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U of M to host national conference on challenges and solutions for research integrity

A microscope

“Research Integrity and Trustworthy Science” will be held at the University of Minnesota on Thursday, March 8, 2018. 

U of M to host Minnesota Sparks event in Worthington

Woman holding goat

The event brings three U researchers—who are tackling the area’s critical issues—into conversation with the community. 

Combating back pain without opioids

A person reaching back to grab his or her painful back, with an area in red marking the pain.

A new grant is helping the U of M to study non-drug approaches to alleviating chronic back pain.

U of M licenses technology to monitor crop nitrogen status to ag-tech firm Sentera

Field

The tech, licensed to local company Sentera, will help growers minimize fertilizer use while preserving yield, profits

Research Brief: Non-invasive brain stimulation could help treat cerebral palsy

Brain

The first-of-its-kind study could shape future treatments and research.

Economic impact of the University of Minnesota exceeds $8.6 billion annually

UMN Economic Impact

U of M contributes $8.6 billion a year in economic activity—supporting 77,000 jobs, generating $470 million in taxes.

Research Brief: Global grazing lands increasingly vulnerable to a changing climate

Cows in dry field.

A new study shows precipitation variability has increased significantly on 49 percent of the world's grazing land.

Tracking brain health through life

White women in colorful tops, black pants exercising on yoga mats.

A large University study seeks clues to what keeps aging brains healthy—or not

Evaluating conservation efforts in Africa one “Snapshot” at a time

Animals, including lions, caught on camera through the SnapshotSafari project.

The University of Minnesota Lion Center launched a new citizen science project today called SnapshotSafari.

Research Brief: Who reads the Nutrition Facts food labels?

Nutrition facts label

A UMN study explores frequency and use of nutrition labels.

UMN study shows wetlands provide landscape-scale reduction in nitrate pollution

Wetlands

Wetlands are five times more efficient at reducing harmful nitrate compared to land-based conservation practices.

Research finds early childhood program linked to degree completion at age 35

Teacher working with kids

30-year follow-up study of Chicago graduates shows increased postsecondary attainment.

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