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Image of space objects taken with the James Webb telescope.
News Release

U of M researchers discover tiny galaxy with big star power

Using first-of-their-kind observations from the James Webb Space Telescope, a University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led team looked more than 13 billion years into the past to discover a unique, minuscule galaxy that could help astronomers learn more about galaxies that were present shortly after the Big Bang.

Image of Dan Shaw next to an image of a butterfly in a pollinator garden. Credit: Getty Images
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Talking pollinator gardens with U of M

Minnesotans are eager to get back to their gardens and are busy picking out this year’s plants and seeds. As you make your garden selections this spring, consider plants that will help support the state’s declining pollinator populations.  

Hannah Lichtsinn

The doctor and the policy person

After years of practicing medicine, Hannah Lichtsinn is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs to help lead change on big societal issues.

Illustration looking out from someone’s mouth through their teeth with a dentist above them
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Talking oral cancer with U of M

Dr. Nelson Rhodus with the School of Dentistry talks about what oral cancer is, risk factors for the disease and why early detection is so important.

Image of Dr. Rahel Nardos next to a graphic from the Minority Health Month PR package of colorful triangles overlaid on a set of hands.
Expert Alert

Health disparities in Minnesota

Dr. Rahel Nardos with the Medical School and Center or Global Health and Social Responsibility discusses health disparities in Minnesota and work being done at the University to address them for Minority Health Month.

Liz Pluhar and Michael Olin pose with a canine patient named Gidget. Photo by Brady Willette.

Cutting down cancer

Years of research collaboration has produced successful therapies for brain cancer in dogs and laid the foundation for human treatment.

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Talking autism with U of M

About one in 34 or 3% of 8-year-old children in Minnesota have been identified with autism spectrum disorder. Jennifer Hall-Lande, Ph.D., psychologist and research associate at the Institute on Community Integration and the Masonic Institute of the Developing Brain (MIDB), shares her expertise on how to support a child with autism.

Zamzam Dini in a photo with members of the Organization for Women Empowerment NGO.

Leadership in Liberia

Grad student Zamzam Dini’s efforts abroad provide insights into how best to support immigrant and refugee communities in Minnesota.