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The app that researchers have developed, Soundly, exercises the tongue to reduce snoring. Users make “knee” and “naw” noises with their voice to control their character in the game.

Published in the medical science journal Nature Medicine by leaad researcher Dr. Timothy Schacker, the U of M study says that current antiretroviral drugs, which are used to stop HIV from spreading in infected patients, aren't strong enough to fully penetrate the areas where most HIV infected cells live.

When Vainio tells young Native Americans that they can overcome cultural barriers and succeed in medicine and other professions, he can point to himself as a prime example. Read more

Mono is caused by the EBV virus but its presence in the blood is also a risk factor for certain cancers and auto-immune diseases. Read more.

Dr. Fiol, Department of Neurology, was vacationing with his family in San Juan when Hurricane Maria hit. He had the option fly home but decided to stay so he could be a part of the recovery efforts. Following the hurricane he volunteered at an emergency shelter in San Juan's convention center, which housed hundreds of evacuees. Read the full story.

“This year we’ve seen very bad disease in the southern hemisphere, very serious outbreaks in Australia and that usually portends a more serious flu season when flu season rolls around in the northern hemisphere,” says Dr. Mark Schleiss.

Opioid linked deaths due to prescription drug addiction have risen significantly since 2000. In 2015 there were 572 drug overdose deaths in Minnesota, up from 129 in 2000. Now the crisis is affecting Minnesota employers as employees miss work and struggle with completing projects on time.

In localized prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy early in the course of the disease did not significantly reduce deaths from all causes or specifically from prostate cancer. “We previously demonstrated no significant difference between surgery versus observation in all-cause or prostate cancer mortality," said Dr. Timothy J. Wilt. Read more.

This past summer Jeffery Wozniak, PhD., was awarded a $1.7 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to continue his research on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) which he has been working on for the past 12 years.

Get a crash course in genome biology with Dr. Matthew Slattery from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus this Saturday at the Learning & Libations event hosted by the Duluth Library Foundation.

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