$1.8 million from the Decade of Discovery initiative will go toward research projects of the Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota. They include efforts to develop an anti-obesity drug and an artificial pancreas.
Twin Cities placed in tornado watch ahead of intense line of storms
Photo above is a view from Marshall as the line of storms moved through Thursday evening.
Tornado watch in MN as intense line of storms blasts through
The tornado watch is in effect until midnight.
Rare 'particularly dangerous situation' weather watch issued in SW MN
The warning covers an area of Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.
Dad and 2 children killed in western Wisconsin house fire
A devastating house fire happened early Thursday morning.
2 suspects involved in Brooklyn Park armed carjacking
The incident happened Wednesday night near a shopping center and Cub.
Man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for child pornography
Alexander John Odegaard was sentenced in U.S. District Court Tuesday.
Victim in I-90 crash was storm-chasing meteorologist from Mexico
Martha Llanos Rodriguez died in the wreck on I-90.
Tickets still available for Minnesota State Fair preview event
The five-day Minnesota State Fair taster event, featuring over 30 food and drink vendors, is making its return at the end of the month.
Woman critical after boyfriend stabs her in neck at light rail station
The boyfriend of the victim is said to have stabbed her, according to St. Paul Police.
Female wolf illegally killed in Voyageurs National Park
Researchers for the project said this is the fourth collared wolf that has been illegally killed in the past two years by poachers.
Gallery: Beautiful English-style home showcases grandeur of an earlier era
Located across Washburn Park and the Minneapolis Institute of Art
One in three Minnesotans has diabetes or shows early signs
Minnesota Public Radio takes an in-depth look at the devastating disease, which can lead to amputations, blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and stroke. More Minnesotans have diabetes, and the costs threaten to overrun the state's health system. But the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic have teamed up with the goal of finding a cure within ten years.
Minnesota-based Medtronic to get $17M for artificial pancreas research
Fridley-based Medtronic will be getting $17 million over the next three years for an initiative aimed at stabilizing blood sugar levels in diabetics. The medical technology company announced Friday that they are getting the money from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Helmsley Charitable Trust to improve existing and develop new artificial pancreas technology.
U of M, Hormel, Mayo team up to create new research institute
The partnership between the University of Minnesota, Hormel Foundation and the Mayo Clinic aims to pool their resources together to create a comprehensive research institute -- primarily focusing on cancer.
Mayo researchers return from Mt. Everest
Two Mayo Clinic researchers spent 10 days conducting physical tests on themselves and about 20 climbers at the base camp for Mt. Everest. The testing at 17,500 feet sheds light on how the body reacts to high altitudes, which mimics conditions that patients suffer from heart disease, obesity and aging.
Mayo doctor warns desk dwellers: Sitting is 'the new smoking'
A Mayo Clinic researcher says a third of Minnesotans are either already diabetic or on their way, and the culprit, according to Dr. James Levine, could be sitting. He's teaming up with other researchers at Mayo and the University of Minnesota to study how even a little activity, even standing, can improve health.
Mayo researchers attribute drop in heart attacks to smoke-free workplaces
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say heart attacks in Olmsted County dropped by one-third after Minnesota adopted a law banning smoking in all workplaces, including bars and restaurants. The leader of Mayo's study tells Reuters other risk factors -- cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity -- stayed the same, leaving the reduction in second hand smoke as the apparent explanation for the decline.
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