A new study from the University of Minnesota is the first to demonstrate the ability for gene therapy to repair neural connections for those with the rare genetic brain disorder known as Hurler syndrome.
Cleft and craniofacial conditions are some of the most common birth defects nationally and worldwide, yet are often poorly understood by the public. Dr. Anna Thurmes with the School of Dentistry discusses the conditions for Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month.
In Minnesota, 97,000 people are projected to have Alzheimer’s disease this year. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and Professor Joseph Gaugler with the School of Public Health answers questions about Alzheimer’s, its symptoms and risk factors.
University of Minnesota researchers have developed a groundbreaking new diagnostic technique that will allow for faster and more accurate detection of neurodegenerative diseases. The method will likely open a door for earlier treatment and mitigation of various diseases that affect humans, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and similar diseases that affect animals, such as chronic wasting disease (CWD).