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‘I think I can’

Students in lab.

Active learning is key to closing the achievement gap in biology-related careers.

Research Brief: New approach boosts effort to scale up biodiversity monitoring

Fields and trees at Cedar Creek Reserve.

Measuring the plant diversity using spectral data promises to improve efforts to predict how well ecosystems function.

Scientists discover new magnetic element

periodic table research

Discovery led by University of Minnesota researchers could have a big impact in the semiconductor industry

Research Brief: More dead leaves can help remove lead from soils

Trees and stream covered in snow during the winter.

Study finds that organic matter from decaying plants and other sources plays a key role in removing the pollutant.

Two University of Minnesota students named 2018 Astronaut Scholars

Left to Right - Aliza Beverage, Elizabeth Zudock. Photo of Beverage by Richard G. Anderson.

Recipients are pursuing research-oriented careers in mathematics, engineering, and the natural and applied sciences.

Research Brief: New research sheds light on why certain oaks are found together

Oak tree.

Continent-wide study finds key to unusual distribution, offers lessons for keeping ecosystems healthy.

Research Brief: Crowdfunding campaigns for unproven stem cell-based interventions

A microscope

Researchers looked at how benefits and risks tied to unproven interventions are portrayed in patients' online campaigns.

Two UMN professors elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Professor Peter Reich and Professor Mikhail Shifman

Professors Peter B. Reich and Mikhail Shifman were elected for their excellence in original scientific research.

MnDRIVE Global Food Ventures graduate fellows announced


The eight awarded fellows will seek solutions to challenges posed by food insecurity and population growth.


Research Brief: Genes might play unrecognized role in aging, intervention

Genes research brief

With full genomes for hundreds of species, CFANS compares lifespans between species with differences in their genomes.


Researchers 3D print electronics and cells directly on skin

Printing on hand

Groundbreaking technology could help soldiers on the battlefield and people with skin disorders


Research Brief: Grassland plants react unexpectedly to high levels of carbon dioxide


The data could be used to help better predict how plants respond to changing CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere.