Real-world NLST results show CT scans find more early-stage lung cancers
Dr. Timothy R. Church, School of Public Health, led the study that showed annual low-dose helical CT detected significantly more early-stage lung cancers than conventional chest radiography.
Monthly Prescribing References
The secret of the itch
Researchers have identified a hormone in mice that delivers itchy sensations to neurons in the spinal cord. Glenn Giesler, Medical School, shares more about the discovery that could point to treatments for people who suffer from chronic itch caused by disease or medication.
Business and Politics
Minnesota to get stricter law on home foreclosures
University of Minnesota consumer law expert Prentiss Cox comments on a bill that gives Minnesota homeowners facing foreclosure added protections.
The smart-grid - bringing utility electricity delivery into the 21st century
The Smart Grid is a strategy for modernizing the electrical grid. It is an automated network that directs the movement of electric power using information and communications technology to collect data on electricity supply and demand to improve efficiency, reliability, and sustainability of electric power. Massoud Amin, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota, comments.
The Infrastructure Show
Failed Virginia bill on miscarriage reveals ignorance about women's health
Dr. Carrie Terrell, Medical School, comments on miscarriage and the failed Virginia legislation that would have required women to report miscarriages.
People and Lifestyle
Food safety heading into picnic season
Many of you will probably be one of thousands packing up and heading to the park or the lake for a picnic this holiday weekend. University of Minnesota food safety expert Craig Hedberg says keep cold foods cold, hot ones hot.
Too much or too little: DSM-V's gray area on sex addiction
This week, with the release of the DSM-V, the latest edition of the psychiatric bible that defines and diagnoses mental-health disorders, experts thought we’d finally get some answers about who’s just on the extreme end of the horny spectrum and who’s got an actual clinical problem. Eli Coleman, Medical School, comments.
New York Magazine
Oregon's homegrown export, customized by locale
U of M's Mike Greco comments on the university's Resilient Communities Project, which was modeled after the University of Oregon's Sustainable Cities Initiative.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Commentary and Opinion
SEC should adopt Franken plan on credit ratings agencies
Paul Vaaler, associate professor in the Carlson School of Management, is quoted in a Star Tribune editorial.