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American Bulk Warehouse Shopping

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

Gut bacteria may predict chemotherapy risk

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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

White House OSTP recognizes UMN for commitment to advancing microbiome research

UMN’s commitment to developing better microbiome methods was recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Raising a Glass to a New Wine Grape

Itasca Grape vines

The University of Minnesota has released Itasca—its fifth cold-hardy wine grape.

Fighting for the fabric revolution

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The University of Minnesota will partner with dozens of businesses, universities, and government agencies to create the fibers of the future

To Understand How a Grain of Stardust is Born

Bob Gehrz

Discoveries at the U of M are showing how physics shaped the Universe.

Gravitational Waves Rock the Physics World

An aerial view of the LIGO site in Louisiana, showing 2.5-mile-long extensions of the experiment against the verdant countryside.

U of M researchers helped discover these “ripples in space,” confirming a prediction by Einstein and opening the door to new physics.

To Seek Perfection in Software

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Discoveries by U of M researchers are helping to ensure the critical software of the future is safe and secure.

To Save Our Lakes, Rivers, and Streams


Discoveries at the U of M will stem the spread of invasive species

Research by the Numbers

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It’s been another terrific year for research and the commercialization of intellectual property at the University of Minnesota—critical drivers of the U’s mission and our state’s economy. Here is a look at 10 accomplishments and trends for fiscal year 2015. 

To Ease Our Pain

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Discoveries at the U of M will help break down kidney stones