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U of M researchers unveil nation’s first porcine virus rapid detection test

Mere months after porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) was first confirmed in theUnited States swine population, University of Minnesota researchers have developed a PEDV rapid diagnostic test.

The first-of-its-kind test, which is available now, provides a way to quickly and cost-effectively identify the presence of U.S. PEDV strains.

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research-and-clinical-trials

Number of independent Minnesota pharmacies on the decline

New data shows the neighborhood corner pharmacy is becoming more and more a thing of the past.

A recent study led by University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy researcher Jon Schommer, Ph.D., found the number of independent pharmacies in Minnesota fell from representing one-half of all Minnesota community pharmacies to representing only one-quarter over a twenty-year period spanning from 1992 to 2012.

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Twin Cities: Fittest cities in the USA

Go ahead Minneapolis-St. Paul, give yourselves a pat on the back. You deserve it. For the third year in a row the Twin Cities were ranked as the healthiest, fittest cities in the USA.

Yes, a “boo-yah” may be appropriate.

According to USA Today, Minneapolis-St. Paul “out-fit” the other top fit cities – Washington, D.C., Portland, San Francisco and Denver – in an analysis of the fitness levels of residents in the 50 most populated metropolitan areas in the USA.

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A search for the culprit behind Minn. moose deaths

Minnesota’s moose population has dropped by 52 percent since 2010, and no one knows why.

To find out, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is working with collaborators at the University of Minnesota to investigate the species’ decline.

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education

How to make the most out of your Minnesota summer

With warm weather upon us, it is tempting to shed all inhibitions and wholeheartedly enjoy the summer sun, but with the summer heat, unfortunately, comes the risk of injury.
But, fear not! There are ways to prepare.

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