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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.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/new-u-m-research-could-help-improve-hivaids-therapies
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
01/25/2018

Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/gravitational-waves-detected-100-years-after-einsteins-prediction
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
01/25/2018

Make Time for Your Spouse — Couples That Spend Time Together Are Happier Individuals

Two researchers from the Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota have found that married couples in the U.S. are happier and more fulfilled when they are together rather than apart, underscoring the importance of spending time with a spouse for individual well-being.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/make-time-your-spouse-couples-spend-time-together-are-happier-individuals
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
01/25/2018

Two University of Minnesota professors elected to the National Academy of Engineering

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities mechanical engineering Professor David Y.H. Pui and civil, environmental and geo- engineering Professor Emmanuel Detournay have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Both are professors in the University’s College of Science and Engineering.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/two-university-minnesota-professors-elected-national-academy-engineering
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
01/25/2018

Researchers create synthetic biopathway to turn agriculture waste into ‘green’ products

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have engineered a new synthetic biopathway that can more efficiently and cost-effectively turn agricultural waste, like corn stover and orange peels, into a variety of useful products ranging from spandex to chicken feed.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/researchers-create-synthetic-biopathway-turn-agriculture-waste-green-products
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
01/25/2018

Study: Secondary tropical forests absorb carbon at higher rate than old-growth forests

A large international team of forest ecologists including U of M ecologist Jennifer Powers and University of Minnesota graduate student Justin Becknell sought to answer that question by analyzing recovery of aboveground biomass using 1,500 forest plots and 45 sites across Latin America. The researchers found that carbon uptake in these new-growth tropical forests was surprisingly robust. Their findings will appear in the print edition of the journal Nature February 11.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/study-secondary-tropical-forests-absorb-carbon-higher-rate-old-growth-forests
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
01/25/2018

Lithium battery material found to harm key soil microorganism

The material at the heart of the lithium ion batteries that power electric vehicles, laptop computers and smartphones has been shown to impair a key soil bacterium, according to new research published online in the journal Chemistry of Materials.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/lithium-battery-material-found-harm-key-soil-microorganism
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
01/25/2018

New water scarcity map offers tool for better planning

Water is essential to human well-being, yet reports of water shortages surface daily. Now, thanks to a team of global water experts, planning for water development and use just took a giant leap forward.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/new-water-scarcity-map-offers-tool-better-planning
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
01/25/2018

Researchers solve long-standing ecological riddle

Researchers have found clear evidence that communities rich in species are substantially healthier and more productive than those depleted of species, once complicating factors are removed.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/researchers-solve-long-standing-ecological-riddle
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
01/25/2018

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