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Research Brief: UMN researchers use green gold to rapidly detect and identify harmful bacteria

gold nanoparticles

Researchers develop method to screen and identify harmful or antibiotic-resistant bacteria using a portable luminometer.

Research Brief: Rural residents lack workplace supports to juggle work and caregiving

Country road

A new U of M study shows caregiving can be particularly difficult for informal caregivers in rural areas.


Study of deaths from resident-to-resident incidents in dementia offers insights to inform policy and prevention

Eilon Caspi

First analysis of fatalities in U.S. and Canada renews call for government to track, study and address phenomenon.

To touch the sun

The Delta IV Heavy rocket for Solar Probe Plus is lifted into position at Cape Canaveral.

U physicists help NASA fly a spacecraft through the solar corona.

University of Minnesota scientists part of mission to ‘touch the sun’

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

Physicist’s “souped-up car radio” to measure electric and magnetic fields, radio waves, and more

New 3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries


Researchers created a 3D-printed device that could help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain function. 

Research Brief: No defense for some plants in the eat-or-be-eaten world of grasslands

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Study sheds new light on the impact of fungi, insects and large animals on plant diversity — and vice versa.

Chainbreaker ride funds research studying gut microorganisms and cancer at U of M

U of M sign

The Masonic Cancer Center announces recipients of $1.2 million Breakthrough Cancer Research Grant.


Research Brief: Mindfulness meditation impairs motivation in the workplace

People around a desk working.

Researchers found mindfulness meditation did not affect a person’s quality of work, but it did impact their motivation.

UMN plant breeders introduce First Kiss Apple

First Kiss apple

Child of Honeycrisp will be available in mid-to-late August.

UMN Medical School researchers study how cues drive our behavior

dopamine neurons

Neuroscientist Benjamin Saunders used a Pavlovian model of conditioning to see if a simple cue could motivate action. 

Research Brief: Provider acceptance of Medicaid grew slightly after ACA expansion

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A new study from School of Public Health Associate Professor Hannah Neprash was published in Health Affairs.