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New data from a Phase I clinical trial led by Clark Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Lyle French Chair in Neurosurgery and Head of the University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Neurosurgery shows more than a quarter of patients with recurrent high-grade glioma, a form of brain cancer, were alive more than three years after treatment.

The project will determine the underlying trajectory of brain chemistry which accompanies healthy aging, and will identify which metabolic pathways are abnormal in Alzheimer’s disease.

The University of Minnesota has received a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Rural Healthcare Program to explore the feasibility of equipping ambulances that function as mobile emergency departments.

Awards recognize physicians who have made outstanding contributions to their communities.

Researchers find the number of virus-infected cells in lymph nodes and gut is much larger than previously thought and HIV drugs do not concentrate in those tissues at levels sufficient to completely suppress virus production.

A new study published in the journal Nature Communications describes a breakthrough in research related to facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD).

The University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus today announced the school’s largest donation of $10 million by an anonymous donor, to establish a World Class Native American Research Center of Excellence.

Gordon Smith, Ph.D., will join the Medical Discovery Team as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience

Jocelyn Richard, Ph.D., has accepted a faculty position in the Department of Neuroscience and as a member of the Medical Discovery Team (MDT) on Addiction

Benjamin Saunders, Ph.D. has accepted a faculty position in the Department of Neuroscience and is now a member of the Medical Discovery Team (MDT) on Addiction


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