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Teen Cooking
Posted: Monday, June 21, 2022

In a study published by the Journal of Adolescent Health, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) scholar Laura Hooper and co-authors determine that adolescents who experience food insecurity are at higher risk for binge eating and obesity as they become young adults. Previous research typically considered obesity, food insecurity, and disordered…

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Mary Jo Kreitzer
Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Prof. Mary Jo Kreitzer and co-authors recently published an article that investigates the effectiveness of Loving Kindness Meditation in an online health community. This type of meditation is a “systemized mind–body approach developed to increase loving acceptance.” The article’s findings show that Loving Kindness Meditation increases resilience when faced with adversity. The authors also identify a relationship between stress, self-compassion, social…

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Wind Turbine next to barn
Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The Institute on the Environment (IonE) will host a conversation focused on ensuring equitable access to careers in clean energy on Tuesday, June 21 at Noon Central time by Zoom. As efforts to educate the public and create job training opportunities around green energy continue to proliferate, communities must adopt strategies that connect people of all backgrounds to green energy work. Speakers will share how to connect with underrepresented communities…

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Pancreatic Islet Cells
Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2022

Researchers with ATP-Bio, an NSF-funded Engineering Research Center headquartered at the University of Minnesota, have developed a new way of preserving pancreatic islet cells that may lead to improved treatment options for diabetes. Transplantation of pancreatic islet cells can cure for diabetes, but is limited by insufficient supply and inability to store islet cells before use. These barriers must be overcome to allow…

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