These days, smartphone applications invite ordinary citizens to become research assistants by mapping neurons, studying phytoplankton, or documenting wildlife. Researchers at the University of Minnesota Neurosurgery Department are harnessing that trend by using epidural stimulation and a HIPAA-compliant game to help spinal cord injury patients who are unable to move their legs.

The Minneapolis law firm Stinson Leonard Street LLP specializes in commercial litigation: partnership venture disputes, class action law suits, breaches of contract.

Chas Salmen, MD, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, was part of a team that studied 303 families living on Mfangano Island in Lake Victoria, East Africa.

Nearly 9,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. These numbers are only increasing; while most cancers are becoming less common, skin cancers are becoming more so.

Over the past 30 years, melanoma rates have been rising. In 2017, 87,000 cases are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S alone. 

Dr. Rita Perlingeiro identifies new target for possible leukemia treatments

The recently released Netflix show 13 Reasons Why vividly depicts a 17 year-old girl’s rationale for ending her own life.

Currently, 24 million Americans struggle with addiction, one of the most common culprits being prescription painkillers. Unfortunately, 80 to 90% of those who overcome this disease face the reality of relapse within the first year of recovery.

Women who undergo surgery for breast cancer will often consider an adjuvant therapy, usually a precautionary regimen of chemotherapy to ensure the cancer is completely gone.


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