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Blankenship joins Mead on U.S. Olympic team

Ben Blankenship running in a race

Two Gopher track and field alums are heading to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as a part of Team USA.

Health Talk recommends: Speaking for the Voiceless

The world is experiencing two important demographic shifts: people are living longer and our population is becoming...

How a flawed supply chain affects mental illness

K.K. Sinha

A U professor suggests that establishing a balance between supply and demand may help solve the mental illness epidemic.

School of Music names director of marching and athletic bands

Marching band

Elizabeth (Betsy) McCann is the first female director of a marching band in the Big Ten.


Butterflies’ diet impacts evolution of traits


Researchers find that access to specific nutrients can have long-term effects on fitness-related traits across species

Which invaders should be top priority?

japanese beetle

Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC) requests public input on invasive plants and pets. 

‘Dirty’ mice model human biology better

White lab mouse with cute little snout pointed at us.

Questioning the use of mice never exposed to microbes in studies of the immune system

Professor Richard Painter part of team to abolish super PACs


Professor Richard Painter is part of a team representing members of Congress who filed complaint to abolish super PACs.

U of M alumni supporting mission in new ways

Goldy Gopher

More than 466,000 UMTC alumni continue to make an impact at their alma mater and across the world.

Gophers finish 18th in Directors’ Cup standings

An M flag waving

Minnesota finished 18th nationally and third in the Big Ten in the final 2015-16 standings for the Learfield Directors' Cup.

Research snapshot: No two kinds of retroviruses look – or act – the same

In the most comprehensive study of its kind, researchers in the Institute for Molecular Virology and...

Addressing the childhood obesity epidemic in rural Minnesota

Family members slice tomatoes on a cutting board.

U nursing professor Jayne Fulkerson is partnering on a new family-based project to help boost healthy eating habits.