Through an effort to characterize the color receptors in the eyes of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, University of Minnesota researchers discovered the spectrum of light it can see deviates significantly from what was previously recorded.
With the 2020 election less than two weeks away, Humphrey School of Public Affairs research fellow Eric Ostermeier is available to speak about the election, campaigns, and political history from a Minnesota and national perspective.
A report published in CBE—Life Sciences Education lays out gaps in the biology education field and proposes leveraging an existing research coordination network called Equity and Diversity in Undergraduate STEM (EDU-STEM) to tackle them.
In the largest clinical trial of its kind, researchers show that combining sound and electrical stimulation of the tongue can significantly reduce tinnitus, commonly described as “ringing in the ears.” They also found that therapeutic effects can be sustained for up to 12 months post-treatment.
First responders in all 50 states are now using an app designed by University of Minnesota researchers to help manage the emotional and physical exhaustion of their work that can lead to personal burnout, reduced feelings of empathy and poorer job performance.
As health sciences researchers conduct clinical trials to develop safe and effective therapies and vaccines for COVID-19, two nontrial pre-approval access pathways — expanded access and right-to-try — are becoming more widely-known to the general public.