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Have You Considered the Potential of Deep Design?
How much time do medical product designers spend on understanding clinical processes? Perhaps not enough. Product designers “often don’t see their devices as part of a system,” says Kathleen Harder, PhD, director of the Center for Design in Health at the University of Minnesota. But there can be adverse ripple effects with devices, she warns. Harder also serves as director of graduate studies in the Human Factors Program at University of Minnesota. For more than 15 years, she has worked with clinicians to test ideas that guide users toward desired behaviors in healthcare delivery. With a background as an ...
Source: MDDI - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: R & D Source Type: news

UMN researchers find recipe for forest restoration
(University of Minnesota) A new study led by graduate student Leland Werden and associate professor Jennifer Powers of the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences has uncovered some valuable information on ways to maximize the success of replanting efforts, bringing new hope for restoring these threatened ecosystems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 21, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

University of Minnesota researchers replicate FSH muscular dystrophy in mice
(University of Minnesota) A new study published in the journal Nature Communications describes a breakthrough in research related to facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). The debilitating genetic disease -- which has no approved treatment -- affects an estimated 38,000 Americans and causes muscle degeneration. Scientists inserted into mice a gene called DUX4, which is believed to cause FSHD in humans. When they activated the gene in mice skeletal muscle cells, the animals developed a muscular dystrophy with key features of FSHD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Most American women unaware of overdiagnosis of breast cancer
New research by the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, shows most women are not aware of the potential of overdiagnosis and overtreatment for breast cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleepy teenage brains need school to start later
Kyla Wahlstrom, a CDC-funded senior research fellow in policy at the University of Minnesota, explains why high schoolers should get a lie-in - according to science. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Univ. of Minnesota publishes "nonbinary gender pronouns" writing guide to butcher the English language on behalf of crybullies and snowflakes
(Natural News) If it’s ever seemed to you as though liberals speak in their own nonsensical language, fasten your seatbelt, because we’re about to confirm it once and for all. In the spirit of tolerance and political correctness, the University of Minnesota (UMN) has offered students a resource guide so that they can learn how... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outreach On A Stick
The Minnesota State Fair, often referred to as the “Great Minnesota Get-Together,” is one of the most popular late summer destinations in the region. The fair attracts nearly 2 million guests annually over the twelve days leading up to and through Labor Day.   One fun aspect about the fair is how many foods can be devised to be eaten “on a stick” (mac ‘n cheese or spaghetti & meatballs on a stick anyone?).   The Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota has had a presence at the Minnesota State Fair in one form or another since the mid-2000.  &n...
Source: The Cornflower - September 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Blog Outreach Source Type: news

U of M Medical School's Duluth campus gets $10 million gift
The University of Minnesota Medical School's Duluth campus has received a $10 million gift to create a Native American Center of Excellence. The Duluth News Tribune reports that the gift is the largest in the history of the University of Minnesota Medical School's Duluth campus. It came from an anonymous donor and will be paid over five years. The center will expand the school's emphasis on training Native American medical students. The News Tribune's report said that Native Americans comprise… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dan DeBaun Source Type: news

U study provides new insight toward reducing racial bias in courtroom
(University of Minnesota) The study, titled 'Minority Mens Rea' and published in the Hastings Law Journal, offers positive news for a criminal justice system that has become keenly aware of the need for improved responses to race biases. Ultimately, Shen hopes further research will help the legal system better understand how implicit racial biases lead, or don't lead, to unjust outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U of M startup nabs funding to help researchers mine the microbiome
A University of Minnesota spinoff that analyzes tiny organisms is getting bigger after closing on a round of seed funding. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Nigeria: Gates Foundation, U.S. Varsity Praise Nigeria for Accurate Immunisation Data Reporting
[Guardian] The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the University of Minnesota and the United States Centre for Infectious Disease Research and Policy have commended Nigeria for transparency in the latest world annual report of data on routine immunisation and polio eradication. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Older Adults Going Back to School for Second Career - AARP
2 days ago ... Are you ready for your second act? The University of Minnesota is launching a new program aimed at older adults nearing or in retirement who  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

