Four years ago, researchers at the University of Minnesota developed a sexually explicit, interactive gaming and information website called Sexpulse to educate gay men about safer sex and HIV. The provocative experiment came under fire from social conservatives, but the project survived. This week the team will present its research on HIV and social media at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.
Isolated severe weather in Minnesota on Tuesday and Wednesday
Definitely not a slam dunk either day, but the chance is there.
Driver ejected in fatal crash on Shepard Road in St. Paul
The driver of a Dodge Ram was ejected and died at the scene.
'Stranger Things' star Joe Keery spotted at Minneapolis vintage shops
The Hollywood star is in Minnesota filming a new movie.
North Dakota's only abortion clinic relocating to Minnesota
A GoFundMe set up to help the clinic make the move to Minnesota has surpassed its $500,000 goal.
Deadly vehicle fire on Interstate 94 west of Fargo
The victim's age and name have not been released.
Overturning Roe v. Wade won't do a 'damn thing' to prevent abortions, Walz says
Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Saturday meant to protect abortion access in the state and people who come from out of state seeking one.
Man crossing Highway 13 in Burnsville fatally struck by driver
The victim is a 31-year-old man from Prior Lake.
MNGOP-endorsed candidate Walter Hudson calls for murder charges if people in restricted states travel for legal abortion
"Dick's Sporting Goods desperately wants to kill children," Hudson wrote in a tweet.
Charges: Cop feared for his life during struggle for gun with suspect
Allen Denzel Oliver-Hall has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
Shootout near Erik's Bike Shop, Lunds & Byerlys in Burnsville
Police say youths were shooting at each other on Saturday afternoon.
Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee
The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.
U of M researchers join global boycott of book publisher
So far, almost 9,000 researchers have joined a boycott of a major scientific publisher, the Minnesota Daily reports. Those researchers, who say they're required to read their colleagues' published work, contend Elsevier charges increasingly high prices while the cost of publishing decreases.
New U of M study points to 'curative strategies' for HIV
The research could be a game-changer for HIV treatments.
U of M aims to freeze undergrad tuition for 2 years
The University of Minnesota is gearing up to ask legislators for $91.6 million more over two years to freeze undergraduate tuition, meet five measurable improvement goals and invest in promising research.
'Paint the Bridge' event sparks controversy among U of M students
For the second year in a row, political paintings were vandalized soon after they were completed.
U of M claims website operator violated copyright, posted psych test online
One of the most widely used psychological tests in the country, the MMPI was developed at the University of Minnesota to assess personality traits and diagnose psychological disorders. Now the university is claiming in a lawsuit that Andrew Dobson, the operator of a hypnosis website, posted statements from the tests and software used to interpret it online in violation of copyright law.
Patent that has brought over $350 million to U of M is about to end
The royalties from an HIV drug called Ziagen will trickle to zero in 2013, which means less money for new research.
Building a better beer? U of M scientist helps map barley genome
An international team that includes University of Minnesota scientist Gary Muehlbauer has mapped the genome of barley, one of the world's most important and genetically complex cereal crops, and a key beer ingredient. The researchers say the findings could lead to higher yields and a grain that can more easily handle climate change.
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