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University of Minnesota researchers win Breast Cancer Challenge Award

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Recognition will help further research on exploring genetic connections to breast cancer.

U of M receives major U.S. Department of Energy grant

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Research could improve important technologies such as data storage and power generation.

Scholars team up to show forest biodiversity is green in more ways than one


A team of scholars from 90 institutions in 44 countries show that biodiversity provides enormous economic benefits. 

New angle on Alzheimer’s disease

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New research suggests that blocking a particular enzyme could help restore memory deficits.

Temperature variations affect catches from marine fisheries

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Diversified harvests help keep food supplies sufficient, U of M-led study says.

Potential target identified for developing new Alzheimer's treatment


The study could translate to new treatments and provides insight into what may be causing the disease.

Culprit found in breast cancer resistance to tamoxifen

Reuben Harris

Researchers discovered a protein found naturally in cells is responsible resistance to treatment in breast cancer. 

Bell Museum seeking resident artists to interpret science

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Now accepting Resident Artist Research Project applications through November 20, 2016

Globalization hasn’t affected what we grow and eat as much as you think

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UMN study finds the impact of globalization is less than expected when it comes to food we grow and eat. 

Minnesota Water Resources Conference set for October 18-19

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Wetlands, drainage and lessons learned from the Flint water crisis leads 2016 Minnesota Water Resources Conference

All work and no play with children make moms less happy parents


Researchers studying U.S. parenting experiences finds that mothers are less happy with parenting than fathers.

U of M invests $3.6 million in research addressing Grand Challenges

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The U of M will fund research collaborations addressing critical challenges of Minnesota and the world.