The researchers combed through 31 studies and concluded the flu vaccine is effective for 59 percent of healthy adults. They called that inadequate but still encouraged people to get the shots, saying it's the best protection available.
Giant Trails to make giant memories for the whole family
Giants Ridge is located 3-hours away from the Twin Cities, 1-hour away from Duluth
Why was Rob Gronkowski at Hopkins High School on Monday?
Gronk and his brothers competed against some of the members of the school's girls basketball team.
Motorcyclist killed in collision with pickup truck and trailer
The 31-year-old crashed his motorcycle into a pickup truck's trailer near St. Stephen, Minnesota on Friday.
Woman dies after 'recklessly' driving through yards, crashing into tree
A male passenger was seriously injured.
Duluth PD standoff ends with officers learning suspect wasn't home
The suspect is currently booked at the St. Louis County Jail pending charges.
Tornado warnings issued as severe storms hit Minnesota
A tornado watch is in effect for an area that includes the Twin Cities until 10 p.m.
Raising Cane's hiring 250 ahead of opening its 2 newest MN locations
The newest locations in Lakeville & Roseville bring the total number of Raising Cane's restaurants in MN to 17.
Next round of storms could bring tornadoes, very large hail
It could be a rocky afternoon and evening in eastern Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Mother arrested for death of baby found in Lake Pepin in 2003
The mother has also been identified as the mother of the baby found in the Mississippi River in 1999.
Bison could soon be roaming land near Shakopee again
Viewing areas are being planned in Scott County along county highways 16 and 87.
U of M issues call to arms for better flu vaccines
A University of Minnesota report says the modern-day flu vaccine -- while better than nothing -- does not offer Americans sufficient protection. U of M experts say the vaccine has not changed much since it was first introduced in the 1960's. They say better vaccines are in the early stages of research but it will take a coordinated effort similar to the Manhattan Project to bring those prospects to market.
U of M tests show high risk for heart attacks in patients who thought they were healthy
Researchers developed the screening tools 10 years ago, and results published recently suggest they're far more accurate than traditional heart screenings. The bad news: The Minnesota Daily says more than a third of the 2,000 people screened so far have been told they're at high risk for heart attacks when they thought they were healthy. The test uses ultrasound to visualize the heart and check for hardening in arteries.
U of M physicists might find Einstein was wrong
Einstein's theory of special relativity says nothing can move faster than the speed of light, but early research suggests that some subatomic particles actually do. Now scientists are trying to confirm that, and one of the few places on Earth where they can conduct such research is in a high-energy physics lab half a mile underground in the Soudan mine up north.
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.
U of M researchers, MnDOT work to develop salt-resistant grass for winter
Their goal is to develop a mix of grass that can survive winter’s cold and salt exposure as well as the heat and humidity of the summer. The research is being funded through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
U of M researchers urge schools to add more whole grains into menus
U researchers say they've found that if schools adopt recipes that use whole grains in foods like pizzas, pastas and bread -- the change increases a students intake by more than 25 percent.
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