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Sixty-one percent of early childcare providers in Minnesota are serving a fruit or vegetable at every meal and snack. That’s according to a new University of Minnesota survey of licensed center- and home-based early childcare providers.

People who are overweight have a 25 percent higher chance of developing a depressive illness, while people who are obese have a 50 percent higher chance.

Kola Okuyemi, MD, MPH, director of the Program in Health Disparities Research and professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, recently received a $1.5 million renewal grant to educate researchers to reduce cancer-related health disparities among underserved populations.  

A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed potential benefits of ZMapp, an experimental immune-based treatment for Ebola studied within the PREVAIL II trial.

New grants through President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative will allow University of Minnesota researchers to dive deeper into the brain, developing new imaging technology with the potential to map and study neural activity to much greater detail.

University of Minnesota Medical School researchers identified a potential target for treating Alzheimer’s disease, which reversed memory loss in mice. The study could translate into new treatments and provides insight into what may be causing the disease.
 

Researchers have discovered that a protein found naturally in cells that provide some protection from viruses is responsible for creating mutations that drive resistance to tamoxifen treatment in breast cancer. Because the protein, known as APOBEC3B, is found in elevated quantities in other kinds of cancer cells, the finding explains differential responses to treatment and opens the door to boosting the effectiveness of tamoxifen and related breast cancer therapies that inhibit the ability of estrogen to stimulate tumor growth. 

New grants through President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative will allow University of Minnesota researchers to dive deeper into the brain, developing new imaging technology with the potential to map and study neural activity to much greater detail.

Dr. Tolar treats patients with a rare genetic skin blistering disorder called epidermolysis bullosa. Even if it never touches you or your family, the medical advances made through treating this disease probably will. In this Ted Talk, Dr.

New research from the University of Minnesota reveals endoglin as a critical factor in determining the fate of early undifferentiated cells during development. Endoglin, a receptor involved in cell signaling, has previously been known mostly for its function in blood vessels and angiogenesis.

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