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Can Remote Monitoring Improve Alzheimer's Care?

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New technology could reduce caregiver stress and help people with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related conditions live independently longer.

Through Trials

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Faced with a deadly disease, many people participate in clinical trials as the ultimate way to help others.

How Lions Became Social

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Behavioral scientists have puzzled over why lions, of all cats, should live in groups. A new study answers: The landscape did it.

What Feeds (and Feeds on) Invasive Plants

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A new study led by U researchers provides unprecedented insight into differences in the way native and invasive plant species operate.

Disarming a Global Threat

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The recent Ebola outbreak underscores the need for a well-trained, well-coordinated workforce to respond to the growing risk of pandemic diseases—and the U is on top of it.

Infant Antibiotic Use Linked to Adult Diseases

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A new study led by U of M researchers may lead to recommendations for reduced antibiotic use in children to prevent infectious diseases, allergies, and even obesity, later in life.

Cracking Medical Mysteries with Math

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They are some of medicine’s hidden heroes, shedding light on complex biological processes and analyzing mountains of data to improve patient health.

Cancer-killing Nanoparticles

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In researcher Jayanth Panyam's promising new treatment, iron nanoparticles seek out and destroy lung cancer cells.

Honoring Three U Innovators

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Daniel Voytas found a way to correct defective genes and insert new ones with surgical precision. Robert Vince invented the anti-HIV drug Ziagen. Kechun Zhang invented a biodegradable polyester made from sugar.

Keeping Teen Drivers Safe

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Teen drivers are at an especially high risk of being involved in a crash. To help keep them safe on the road, U of M researchers have been refining the Teen Driver Support System.

Replace Petroleum with Sugar?

Kechun Zhang in his lab, holding a large Erlenmeyer flask with a yellow liquid with foam at the top; this is a bacterial culture.

Invented by Kechun Zhang and colleagues, a biodegradable polyester made from sugar could replace the environmentally damaging petroleum-based materials in plastic bags and other products.

A Rising Tide of Research

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The University of Minnesota just got a report card on its research enterprise—the engine that drives much of the state economy. A new ranking places the U of M in the top 25 public universities, and one of only nine that fulfilled all its research-related criteria.