Study pinpoints mechanism that allows cells with faulty DNA to reproduce

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Discovery by U of M researchers opens doors to new strategies for combating cancer

Gut bacteria may predict risk of life-threatening infections following chemotherapy

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Study could help physicians choose care path for some cancer patients

Late start times benefit high school students

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According to new University research, later high school start times improve both student academic performance and overall health.

University of Minnesota hosts world’s largest medical devices conference

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Conference includes exhibit of real human hearts, two live broadcasted surgeries, lab tours and more 

White House OSTP recognizes UMN for commitment to advancing microbiome research

UMN’s commitment to developing better microbiome methods was recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Proving the Theory

Bernhard J. Hering, M.D.

Lead researcher Bernhard J. Hering, M.D., confirms that pancreatic islet cell transplantation can benefit people who have difficult-to-control type 1 diabetes.

Curtain Up

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A new drug for pancreatic cancer takes the stage for clinical trials, thanks to the Masonic Cancer Center experts who developed it.

University of Minnesota Morris Research: Crash risk is 5X higher among truckers not adhering to sleep apnea treatment

Truck drivers who fail to adhere to treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have a fivefold increase in the risk of serious, preventable crashes, according to a new study led by U of M Morris faculty, staff and student researchers and supported by the Roadway Safety Institute at the U of M Twin Cities.

Innovation and Accessibility

An exterior view of the new Clinics and Surgery Center

The new, state-of-the-art University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center opened its doors in February.

Human Gut Microbiome Evolution: From Hunter-Gatherers to a Western Lifestyle

Westerners have a less-diverse gut microbiome compared to hunter-gatherers, but how and why these microbe collections diverged has largely remained a mystery.