News & Events
Duchenne UK has awarded a $945k grant to a research team led by Lillehei Heart Institute scientist Professor Rita Perlingeiro, PhD. The team's research focuses on developing a cell-based therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), one of the most common fatal genetic diseases diagnosed in childhood.
JAMA Cardiology has published the findings of an international research consortium led by University of Minnesota faculty Sue Duval, Ph.D.. She and Demetri Yannopolous, M.D. were part of a study regarding the optimal number of chest compressions when performing CPR. The consortium’s research has determined what may be the best combination of compressions frequency and depth during CPR: 107 compressions per minute at a depth of 4.7 cm in the first five minutes of CPR.
Congratulations to Carolina Cordero Ortiz for earning the top award for her poster during the University of Minnesota Department of Medicine’s Hebbel Research Day. Carolina is a Ph.D. candidate in the lab of Rita Perlingeiro, Ph.D. Her poster, illustrating the project entitled “Ribitol rescues functional alpha-dystroglycan glycosylation in a novel patient specific FKRP-associated Walker Warburg Syndrome iPS cell model,” was one of 130 posters on display at the event.
U of M Cardiologist and LHI researcher Kurt Prins, MD, PhD has recently earned two separate young investigator awards.
Butrous Young Investigator Award in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
This award recognizes the best abstract for an investigator who is under the age of 35. Dr. Prins was named winner at the annual Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute Annual meeting. The award comes with a $500 stipend.
LHI Researchers Rita Perlingeiro, Ph.D. and Tania Incitti, Ph.D. have been working on a UMN Medical School study investigating the use of cell replacement therapies to treat muscular dystrophies. Read more about the exciting insights they have discovered >
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