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Bacteria in a petri dish.
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Treating Diabetes with Beneficial Bacteria

In type 2 diabetes, the body’s poor response to insulin raises blood glucose levels. But a new treatment may be on the horizon; U of M researchers are investigating whether changing the mix of gut bacteria can boost sensitivity to insulin.
Group of female athletes.
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Two Carlson School Students Win Prestigious Athletics Awards

Gopher senior softball player Kaitlyn Richardson and men's hockey senior and captain Kyle Rau were recently awarded the Patty Berg Legacy and Henry L. Williams Awards. These awards recognize one female and one male student-athlete who excel in competition and in the classroom while representing the values of the U’s athletics department. 
X-ray of human body holding up their hand to green bacteria.
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Censoring (Bacterial) Speech

Some bacteria “lie low” until they sense their numbers are high enough to launch an infection. By identifying and blocking a sensing mechanism, U of M researchers reduced rats’ infection severity and death rate from pneumonia-causing bacteria.
Female researcher using a pipet.
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Top Five Medical Research Highlights for 2014

Medical research at the U of M had a banner year in 2014. From unlocking secrets of heart cells to pioneering a way to relieve the suffering of children with pancreatitis, the discoveries kept pushing back the frontiers of medicine.
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U of M offers 2 legislative previews for media Jan. 13

What: Two U of M legislative media events – a morning on-campus briefing with visuals and a mid-day press conference with U President Eric Kaler at the State Capitol When: Tuesday, Jan. 13 – on-campus briefing from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; Kaler press conference from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in St. Paul