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Research Brief: Small classes reduce performance gaps in science

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UMN researchers looked at how class size might impact students’ performance in undergraduate biology courses.

Research Brief: Today's kids able to delay gratification longer than those in 1960s

Little boy standing in the kitchen trying reach for chocolate chip cookies.

The study measured adults’ perceptions of kids self-control and compared children’s performance in the Marshmallow Test.

Research Brief: Nearly all adolescents have eating, activity or weight-related issues

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A new study by Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, School of Public Health, reviews data from 1,455 participants. 

Research Brief: Traits and dietary intake of young adults who value gluten-free food

Demand has increased dramatically, but little is known about the public health impact of eating gluten-free food.

Research Brief: Spinal manipulation and exercise for low back pain in adolescents

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While there's a belief low back pain is limited to adults, research has shown it increasingly develops in adolescence.

Research Brief: Explaining Herd Immunity Benefits Raises Willingness to Get Flu Shot

School of Public Health graduate Jacqueline Logan (MPH ’17) and Assistant Professor Nicole Basta led a study. 

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Merrick Pierson Smela, blond with a grin, poses next to the 3-d periodic table display in Kolthoff Hall.

Recent grad and Churchill Scholar Merrick Pierson Smela heads to England to study reproductive biology.

Research Brief: Complex river networks better support stable watershed populations

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Researchers explored how complex river systems underpin watershed-scale populations.

Research Brief: Study finds TV ads linked to enrollment in ACA Marketplace in 2014

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U of M associate professors Sarah Gollust and Pinar Karaca-Mandic led the study.

Research Brief: Harnessing silicon nanoparticles to fight infections

There is an urgent need for better methods to treat bacterial infection, this research investigates one possible avenue.

Research Brief: New Guideline Lowers Age to Start Colon Cancer Screening to 45

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An updated American Cancer Society guideline says colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45.

Research Brief: New approach boosts effort to scale up biodiversity monitoring

Fields and trees at Cedar Creek Reserve.

Measuring the plant diversity using spectral data promises to improve efforts to predict how well ecosystems function.