Research

Jin O-Uchi, MD, PhD, FAHA, FCVS, and other U of M researchers received a new grant to study if magnesium can make a difference in high-risk patients with COVID-19.

First randomized clinical trial of Hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19 following exposure.

Morgan Brisse, a PhD candidate in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, talks about her experience in the lab during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Associate Professor Carol Peterson, PhD, and Assistant Professor Annie Haynos, PhD, from the Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, explain their groundbreaking research on the links between mental health and eating disorders.

Michael-Paul Schallmo, PhD, studied why people with ASD may experience sensory hypersensitivity and found that differences in visual motion perception in ASD are accompanied by weaker neural suppression in the visual cortex of the brain.

Two researchers are hoping to collect valuable data for COVID-19 by studying inflammation markers in patients’ livers. The data could help predict liver failure as well as other patient outcomes that are correlated with liver damage.

Jazmin Camchong, PhD, and Anna Zilverstand, PhD, both assistant professors in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Minnesota Medical School, have been using neuroimaging research to try to inform brain-based treatments for substance abuse.

Mark Osborn, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and colleagues are working to develop a faster diagnostic test for COVID-19 that does not require specialized reagents or infrastructure and may help detect different strains of COVID-19.

Biomedical Sciences faculty members, Dr. Anna Wirta-Kosobuski and Dr. Richard Melvin have developed informational resources geared for youth, "COVID-19? Answers for Kids" and "A Kid's Quick Guide to Stopping COVID-19" on easy ways to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. 

The Visible Heart Lab at the University of Minnesota Medical School has completed an educational dissection to gather information that is informing current surgeons around the world about the effects of one of the first open-heart surgeries performed by C. Walton Lillehei, PhD, MD.

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