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Collaboration between aerospace engineering and dentistry develops new dental devices for the elderly

Stephen Shuman is collaborating with local aerospace research company to create new dental devices to help the elderly maintain their oral health and function.

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U start-up acquired by large pharmacy company, Genoa

Medication Management Systems, a U-based start-up, was recently acquired by Genoa, the nation’s leading telepsychiatry and behavioral health pharmacy company.

Medication Management Systems (MMS) was the first company to get its start from the University of Minnesota’s Venture Center, which launches businesses around ideas and technology that are the offspring of University of Minnesota research.

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Research snapshot: Genetic links to resilience in PTSD patients

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects roughly 20% of all veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The disorder’s unfortunate prominence among those who’ve served prompted Lisa James, Ph.D., and Apostolos Georgopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., to investigate a genetic predisposition for PTSD.  James and Georgopoulos are researchers at the Brain Sciences Center, an interdisciplinary center between the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Department of Neuroscience and the Veterans Affairs Health Care System.

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More seniors taking inappropriate antidepressants, College of Pharmacy study finds

Antidepressant prescriptions for the elderly nearly doubled over a ten-year period, according to a recent study from the University of Minnesota’s College of Pharmacy. But, many of those prescriptions were inappropriate and exposed seniors to unnecessary risks and adverse effects.

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Almost two decades later, doctor reflects on using embryo selection to save young girl’s life

Molly Nash was not expected to live to the age of 10. But her parents, and John Wagner, M.D., professor with the Department of Pediatrics in the Medical School, refused to let the genetics of her disease have the final word.

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UMN study: More frequent bicyclists have fewer risk factors for heart disease, diabetes

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Riding a bicycle more often can lower your risk of developing chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes, according to a recent UMN Study.

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