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An apple a day … the scientific way

For decades, University of Minnesota apple breeders have been pioneering innovative new varieties—think Honeycrisp—that have become hits both in the state and around the world.


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Talking breast cancer with U of M

In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, U of M expert Stuart Bloom talks about the subtle signs, risk factors and stigmas of breast cancer.

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Engineers develop process that enables soft robots to grow like plants

An interdisciplinary team of University of Minnesota  scientists and engineers has developed a first-of-its-kind, plant-inspired extrusion process that enables synthetic material growth. The new approach will allow researchers to build better soft robots that can navigate hard-to-reach places, complicated terrain and potentially areas within the human body.

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Major study explores how education shapes risk of dementia

The University of Minnesota is playing a key role in an upcoming study of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias (ADRD) that will re-contact more than 14,000 Americans from the high school class of 1972 to study how education affects ADRD risk and racial/ethnic differences in that risk. The $50.3 million grant brings together experts from eight universities, including sociologist John Robert Warren from the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation.

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Talking apples with U of M

If you enjoy a Honeycrisp, Haralson, SweeTango or First Kiss apple at your local orchard or farm stand this fall, you can thank the University of Minnesota apple breeding program for putting it there.

Research Brief

Study suggests walnuts are bridge to better health as we age

University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) researchers who reviewed data from the CARDIA study, including 20 years of diet history and 30 years of physical and clinical measurements, have found participants who ate walnuts early on in life showed a greater likelihood for being more physically active, having a higher quality diet and experiencing a better heart disease risk profile as they aged into middle adulthood.

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Talking ovarian cancer with the U of M

Dr. Colleen Rivard with the University of Minnesota Medical School discusses ovarian cancer for September's Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.