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All work and no play with children make moms less happy parents


Researchers studying U.S. parenting experiences finds that mothers are less happy with parenting than fathers.

U of M invests $3.6 million in research addressing Grand Challenges

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The U of M will fund research collaborations addressing critical challenges of Minnesota and the world.

U of M and gener8tor announce partnership to boost support for U startups


gener8tor to run the Office for Technology Commercialization’s Discovery Capital program 

Artificial blood vessels developed in the lab can grow with the recipient


Groundbreaking discovery could potentially prevent need for repeated surgeries in children.

Photons do the twist, and scientists can now measure it


Measurement of optical torque by scientists holds promise for industrial and consumer devices

Landmark genetic interaction map reveals the networks of cellular life

Gene Map

New map sheds light on the genetic roots of diseases.

UMN named a Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's Disease Research


U of M awarded a grant totaling $9.07 million over the next five years to improve the lives of Parkinson’s patients.

U of M researchers identify an unexpected cause of mutation in cancer

Reuben Harris

Reuben Harris and team pinpoint enzyme that causes mutation in tumor cells

UMN study measures effects of congestion on access to jobs by car


Twin Cities metro area ranks #12 in access to jobs by car, #23 in loss of access to jobs by car due to congestion

Thinking through the dirt

A student works on a dig at Fort Snelling.

U of M anthropology professor Katherine Hayes and her students are unearthing a fuller story of Fort Snelling.

Atheists remain most disliked religious minority in the U.S.

Johnston Hall

Ten years after landmark study, researchers find Americans consider religion central to morality and national identity.


U of M, community partners lead new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program

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Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, led by U of M, will consist of 15 teams of researchers solving health challenges.