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U of M astronomers help citizen scientists discover rare galaxy cluster

newly discovered Cluster RGZ-CL

Crowdsourcing participants and U astronomers discover a rare galaxy cluster 1.2 billion light years away

Transit and training crucial to connecting unemployed with jobs

Light Rail

The mismatch between unemployed workers and job vacancies is a serious problem in the Twin Cities region.

Humphrey School recognizes 10 MN agencies for creativity and innovation


Awards recognize agencies that deliver better government services through creativity, collaboration and efficiency

Research finds technique for early detection of Alzheimer's in animals


Technology to detect retinal changes linked to Alzheimer’s proven effective in animals and could lead to human trials.

J. Neil Henderson to lead health equity and rural health access initiative

J. Neil Henderson in orange zip-up sweater and glasses in front of pink petunias.

Henderson’s Medical Discovery Team will address health disparities among rural and American Indian populations.

Gravitational waves detected from second pair of colliding black holes


The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration identify a second gravitational wave event in data

UMN study to establish legal framework for genomic medicine

The NIH has awarded UMN researchers with grant to lay policy groundwork for clinical application of genomic medicine.

UMN launches 100th startup company commercializing technology

An up-close view of a molecule model

UMN has launched 100 startup companies over the last 10 years based on technology developed through University research.

Minnesota Population Center announces annual IPUMS Research Awards

Students studying

Honors best of 2015’s published research using MPC data to deepen understanding of social and demographic processes.

Like to get more bang for your sustainability-boosting buck? Here’s how.

American Bulk Warehouse Shopping

Study offers corporate/ government purchasers strategy for saving money while choosing environmentally friendly products

Gut bacteria may predict chemotherapy risk

Background of colorful, fanciful drawings of microbial cells.

A cancer patient’s intestinal bacteria may predict the risk of blood infections after chemotherapy.

UMN launches research to help reduce zebra mussel spread

zebra mussels

UMN will partner with Tonka Bay Marina, Brunswick Freshwater Boat Group and DNR to help reduce zebra mussel spread