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New 3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries


Researchers created a 3D-printed device that could help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain function. 

University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and Fairview Pharmacy Services partner in an innovative community-based medication management initiative to improve patient safety

The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and Fairview Pharmacy Services partner to improve medication safety.

Research Brief: No defense for some plants in the eat-or-be-eaten world of grasslands

grasslands with sunset

Study sheds new light on the impact of fungi, insects and large animals on plant diversity — and vice versa.

Chainbreaker ride funds research studying gut microorganisms and cancer at U of M

U of M sign

The Masonic Cancer Center announces recipients of $1.2 million Breakthrough Cancer Research Grant.


Research Brief: Mindfulness meditation impairs motivation in the workplace

People around a desk working.

Researchers found mindfulness meditation did not affect a person’s quality of work, but it did impact their motivation.

UMN plant breeders introduce First Kiss Apple

First Kiss apple

Child of Honeycrisp will be available in mid-to-late August.

UMN Expert: Loss of local pharmacies in rural U.S.

Michael Swanoski

Dr. Michael Swanoski offers insight on how local pharmacists can reverse the downward trend in rural communities.

UMN Medical School researchers study how cues drive our behavior

dopamine neurons

Neuroscientist Benjamin Saunders used a Pavlovian model of conditioning to see if a simple cue could motivate action. 

Research Brief: Provider acceptance of Medicaid grew slightly after ACA expansion

A doctor writing on a clipboard

A new study from School of Public Health Associate Professor Hannah Neprash was published in Health Affairs.

The ninja warrior entomologist

Eric Middleton adorned with a few insects amidst flowers.

Ph.D. student Eric Middleton combines a lifelong love of insects and an aptitude for overcoming obstacles.

Professor John Bischof named director of University of Minnesota Institute for Engineering in Medicine

John Bischof

Bischof previously served as IEM’s interim director

Mentoring for the future

Mohamed Addani.

U of M Rochester student Mohamed Addani is introducing Somali youth to inspiring career opportunities.