Approximately 10 percent of the women in Minnesota have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and U of M Medical School expert Colleen Rivard, MD, is answering questions about the subtle signs and risk factors.
A research team led by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has completed a first-ever global population estimate of Weddell seals in Antarctica, showing that there are significantly fewer seals than previously thought. Documenting the seals’ population trends over time will help scientists better understand the effects of climate change and commercial fishing.
Melissa Kenney with the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment is available to provide expert comment on the Next Generation Earth Systems Science at the National Science Foundation report.
With the weather getting cooler and the days shorter, individuals may notice that they have more difficulty sleeping. A recent U of M study noted that exposure to daytime light has a positive impact on sleep and mood in the evening.
The University of Minnesota successfully competed for $1.15 billion in external research funding in fiscal year 2021, a 31 percent jump that pushed it well past the $1 billion award mark for the first time in the University’s history.
U of M researchers have developed a novel virus-like particle vaccine against COVID-19. Having been successfully tested in animals, the novel vaccine offers a new approach in the global battle against COVID-19 and its emerging variants.
At its September meetings, the Board of Regents will discuss how the University is investing in safety on its Twin Cities campus, as well as with partners off-campus in the neighborhoods where students, faculty and staff live and work.