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New U report explores sex buyers in Minnesota

Trafficking

First-of-its-kind research provides insight toward national model to combating sex trafficking.

Helping Greater Minnesota grow

typical main street in a small town

New U of M research aims to help rural Minnesota communities thrive.

MN Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center announces six new projects

MAISRC Researcher

Projects range from assessing impacts of AIS on walleye populations, reducing spread of spiny waterflea, and more.

Unlocking the secrets of plant microbes

Researchers at work

A U scientist will be at the forefront of an international effort to study plant-associated microbes. 

Researchers transform conservation tool with gold nanotechnology, lasers

Embryo

Cryopreservation study results have sweeping implications for wildlife conservation and human health

Energy Storage Paired with Solar More Cost Effective in MN Today

wind

Energy Storage Paired with Solar Found to Be More Cost Effective in Minnesota Today than Natural Gas Peaking Plants 

Citizen Science Brings Monarch Butterfly Parasitoids to Light

Citizen Science butterflies

Thanks to citizen volunteers, scientists know more about the flies that attack monarch butterfly caterpillars.

‘Lang-MN' is UMN's latest wheat variety

Lang wheat variety

Lang-MN is a well-balanced, high yielding spring wheat variety well suited for much of the spring wheat-growing region.

Sustainable rubber and plastics become a reality

Looking down two neat rows of tires.

U researchers discover a way to turn sugar into the main building block of rubber for car tires.

Researcher studies the influence of free will around the world

A photo of Kathleen Vohs

Findings provide a comprehensive look at the influence of free will around the world.

U of M wastewater treatment pilot promises to turn scum into profit

U of M wastewater treatment pilot promises to turn scum into profit

CFANS researchers are converting scum into high-quality biodiesel. 

U of M helps startup Resynergi create energy from plastic waste and biomass

Image of a creek

California company Resynergi draws on U of M expertise to develop tech that converts plastic and biomass into energy. 

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