News & Publications

Microcoil Array
Posted: May 23, 2024
University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute faculty members Walter Low, PhD (Neurosurgery) and Susan Keirstead, PhD (Integrative Biology and Physiology), together with Jian-Ping Wang, PhD (Electrical and Computer Engineering), and Theoden Netoff, PhD (Biomedical Engineering), are among a team of… Read more
Genomics Center CoLab
Posted: May 20, 2024
The University of Minnesota Genomics Center has launched a new CoLab offering researchers access to space and instruments, plus specialized training in genomic methods. Center leaders hope the CoLab, available to U of M researchers at no cost, helps free researchers to experiment more with designs… Read more
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… 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… 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,… 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… Read more
Masonic Cancer Research Building
Posted: April 1, 2024
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) at NIH renewed its designation of the Masonic Cancer Center (MCC) as a comprehensive cancer center last summer. MCC’s community engagement efforts and innovations to high-impact clinical trials were contributing factors in the renewal. With that renewal, NCI has… Read more
Torres and Jenkins
Posted: April 1, 2024
Thanks in part to initial seed money from UMN’s Clinical & Translational Science Institute’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT), a new low-cost, portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner may soon be commercially available. Efraín Torres, PhD, a recent graduate of the… Read more
Q-Rounds
Posted: March 20, 2024
Family members tracking the progress of hospitalized loved ones have a new tool to connect with clinicians. With funding from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), UMN researchers Michael Pitt, MD (Pediatrics), and John Sartori, PhD (Electrical & Computer Engineering), have… Read more
COVID Triage
Posted: March 14, 2024
Susan M. Wolf, JD, Chair of the Consortium on Law and Values, co-authored a recent article appearing in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society critiquing state approaches to triage in the COVID-19 pandemic. The article on “COVID‐19 Triage Schemes to Face the Next Public Health Emergency”… Read more