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Warming climate likely will change the composition of northern forests, U of M study shows

A Rising Tide of Research

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The University of Minnesota just got a report card on its research enterprise—the engine that drives much of the state economy. A new ranking places the U of M in the top 25 public universities, and one of only nine that fulfilled all its research-related criteria.

U of M-led panel completes Mille Lacs Lake walleye management review

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Growing Hope

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From a single ancient grain, we're harvesting new ways to feed the world

Two U of M Alumni Named among Forbes 30 Under 30

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Creating, defining, and designing the future—that’s how Forbes describes those named to the magazine’s 30 Under 30 list, which celebrates 600 young people across 20 fields who are changing the face of tomorrow.

Reducing Greenhouse Gases and Utility Bills

Working with low-income neighborhoods, U of M experts are designing affordable homes that produce as much energy as they use.

Breast Cancer Patient Helps Make Medical History in Minnesota

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When Bonnie Harris was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, she had no idea she was about to make medical history. But she did—with a little help from state-of-the-art, vital organ-sparing radiation therapy she received at the U of M.

Top Five Medical Research Highlights for 2014

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Medical research at the U of M had a banner year in 2014. From unlocking secrets of heart cells to pioneering a way to relieve the suffering of children with pancreatitis, the discoveries kept pushing back the frontiers of medicine.

U of M offers 2 legislative previews for media Jan. 13

What: Two U of M legislative media events – a morning on-campus briefing with visuals and a mid-day press conference with U President Eric Kaler at the State Capitol When: Tuesday, Jan. 13 – on-campus briefing from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; Kaler press conference from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in St. Paul

U of M Physics Circus brings large-scale stunts and physics lessons to the public Jan. 15

U of M selected as new site for CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network

Versatility in bacteria that derive energy from metals

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Discovery from the U’s BioTechnology Institute shows how Geobacter is able to thrive in a wide range of enviro