talking rare diseases with U of M

Dr. Troy Lund provides information on rare diseases and the work the University conducts on them for Rare Disease Day 2023.

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Talking pet dental health with U of M

During National Pet Dental Health Month, Kara Carmody, an associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, discusses tips for taking care of your pet’s dental hygiene to improve their overall wellbeing.