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UMN Research Brief: Non-invasive brain stimulation could help treat cerebral palsy

Brain

The first-of-its-kind study could shape future treatments and research.

Economic impact of the University of Minnesota exceeds $8.6 billion annually

UMN Economic Impact

U of M contributes $8.6 billion a year in economic activity—supporting 77,000 jobs, generating $470 million in taxes.

Research Brief: Global grazing lands increasingly vulnerable to a changing climate

Cows in dry field.

A new study shows precipitation variability has increased significantly on 49 percent of the world's grazing land.

Tracking brain health through life

White women in colorful tops, black pants exercising on yoga mats.

A large University study seeks clues to what keeps aging brains healthy—or not

Evaluating conservation efforts in Africa one “Snapshot” at a time

Animals, including lions, caught on camera through the SnapshotSafari project.

The University of Minnesota Lion Center launched a new citizen science project today called SnapshotSafari.

UMN study shows wetlands provide landscape-scale reduction in nitrate pollution

Wetlands

Wetlands are five times more efficient at reducing harmful nitrate compared to land-based conservation practices.

Research finds early childhood program linked to degree completion at age 35

Teacher working with kids

30-year follow-up study of Chicago graduates shows increased postsecondary attainment.

Researchers use wild rice to predict health of Minnesota lakes and streams

wild rice man in front of boat

Sulfate from human activity can transform into toxic sulfide and increase harmful elements including mercury in fish.

UMN Research Brief: Older Minnesotans love winter. How can we help them stay safe?

Minneapolis in snow

UMN researcher Jessica Finlay examines how everyday winter weather shapes our well-being—a subject often overlooked

Developing new dental devices for the elderly

An image of dentures, a wi-fi signal, and a smartphone.

The School of Dentistry is collaborating with a local aerospace research company to create new dental devices for the elderly.

Vital years

Elderly female hands folded on lap.

An innovative approach to healthy aging focuses on an older person’s strengths in their environment.

Seeing Alzheimer’s disease

Bob Vince and Swati More with their modified camera.

U researchers detect early signs of the disease in the retina.

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