August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which is held every year to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.

The five year project aims to study an enzyme-driven mutation process in breast cancer cells.

Study demonstrates that network-level brain activity can detect specific types of mental effort.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Department of Surgery and Schulze Diabetes Institute have maintained long-term survival and function of pancreatic islet transplants despite complete discontinuation of all anti-rejection drugs on day 21 after the transplant.

Researchers found a link between inherited mutations in the BRCA gene and prostate cancer.

Dr. Emil Lou and his research team demonstrated that proteins derived from the oncogene KRAS have the ability to transfer between colon cancer cells via long cellular skyway-like extensions called ‘tunneling nanotubes’.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the US, with about 15 percent of men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer developing metastatic (widespread and incurable) cancer during their lifetime.

Research from Drs. Dawn Lowe and Michael Kyba establishes that estrogen is essential in females for muscle stem cell maintenance and function. 

New University of Minnesota Medical Research could mean a better understanding of this infection and potentially better treatments for patients.

The award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to science and engineering professionals who are beginning their independent research careers.