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May 3, 2017

What does it mean to imagine something? What drives memory and recognition? What is regret? What is fairness? These are some of the questions that occupy the... Read more »

April 18, 2017

Sullie Ojala-Helmbolt, ’17, joined a choir in the third grade and has been singing ever since. “One of my high school choir teachers inspired me to the point... Read more »

April 5, 2017

Hope was high as University of Minnesota scientists and physicians tested a therapy designed to fight off deadly brain tumors during a 2012 clinical trial. In... Read more »

April 5, 2017

Toward the end of her battle with Ewing sarcoma, 5-year-old Zoya Wajahat got a visit from an adult friend who attends her family’s mosque. The friend is “very... Read more »

April 5, 2017

Combining legislative advocacy with in-depth research and education efforts, Mark R. Schleiss, M.D., and his team are determined to stop a health threat that... Read more »

March 27, 2017

For Sarah Baker, ’19, working in health care is a family affair. Her father is a family physician in Duluth. Her mother was once employed as a dental hygienist... Read more »

March 7, 2017

What is a “physical sciences approach” to cancer? At the University of Minnesota, it represents a new frontier in the way researchers look at cancer and how it... Read more »

March 7, 2017

Even during treatment for Stage IV colon cancer, Danna Mezin was surprisingly energetic. The former UnitedHealthcare executive and her husband, Dick Koats,... Read more »

March 7, 2017

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a viral infection with a well-known connection to cervical cancer. Now, new research from the Masonic Cancer Center indicates... Read more »

January 30, 2017

In the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) lab of Michael Garwood, Ph.D., University of Minnesota scientists have designed a portable, less expensive... Read more »

January 30, 2017

For University of Minnesota endocrinologist Luiza Caramori, M.D., Ph.D., generosity breathes new life into her research.

Caramori—along with pediatric... Read more »

January 27, 2017

On January 26, Diamond Awards guests heard how research at the U of M's Bob Allison Ataxia Research Center can change lives.... Read more »

January 9, 2017

Molleysa Yang, ’20, wants to be a doctor. A biology major and Spanish minor, she’s learned more about what that means in a Future Physicians class. “They talk... Read more »

January 5, 2017

No child wants to spend the holidays in the hospital. But thanks to generous people in our community, including Minnesota sports figures and grateful patients... Read more »

December 8, 2016

At  the U of M, a focus on precision agriculture is changing the way we look at... Read more »

November 28, 2016

Nearly three years ago, Ray Hunke’s cardiologist gave him six months to live. 

“The doc walked in and said, ‘Ray, I’ve got bad news for you. We can’t... Read more »