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MnDRIVE Global Food Ventures graduate fellows announced


The eight awarded fellows will seek solutions to challenges posed by food insecurity and population growth.


Research Brief: Introduction of Craigslist increased prostitution across U.S.

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Study shows Craigslist's entry into a county led to 17.5% increase in prostitution cases.

Research Brief: Freshwater ecosystems filter pollutants before they reach oceans

Freshwater ecosystems filter some of the excess pollutants out of the water before it reaches the ocean.

Research Brief: Genes might play unrecognized role in aging, intervention

Genes research brief

With full genomes for hundreds of species, CFANS compares lifespans between species with differences in their genomes.


The other great Minnesota get-together

Researchers, including a man in a red pullover, discuss ideas.

Grand Challenges Research Expo brings experts of all stripes together to change the world

UMN researchers unveil Minnesota autism rates as part of national CDC study

1 in 42 children in Hennepin and Ramsey counties found to have autism.

U of M Professor Erika Lee named distinguished Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Erika Lee

Lee plans to publish book exploring the history of xenophobia in the U.S.

University of Minnesota measures effects of congestion on access to jobs by car


Study ranks accessibility to jobs by auto in top U.S. cities

Research Brief: Grassland plants react unexpectedly to high levels of carbon dioxide


The data could be used to help better predict how plants respond to changing CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere.

Research Brief: Triple gene combinations study could help predict risk of disease

Chad Myers

Like a giant game of Jenga, researchers reveal critical combinations of blocks that can cause a cell system to collapse.

Research Brief: Developing oral medicines that work more efficiently

Precision Drug Formulation

U researchers and The Dow Chemical Company join forces to make medicines work faster with fewer side effects.

Research Brief: Vaccines to treat opioid abuse and prevent fatal overdoses

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Vaccines offer a potential new strategy in treating a nationwide epidemic.