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The AHCA won’t change dental care – under MN legislation, the poor already struggle to get care

Earlier this month, House Republicans publicly released their Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement: the American Health Care Act (AHCA). While the plan is currently just a proposal, it has many wondering how it could change the shape of our health care landscape. Sheila Riggs, D.D.S., M.S., D.M.Sc., associate professor in the School of Dentistry, explains how it could impact dental care.

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research-and-clinical-trials

UMN researchers create new antidote for acetaminophen poisoning

More than 50,000 people visit the ER each year for acetaminophen poisoning.

UMN researchers in the Center for Drug Design have developed a new antidote for liver toxicity due to acetaminophen overdoses.

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research-and-clinical-trials

Research Snapshot: Developing a computational model for understanding brain activity

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There are theories for everything. Newton’s Law is a pillar of physics. Supply and demand is a pillar of economics. But what about neuroscience?

Neuroscience researchers don’t have a standard to fall back on when interpreting behavior in the brain. That’s due, in part, to the complexity of the brain, and the complexity of the human cognition, which are incredibly difficult to study. A CMRR researcher has created a computational model to do just that.

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expert-perspectives

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

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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