BTI receives DARPA 'Insect Allies' Award
(Boyce Thompson Institute) Researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), the University of Minnesota, the University of California, Davis, and Iowa State University have received a four-year $10.3 million award to engineer insect-vectored viruses to express genes in maize that can help in combatting disease, drought, and other yield-reducing stresses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 27, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Virtual reality helps doctors separate conjoined twins
Physicians at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in Minneapolis...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Virtual, augmented reality may remake medical imaging Virtual reality takes prenatal imaging to new heights 'Virtual heart' can guide who should get ICD implants Case report: Conjoined twins -- thoraco-omphalopagus (type A) CT, 3D printing help team separate conjoined girls (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

2017 Hooley Awards Winners Announced at ImageTrend Connect
LAKEVILLE, MINN. - ImageTrend, Inc. announced the winners of the 2017 Hooley™ Awards. Nominees were narrowed down to a field of nine finalists – three in each of three categories – from which the winners were selected by a panel of third-party judges. Judges cast votes via secret ballot for each category. ImageTrend extends congratulations to the nominees, finalists and winners of the Third Annual Hooley Awards. The Fourth Annual Hooley Awards will be presented during ImageTrend Connect in 2018. For more details, visit www.ImageTrend.com/Connect. Innovation Award To recognize those who are serving in a ne...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - July 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ImageTrend Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

2017 Hooley Awards Winners Announced at ImageTrend Connect
LAKEVILLE, MINN. - ImageTrend, Inc. announced the winners of the 2017 Hooley™ Awards. Nominees were narrowed down to a field of nine finalists – three in each of three categories – from which the winners were selected by a panel of third-party judges. Judges cast votes via secret ballot for each category. ImageTrend extends congratulations to the nominees, finalists and winners of the Third Annual Hooley Awards. The Fourth Annual Hooley Awards will be presented during ImageTrend Connect in 2018. For more details, visit www.ImageTrend.com/Connect. Innovation Award To recognize those who are serving in a ne...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ImageTrend Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Regions Hospital/University of Minnesota Geriatric Orthopaedic Trauma Fellow 2019-2020
Regions Hospital/University of Minnesota is seeking a qualified candidate to fill one Geriatric Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship position for 2019-2020 academic year, beginning on August 1, 2019.   (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - July 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Fellowship News Source Type: news

Third Annual Hooley Awards Finalists Announced
LAKEVILLE, MINN. - ImageTrend, Inc. announced the nine finalists for this year’s Hooley Awards. The winners will be announced at the company’s ImageTrend Connect 2017 conference on July 19, 2017. The Hooley Awards recognize innovators and thought leaders, honoring their involvement, creativity and passion in three categories: Innovation, Service and New Frontier. “Great thinkers lead the way toward improvements in public health and safety, better data and a better tomorrow,” commented Mike McBrady, President and CEO of ImageTrend. “We hope to highlight their achievements and honor the work the...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - July 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ImageTrend Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Third Annual Hooley Awards Finalists Announced
LAKEVILLE, MINN. - ImageTrend, Inc. announced the nine finalists for this year’s Hooley Awards. The winners will be announced at the company’s ImageTrend Connect 2017 conference on July 19, 2017. The Hooley Awards recognize innovators and thought leaders, honoring their involvement, creativity and passion in three categories: Innovation, Service and New Frontier. “Great thinkers lead the way toward improvements in public health and safety, better data and a better tomorrow,” commented Mike McBrady, President and CEO of ImageTrend. “We hope to highlight their achievements and honor the work the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ImageTrend Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

U of M health-technology spinoff sold to big pharmacy chain
University of Minnesota spinoff Medication Management Systems Inc. has been sold to a fast-growing company that operates pharmacies inside mental-health centers. The buyer is Tukwila, Wash.-based Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. St. Louis Park-based Medication Management Systems was the first startup to spin out of the University of Minnesota's venture center. Launched in 2006, the company makes software for managing a nd monitoring drug regimens with a focus… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Researchers revolutionize vital conservation tool with use of gold nanotechnology and lasers
(University of Minnesota) In a new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) provide the first-ever reproducible evidence for the successful cryopreservation of zebrafish embryos. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stepping off Campus to Provide Health Information Training for Public Librarians
Katherine Chew, the NNLM/GMR Outreach Librarian for Minnesota from the University of Minnesota spent her May providing two health information workshops for public librarians from the Ramsey County public library system.  Katherine was able to connect with the person responsible for professional development at Ramsey County and given a choice of potential workshops, the Ramsey County librarians chose to participate in workshops geared towards providing health information to foreign born populations and how to connect older adults to quality health information.  The workshops took place at the Roseville Public Libr...
Source: The Cornflower - July 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Outreach Source Type: news

