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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.

A new smartphone app for collecting travel info

Yingling Fan

Data on how people get from place to place will help inform transportation planning.

Taking the plunge to fight aquatic invaders

Cecilia Riedman and Stephen Long look for invasive species in the water.

Volunteers around the state are taking a neighborly approach in the fight against invasive species.

Research Brief: Cancer-causing chemical formed in e-cigarette users


U of M researchers found an oral cavity and esophageal cancer-causing chemical can form in an e-cigarette user's body.

University of Minnesota team receives $3.1 million federal grant to improve electronics

Close-up picture of a circuit.

Innovations will protect U.S. economic and national security interests.

UMN Expert: Consumer genetic testing

Heather Zierhut

Prof. Heather Zierhut, Ph.D., explains what consumers should consider before taking an at-home genetic test.

Research Brief: Deriving muscle stem cells from teratomas

UMN researchers have developed a process to regenerate skeletal muscle cells in animal models with muscular dystrophy.

Kelly Hansen named U of M Director of State Relations


In her role, Hansen will advocate on behalf of the University at the Minnesota State Capitol.

University of Minnesota salutes 2018 Farm Families of the Year

Minnesota farm

 Eighty-one families from throughout Minnesota are being honored as 2018 Farm Family of the Year by the U of M.

Research Brief: UMN researchers develop DIY field imaging system

An automated field camera track system to collect data on dynamic plant traits such as crop lodging and movement as it’s happening in the field, to help reduce losses in crop yield.

Farmers and plant breeders can DIY an automated field camera track system to collect instant dynamic plant trait data.

UMN Expert: Dockless scooters and bikes in a sharing economy

Headshot of Frank Douma

U of M expert Frank Douma weighs in on the surge of dockless bicycles and electric scooters.