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

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

Vitamin E slows Alzheimer's symptoms, VA study shows

Minneapolis author says it’s a cheap way to delay the ravages of the disease, but cautions against using it without medical supervision.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 12:06 PM

Hospitalizations spike as flu season worsens

State health of­fi­cials are re­mind­ing those who ha­ven’t been vac­ci­nat­ed — es­pe­cial­ly the el­der­ly and those with im­mune sys­tem de­fi­cien­cies — that it’s time to act.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 10:54 PM

Listening to elderly cuts use of costly medications

An experiment that began four years ago in Two Harbors, Minn., uses individualized behavior modification to get results praised by state and federal officials.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 11:51 PM

Giant magnet makes U attractive to brain mapping researchers

The world’s most powerful magnet for full-body imaging scans has arrived at the University of Minnesota, where it is expected to attract millions of dollars in research grants and play a significant role in a national project to map the human brain.

Updated: December 10, 2013, - 01:02 PM

Impatient with NIH, cancer researcher turns to crowdfunding

U surgeon has teamed up with an entrepreneur in the television industry and Twin Cities advertising and public relations professionals to make an unusual direct appeal to the public.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 06:12 AM

Johns Hopkins scholar to lead U medical school

A top AIDS researcher, the new dean has past ties to Minnesota.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 09:49 AM

Heart surgeons see innovations with tiny new pumps

Some patients could be supported by the new pumps until the heart heals itself.

Updated: November 10, 2013, - 06:28 AM

Oct. 20: Minnesota asks: When are sex offenders safe to release?

Facing a lawsuit by sex offenders, the state wants to balance treatment with safety.

Updated: November 02, 2013, - 10:04 PM

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