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New technology makes oak wilt detection faster, more affordable

Oak Wilt detection device

Technology developed by CFANS Prof. Abbas and team offers a simple, affordable diagnostic test for oak wilt detection. 

Renewable coal on the horizon

Briquettes of “renewable coal” resemble charcoal.

UMD researchers are developing a renewable substitute for coal.

New tissue-engineered blood vessel replacements closer to human trials

Blood Vessels

Discovery could help tens of thousands of kidney dialysis patients each year.

Biology exams can put female students at a disadvantage, researchers find

Journalism students

A new study suggests that women are more heavily influenced than men by test anxiety.

A New Way to Measure Photosynthesis

ecological gradients

Thanks to NASA and the U, scientists have a new way to measure the plant canopy for productivity. 

“I think I can” is key to closing achievement gap in biology education

Students in lab

Study finds group learning, active participation give students self-confidence needed to shine in classroom.

Nitrous oxide emissions may get worse as climate warms

tall tower

New research from the U shows nitrous oxide emissions, a greenhouse gas, may get worse as the climate warms.

Scientists detect gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars

Neutron star merger

University of Minnesota astrophysicists involved in discovery observed in both gravitational waves and light.

Map of micronutrients shows importance of small and medium farms

An aerial view of a farm on a glorious foggy day

A new study is the first to map production of micronutrients worldwide on farms of different sizes.

Getting hooked on soybean research

Marissa Scherven doing soybean research

Researching a disease in soybeans was a key component of Marissa Scherven's undergraduate years at the University of Minnesota. 

Tapping the next generation of hunger researchers

Students partake in the Minnesota Youth Institute program.

Each year, the Minnesota Youth Institute gives high school students the chance help solve worldwide food-security issues

Study shows way to create common ground about gene-editing

CFANS Gene Cooperative

A range of new food production technologies are emerging.

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