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Seeing Alzheimer’s disease

Bob Vince and Swati More with their modified camera.

U researchers detect early signs of the disease in the retina.

More than 30,000 school kids will be on the U of M campus to learn about science

Energy and U at the University of Minnesota. Shows fire-related experiment.

Flames, explosions, and scientists dropping 20 feet through the air are just a few of the exciting demos kids will see.

Study: High-stakes tests a likely factor in STEM performance gap

Students in lab

Findings suggest changing how instructors assess students could help close the achievement gap in some STEM courses.

Cancer fighter from Cameroon

Christian Njatcha in his lab.

Graduate student Christian Njatcha came all the way from Cameroon to fight cancer.

Study: Too many nutrients make microbes less responsive

A microscope

Microbes that “grow up” in lakes with excess nutrients are less able to absorb added nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon.

Researchers 3D print lifelike artificial organ models

prostate model

Organ models could improve surgical outcomes in thousands of patients worldwide.

From Alaska to Amazonia: first global maps of traits that drive vegetation growth

Forest

Detailed global maps of key traits in plants are available for the first time, thanks to work led by CFANS researchers.

Student-designed winter light shows begin Dec. 1 at the University of Minnesota

Light Show

The event features a dazzling light show designed by College of Science and Engineering students.

AAAS and the University of Minnesota Announce 2017 Fellows

A microscope

Five UMN researchers have been named AAAS Fellows by their peers.

Carbon emissions by plant respiration will have large impact on climate

team measurement

Findings by U researchers suggest plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions than previously thought.

Fizz-fueled rocket soars to big win

U students (l to r) Brody Hultman, Machlen Polfliet, Kevin Schrader, Jeffrey Guevara, and Andrew Van Gerpen hold a certificate and oversized check. Next to Van Gerpen is astronaut Mae Jemison.

Students’ Alka-Seltzer-fueled rocket garners a Big Ten title and a Guinness world record.

An 'unreal dream' becomes reality

Jason Jones.

Persistence and a McNair Scholarship helped Jason Jones overcome life’s obstacles to achieve his childhood dream.

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