Citizen science brings monarch butterfly parasitoids to light
(Entomological Society of America) Thanks to citizen volunteers, scientists now know more than ever about the flies that attack monarch butterfly caterpillars. Since 1999, volunteers participating in the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project have collected and raised more than 20,000 monarch eggs and caterpillars, and they've recorded incidents of those specimens being parasitized by fly larvae. Findings from this long-running collaboration with researchers at the University of Minnesota are newly published in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A winning smile avoids showing too many teeth, researchers say
US scientists have investigated the makeup of the perfect smile, saying the findings could be useful for clinicians working to restore facial movementIf you want your smile to appear pleasant, you might want to avoid a dazzling beam, research suggests. A study by scientists in the US has found that wide smiles with a high angle and showing a lot of teeth are not the best at creating a positive impression.“A lot of people don’t understand how important their smiles are and how important this aspect of communication we do with each other every day is,” said Stephen Guy, a co-author of the research from the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Research US news Science Source Type: news

The science behind the perfect smile
Researchers from the University of Minnesota used computer-animated 3D faces to pinpoint the most successful smile. Their findings suggest Julia Roberts has the perfect smile. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belief in free will predicts criminal punishment support, disapproval of unethical actions
(University of Minnesota) In countries with transparent governments and low levels of corruption, the belief in free will -- that is, believing that people's outcomes are tied to choices and personal responsibility -- predicts someone's intolerance of unethical behavior along with a greater desire to see criminals harshly punished for their actions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U study finds recognition technology a step closer to use in courtroom
(University of Minnesota) A report by University of Minnesota Law Professor Francis Shen, the study's lead author and director of the Neurolaw Lab, finds that brain-based memory recognition technology may be one step closer to court. The findings suggest American jurors can appropriately integrate the evidence in their evaluations of criminal defendants, which could ultimately lead to an additional expert witness on the stand. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Americans are taking too many vitamin D supplements
There has been a surge of Americans taking extremely high vitamin D doses, which can lead to kidney stones, cancer and fractures, according to an University of Minnesota in Minneapolis study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiology research breakthroughs you need to know
[Image courtesy of Harvard]Recent months have seen a host of important cardiology research breakthroughs related to new cardio devices and diagnostics, tissue engineering and the overall understanding of heart disease and its treatment. For example,  a customizable robotic heart sleeve – developed at Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital – has demonstrated advantages over other heart assist devices such as VADs when it comes to aiding the beating of a failing heart. Editors Chris Newmarker and Danielle Kirsh from MassDevice’s Medical Design & Outsourcing explain about the roboti...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Research & Development Boston Children's Hospital cardiology Harvard Medtronic Prevencio Stanford University University of Leicester University of Minnesota universityofalabama Source Type: news

Patient's Education Level May Be Key to Heart Risk
MONDAY, June 12, 2017 -- How far people go in school seems to be linked to their odds for heart disease, new research suggests. A team led by Dr. Yasuhiko Kubota, of the University of Minnesota, tracked data from nearly 14,000 white and black... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cope's gray treefrogs meet the cocktail party problem
(University of Minnesota) Our auditory system is able to home in on the message being conveyed by the person you're talking with even in a noisy room full of people. The secret to rising above the noise -- a dilemma known in the world of sound science as 'the cocktail party problem' -- turns out to lie in its ability to discern patterns in the background noise and selectively ignore such patterns, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Using Viruses to Boost Mesothelioma Immunotherapy
Immunotherapy through clinical trials is becoming a promising treatment option for some mesothelioma patients. Checkpoint inhibitor drugs, such as Keytruda, already have U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval as first-line treatments for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), edging immunotherapy drugs closer to becoming a viable second-line therapy for other thoracic cancers, including pleural mesothelioma. However, overall response to immune therapies remains relatively low. Researchers across the country are striving to enhance responsiveness to immunotherapy drugs. Leading that trend is viroimmunotherapy, or t...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 6, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Biomedicines checkpoint blockade Checkpoint inhibitor drugs clinical trials for mesothelioma Dr. Alexander Dash Dr. Manish Patel FDA approval Keytruda immune response cancer immunotherapy response mesothelioma intratumoral injections k Source Type: news

