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Two men shaking hands, one man has a robotic arm
News Release

UMN technology allows amputees to control a robotic arm with their mind

A team of biomedical engineering researchers and industry collaborators have developed a way to tap into a patient’s brain signals through a neural chip implanted in the arm, effectively reading the patient’s mind and opening the door for less invasive alternatives to brain surgeries.

Claire Busse in her band uniform
Feature

Turning lessons into leadership

Claire Busse developed a trauma-informed leadership training for peer leaders in the University of Minnesota’s marching band.

News Release

UMN Celebrates 200th Startup Company and Top Ranking for Technology Transfer

The University of Minnesota today announced that it has launched 200 startup companies since 2006, a significant milestone in its work to scale and commercialize ideas and inventions from labs and research facilities on its five campuses. The announcement coincided with a report released today by the group Heartland Forward that ranked the University of Minnesota Twin Cities first for technology transfer within the heartland, a 20-state region, and fifth among all U.S. public universities. 
 

Talking with U of M

Talking sustainable Minnesota landscapes with the U of M

Extension horticulture educator Julie Weisenhorn says this is a good time to slow down and take stock of how choices made in our yards and gardens can have an impact on the environment in Minnesota and beyond. 

Betty Sandison reacts as her name is read during commencement.
Feature

Nothing is stopping her now

From a one-room schoolhouse to a large public research university, Betty Sandison’s educational journey is one for the ages.

Expert Alert

Highly invasive jumping worms

The highly invasive jumping worm, which can damage soil and gardens, has spread across several Midwestern states, including Minnesota. 

Matty Bygd, blonde, in lab coat, stands before a row of shelves well stocked with chemical reagents.
Feature

A bacterial bullseye

A graduate student finds a bacterium that could detoxify long-lived chemical pollutants known as PFAS.