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

Minnesota sex offender found dead in custody

Autopsy to determine whether death was suicide.

Updated: August 05, 2013, - 09:57 PM

'Informatics' helps doctors unlock medical mysteries from data

An emerging field brings together doctors, mathematicians, programmers and other professionals in an effort to grasp the complexities of the...

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 10:15 PM

New Minnesota coin law targets shady dealers

As of Thursday, state will require bonds, background checks for metals vendors.

Updated: July 29, 2013, - 12:01 AM

Radio host Patrick Kiley gets 20 years in Ponzi scheme

A federal judge described Patrick Kiley as the voice that lured hundreds of ordinary folks into a nationwide fraud scheme.

Updated: July 15, 2013, - 10:50 PM

June 13, 2012: 3 guilty in $194M Ponzi scheme

Jurors convicted three men of helping convicted fraudster Trevor Cook to bilk 700 investors of $194 million -- the second-largest Ponzi scheme in Minnesota history.

Updated: July 15, 2013, - 01:41 PM

Mayo Clinic researchers study how body can repair itself

Regenerative medicine offers a “toolbox” with a variety of options to heal, repair and build bodily organs.

Updated: July 06, 2013, - 10:30 PM

Health beat: Too much science funding?

After a decade of nearly flat federal funding for biomedical research, inflation has eroded more than a fifth of the...

Updated: June 29, 2013, - 05:00 PM

Obituary: Soldier, journalist, teacher, musician Herm Sittard

It’s hard to put a caption on the life of Herm Sittard. In his nearly 94 years, the longtime resident...

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 09:55 PM

Tight budgets put the squeeze on promising medical research

A decade of flat federal funding for biomedical research, together with pending cuts from the federal budget sequester, are taking a toll, some of Minnesota’s top scientists say.

Updated: June 24, 2013, - 10:40 AM

June 29, 2011: Review faults Medtronic spine device studies

A systematic review of studies on Medtronic's Infuse bone growth product says researchers failed to report harmful effects.

Updated: June 17, 2013, - 05:15 PM

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