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Nick Phelps, Ph.D. Credit: University of Minnesota
Talking with U of M

Talking aquatic invasive species with U of M

Minnesota’s Fishing Opener is on May 13 this year and the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) is a top concern for many as anglers and boaters return to the lakes.

Illustration of neurological diseases
News Release

U of M researchers develop technique for rapid detection of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and CWD

University of Minnesota researchers have developed a groundbreaking new diagnostic technique that will allow for faster and more accurate detection of neurodegenerative diseases. The method will likely open a door for earlier treatment and mitigation of various diseases that affect humans, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and similar diseases that affect animals, such as chronic wasting disease (CWD).

Portrait of Professor Jodi Dworkin, photo of a child looking down at a cell phone
Talking with U of M

Talking screen time with U of M

University of Minnesota Professor Jodi Dworkin discusses advice for parents to help manage children’s screen time.

Quincy Gu, in tan blazer, stand in front of a nondescript building.

Catching cancer with AI

A graduate student builds a technology to improve the detection of melanoma and colorectal cancer. 

Left: Portrait of Professor Beth Lewis. Right: Hand grabbing a dumbbell from a gym.
Expert Alert

Physical Fitness Month

As we approach National Physical Fitness Month in May, College of Education and Human Development Professor Beth Lewis speaks to the importance of physical fitness at every age. 

Miguel Anselmo on a hike in the mountains

Persistence, passion, and purpose

Student Miguel Anselmo’s time as an undergraduate was marked by both growth and grief, but it put him on the path to finding his passion.