The Minnesota Daily

All content by Kaylee Kruschke

For cancer care, songs heal

October 28, 2014

From the moment of receiving their diagnosis, children with cancer and their families deal with agonizingly high levels of stress. And deciding to undergo potentially lethal therapy only heightens that...

Children’s hospital gets $25M

October 15, 2014

Doctors at the University of Minnesota’s children’s hospital traded in their white coats for ones embroidered with a new name. With its $25 million donation, the Minnesota Masonic Charities...

New tech might bolster brain research

October 14, 2014

Traditional magnetic resonance imagining, or MRI, machines have their patients drawn into a large, noisy tube. But now, the MRI process could become as simple as strapping on a helmet, thanks to a new...

Disabilities may find help in yoga

October 9, 2014

After being fitted with a netlike cap of electrodes and wires, the subjects were given unusual directions: “Don’t move — just imagine that you are.” When they did, those who were...

Wave of rare virus reaches Children’s Hospital

September 30, 2014

Since mid-August, an uncommon respiratory illness has sent almost 450 wheezing patients to hospitals across most of the country — including at least 11 cases at the University of Minnesota Children’s...

Tri-university wild puma study spans continents

September 23, 2014

Before the team of researchers could collaborate across continents, they started collecting vials of puma blood. Now those zoology, ecology, genomics and veterinary diseases experts — who hail from...

Doctors get a look at new care center

September 15, 2014

With a little more than a year until its grand opening, the site of the University of Minnesota’s upcoming ambulatory care center looks like a skeleton of its future self. Hard hats, caged lights...

Part-time presenter Joanne Peterson moves a bald eagle from its cage to a new location on Sunday at the Raptor Center. The Raptor Center, located on the St. Paul campus, recently received funding to create an online based curriculum raptor lab for seventh- and eighth- graders.

For middle school students, a virtual lesson in raptor rehab

September 10, 2014

The University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center is digging its talons into middle school science classrooms by opening a virtual window for adolescent students into the center’s work rehabilitating...

State opens medical marijuana manufacturer applications

September 8, 2014

Minnesota advanced in its plan for making medical marijuana available for patients next year as it opened up applications Friday for potential manufacturers of the drug. State health officials say the...

Scientists discover one of the largest dinosaurs to have lived

September 7, 2014

   Not every scientist’s lab space is completely consumed by a giant dinosaur, but Kenneth Lacovara’s is.    The Dreadnoughtus, a massive prehistoric land animal, was recently...

State turns focus to Med School reputation

September 4, 2014

Gov. Mark Dayton applied to the University of Minnesota Medical School when it was a top leader in medical research decades ago, and now he has set the goal of returning it to its former glory. After years...

World turns to University professor amid Ebola outbreak

September 3, 2014

When other children were nursing cuts, bruises and colds, a young Michael Osterholm decided he wanted to study infections and illnesses. “Even in high school, I knew this is what I wanted to do,”...