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Renewable coal on the horizon

Briquettes of “renewable coal” resemble charcoal.

UMD researchers are developing a renewable substitute for coal.

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.

Wheat harvest shatters previous yield records

Linkert Wheat

More than 50 percent of varieties grown developed at University of Minnesota.

Game to benefit hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

A large crowd at the Maturi Pavilion

The men’s basketball team will host an exhibition game Nov. 5 in Maturi Pavilion, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

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. 

UMN Experts: Opioid addiction crisis is a public health emergency

U researchers on opioid crisis

UMN experts give tangible examples of how awareness and funding could prompt action, turn the tide on opioid addiction.

U of M to hold MN Sparks event on Rochester campus

A doctor writing on a clipboard

The event brings three U researchers—who are tackling the area’s critical issues—into conversation with the community. 

“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.

Nutritious U

Rebecca Leighton

What started as a class project turned into a passion--and a job.

A new look at freshwater sponges in Minnesota

Steven Gonzalez holds a freshwater sponge in the lab.

Faculty and students at the U of M Crookston are studying freshwater sponges and how they correlate to the health of Minnesota’s waters. 

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