Patient Care

If a child needed a kidney transplant 40 years ago, their chance of one-year survival was 85 percent.

30 million Americans are affected by rare diseases – more than half are children.  

For high caliber athletes, a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a seasoning-ending event.

Nine-year-old Zuzia Macheta pretends she is a ballerina, tiptoeing around in a frilly pink skirt and doing something she has longed to do her entire life— showing off her tights.

“In my opinion, the study’s most disturbing revelation was this: black women living in the United States die at the same rate from cervical cancer as women living in sub-Saharan Africa,” said Christopher Pennell, Ph.D., associate director for Community Engagement at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, referring to a recent study about cervical cancer. “If this isn’t a wake-up call, I don’t know what is.”

Last week, a study published in JAMA Oncology revealed one in four men in the U.S. are infected with human papilloma virus (HPV). And, that’s just the people with the cancer-causing strains.

The Minister of Health just confirmed a worst-case scenario: three cases of Ebola in a neighborhood near the soccer stadium, set to host an international tournament next month that will attract thousands of visitors.

The University of Minnesota will join a team of academic institutions, private companies, governmental entities and non-profit organizations across the U.S. as a partner for the newly established National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL).

Recent reports of Tuberculosis, a disease long thought of as a ‘thing of the past’ have sparked many questions among the public – What is it? Will I catch it? How can I prevent it?

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