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Monkeys in zoos have human gut bacteria


New research gives insight into how diet and lifestyle may affect health

Two University of Minnesota startups named among “Best University Startups"

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UMN startups named among the “Best University Startups 2016” by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer.

Global study shows link between fertilizer and plant diversity

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An international study with ties to the U sheds light on the effect of human-caused disturbance on grassland ecosystems.

Fail-safe for faulty cell division found

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U researchers find a signal that warns dividing cells when their chromosomes are not being distributed equally.

U of M Venture Center launches record 17 startups in FY16

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The U of M launched a record 17 startup companies over the past year based on discoveries and inventions by researchers.

Ten #UMNonaStick things to do at the fair

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From raptors and bees to performances and freebies, the U has something to offer everyone at the Minnesota State Fair.

U of M plans new investment in ag research, education and Extension

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Nearly $5 million state investment in agricultural productivity will help hire scientists and improve infrastructure.

Count seals in Antarctica from the comfort of your couch

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Citizen science project uses satellite images to get first-ever, comprehensive count of Weddell seals 

Greatest concentration of unique mammal species is on Philippine island

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Fifteen-year study reveals 93% of Luzon Island’s land mammals are found nowhere else

Butterflies’ diet impacts evolution of traits


Researchers find that access to specific nutrients can have long-term effects on fitness-related traits across species

Which invaders should be top priority?

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Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC) requests public input on invasive plants and pets. 

‘Dirty’ mice model human biology better

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Questioning the use of mice never exposed to microbes in studies of the immune system