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A new smartphone app for collecting travel info

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Data on how people get from place to place will help inform transportation planning.

Research Brief: Cancer-causing chemical formed in e-cigarette users


U of M researchers found an oral cavity and esophageal cancer-causing chemical can form in an e-cigarette user's body.

University of Minnesota team receives $3.1 million federal grant to improve electronics

Close-up picture of a circuit.

Innovations will protect U.S. economic and national security interests.

Research Brief: Deriving muscle stem cells from teratomas

UMN researchers have developed a process to regenerate skeletal muscle cells in animal models with muscular dystrophy.

Research Brief: UMN researchers develop DIY field imaging system

An automated field camera track system to collect data on dynamic plant traits such as crop lodging and movement as it’s happening in the field, to help reduce losses in crop yield.

Farmers and plant breeders can DIY an automated field camera track system to collect instant dynamic plant trait data.

Research Brief: Social stress linked to disease of aging and shortened lifespan

Medical School researchers have demonstrated that psychosocial stress can shorten the lifespan in an animal model.

Research Brief: Human rights in a changing sociopolitical climate

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Researchers from UMN conducted a comprehensive needs and readiness assessment of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program.

The tick warrior

A female deer tick, black except for red on rear abdomen, on a white person's hand.

Researcher Benjamin Clarke wants to steer us clear of deer ticks—and Lyme disease.

Research Brief: Eradicating cancer with immune cells armed with nanorings

(L-R) Dr. Carston R. Wagner and his students, Jacob Petersburg and Cliff Csizmar, at the Wagner Research Lab.

Research lead by Dr. Carston Wagner on how nanotechnology can transform our own immune cells to fight cancer.

Access to jobs by transit increases in many U.S. metros

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University of Minnesota study ranks accessibility to jobs by transit in top U.S. cities.

Twin Cities metro shows significant improvement in access to jobs by transit according to annual U of M study

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University of Minnesota study ranks accessibility to jobs by transit in top U.S. cities.

Research Brief: Habitat fragmentation can promote disease outbreaks

Clearcut forests outside of Fort William, Scotland.

A new University of Minnesota study counters previous disease transmission models’ predictions.