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A man and a woman, both wearing masks, in a health care setting.
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More than a mask

Abdennour Abbas and his team at a textile startup company are creating face masks engineered to kill viruses like COVID-19 as soon as they make contact with the material.

A young woman with an M stocking cap holds up her saliva sample.
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U of M offers mass testing for COVID-19

The University of Minnesota is offering a free two-day saliva-testing event for the U of M Twin Cities community November 16 and 17 at the Field House in Minneapolis.

A health care worker uses a stethoscope on a Black baby.
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Uncovering a dramatic disparity

A research study found that the in-hospital death rate of Black newborns is a third lower when they are cared for by Black physicians rather than white physicians.

President Joan Gabel and Dr. Michael Osterholm
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Impact Leaders

A candid conversation with President Joan Gabel and Dr. Michael Osterholm about life amid COVID-19

Governess Simpson
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Finding the code to success

Supported by a scholarship, Governess Simpson’s experience at the U of M has been one of community, opportunity, and finding her confidence.

A volunteer tags a bird.
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Into the wild

Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteers further our understanding of the natural environment and help with important research initiatives.

a drawing of Brad and Lucy as super heroes
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Can clothing change the world?

A uniquely balanced lab at the University of Minnesota offers a glimpse of the rapidly growing field of wearable technology.

St. Anthony Falls lab with Mississippi river in foreground
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The river runs through it

From its perch on Hennepin Island and straddling the Mississippi River, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory is a unique and world-class research space for all things water… and then some.

Cedar Creek's prairie with bison grazing
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Cedar Creek

An hour north of the Twin cities, U of M researchers and students lead the fight in humanity’s supreme battle: to stave off climate disaster and repair the Earth.