Research study gives new insight into how cancer spreads
(University of Minnesota) A research study led by University of Minnesota engineers gives new insight into how cancer cells move based on their ability to sense their environment. The discovery could have a major impact on therapies to prevent the spread of cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ASP (Antimicrobial Stewardship Project) Clinical Tools
University of Minnesota, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. 05/2017 The tools on this Web page may be helpful in implementing or enhancing antimicrobial stewardship programs in medical, dental, veterinary, and agricultural practices. They are all publicly available online and include a variety of materials, such as administrative policies and procedures, dosing protocols, treatment guidelines, and educational tools. They are applicable to different clinical settings, such as pediatrics, long-term care, outpatient clinics, and emergency departments. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster M...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

6 brain-controlled devices helping people regain movement
[Image from Amy Leonard on Flickr]People who have lost feeling in their limbs or have lost the ability to move them may soon have those sensations restored thanks to a slew of recent brain-controlled device innovations. While we are moving toward less invasive methods like electrode-filled caps on the head, there are still more invasive implants that are benefiting those who suffered from a stroke or a serious spinal cord injury. From mind-controlled exoskeletons to robots reading your mind, here are 6 brain-controlled devices that are moving robotic arms and helping people become mobile again. Next>> The post 6 brai...
Source: Mass Device - June 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Prosthetics Robotics Boston University EEG mit Neuolutions Ohio State University paralysis University of Melbourne University of Minnesota University of Pittsburgh Source Type: news

3D printing could make bionic skin possible: Here ’ s how
This diagram shows the 3D printing of touch sensors onto a model hand. [Image courtesy of University of Minnesota]University of Minnesota researchers 3D printed tiny stretchable electronic sensory devices that could enable bionic skin for surgical robots – or a new class of wearables directly printed onto human skin. Their work appeared May 5 in the journal Advanced Materials. “This stretchable electronic fabric we developed has many practical uses,” said Michael McAlpine, a University of Minnesota mechanical engineering associate professor and lead researcher on the study, in a U of M news release. &ldqu...
Source: Mass Device - May 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: mHealth (Mobile Health) News Well Prosthetics Research & Development 3dprinting University of Minnesota wearables Source Type: news

There's A Strong Chance You Are Paying For Expensive Medical Billing Mistakes
Medical bills are the gift that keeps on giving. Having lost my husband in January, I can attest that not even death puts an end to the steady stream of bills for his care that I still get in the mail. Balance billing, services not covered, out-of-network doctors ― they all come back to haunt you in the form of bills ― including a good number from doctors you’ve never met or heard of, and who you don’t when or why even saw your loved one. The bills? I expected them. What I didn’t expect was to learn that medical bills notoriously contain errors ― big errors. While there are no comprehensive statisti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Northwest Health Adds Two to Medical Staff (NWA Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Marat Grigorov and Dr. Serena Pierson have joined the Northwest Health staff. Grigorov has been hired as a neurosurgeon at the Neurosurgery Center in Springdale. He received his medical education at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania, and completed an internship at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. Grigorov recently completed his neurosurgery residency at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, Illinois. Pierson has been hired as an OB/GYN at the Willow Creek Women’s Clinic in Johnson. She previously worked at Mercy Hospital in Rogers. Pierson received her medi...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Doctors Weren't Listening To Somali Immigrants' Autism Concerns. Then Anti-Vaxxers Did.
Deeqa Hussein can’t put her finger on exactly how or when the vaccination disconnect happened in her community. For years, the large number of Somali immigrant parents in the Twin Cities area vaccinated their children at rates as high as 92 percent ― outpacing virtually every other ethnic group. And then, Hussein said, many parents just stopped.  “I felt like there was a lot fear and anxiety surrounding the MMR vaccine,” said Hussein, a special-education teacher with the Minneapolis Public Schools who also serves as the vice president of the local Somali Parents Autism Network and has two sons with...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Citizen Science Association conference gathers experts to expand movement
(University of Minnesota) Scientists, community members, and educators from around the world will gather at the Citizen Science Association (CSA) 'CitSci2017' Conference to share innovations and best practices for significant research collaborations between scientists and everyday citizens. CitSci2017 will be held in St. Paul, MN, May 17 - 20. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 11, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

