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Baxter Bulletin

The $1,000 pill for a liver-wasting viral infection that made headlines last year is no longer the favorite of patients and doctors in the U.S.

August 4, 2015


Over the past three or four years, the medical community has reached a consensus about the best method for sexually active teenage girls to avoid unplanned pregnancies.

August 3, 2015

Everyday Health

Many people think of sleep as a luxury or a necessary evil — as downtime that interferes with their ability to get more things done in a day. The reality is that a good night’s sleep is vital to our physical and mental well-being.

August 3, 2015

Health Affairs

In the first study to examine the impact of state review authority on individual premiums, Pinar Karaca-Mandic of the University of Minnesota and coauthors collected data on how states changed their rate review authority and requirements during 2010–13, combining these data with carrier filings.

August 3, 2015

Pioneer Press

A Minnesota dentist and avid big-game hunter said he regrets killing a beloved lion in Zimbabwe and will cooperate with any criminal investigation. 

July 28, 2015


Research by Pinar Karaca-Mandic, School of Public Health, and Paul Ma, Carlson School, is featured.

July 27, 2015
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Paul West, lead scientist for the Global Landscapes Initiative at the U’s Institute on the Environment, is featured.

July 27, 2015

Star Tribune

Ian MacRae, UMC professor of entomology, Extension specialist in soil nutrient management Dan Kaiser, aerospace fellow Hamid Mokhtarzadeh, and Extension entomologist Bob Koch are featured.

July 27, 2015


State researchers have a new ally in the battle against the emerald ash borer.

It's a wasp called the Cerceris fumipennis – otherwise known as the smoky winged beetle bandit. And researchers say by monitoring the wasps, and the beetles they collect, they can learn just how far the EAB has spread.

July 20, 2015
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Netting Wasps To Help Fight Emerald Ash Borer


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