Nikki Pederson


Researchers discover way to slow aging process

New research overseen by University of Minnesota researchers has demonstrated the ability to slow aging and reduce the amount of damaged cells in the body, according to a paper published last month.

UMN preps for flu season

Between prevention, outreach and management, there are many ways to tackle the season that leaves so many people sick. The largest initiative Boynton Health will handle during the upcoming months is setting up mass flu clinics. And while it seems like flu season is still a month or two away, some cases of the flu have already been reported in Minnesota. 

UMN researchers study centuries-old star collision

In July 1670, astronomers and observers witnessed an explosion – a bright object appeared in the sky, only to fluctuate in intensity before fading away two years later. They believed the spectacle to be the creation of a new star.