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Researchers: Excessive Sitting Linked To Chronic Diseases

Too much sitting at work or at home could be taking a couple years off your life.

07/10/2012

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‘U’ Study Shows Promise For Treatment Of Muscular Dystrophy

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are excited about a new study on the use of stem cells to treat muscular dystrophy.

05/03/2012

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Study: Standing Up More Could Make You Slimmer And More Energetic

University of Minnesota researchers say there’s one more thing you may be able to do to fight against diabetes, obesity, cancer and heart disease – and it’s simple: stand more and sit less.

01/30/2012

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Study: Exercise May Help Kids Do Better In School

We all want our kids to do good in school. Now, a new study shows If you want your child to get better grades you may want to make sure they’re getting physically active.

01/02/2012

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Is Taking Vitamin D Supplements Good Enough?

Many Minnesotans are told to take Vitamin D in the winter when we don’t get as much sun. But is that enough?

12/19/2011

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U Of Minn. Opens Wind Research Station

The University of Minnesota is flipping the switch on a new wind research station this week at the university’s UMore Park property in Rosemount.

10/23/2011

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New Research Suggests Multivitamins May Shorten Life

A new study says the vitamins and supplements may actually be bad for us, particularly women.

10/10/2011

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Researchers Take Water Samples For Wild Rice Study

Researchers have begun gathering water samples for a study mandated by the Legislature on what the state’s water quality standards to protect wild rice should be.

08/30/2011

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Cancer Gene Found In Dogs Could Help Humans

Doctors at the University of Minnesota have found a similarity in dog and human bone cancer that could help human patients fight their disease more effectively.

07/29/2011

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Take Menu Calorie Counts With A Grain of Salt

The fact is 35 percent of America’s daily calories come from restaurants. But are the facts about those calories being reported accurately by restaurants?

07/19/2011

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Olive Oil Lowers Risk Of Stroke, Study Finds

New research shows another big health benefit if you add some olive oil to your diet.

06/15/2011

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Boogaard’s Family Donates Player’s Brain To Research

The family of former Wild hockey player Derek Boogaard, who was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment Friday, donated his brain to medical researchers in Boston to try to determine if his rough and tough NHL career contributed to his death.

05/16/2011

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Boogaard’s Brain Donated For Research; Memorial Held

Relatives and fans of Derek Boogaard shed tears Sunday as they remembered the former NHL tough guy as a “teddy bear” who was as generous and kind as he was burly and tough, a somber end to a weekend during which his distraught family agreed to donate his brain to medical researchers.

05/15/2011

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Jane Goodall’s Chimp Research Archive Leaves U Of M

Chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall is moving her vast collection of field data away from the U of M to Duke University.

03/17/2011

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Looming Budget Cuts Have ‘U’ Medical School Worried Sick

University of Minnesota’s Medical School took its worries over budget cuts to state lawmakers Tuesday.

03/01/2011

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