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Expert Perspective: 1-in-4 U.S. men has HPV strains linked to cancer

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Last week, a study published in JAMA Oncology revealed one in four men in the U.S. are infected with human papilloma virus (HPV). And, that’s just the people with the cancer-causing strains.

HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer in women, and also a leading cause of anal and oropharyngeal cancers, especially in men.

Annie-Laurie McRee, Dr.P.H., assistant professor in the Medical School, weighs in on the data.

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news-and-notes

U joins national partnership aimed at expanding biopharmaceutical workforce and industry

The University of Minnesota will join a team of academic institutions, private companies, governmental entities and non-profit organizations across the U.S. as a partner for the newly established National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). NIIMBL, a public-private partnership supported by a $70M investment from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and at least $129M from other participants, aims to transform biopharmaceutical manufacturing in the U.S.

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education

Improving global health through competition

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The annual Global Health Case Competition helps students explore complex real-world global health challenges, such as refugee crises, sanitation, violence, sustainable development and infectious disease outbreaks, which are increasingly common in a world with more people, changing climates and drug-resistant viruses. Its success is now paving the way for similar competitions around the world.

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What You Should Know About Tuberculosis

Though Tuberculosis (TB) is often thought of as a “thing of the past,” the reality is it’s still present, especially in developing parts of the world. To help you better understand what it is, how it’s contracted and ways to prevent the spread of TB, Health Talk spoke with Mark R. Schleiss, M.D., pediatric infectious disease expert within the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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education

Cooking for health: New course teaches students cooking skills to encourage better eating habits

Food plays a significant role in health & wellbeing.

New UMN course teaches medical students how to cook for their bodies, with hopes that they can convey this knowledge to future patients.

 

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research-and-clinical-trials

Advancing toward Cytomegalovirus vaccination

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It’s among the most common infectious diseases, difficult to detect and is the leading cause of deafness in children. This relatively unknown disease is called Cytomegalovirus (CMV). If a pregnant woman contracts this virus, her newborn will have high risk of conditions like cognitive delays and deafness. But new research from UMN is helping experts move closer to developing a vaccination.

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