3-D-printed 'bionic skin' could give robots the sense of touch
(University of Minnesota) Engineering researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a revolutionary process for 3-D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. The discovery is also a major step forward in printing electronics on real human skin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The World Is Not Ready for the Next Pandemic
Across China, the virus that could spark the next pandemic is already circulating. It’s a bird flu called H7N9, and true to its name, it mostly infects poultry. Lately, however, it’s started jumping from chickens to humans more readily–bad news, because the virus is a killer. During a recent spike, 88% of people infected got pneumonia, three-quarters ended up in intensive care with severe respiratory problems, and 41% died. What H7N9 can’t do–yet–is spread easily from person to person, but experts know that could change. The longer the virus spends in humans, the better the chance that i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bryan Walsh Tags: Uncategorized CDC Disease ebola Gates Foundation MERS outbreak pandemic Zika Source Type: news

Researchers invent process to make sustainable rubber, plastics
(University of Delaware) Synthetic rubber and plastics -- used for manufacturing tires, toys and myriad other products -- are produced from butadiene, a molecule traditionally made from petroleum or natural gas. But those manmade materials could get a lot greener soon, thanks to a team of scientists from three U.S. research universities. The scientific team -- from the University of Delaware, the University of Minnesota and the University of Massachusetts - has invented a process to make butadiene from renewable sources. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Environmental Groups Are Too White
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=58ef86cfe4b0b9e98489e53c,58d04b0ce4b07112b64730de,58b9dc77e4b02eac8876ce63 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A better way to predict the environmental impacts of agricultural production
(Stanford University) Many companies want to know how the creation of their products affects the environment. Scientists at Stanford, the University of Minnesota and Unilever have found a way to better predict and quantify environmental impacts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 21, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hypoxia Induced Angiogenesis and Tumor Microenvironment
Neuromic's HUVECS Used in Study The tumor microenvironment is essential for promoting tumor physiology, structure, function, and growth. It is important that emerging therapies eradicate both tumors and related microenvironment. This important study focuses on the formation of these microenvironments:ERICA K. SCHNETTLER. THE FUNCTIONAL ROLE OF MIR-210 IN HYPOXIA-INDUCED ANGIOGENESIS. A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA. FEBRUARY 2017...Primary Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC)were purchased from Lonza (Basel, Switzerland) and Neuromics (Edina, MN)...Figure: miR-210 sensitizes...
Source: Neuromics - April 19, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Tags: angiogenesis endothelial cells human umbilical cord endothelial cells Tumor tumor cells tumor initiation tumor microenvironment Source Type: news

Federal Departments Conduct Inter-Agency Ebola Drill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama's decision to bring patients with Ebola to the United States for treatment in 2014. Now that Trump is president, his administration is preparing for similar, and possibly larger-scale, evacuations. The State Department and Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday they led an unprecedented inter-agency drill last week to test their preparedness to deal with a new outbreak of Ebola or another deadly, highly infectious disease. In the drill, 11 simulated patients were flown in specially designed bio-containment containers on a pair of 747s ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: MATTHEW LEE, Diplomatic Writer, Associated Press Tags: Training Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Combating Microbial Terrorists: How to End Our Preparedness Stalemate
University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. 04/13/2017 This one-hour, 39-minute lecture discusses how the new millennium has presented challenges with an ongoing lineup of new and re-emerging infectious disease threats. Retrospective analyses of opportunities to improve preparedness have not translated into the long-term investments and actions necessary for success. The speaker describes how health protection science, government leadership, and social mobilization must work together and address these challenge head-on if the vision of global health security is to be achieved. The lecture was produced by the Universi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

3-D-printed patch can help mend a 'broken' heart
(University of Minnesota) A team of biomedical engineering researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has created a revolutionary 3-D-bioprinted patch that can help heal scarred heart tissue after a heart attack. The discovery is a major step forward in treating patients with tissue damage after a heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Trump nominating U of M's Parente for federal health care post
University of Minnesota health care economist Stephen Parente has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In that role, Parente would advise HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price on policy, economics and strategy, among other matters. Parente is Minnesota insurance industry chair of health finance at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. He was a policy adviser to John McCain during the s enator's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news