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Research Brief

Diamonds are "forever," PFAS are not

The biological breakdown of “forever chemicals” released into the environment may be possible, according to new research from the College of Biological Sciences.

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Research Brief

Novel viral treatment effective against devastating bone cancer

Researchers from the University of Minnesota partnered with Mayo Clinic to conduct a groundbreaking study that could offer hope for dogs, and potentially humans, diagnosed with osteosarcoma —  a devastating bone cancer predominantly affecting children, adolescents and young adults. 

Three children’s books on a wooden table. The books are: “We are Branches,” “I'm From,” and “Paul Bunyan: The Invention of an American Legend.”
Expert Alert

Best books to give for the holidays in 2023

If you plan to follow the “four-gift rule” this holiday season — something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read — experts from the University of Minnesota Libraries recommend choosing books from a wide range of new releases. 

Portrait of Colin Planalp wearing a pink polo shirt and black glasses
Expert Alert

National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 4-8) is an annual campaign to remind us all to get vaccinated against the flu and ensure you are up to date on all recommended vaccinations. 

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Expert Alert

World AIDS Day

Dr. Tim Schacker can discuss work being done at the University of Minnesota to advance HIV and AIDS research.

Tara, a schnauzer dog, relaxes on a dog bed

Staying on beat

The U of M Veterinary Medical Center cardiology team uses pacemakers to save the lives of beloved pets.

John Sauer, tall, white hair, and  Kris Waters, shorter, blond hair, embrace.

When every second counts

When John Sauer suffered cardiac arrest far from a hospital, a novel “ER on wheels” saved his life.

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Research Brief

School-based mental health services can improve the well-being of children and adolescents

The mental health of young people across the U.S. is suffering: rates of anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges remain high, and suicide is the second-leading cause of death. To address these challenges, school-based mental health (SBMH) services are being offered by some school districts as a way to identify and treat children and adolescents who may not have access to other mental health services. 

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Talking with U of M

Talking holiday mindful eating with U of M

University of Minnesota Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing Director Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer shares tips for maintaining mindful eating habits during this busy time period.