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The University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus held a silent auction on Sunday night at Bent Paddle Brewing Company to raise money for the upcoming Chainbreaker event.

Happening Sunday, June 24, The University of Minnesota Medical School and College of Pharmacy on the Duluth Campus join the “chain” of community groups in the fight against cancer.

While running, our bodies produce narcotic-like chemicals during continuous aerobic exercise, "similar to morphine, but we make it ourselves", says George J. Trachte, Ph.D.

Opioids have been the go-to method for treating long-term pain for decades. But a new University of Minnesota study says that they might not treat chronic pain any better than Tylenol.

Medical devices have long been considered second to opioids in treating pain. But with the nation in the midst of an opioid epidemic medical devices are getting a second look.

The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics awarded five grants to Mayo Clinic collaborative projects in 2018.

Kathy Allen was paralyzed from the waist down after an accident 11 years ago. Yet she never gave up hope. Recently, she shared groundbreaking results as the first patient in the E-STAND (Epidural Stimulation After Neurologic Damage) clinical trial.

“We are very good at this in Minnesota. Science is the solution, you can be compassionate as you want as a physician, but that alone will not change the natural history of the disease,” said Dr. Tolar.

University of Minnesota researchers are the first to combine brain stimulation and physical therapy to treat cerebral palsy.

"The negative effects of parent encouragement to diet can compound over time, not only impacting the person directly receiving the messages, but also potentially hurting generations to come,” said Jerica Berge, PhD, Department of Family Medicine.


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