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High Schoolers Experience Research

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By bringing research-based courses into Minnesota’s schools, U of M faculty are empowering students and their teachers.

Censoring (Bacterial) Speech

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Some bacteria “lie low” until they sense their numbers are high enough to launch an infection. By identifying and blocking a sensing mechanism, U of M researchers reduced rats’ infection severity and death rate from pneumonia-causing bacteria.

Switching to Vehicles Powered by Electricity from Renewables Could Save Lives

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A study compares projected air quality impacts on human health of 10 alternatives to conventional gasoline vehicles, estimating the total emissions in the fuel supply chain. Vehicles powered by electricity from natural gas or wind, water, or solar power came out most beneficial.

Stopping Pandemics

The U of M is bringing together experts across disciplines, politics, tribes, and borders to stop global outbreaks before they start.

Birth of the New Medicine

With innovative therapies that enable the body to heal itself, U of M researchers are looking for cures for everything from diabetes to dementia.

Two Carlson School Students Win Prestigious Athletics Awards

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Gopher senior softball player Kaitlyn Richardson and men's hockey senior and captain Kyle Rau were recently awarded the Patty Berg Legacy and Henry L. Williams Awards. These awards recognize one female and one male student-athlete who excel in competition and in the classroom while representing the values of the U’s athletics department. 

Designers Explore Advertising and Consumption

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U of M graphic design students recorded everything they consumed for 30 days. Then they designed a response.

Treating Diabetes with Beneficial Bacteria

Bacteria in a petri dish.

In type 2 diabetes, the body’s poor response to insulin raises blood glucose levels. But a new treatment may be on the horizon; U of M researchers are investigating whether changing the mix of gut bacteria can boost sensitivity to insulin.

Late start times benefit high school students

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According to new University research, later high school start times improve both student academic performance and overall health.

Students' grades and health improve with later high school start times

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New study from the University of Minnesota is first to examine multiple schools across the U.S.