Neuroscientist Patrick Rothwell, Ph.D., answers some commonly asked questions about opioid addiction, like what causes dependency, how do opioids affect the brain, and most importantly: what makes them so addictive?
The Phillips Neighborhood Clinic opened in 2003 offering basic care to people without health insurance. Following the Affordable Care Act, the clinic began to see more patients with chronic conditions, prompting leaders to incorporate additional specialty services. Now students from 11 different career tracks are serving more than 1,000 patients each year, proving its services are more important now than ever before.
The number of antidepressants prescribed in the U.S. is skyrocketing as more primary care providers give antidepressants to patients even though many of them don’t have a psychiatric diagnosis.
A group of University of Minnesota researchers set out to study how that trend might be affecting older adults.
Women who undergo surgery for breast cancer will often consider adjuvant therapy, usually a precautionary regimen of chemotherapy to ensure the cancer is totally gone. For the most common types of breast cancer, this approach was believed to contribute to better long-term outcomes. But new research in the journal Cancer show it may not provide benefits for certain subtypes of breast cancer.
Nearly 2 billion people worldwide are living with Fatty Liver Disease, which occurs when lipid droplets – the sites where fat is stored in cells – accumulate in the organ.
The condition increases the risk of cancer, heart disease and type II diabetes among other health issues.
But new research in the journal Cell Reports, led by Doug Mashek, PhD, of the University of Minnesota Medical School, suggests bodies may process fats differently than previously hypothesized, which could inform how to develop therapies for this condition.