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The impact of Super Bowl ads

When it comes to television commercials, the Super Bowl is the biggest stage. But does the investment pay off? Assistant Professor Linli Xu speaks to how much of an impression Super Bowl commercials leave behind.

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COVID drug treatments

University of Minnesota Medical School expert David Boulware speaks about the relevance and impact of drug treatment for COVID-19

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Increased diversity demands diversifying traditional health care approaches

Health Services Management Faculty Director Frances Fernandez is available to comment on the growing urgency for health care systems and their leadership to reflect changes in the populations they serve, to provide services in ways that promote respect for cultural and language differences—approaches proven to increase treatment adherence and positive outcomes—and how these approaches can be integrated into health system operations today.


Tim Johnson
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How to identify and eliminate high-risk Salmonella

Tim Johnson, a professor of poultry microbiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, shares his expert analysis on the utilization of cutting-edge genomics that enables poultry producers to identify and eliminate high-risk Salmonella.

Mariann Johnson
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Resilience ahead of the holiday season

National Stress Awareness Day falls on November 3, 2021. According to a recent study, 73 percent of people experience stress that impacts their mental health. 

Sian Durward-Akhurst
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Arrhythmia in racehorses

Racehorses are specifically bred to have larger, structurally sound hearts and yet, nearly half of them are still experiencing arrhythmias. Sian Durward-Akhurst an assistant professor of genetics, genomics, and large animal internal medicine in The College of Veterinary Medicine, shares expert analysis on identifying causes of these deaths.

Mark Bergen
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5 ways inflation might impact holiday shopping

Mark Bergen with the Carlson School of Management is available to comment on consumer takeaways amid supply chain issues, worker shortages, and the rising cost of consumer goods.

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UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)

University of Minnesota climate science experts Jessica Hellmann and Heidi Roop are available to provide comments on the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).

Saida Abdi
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Supporting Afghan Refugees

Saida Abdi, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work in the College of Education and Human Development, provides expert comment on supporting Afghan refugees as they relocate to the United States.

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Next-generation Earth systems science report

Melissa Kenney with the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment is available to provide expert comment on the Next Generation Earth Systems Science at the National Science Foundation report.

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Spending time outside betters your sleep

With the weather getting cooler and the days shorter, individuals may notice that they have more difficulty sleeping. A recent U of M study noted that exposure to daytime light has a positive impact on sleep and mood in the evening. 

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 Women in Afghanistan

University of Minnesota Law School Professor Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin is available to provide expert comment on the special challenges faced by women with the return of Taliban control in Afghanistan.

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UN climate change report

The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change analyzed the academic research on climate science and gave an update on our understanding of climate change. Gabe Chan, an assistant professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, breaks down the findings of the report.