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University of Minnesota hosts world’s largest medical devices conference

Student looking at a petri dish

Conference includes exhibit of real human hearts, two live broadcasted surgeries, lab tours and more 

Two University of Minnesota students named 2016 Goldwater Scholars

Two undergraduates in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities have been named 2016 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. The scholarship awards up to $7500 per year for two years of undergraduate study. Both Scholars are juniors enrolled in the College of Science and Engineering and the University Honors Program.

New Research Suggests Tigers Can Come Back From Brink of Extinction If Habitats Are Preserved

Enough forested habitat remains to bring the tiger back from the brink of extinction, according to new analysis published in Science Advances.

University of Minnesota part of $317 million national initiative to develop ‘smart’ fabrics

The University of Minnesota is part of a $317 million public-private partnership to develop the next generation of “smart” fabrics and fibers that incorporate technology in new ways to improve (and even save) lives.

University of Minnesota professors and alumnus win international award for groundbreaking recommender systems research

Three University of Minnesota computer science and engineering professors and a University of Minnesota alumnus will receive the 2016 Seoul Test of Time Award.

To Understand How a Grain of Stardust is Born

Bob Gehrz

Discoveries at the U of M are showing how physics shaped the Universe.

Plants’ ability to adapt could change conventional wisdom on climate change, U of M study finds

Plants speed up their respiratory metabolism as temperatures rise, leading to a long-held concern that as climate warms the elevated carbon release from a ramped-up metabolism could flip global forests from a long-term carbon sink to a carbon source, further accelerating climate change.

U of M student start-ups win 2016 Acara Challenge with innovative impact ventures

Student-run impact ventures focused on providing clean water through micro-entrepreneurs and bringing fashion and healing together to empower and employ Native Americans have been selected Gold Level winners of the 2016 Acara Challenge, a competition held by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment in partnership with the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management.

Understanding differences within species is critical to conservation efforts

A new study published in the journal Ecological Applications shows that differences within a species across geographically distinct ranges should be taken into account during conservation planning as the climate changes.

UMN chemistry professor receives highest honor from U.S.

University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry Professor Erin Carlson has been named by President Barack Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

Human Gut Microbiome Evolution: From Hunter-Gatherers to a Western Lifestyle

Westerners have a less-diverse gut microbiome compared to hunter-gatherers, but how and why these microbe collections diverged has largely remained a mystery.

New U of M research could help improve HIV/AIDS therapies

Hideki Aihara, Zhiqi Yin, and Ke Shi of the University of Minnesota, along with colleagues from Cornell University and St. Louis University have made a major stride in exploring new therapies to combat HIV/AIDS and retrovirus-based cancers.