U of M engineering researchers discover new non-invasive method for diagnosing epilepsy
A team of University of Minnesota biomedical engineers [led by Bin He] and researchers from Mayo Clinic published a groundbreaking study today that outlines how a new type of non-invasive brain scan taken immediately after a seizure gives additional insight into possible causes and treatments for epilepsy patients.
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U of M researchers: newly discovered genetic markers could signal colon cancer development
University of Minnesota Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center researchers have partnered with geneticists from Genentech, Inc., to discover how some proteins may cause the development of some forms of colon cancers.
Former U of M professor's study of Minnesota rivers provides information about our local waterways
A former post-doctorate research associate at the University of Minnesota discusses the study of the Minnesota River Basin. He and others from the University of Minnesota, University of Illinois, Johns Hopkins University, Iowa State University and University of Washington are working with a $4.3 million grant through the National Science Foundation’s Water, Sustainability and Climate program to develop tools to identify “hot spots” of environmental sensitivity in the Minnesota River Basin.
The Herald Journal
Business and Politics
Minnesota's Republicans vote with Akin on abortion, but will it be a campaign issue?
[While many focus on Todd Akin's recent comments on "legitimate" rape] Kathryn Pearson, a University of Minnesota Congress and campaigns expert, said next week’s Republican convention, and the Democratic Convention one week later, will give both parties the chance to refocus on the campaign’s overriding issue, the economy.
People and Lifestyle
Leaving the nest for college
Marjorie Savage, the U's parent program director, talks with WCCO-AM's Steve Thomsen about the challenges parents and students face when beginning the college years, and offers suggestions for handling some of these issues.
Learning for Life: Non-traditional schooling opportunities
The U's College of Continuing Education, College of Law and GLBTA Programs Office are featured in a story about local schooling options for non-traditional (adult) students.
Updates and Events
Northrop renovation on target
With about 25 percent of the work complete, University of Minnesota officials say the $100 million project to renovate the U's stately Northrop Auditorium is on target for an on-time completion, despite some hiccups.
Swine fans flock at fair
4-H Superintendent Brad Rugg discusses attendance so far at the Swine Barn, as well as precautions being taken to prevent the spread of the H3N2v flu.
Alumni association CEO headed to Cal-Berkeley
The University of Minnesota Alumni Association will lose one of its leaders this October. Phil Esten, who has served the University of Minnesota Alumni Association for the last two-and-a-half years as president and chief executive officer, will take a new job as an associate athletic director at the University of California, Berkeley, the UMAA announced Thursday in a release.
A Mayo model: the collaborative future of medicine
Daniel Zismer, director of the master of health administration program at the U School of Public Health, talks about Mayo collaborative modeling and its impact on the future of health care practices.
UMD showing off its green thumb
UMD is boasting a big crop on its sustainable farm project this year, and they want folks to know about it.
UMD Marching Band preps for State Fair
The UMD Marching Band has been getting ready to start the school year with a performance at the State Fair.
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News Releases and Multimedia
In the footsteps of Little Crow: A conversation with Curt Brown, Kate Perry and Iyekiyapiwin Darlene St. Clair
A recent six-part series on the 150th anniversary of the U.S-Dakota War of 1862 that appeared in the Star Tribune is the subject of a conversation, hosted by the University of Minnesota, on Thursday, August 30.