Contaminants of emerging concern impact fish health in Minnesota waters

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Researchers from the University of Minnesota and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa discovered fish from 18 out of 19 testing sites in northern Minnesota contained contaminants of emerging concern such as pharmaceuticals, hormones and personal care products.

U of M researchers develop technique for rapid detection of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Chronic Wasting Disease

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University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers have developed a groundbreaking new diagnostic technique that will allow for faster and more accurate detection of neurodegenerative diseases.

Radiation therapy contributes to cognitive impairment in cancer survivors

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, along with partners from the Medical School and the Masonic Cancer Center, have identified how chemotherapy and radiation treatment contribute to cognitive decline in cancer survivors.

U of M research indicates clues to early detection and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease

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In a study recently published in Alzheimer's & Dementia, College of Veterinary Medicine researchers Manci Li and Assistant Professor Peter Larsen looked at existing data from both Alzheimer’s brains and healthy brains to identify the key neuropeptides involved in Alzheimer’s.

SDG Webinar Series: Biodiversity and the Interconnectedness of Life on Land

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The Sustainable Development Goal 15 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is devoted to “protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.” Co-hosted by MnDRIVE Environment, this session of the SDG Webinar Series will feature three very different perspectives on biodiversity and its importance for ecosystem health.

Avian Flu - Again

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This spring, as Minnesotans anticipated a respite from Covid-19, another epidemic crept into the state. The disease, called highly pathogenic avian influenza, is a descendant of the virus that infected poultry flocks in 2015 and “devastated the Upper Midwest,” says Carol Cardona, D.V.M., professor and Pomeroy Endowed Chair in Avian Health in the U of M’s College of Veterinary Medicine.