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Anti-aging compound that mimics the way skin repairs itself from sun damage

Even though skin damage may be the furthest thing from your mind right now, don’t let the cool weather fool you. Irreversible skin damage can happen all year round and excessive exposure to the damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun can have many adverse effects.

So, just wear sunscreen, right? Well, here’s the kicker.

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Poising clinical research coordinators for research success

Clinical research coordinators (CRCs) are an important part of research teams, but some find themselves in the profession without adequate training. Even if they have a scientific background, they may not understand the necessary regulations, policies and intricacies of conducting research on human subjects.

A group of CRCs and research managers at the University of Minnesota identified a need for training, and worked with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute – Office of Interprofessional Workforce Development to create a comprehensive orientation program for new CRCs.   This week, after two years of hard work, the group unveiled the Clinical Research Coordinator Orientation program to their peers.

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U of M celebrates the opening of the “Gateway to the Biomedical Discovery District”

The University of Minnesota celebrated the opening of the “gateway to the Biomedical Discovery District,” the new Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building (CCRB), earlier today.

The CCRB is the fifth addition to the University’s Biomedical Discovery District, a complex of the most advanced research buildings found anywhere in the state. The facility joins the Lions Research Building, the McGuire Translational Research Facility, the Winston and Maxine Wallin Medical Biosciences Building and the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research.

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