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Partnership Helps Raise Funds For Moose Research

he state is partnering with a private conservation organization to raise funds to study why Minnesota’s moose population has dramatically declined in recent years and how that trend could be reversed.

08/11/2014

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Scientists Study Number Of Minnesota Bee Species

Minnesota has hundreds of bee species. And now, for the first time, scientists are doing a count of how many bees call our state home. The count allows scientists to study relationships between population changes and pesticide use.

08/04/2014

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Study: Greater Risk For Head Injuries In Cities With Bike Share Programs

The next time you’re thinking about renting a Nice Ride bike, you may want to bring a helmet.

06/17/2014

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U Of M Biologist Studies Road Salt’s Effect On Butterflies, Other Wildlife

Minnesotans know the sand and salt used to clear the roads in the winter is helpful to drivers. For University of Minnesota biologist Emilie Snell-Rood, who didn’t grow up here, the MnDOT trucks made her curious.

06/09/2014

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Blazing Research Trails At ‘U’ Children’s Hospital

When you send your child to a hospital that specializes in children’s care, you expect to have the best doctors and nurses working on the case. You may not expect teams of researchers to be working on more than 200 different grants and contracts.

05/07/2014

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Study With Voodoo Dolls Measures Anger & Hunger In Marriages

We know some people can get grouchy when they’re hungry. Now a new study is providing evidence that hunger and anger seem to go hand in hand — especially if you are married. The study is getting a lot of attention because voodoo dolls were used to measure how husbands and wives felt about each other at the end of the day.

04/15/2014

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Alzheimer’s Nearly As Deadly As Cancer, Researchers Say

Alzheimer’s disease could be even deadlier in the United States than previously thought. New research suggests Alzheimer’s is nearly as deadly as heart disease and cancer.

03/06/2014

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Kaler Asks For $299M For University Construction Projects

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler warned that world-famous research at the U could slow down if the legislature does not approve funding to update its century-old laboratories.

03/03/2014

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‘U Of M’ Research Links iPads To Motion Sickness

First-of-its-kind research from the University of Minnesota is helping explain why iPad users may experience motion sickness while using the device for an extended period of time.

02/10/2014

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‘U’ Shows Off Highly Attractive New $8M Toy

The University of Minnesota just got a cool new toy, thanks to an $8 million grant from the Institute of Health. It will lead to all kinds of research on the human body — specifically the brain.

12/30/2013

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‘U’ Study: Autism High In Mpls. Somali Children

For years, parents in the Somali community in Minneapolis have said autism is unusually common in their kids. Now, a University of Minnesota study confirms those claims. The study used data from 2010 to determine if more Somali kids, ages seven to nine, had autism than other kids in the state’s largest city. Idil Abdul has a son with autism. “I knew what they said today in 2008,” Abdul said.

12/16/2013

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U Of M Study Looks At The Dangers Of E-Cigarettes

For years, the University of Minnesota has been doing research on tobacco and tobacco-related products. The dangers of the emerging market of electronic cigarettes is still widely unknown.

12/11/2013

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Study: Still A Clear Benefit To Mammography

The nation’s top breast cancer experts are meeting this week in Texas. They’re revealing the findings of the latest research and advances in treatment. There’s been a lot of recent studies with varying results on the benefits of mammography.

12/11/2013

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Klobuchar: Medical Research Funding Should Be Reinstated

Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined five families Sunday at the University of Minnesota who have been impacted by diseases such as juvenile diabetes, Autism, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s. She said these are the people who are being hurt by cuts to funding of medical search.

08/18/2013

Brock Wood (right) and friend Jesse Hacker will kayak the 2,400 miles of the Mississippi River beginning June 17 to raise money for Lymphoma research. (credit: submitted)

After Beating Cancer, Brock Wood’s Next Challenge Is The Mississippi

Brock Wood is on a journey. He’s kayaking the entire Mississippi River – from Itasca all the way to New Orleans. The kayaks first hit the water on June 17, but for Wood the journey began last year.

06/28/2013

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