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 scientists ask: Can poop prevent diabetes?

The U is planning to spend $500,000 in a two-year test to see whether stool transplants could forestall one of the nation’s most costly and crippling diseases.

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 05:50 PM

$50 million grant extends U's effort on emerging diseases

Bird flu and Ebola have alerted researchers to links among humans, animals, environmental factors.

Updated: November 25, 2014, - 12:10 AM

Nonprofit's Ebola clinic draws surge of Minnesota volunteers

Hundreds applied to help staff Minnesota nonprofit’s first clinic in remote Liberian town.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 09:30 PM

Genomic research stirs privacy debate at U conference

Medical records may be private information, but a patient’s genes belong to the entire family. And that raises a quandary for medical researchers.

Updated: November 06, 2014, - 11:16 PM

Oct. 28: Mayo Clinic scores major grants to research dementia

Mayo Clinic has been chosen to participate in a set of federal research projects that could help unlock a broad set of related brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 05:22 AM

U joins effort for diversity among medical researchers

Federal grant will fund training programs for overlooked minorities.

Updated: October 26, 2014, - 10:56 PM

Medical conditions don't explain C-section rates

Study of U.S. hospitals finds inexplicably wide variations in rates.

Updated: October 21, 2014, - 11:35 PM

Study calls lack of data on widely used opioid painkillers 'shocking'

A new federal study says there is no good research to guide doctors on the risks or effectiveness of their long-term use.

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 08:09 PM

Can brain surgery be taught in an 80-hour workweek?

Rules to avoid fatigue-driven errors mean that neurology residents, who used to work 120 hours a week, are limited to an 80-hour workweek. Now, a U study finds that shorter hours for residents don’t mean better outcomes for patients.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 01:53 PM

Obituary: Businesswoman Sara Perlich Bye made friends everywhere

Sara Perlich Bye could dress up for a Symphony Ball fundraiser one day, then switch to camo and go duck...

Updated: October 06, 2014, - 09:05 PM

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