Consider this. According to the American Cancer Society, about 200 to 300 children are diagnosed with retinoblastoma each year in the United States. Retinoblastoma is a rare type of eye cancer that usually occurs in early childhood, typically before the age of five. This form of cancer develops  in the retina at the back of the eye and can run in families. So why has a multi-specialty team at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital treated almost 20 babies with this rare condition?

Researchers with the Medical Discovery Team on the Biology of Aging are working on developing senolytics, drugs that eliminate senescent cells.

The care team at the University of Minnesota Physicians Broadway Family Medicine Clinic is taking a uniquely comprehensive approach to battling the opioid epidemic and helping patients with opioid use disorder.

Clinical Trials Day is May 20, a great opportunity to recognize our clinical research professionals and their efforts to advance medicine. We asked researchers to share studies currently underway.

Dr. Raja Kandaswamy, Department of Surgery, performed the successful transplantation.

At a university with a long history of innovative cardiac research, Rebecca Cogswell, MD, and her colleagues are pushing that bar to new discoveries.

“I was trained as a psychophysiologist and as a social epidemiologist.

Our colleague and friend Herbert B. Ward, MD, PhD passed away on May 10 after recently being diagnosed with cancer.

When you ask Steve Baker how long he’s been a nurse, his answer is immediate. “I’ve been a nurse long enough that I typed my thesis on a typewriter,” he said, laughing. After earning his RN from what was then Mankato State University (now Minnesota State University), Baker completed his master’s degree at the U. In October, he will have been at the university for 16 years and has worked most of that time with the Neurosurgery Department. Before that, he spent 20 years as an Air Force Nurse/Officer. And he loves what he does.

An esteemed physician, researcher and educator, Robert A. Good left a tremendous legacy on those whose lives he touched.


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