The University of Minnesota is facing a $20 million budget cut across the board. Everything from athletics to academics will be affected except for the mesothelioma research. The university is currently partnered with the Mayo Clinic in researching mesothelioma and its high incidence in miners of Minnesota's Iron Range.
Because the university recognizes the importance of mesothelioma research, the budget will not be affected in this particular department while all others will suffer some loss. This is very fortunate as it could lead to a better understanding of the disease, and through that more and better methods of treatment.
Mesothelioma is a terrible disease that is often caused by prolonged asbestos exposure. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact the Minnesota mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-220-9341.