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Youth Vaping Prevention Video Contest Launched in Minnesota

January 25, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Jan. 25, 2021 - A collaboration between a broad group of Minnesota entities has launched Escape the Vape, a vaping/e-cigarette prevention video contest for Minnesota high school students. The objective of this video…

2021 Randy Shaver Cancer Research & Community Fund Awards

January 21, 2021
Each year the Randy Shaver Cancer Research & Community Fund awards grants to groups across the state of Minnesota that are working to reduce the burden of cancer. The mission of the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund is…
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Advances in cell biology help understanding human cancer and neurodegeneration.

January 14, 2021
For the longest time, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases have been considered at the opposite end of the spectrum of human diseases. That is because cancer is characterized by highly dividing cells that resist death while…
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Hormel Institute Scientist Awarded ~$4Million for Leukemia Research

January 13, 2021
Dr. Shujun Liu research will focus on new target to control leukemia

Breakthrough research linking breast cancer to diet

January 11, 2021
New Institute scientist publishes research on a natural compound’s effects on breast cancer
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U of M begins Phase I of first-in-human clinical trial for glioblastoma 

January 7, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - January 7, 2021 - Physicians and scientists at the University of Minnesota have opened a new brain cancer clinical trial and have treated their first patient. This Phase I, first-in-human trial is enrolling patients with…
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Talking cervical cancer awareness with U of M

January 5, 2021
January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society estimates there were 140 new cases of cervical cancer in Minnesota in 2020.  Deanna Teoh with the University of Minnesota answers questions on the symptoms,…
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U of M opens iPSC-derived CAR NK cell trial for patients with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma as consolidation after an autologous transplant 

January 5, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - The University of Minnesota is pioneering a novel therapeutic approach to improve the curative potential of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for patients with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma that are at high risk of relapse.…

Putting out Cigarettes

December 18, 2020
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A study out of the University of Minnesota is showing the killer instinct found in natural killer cells

November 24, 2020
Researchers at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota have developed a system to produce and expand natural killer (NK) cells derived from human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). These manufactured NK cells were shown as…