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New technology makes oak wilt detection faster, more affordable

Oak Wilt detection device

Technology developed by CFANS Prof. Abbas and team offers a simple, affordable diagnostic test for oak wilt detection. 

U launches young rocket scientists' careers

Lindsay Glesener, Jenna Burgett, Abi Valero and Tim Kukowski work on wiring.

Students learn the ropes of space science by building satellites from the ground up.

New tissue-engineered blood vessel replacements closer to human trials

Blood Vessels

Discovery could help tens of thousands of kidney dialysis patients each year.

Biology exams can put female students at a disadvantage, researchers find

Journalism students

A new study suggests that women are more heavily influenced than men by test anxiety.

A New Way to Measure Photosynthesis

ecological gradients

Thanks to NASA and the U, scientists have a new way to measure the plant canopy for productivity. 

“I think I can” is key to closing achievement gap in biology education

Students in lab

Study finds group learning, active participation give students self-confidence needed to shine in classroom.

Nitrous oxide emissions may get worse as climate warms

tall tower

New research from the U shows nitrous oxide emissions, a greenhouse gas, may get worse as the climate warms.

Scientists detect gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars

Neutron star merger

University of Minnesota astrophysicists involved in discovery observed in both gravitational waves and light.

U of M secures $2.5 million grant to improve quality of life in cities

City

National Science Foundation’s Smart and Connected Communities program includes outreach to K-12 teachers and students.

U scientists engineer species-like barriers to reproduction

Cells

“Synthetic incompatibility” could boost safety and effectiveness of applying genetic engineering.

Study shows way to create common ground about gene-editing

CFANS Gene Cooperative

A range of new food production technologies are emerging.

More renewables needed than previously thought to meet emissions targets

Power lines

Across the country, stakeholders have set ambitious goals for reducing energy emissions and investing in renewables.

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