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Research Brief: Eradicating cancer with immune cells armed with nanorings

(L-R) Dr. Carston R. Wagner and his students, Jacob Petersburg and Cliff Csizmar, at the Wagner Research Lab.

Research lead by Dr. Carston Wagner on how nanotechnology can transform our own immune cells to fight cancer.

Access to jobs by transit increases in many U.S. metros

Bus interior

University of Minnesota study ranks accessibility to jobs by transit in top U.S. cities.

Twin Cities metro shows significant improvement in access to jobs by transit according to annual U of M study

Minneapolis transit

University of Minnesota study ranks accessibility to jobs by transit in top U.S. cities.

Research Brief: Habitat fragmentation can promote disease outbreaks

Clearcut forests outside of Fort William, Scotland.

A new University of Minnesota study counters previous disease transmission models’ predictions.

Research Brief: Small classes reduce performance gaps in science

A microscope

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

Center for Spirituality and Healing

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. 

A chemist for Cambridge

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

A river's waterfall.

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