Do you know what
the University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
does for you?

Together with communities across this great state, we're driving discoveries in the fields of food, water, and health that make all of our lives tastier, safer, healthier—and just plain better. Here are some of those stories.

young girl smiling and laughing while petting dog

From paws to possibilities

Researchers at the U of M have found success in a treatment for a fatal cancer in canines that could someday lead to a cure for similar cancers in humans.
Corey Smith, with beard, glasses, blue shirt and cap, at Glacial Lakes Wastewater Treatment Facility, Spicer, Minnesota

Clean water on tap

When towns and businesses tap University of Minnesota expertise, costs drop and water quality rises.
hands holding hops

From hops to glass

U of M researcher Charlie Rohwer is partnering with Minnesota hops producers to breed new varieties of hops for the state’s climate and its brewers.
A horse is comforted by a man in a barn with sundown visible through the open door behind them

Freed of pain

Where drugs failed, U of M researchers helped suffering horses regain pain-free movement. This new approach has profound implications for treating human diseases like osteoarthritis.
Water

Guardians of the lake

A partnership between the US Geological Survey and the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center is testing solutions to control zebra mussels on Minnesota’s lakes.