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Research Brief: UMN researchers use green gold to rapidly detect and identify harmful bacteria

gold nanoparticles

Researchers develop method to screen and identify harmful or antibiotic-resistant bacteria using a portable luminometer.

To touch the sun

The Delta IV Heavy rocket for Solar Probe Plus is lifted into position at Cape Canaveral.

U physicists help NASA fly a spacecraft through the solar corona.

University of Minnesota scientists part of mission to ‘touch the sun’

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

Physicist’s “souped-up car radio” to measure electric and magnetic fields, radio waves, and more

New 3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries


Researchers created a 3D-printed device that could help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain function. 

Research Brief: No defense for some plants in the eat-or-be-eaten world of grasslands

grasslands with sunset

Study sheds new light on the impact of fungi, insects and large animals on plant diversity — and vice versa.

UMN plant breeders introduce First Kiss Apple

First Kiss apple

Child of Honeycrisp will be available in mid-to-late August.

University of Minnesota team receives $3.1 million federal grant to improve electronics

Close-up picture of a circuit.

Innovations will protect U.S. economic and national security interests.

Bell Museum’s new planetarium brings the universe home

Bell planetarium interior

Virtual journeys through the stars or along any other path traced by science are reality at the new Bell.

A perfect blend of art and science

Carmen Martin in front of the new Bell Museum's mammoth exhibit

Carmen Martin’s varied interests have taken her down a path of discovery she could never have predicted.

University of Minnesota-based center awarded $12 million to continue energy materials research

Energy Grant

The grant allows UMN to continue leading the discovery of a new class of materials used in energy research.

Research Brief: Eradicating cancer with immune cells armed with nanorings

(L-R) Dr. Carston R. Wagner and his students, Jacob Petersburg and Cliff Csizmar, at the Wagner Research Lab.

Research lead by Dr. Carston Wagner on how nanotechnology can transform our own immune cells to fight cancer.

Research Brief: Habitat fragmentation can promote disease outbreaks

Clearcut forests outside of Fort William, Scotland.

A new University of Minnesota study counters previous disease transmission models’ predictions.