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Researchers use wild rice to predict health of Minnesota lakes and streams

wild rice man in front of boat

Sulfate from human activity can transform into toxic sulfide and increase harmful elements including mercury in fish.

Research Brief: Older Minnesotans love winter. How can we help them stay safe?

Minneapolis in snow

UMN researcher Jessica Finlay examines how everyday winter weather shapes our well-being—a subject often overlooked

Developing new dental devices for the elderly

An image of dentures, a wi-fi signal, and a smartphone.

The School of Dentistry is collaborating with a local aerospace research company to create new dental devices for the elderly.

Vital years

Elderly female hands folded on lap.

An innovative approach to healthy aging focuses on an older person’s strengths in their environment.

Seeing Alzheimer’s disease

Bob Vince and Swati More with their modified camera.

U researchers detect early signs of the disease in the retina.

Study: High-stakes tests a likely factor in STEM performance gap

Students in lab

Findings suggest changing how instructors assess students could help close the achievement gap in some STEM courses.

University of Minnesota research drives Minnesota’s economy, health, culture

A microscope

Board of Regents to review University’s research enterprise and University Plan, Performance, and Accountability Report

Researchers 3D print lifelike artificial organ models

prostate model

Organ models could improve surgical outcomes in thousands of patients worldwide.

From Alaska to Amazonia: first global maps of traits that drive vegetation growth

Forest

Detailed global maps of key traits in plants are available for the first time, thanks to work led by CFANS researchers.

Student-designed winter light shows begin Dec. 1 at the University of Minnesota

Light Show

The event features a dazzling light show designed by College of Science and Engineering students.

Carbon emissions by plant respiration will have large impact on climate

team measurement

Findings by U researchers suggest plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions than previously thought.

‘These deaths can be prevented’

Professor Kingshuk Sinha.

A new study shows how NPOs can enable surgical care delivery in underserved communities worldwide.

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