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Senser convicted of two of three counts

May 3, 2012

According to the Star Tribune, Amy Senser was found guilty on two of three counts. She is accused of striking Anousone Phanthavong on a freeway ramp with her vehicle last summer in Minneapolis. She was...

Bachmann endorses Romney for the Republican nomination

May 3, 2012

According to the Star Tribune, Minnesota Republican Michelle Bachmann, former Republican nominee, announced today she will endorse Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination. Bachmann appeared with Romney...

University researchers use stem cells to treat muscular dystrophy

May 3, 2012

University of Minnesota’s Lillehei Heart Institute found a way to effectively treat muscular dystrophy in mice by using human stem cells. This is the first time that human stem cells have been shown...

Dental students get research experience

May 1, 2012

  Starting mid-May, a select number of incoming dental school students at the University of Minnesota will participate in research while mentored by a faculty member researching a similar project. The...

Autism rate is up on campus, in U.S.

April 26, 2012

April’s National Autism Awareness Month brings to light the increasing rates of autism spectrum disorders in the United States and the challenges those children will face upon adulthood, like attending...

U program aims to prevent future psychotic episodes

April 24, 2012

  An early intervention program at the University of Minnesota Medical Center aims to help patients understand and live with mental illness after their first episode. The University’s Medical...

A health expert talks binge drinking just in time for Spring Jam

April 19, 2012

  In the midst of Spring Jam, it is obvious the festivities aren’t just concerts and food. Toben Nelson, a social epidemiologist at the University of Minnesota, focuses his study on health behavior...

Stem cell researcher to leave the U

April 17, 2012

  Jonathan Slack, director of the University of Minnesota’s Stem Cell Institute, will step down at the end of the calendar year. For the past five years, Slack has influenced the education and...

MnTAP helps businesses save money

April 12, 2012

In 2011, businesses in Minnesota saved more than $3 million by implementing solutions designed to reduce water use, waste and energy costs with the help of an outreach program from the University of Minnesota’s...

Well-known stem cell researcher to leave U

April 11, 2012

  Jonathan Slack, the director of the University of Minnesota’s Stem Cell Institute, will leave at the end of the semester, according to an announcement sent to students and faculty yesterday. Slack...

U reproductive center launches fertility assessment program

April 9, 2012

  More teenagers gave birth in 1990 than women over 35. That reversed in 2008, when 14 percent of births were to older women while only 10 percent were to teenagers, according to a study from the...

Students promote health in West Africa

April 5, 2012

Gabriel Schlough, a 2011 University of Minnesota graduate, created West African Medical Missions to strengthen health resources in West Africa through community empowerment and education. He laid the foundation...

Cancer survivors find hope after treatment

April 2, 2012

A roomful of people listened intently to a woman who dramatically waved her only hand through the air — the other was amputated during cancer treatment. Everyone in the audience had one thing in...

Focus groups offer Boynton feedback

March 29, 2012

In response to concerns raised during graduate student focus groups, Boynton Health Service has been making small changes like upgrading their communications and revamping the way international students...

Project manager Joe Menth showcases a bay  Friday at the University of Minnesota Pediatric Dental Clinic, Made Possible by Delta Dental of Minnesota. The clinic will open  April 3.

University pediatric dental clinic to open next week

March 27, 2012

Warm orange and green walls form the framework of the School of Dentistry’s new fourth-floor pediatric dental clinic, where residents will soon welcome patients from birth to 19 years of age. The...

Med school awaits accreditation results

March 22, 2012

For the last 22 months, the University of Minnesota Medical School has been gearing up for its accreditation review. The last time the Medical School was accredited was in 2004. A medical school that has...

Scott Deeney embraces his wife Sarah after learning his match for his residency program Friday at McNamara Alumni Center. Deeney will be going to the University of Colorado Denver and focusing in surgery.

Medical students matched to residency programs nationwide

March 20, 2012

Every fourth-year medical student in the country who applied for a medical residency program opened an envelope Friday revealing where they would be spending the next three to five years. Of the 219 fourth-year...

Jean Herron, a retired scientist in pediatrics, attempts to trace a simple shape in a mirror box activity at Moos Tower on Monday. The mirror box exercise is meant to show cognitive challenges an individual might have after a brain injury.

