Interprofessional Discussion of Healthcare Ethics Conference
Author: | February 27, 2018
Author: Alyssa Dindorf, Communications Specialist, Duluth Campus | February 27, 2018
Researchers from the Wickman Lab are studying how drugs of abuse trigger neuroadaptations within the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), a key component of the brain's “reward system.” Since behavioral implications of a well-documented adaptation in mPFC still remain unknown, the researchers sought to better understand how it might shape behaviors relevant to addiction.
University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have developed two new rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 – one to detect COVID-19 variants and one to help differentiate with other illnesses that have COVID-19-like symptoms. The findings were recently published in the journal Bioengineering.
Amy Karger, MD, PhD, shares the successes and challenges of the last year and discusses three ways that fellow academic research laboratories can prepare to serve their state for the next pandemic or outbreak.