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New angle on Alzheimer’s disease

An artist’s rendering of neurons

New research suggests that blocking a particular enzyme could help restore memory deficits.

Temperature variations affect catches from marine fisheries

fish market

Diversified harvests help keep food supplies sufficient, U of M-led study says.

Culprit found in breast cancer resistance to tamoxifen

Reuben Harris

Researchers discovered a protein found naturally in cells is responsible resistance to treatment in breast cancer. 

Bell Museum seeking resident artists to interpret science

Photo of a Bell Museum of Natural History exhibit

Now accepting Resident Artist Research Project applications through November 20, 2016

Globalization hasn’t affected what we grow and eat as much as you think

A rye cover crop in the field

UMN study finds the impact of globalization is less than expected when it comes to food we grow and eat. 

Minnesota Water Resources Conference set for October 18-19

A man and child peer off of a dock and into a body of water.

Wetlands, drainage and lessons learned from the Flint water crisis leads 2016 Minnesota Water Resources Conference

Photons do the twist, and scientists can now measure it


Measurement of optical torque by scientists holds promise for industrial and consumer devices

Landmark genetic interaction map reveals the networks of cellular life

Gene Map

New map sheds light on the genetic roots of diseases.

U of M researchers identify an unexpected cause of mutation in cancer

Reuben Harris

Reuben Harris and team pinpoint enzyme that causes mutation in tumor cells

U-led project releases 3-D elevation maps for White House Arctic Initiative


Researchers led by the U's Polar Geospatial Center release the first-ever public set of 3D topographic maps of Alaska. 

U awarded multimillion-dollar grant for physics-based approach to cancer

cancer cell

$8.2 million National Cancer Institute award will support development of a simulator to predict cancer cell migration 

Monkeys in zoos have human gut bacteria


New research gives insight into how diet and lifestyle may affect health