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

Quick test could diagnose Alzheimer's, dementia earlier

Twin Cities doctors tout “Mini-Cog” testing during regular physicals as a way to spot Alzheimer's disease and related disorders earlier.

Updated: March 16, 2014, - 06:07 AM

Obituary: Walter Subby, humble physician, World War II veteran

Dr. Walter Subby never sought the limelight during his many years as a Twin Cities pathologist, and his son Robert...

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 07:04 PM

FTD: 'The most common disease no one has ever heard of'

Frontotemporal dementia, a disease that strikes the young, is gaining more attention and will be the focus of key speech in St. Paul.

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 06:22 PM

Dean sees a role for U in reform

Transformation of health care requires collaboration, efficiency, he says.

Updated: February 16, 2014, - 10:43 AM

University of Minnesota bets new dean will reinvigorate Medical School

When Dr. Brooks Jackson arrives Monday as the new dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School, the Johns Hopkins pathologist will tap a reservoir of optimism.

Updated: February 15, 2014, - 09:45 PM

Family: Joan Mondale, 83, moved into hospice care

Joan Adams Mondale, a longtime patron of the arts and wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale, has moved from her Minneapolis residence into hospice care.

Updated: February 02, 2014, - 11:15 PM

Warning sounded over monarch migration levels

Conservation scientists in Mexico, the United States and Canada rang alarm bells Wednesday, warning that the Minnesota state insect — the orange and black Monarch butterfly — is facing dire population declines that resulted in the smallest wintertime habitat since surveys began in 1993.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 11:34 AM

Decline in federal grants threatens state research

We’re still competitive, but some worry that talent won’t stick it out.

Updated: January 26, 2014, - 12:40 AM

Mayo wins FDA approval to test stem-cell process for heart patients

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester announced Friday that a decadelong research project on using stem cells to repair damaged heart tissue has won federal approval for human testing, a step that could have implications for millions of Americans with heart disease.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 10:46 PM

Health beat: U study shows kava may prevent smoking-induced lung cancer

A plant grown in the South Pacific and consumed by islanders for its mild sedative effects appears to prevent smoking-induced...

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 04:27 PM

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