Mini Med School is open to all ages

March 8, 2012

  Sitting in a medical school classroom in Moos Tower earlier this week, middle schoolers, retirees, businessmen and dozens of others listened intently to a speaker talking about the importance of...

With $3.65M gift, nursing school is closer to new lab

March 7, 2012

    The School of Nursing will break ground on a high-tech laboratory in May thanks to a $3.65 million donation from the Bentson Foundation, the largest donation ever given to the school. The...

$3.65M gift to nursing school will help build new lab

March 7, 2012

The School of Nursing will break ground on a high-tech laboratory in May thanks to a $3.65 million donation from the Bentson Foundation, the largest donation ever given to the school.  The Healthy...

U develops drug for cyanide poisoning

March 7, 2012

A new drug out of the University of Minnesota could make it easier for first responders to treat cyanide poisoning in emergency situations. Sulfanegen, from the University’s Center for Drug Design,...

MCAT changes will make test longer, harder

February 29, 2012

  After three years of review, the Association of American Medical Colleges approved changes last week to the Medical College Admittance Test, the standardized exam for prospective medical students. Starting...

Cystic fibrosis drug FDA-approved after U study

February 28, 2012

A University of Minnesota center played a role in the testing of a cystic fibrosis drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Vertex Pharmaceuticals chose the Minnesota Cystic Fibrosis Center as...

U method finds heart disease earlier

February 23, 2012

  Coronary heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Minnesota. Cardiologists, like Daniel Duprez, hope to stop this trend by using a different scoring system to detect heart disease before...

Dr. Cassandra Jones, a medical preceptor, consults with third year nursing student Virginia Arnold and M.D. PhD student Nathan Welty in a huddle Monday night at the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic in Minneapolis.

Students use team approach to health care in Phillips clinic

February 21, 2012

  Being screened for a knee injury at the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic doesn’t mean a patient is simply treated by an orthopedic doctor. Instead, a team of student volunteers made up of physical...

U researchers study sustainability on all 7 continents

February 16, 2012

A team from the University of Minnesota is traveling across all seven continents to understand how education and sustainability coincide. Aaron Doering, a learning technologies associate professor, and...

Stricter health insurance policy for registration to start in spring

February 14, 2012

Changes to the University of Minnesota’s health insurance waiver process will go into effect before students register for fall 2012 courses. Students with smaller health care providers will have...

Recycling program may grow

February 9, 2012

  The recycling rate in the College of Veterinary Medicine  has jumped about 10 percent since it began a pilot program aiming to improve and maximize its collection of waste. The schoolâÄôs...

Exploding hog barns beckon U researchers

February 7, 2012

A few years ago, hog farmers throughout the Midwest noticed foam building on top of their manure pits. Soon after, barns began exploding, killing thousands of hogs while farmers lost millions of dollars. A...

US and NATO forces want to end Afghan mission

February 1, 2012

The United States and NATO are looking to end the combat mission in Afghanistan next year and plan to instead provide training to the Afghan security forces, the Washington Post reports. &undefined;Hopefully...

The Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Building is in review for remodeling. It was built in 1913 and is one oldest buildings on the Saint Paul campus.

CFANS starts push for building upgrades

January 31, 2012

The 99-year-old Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering building is one of the oldest buildings on the St. Paul campus, but administrators in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences...

With more transfers than new freshmen, students explore before finding niche in College of Design

January 26, 2012

To find majors like architecture and retail merchandising, many students have to explore other classes at the University of Minnesota before transferring over to the College of Design. The school relies...

Animal science research assistant Zach Sawall guides a calf on to a scale Friday morning at Dairy Teaching & Research Center in St. Paul.

Happy calves come from Minnesota

January 24, 2012

Noah Litherland feeds his research subjects âÄî young dairy calves âÄî twice a day as they sit in their small hutches outside the dairy farm on the University of MinnesotaâÄôs St....

CFANS: A transfer-student magnet

January 23, 2012

While the University of Minnesota is headed toward a 2-to-1 goal of freshman undergraduates to transfer students, there are nearly as many transfers as freshmen in the College of Food, Agricultural and...