Research

February 28 marked national Rare Disease Day and this year the University of Minnesota decided to team up with affected families of rare diseases. 

The University of Minnesota is world renowned in both research and care for rare disease, and has a reputation for treating some of the most challenging pediatric cases that often would be turned away elsewhere. 

Ann Van de Winckel, PhD, MSPT, PT, has always held a passion for helping people. She first explored this route through physical therapy, knowing from the start that performing invasive procedures herself was not an interest of hers.

Her study found that those who received combined motor enhancing treatments had significantly improved hand function while also having very few if any side effects.

Perlingeiro’s lab, over several years, pioneered the development of muscle stem/progenitor cells from pluripotent stem cells in vitro.

Researchers create the first 3D in vitro model capable of isolating specific metastatic cells.

Currently, team members are pursuing projects that will have wide-ranging impacts throughout the state.

15 University of Minnesota Medical School faculty members are receiving funding for new research projects aimed at helping Minnesota's cancer communities.

Megan Paulsen joins the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health program as new scholar.

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota has announced 11 research grants that they will be funding in 2019. Of the 11 selected, five were submitted by University of Minnesota Medical School faculty members. 

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