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Talking organ donation with U of M

For National Donate Life Month in April, Dr. Thomas Leventhal with the University of Minnesota Medical School talks about the importance of organ donation, misconceptions and how people can make a difference.

The Met in New York

Encountering art across America

Viewing world-famous art without the filter of a screen or a print is an experience not everyone can have, but for one student, it was life-changing.

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Nurturing nature

Grad student Lucas Rapisarda leads a program for immigrants combining nature learning with adult English language courses.

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Talking healthcare for LGBTQ older adults with U of M

LGBTQ older adults face a myriad of unique challenges in our health ecosystem. Dr. Rajean Moone discusses what these challenges are and how patients, providers and loved ones can ensure that they are receiving high quality care.

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News Release

Researchers create breakthrough spintronics manufacturing process that could revolutionize the electronics industry

University of Minnesota researchers, along with a team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), developed a breakthrough process for making spintronic devices that has the potential to become the new industry standard for semiconductors chips that are essential to computers, smartphones and many other electronics. The new process will allow for faster, more efficient spintronics devices that can be scaled down smaller than ever before. ​​

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Expert Alert

Forever Chemicals

“Forever chemicals” have been detected across the state of Minnesota.  Known as PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances), the synthetic materials are found in everything from cookware to carpet to cosmetics and many other products — and have been found in some of the state’s drinking water and even in the bloodstreams of people and wildlife. 

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Talking long COVID with U of M

Three years since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, many are still dealing with ongoing effects from COVID-19 infections. Dr. Farha Ikramuddin discusses long COVID and the research she and others are doing at the University surrounding it.

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Talking potholes with U of M

While winter is almost over in Minnesota, it’s not just spring we’ll be ringing in — pothole season has arrived. Manik Barman with the Swenson College of Science and Engineering on the Duluth campus at the Center for Transportation studies discusses potholes causes, maintenance and driver safety on perilous roads.