The University of Minnesota just got a report card on its research enterprise—the engine that drives much of the state economy. A new ranking places the U of M in the top 25 public universities, and one of only nine that fulfilled all its research-related criteria.
Creating, defining, and designing the future—that’s how Forbes describes those named to the magazine’s 30 Under 30 list, which celebrates 600 young people across 20 fields who are changing the face of tomorrow.
Medical research at the U of M had a banner year in 2014. From unlocking secrets of heart cells to pioneering a way to relieve the suffering of children with pancreatitis, the discoveries kept pushing back the frontiers of medicine.
When Bonnie Harris was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, she had no idea she was about to make medical history. But she did—with a little help from state-of-the-art, vital organ-sparing radiation therapy she received at the U of M.
Psychology graduate student Rachael Grazioplene is pursuing the question of how creative people and those with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder can share several key genes, yet be so different. The differences may hold clues to how many creative people keep mentally healthy.
Some bacteria “lie low” until they sense their numbers are high enough to launch an infection. By identifying and blocking a sensing mechanism, U of M researchers reduced rats’ infection severity and death rate from pneumonia-causing bacteria.
A study compares projected air quality impacts on human health of 10 alternatives to conventional gasoline vehicles, estimating the total emissions in the fuel supply chain. Vehicles powered by electricity from natural gas or wind, water, or solar power came out most beneficial.