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Written by: Nick Minor
Edited by: Claudia Althoen, Katherine Hill
Sunday December 11th, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 11:45pm

A current clinical trial for HIV is trying out a new method of treating the infection. Some news outlets have hailed it as a potential cure. What do the facts say?
HIV cure
Written by: Sienna Schaeffer
Edited by: Katherine Hill, Claudia Althoen
Sunday December 11th, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 9:00pm

Climate change decimates wine grapes
Grey rot
Written by: Claudia Althoen
Edited by: Katherine Hill, Katie Kelly
Sunday December 11th, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 8:15pm

Phage weapons are effective against strep infections
Image by Dr Graham Beards

Written By: Reed Owens-Kurtz
Edited By: Claudia Althoen, Madeline Nicol, Katherine Hill

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 11:45pm

New clues about how smoking leads to cancer

Burning Cigarette
Written by: Katherine Hill
Edited by: Claudia Althoen, Tyler Peterson, Madeline Nicol, Sienna Schaeffer

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 10:30am

Microbially digested mucus provides nutrients for a pathogen

Written by: Katherine Kelly
Edited by: Katherine Hill, Claudia Althoen, Madeline Nicol, Grace Owens-Kurtz

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:45pm

New Treg cells offer promising target for autoimmune treatments

Immune Cells

Written by: Alex Sarkis
Edited by: Katie Kelly, Claudia Althoen, Madeline Nicol
October 23, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 8:45pm

brain cross section, Marc JeanGenetic reprogramming of skin cells into cancer-inhibiting neuronal stem cells

Written by: Alex Sarkis

Edited by: Ben Eide, Nathan Klein




Monday, August 22, 2016 - 4:00pm

Probiotic E. coli Nissle impedes Salmonella intestinal colonization by competing for iron
Written by: Katherine Kelly
Edited by: Jayanth Jawahar, Jonathan Keller

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 10:30pm

Sidekicks are the news heroesFungal product disables enzymes responsible for antibiotic resistance

Written by: Katherine Kelly

Edited by: Jayanth Jawahar

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 12:45am


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The Health and Biological Research News group.

HBR News is designed for members to advance their understanding of contemporary scientific research and develop their communication skills. In doing this, the group promotes scientific communication on the University of Minnesota campus and beyond.

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HBR: training the next generation of biologists and physicians through primary literature  immersion, peer discussion, networking, and fun biology activities.  We make science  accessible by summarizing recent primary research in lay language as news articles, attaining original author approval, and posting our articles online for the world to see. Sing up to reveive the HBR newsletter with this form