U scientists find key to breast cancer mutations
Scientists at the University of Minnesota say they have discovered an enzyme that could play a key role in causing the majority of cases of breast cancer. The discovery, reported Wednesday in the prestigious journal Nature, could pave the way for new ways of diagnosing and treating breast cancer, said Reuben Harris, an associate professor and biochemist who led the research.
Cyanide antidote acts fast to save lives
Steve Patterson, University of Minnesota Center for Drug Design, worked to design a cyanide antidote that acts fast to save lives
New glove from U of M researchers can 'see'
A team of design researchers at the University of Minnesota is working on a glove that could one day revolutionize how firefighters and other first responders do their jobs, by letting them see and feel a room without actually looking at it or touching it.
To Watch: http://universityofmn.kstp.com/news/news/184052-new-glove-u-m-researchers-can-see
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Big bucks from rocks: Study shows Minnesota mining impact, potential
A University of Minnesota Duluth report underscores the value of iron ore mining and the potential for copper in the state.
Duluth News Tribune
Diabetes drug may offer 'modest' weight loss for very obese teens
The drug Byetta, approved for adults with type 2 diabetes, appears to help severely obese teens lose some weight, a small study, [led by U of M researcher Aaron Kelly,] found.
US News and World Report
Business and Politics
U of M named a best value college for 3rd straight year
Golden Gopher graduates are getting the best bang for their buck, according to The Princeton Review. The Review names the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities a "Best Value College" for 2013. This is the third straight year that the U has been selected, and it's based on The Princeton Reviews' assessments that examined academics, cost and financial aid.
People and Lifestyle
Tech teens loving 'Snapchat,' what parents need to know
Shayla Thiel-Stern, a professor of social media at the University of Minnesota, discusses Snapchat - a popular app that has texts disappear after a specified number of seconds, Theil-Stern talked about why the app appeals to teens and the impacts of this app on youth. She said the best way for parents to deal with Snapchat: Talk to your teen about it.
To Watch: http://www.kare11.com/news/extras/article/1007384/26/Tech-teens-loving-Snapchat-what-parents-need-to-know
The U's cave diver
Greg Brick coughed years of cave dust from his lungs, his breath condensing in the cold winter morning. He crawled as deep into the cave as he could, inching forward on his stomach, using his forearms to pull himself farther along the dusty cave floor. The University of Minnesota researcher was the first to rediscover caves French explorers abandoned in the 1700s.
Commentary and Opinion
What others say: Guard flu secrets
Dr. Michael Osterholm, a University of Minnesota influenza expert, was recently quoted in an editorial depicting his argument for strict limits on publishing details about the mutated H5N1 virus.
Updates and Events
Nobel laureate receives honorary degree
A former University of Minnesota professor and Nobel laureate received an honorary University degree during a ceremony Monday. Thomas Sargent won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2011 along with Christopher Sims, both former faculty members in the University's Department of Economics.
University center fights falcon near extinction
The Raptor Center's Patrick Redig and Amber Burnette discuss the role the U of M has played over the years in bringing the peregrine falcon back from the brink of extinction.
M.A. thinks warm at the Lake Home and Cabin Show
Reporter M.A. Rosko visits Dale Mulfinger, architecture professor in practice in the College of Design, and his students as they work on designing cabins that would fit into a Ford 150 truck. The students designs will be on display at this weekend's Lake Home and Cabin Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
To Watch: http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/20979506/ma-thinks-warm-at-lake-home-and-cabin-show