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Doctor with a child
Research Brief

Childhood lead exposure harms cognition later in life

Children who were exposed to lead in their drinking water have worse cognitive functioning more than 50 years later. New research from the University of Minnesota is the first to estimate the long-term consequences of childhood lead exposure using data collected from a nationally representative sample of Americans. 

Professor Joanne Slavin next to an image of a holiday meal.
Talking with U of M

Talking holiday eating with U of M

Joanne Slavin, Ph.D., RDN, a professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition in the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, answers questions about how you can make the most of your holiday dining experience both at your own kitchen table and out in your community. 

Supernova in a cluster of stars
News Release

Red-supergiant supernova images reveal secrets of an earlier universe

An international research team led by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has measured the size of a star dating back more than 11 billion years ago using images that show the evolution of the star exploding and cooling. The research could help scientists learn more about the early universe.

Mike Lubke battles another man with swords

Man at arms

Alumnus turns his theater degree into a fight choreographer job.

Image of dentist in blue mask and blue gloves examining a patient’s jaw.
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Talking dental hygiene with U of M

Keeley Flavin, MSDH, discusses the rapidly growing and changing field of dental hygiene for National Dental Hygiene Month in October.