Embryonic stem cell researchers at the University of Minnesota are anxious to hear how a new court ruling will affect their work.
The H1N1 flu, which was just beginning to cause public health concerns around this time last year, is not expected to cause so much disruption this year. But there are signs that the flu season could be off to an early, and somewhat unusual, start.
Payton Thornton's can't rub his fingers together without the friction tearing away skin, but new stem cell treatment at the U of M has helped others with his rare condition.
This week the the Food and Drug Administration was in Minneapolis to help companies, researchers and even patients cut through the bureaucratic process to get drugs for rare diseases approved more quickly.
Sixteen people were sent to the hospital after being exposed to a pool cleaning chemical at Valleyfair amusement park in Shakopee Thursday.
The Level 1 designation is reserved for hospitals that offer the highest level of surgical care to trauma patients. Currently, Regions Hospital in St. Paul has the metro area's only Level 1 trauma unit for kids.
Last year more than 14,000 Minnesotans tested positive for chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted infection in the state. The Minnesota Department of Health has limited resources to fight the spread of the disease, so is holding a statewide summit on the issue Tuesday to get the public's help.
Three Minneapolis nurses have filed federal unfair labor practice charges against the Minnesota Nurses Association after they received letters summoning them to a disciplinary hearing.
When former Vice President Dick Cheney got his new heart pump earlier this month, most people had never heard of a ventricular assist device.
But VADs, more commonly known as heart pumps, are being used to keep more and more people with chronic heart failure alive.
Five patients from Minnesota and North Dakota have new kidneys after participating in a "transplant chain" organized by three hospitals.
The University of Minnesota has been awarded more than $4 million to study risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.
A contentious contract battle between Twin Cities nurses and 14 metro-area hospitals has ended, with nurses voting overwhelmingly to approve a new labor agreement.
Hospitals and Twin Cities nurses have avoided a strike set for next Tuesday, and they say that may be the biggest victory that comes out of yesterday's tentative contract settlement.
The Minnesota Nurses Association has rejected an offer by 14 Twin Cities hospitals that would have restored nurses' full pension benefits and set up a working group to address some of their staffing concerns.
Federal mediators will try again Tuesday to help Minnesota nurses and 14 Twin Cities hospitals resolve their differences over a new contract.