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"Super sponge” promises effective toxic clean-up of lakes and more

Sponge before and after mercury removal

Mercury is toxic and removing it from water is challenging. Professor Abdennour Abbas and team created a sponge to help.

Beating addiction: a nondrug approach

A runner in long black tights ties on a running shoe.

A veteran U researcher’s work underlies much of the progress in understanding and treating addiction.

New technology rewarms large-scale tissues preserved at low temperatures

Bischof and team

Groundbreaking discovery  is major step forward in increased availability of organs and tissues for transplantation.

Tackling substance abuse together

Young people talk with a middle-aged counselor.

A Duluth pharmacy faculty member helps a northern Minnesota community fight heroin and opioid addiction.

UMD community engagement efforts highlighted at Board of Regents meeting

University seal

Efforts to meet rural and Native American health care needs also discussed during meeting.

Back home and up in the booth

Kyndra de St. Aubin holding a soccer ball

U of M alum and former Gopher soccer player Kyndra de St. Aubin will be the TV color commentator for Minnesota United FC—the only female in that role in Major League Soccer.

Kaler announces new effort to attract, retain more Greater MN students

Students studying

The Land-Grant Legacy Scholarship is funded through private donations. 

Immigration History Research Center launches new website, curriculum

Thiago Heilman

The projects serve teachers nationwide and empower immigrants to tell their own stories. 

New approach to diagnosing mental disorders could be alternative to DSM-5

HiTOP Group

A consortium of researchers proposes new approach to diagnosing mental disorders.

U of M to host Minnesota Sparks event in Willmar


MN Sparks brings U researchers—who are tackling the state's critical issues—into conversation with the community. 

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