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

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

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

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