Potter Lab Team
Posted: May 10, 2024

Never ones to shy away from a challenge, David Potter, MD, PhD, and his team at the Masonic Cancer Center are developing new therapies to target extra-tough breast cancer tumors. Using a class of diabetes drugs, researchers are working toward treatments to activate a patient’s immune system to fight particularly stubborn tumors. The team hopes to begin human clinical trials soon. The Masonic Cancer Center is a… Read More

Brain Science for Lawyers, Judges, and Policymakers
Posted: April 24, 2024

University of Minnesota Law Professor Francis X. Shen, JD, PhD, has co-authored the first introduction to brain science specifically for lawyers, judges, and those interested in the legal implications of neuroscience. Brain Science for Lawyers, Judges, and Policymakers guides readers through the fundamentals of brain science and highlights the ever-increasing role neuroscience data plays in court cases and public policy. In addition, the authors offer… Read More

Medical Aid in Dying
Posted: April 16, 2024

The Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences hosted a May 1 virtual Lecture Series titled “When Law, Ethics & Medicine Collide.” It was the first webinar in the series, “Considering Medical Aid in Dying,” and featured three international experts on the law, ethics, and clinical realities of medical aid in dying, both in the U.S. and Canada -- Read More

Brain Map
Posted: April 5, 2024

A new online tool, launched by the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB), allows researchers to better evaluate brain organization by identifying an individual’s neural networks. The tool aims to help clinicians develop personalized approaches for care. The MIDB Precision Brain Atlas is an open resource compiled using brain images collected from more than 9,900 participants representing a range of cohorts… Read More