Dan Browning

Reporter | Health Care | Medical Research
Phone: 612-673-4493
Dan Browning covers health care and medical research for the Star Tribune. His areas of expertise include investigative reporting, computer-assisted reporting (i.e., data analysis) and white collar crime.

Recent content from Dan Browning

U doctors chase cure for diabetics in pill for gout

If the study succeeds, the medication, called allopurinol, could be to diabetic kidney disease what baby aspirin is to heart attacks, said an endocrinologist helping to oversee the study at the U.

Updated: July 20, 2014, - 11:36 AM

Mayo Clinic is ranked as top U.S. hospital by U.S. News

It's the first time the 150-year-old Minnesota medical giant has earned top honors in the magazine’s annual ranking of adult care across 16 medical specialties.

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 10:31 PM

Obituary: Wangyal T. Ritzekura, 61, Tibetan educator, mentor, cultural liaison

Minnesota’s Tibetan community lost an influential educator and cultural mentor Saturday when Wangyal T. Ritzekura died after a series of...

Updated: June 18, 2014, - 06:23 PM

Stem cell research gets a multimillion-dollar boost at the Capitol

A new law in Minn. will provide $50M to study chronic illness treatment.

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 10:09 PM

Surgeon re-engineers way to rebuild babies' skulls

A surgeon at Gillette in St. Paul reinvented the way he rebuilds babies’ skulls to limit the risk of bleeding and complications.

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 10:24 AM

Mayo Clinic trial: Massive blast of measles vaccine wipes out cancer

Stacy Erholtz, 50, was out of conventional treatment options for blood cancer last June when she underwent an experimental trial at the Mayo Clinic that injected her with enough measles vaccine to inoculate 10 million people. The Pequot Lakes mother is now part of medical history.

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 08:03 AM

Researchers aim to make the U a major Parkinson's research center

Researchers are exploring the mysterious effect of Parkinson’s disease on movement disorders.

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 05:52 PM

Mayo Clinic builds 'Better' app to expand its name with consumers

New mobile offering from the health care provider will put the clinic in users’ hands.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 10:55 PM

Novel Mayo technique improves outlook for breast cancer surgeries

Lumpectomy technique reduces need for second surgery.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 10:19 AM

Mayo's proton beam therapy adds to debate over high-tech costs

Proton beam therapy zaps cancer but draws criticism for making care more costly.. Mayo is building two proton therapy centers — one in Rochester and another at its campus in Arizona — at a cost of $380 million.

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 05:21 AM

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