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It's an approach that is changing the treatment of cancer and spawning targeted therapies for a wide range of diseases.
Climate change could render many of Earth's ecosystems unrecognizable
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Ancient lake holds secrets to Mayan civilization's collapse
While analyzing sediment under Lake Chichancana, scientists found a 50 percent decrease in annual precipitation over more than 100 years.
Neanderthals may have started their own fires, study says
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Bone marrow transplants, a U medical breakthrough, celebrate 50th anniversary
As doctors reflected on the anniversary of one of the U's signature achievements, they expressed equal excitement about the progress ahead.
Blanding's turtle babies discovered in Dakota County park
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Researchers make 'huge step forward' to treating inherited retina disorder that leads to blindness
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Grain-free, exotic dog food linked to sometimes fatal heart condition
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Sony is relaunching its Aibo robot dog — and, it hopes, its brand
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Minn. officials say new Fargo flood plan is more equitable
A new proposal to manage floods on the Red River would reduce the highest levels that could flow through Fargo-Moorhead, but not eliminate them altogether, according to state officials.
Twin Cities STEM teachers are facing pay challenges
A Star Tribune analysis reveals that Twin Cities STEM teachers make less than many other kinds of teachers.
Their mission: Identify and bury Minnesota's historic human remains
"My goal is to not leave them sitting in a drawer for another 10 years. They need to be put to rest," Amanda Gronhovd, who took over as state archaeologist two years ago, said of the Historical Human Remains Project.
Behind uneventful Minn. summer weather lurks signs of climate change
Lake Superior algae bloom, hazy skies might become the norm, scientists say.
Climate change may be opening up new shipping route between China and Europe
Path north of Russia could drastically reduce distance from East Asia to Europe.
Grieving families go to court over lost embryos
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Transgender men reveal gulf of how society treats them vs. when they were seen as women
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