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A Rising Tide of Research

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.
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Two U of M Alumni Named among Forbes 30 Under 30

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.
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Growing Hope

From a single ancient grain, we're harvesting new ways to feed the world
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Two Carlson School Students Win Prestigious Athletics Awards

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. 
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Censoring (Bacterial) Speech

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.
Female researcher using a pipet.
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Top Five Medical Research Highlights for 2014

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.
Section of Self Portrait (1889) by Vincent Van Gogh.
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Organizing Chaos

Psychology graduate student Rachael Grazioplene is pursuing the question of how creative people and those with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder can share several key genes, yet be so different. The differences may hold clues to how many creative people keep mentally healthy.
Bacteria in a petri dish.
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Treating Diabetes with Beneficial Bacteria

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.
News Release

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