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January 29, 2009

Teens - Turn off the TV and you'll keep off the pounds

Too much American Idol and Sponge Bob might not seem like predictors of bad eating habits but University of Minnesota researchers have now confirmed just that. If an adolescent watches excessive amounts of TV, chances are they'll have a poor diet when they reach adulthood. Daheia Barr-Anderson, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology, explains her study.


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January 15, 2009

U of M Stem Cell Institute Searching for Cures

Parkinson's Disease, diabetes and paralysis. Devastating illnesses and conditions that were once thought permanent but now, with advanced stem cell research, could have cures on the horizon -- and right here in Minnesota. Dr. Jonathan Slack, director of the University of Minnesota's Stem Cell Institute, the first of its kind in the nation, says the possibilities of the cells are indeed limitless.


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Keep Your Septic System From Freezing

Minnesotans have survived the latest wave of arctic temperatures but we're not out of winter's woods yet. For nearly 600,000 residents who have septic systems, severe cold temperatures pose a serious threat. Nick Haig, University of Minnesota Water Resources Center program coordinator, has some tips to keep your system regular.


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January 8, 2009

Financing Your Business "Intelligently" in the Midst of a Recession

Arguably the most difficult part about starting and running a business is securing the right financing, especially when faced with tough economic conditions. But University of Minnesota Carlson School lecturer Dileep Rao's new book, "Finance Any Business Intelligently," offers business owners and entrepreneurs a practical framework to bring in cash.


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