A new study, led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities engineering researchers, shows that the stiffness of protein fibers in tissues, like collagen, are a key component in controlling the movement of cells.
A new tool developed by a University of Minnesota research team allows farmers to create a budget balance sheet of any nitrogen reduction plans and see the economic and environmental cost, return and margins, all customized to fields under their management.
University of Minnesota researchers, along with colleagues at institutions from the University of Kansas (KU), University of California-Irvine (UCI) and others, found that wetland restoration and construction along waterways are the most cost-effective way to reduce nitrate and sediment loads in large streams and rivers.
A study by the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine found that household cats were more susceptible than dogs to natural infection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, early on during the pandemic in Minnesota.
With the rapid growth in online grocery shopping, researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) sought to identify design features online grocery stores should consider to support the increasing number of Americans striving to eat healthy for weight loss.
Land managers are increasingly turning to livestock such as cattle, sheep, goats and horses to manage unwanted weeds in the Midwestern U.S. and across the country. Researchers at University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) synthesized the results of 70 individual studies to discover if this strategy is effective.
Using an exceptionally preserved fossil from South Africa, a particle accelerator, and high-powered x-rays, an international team including a University of Minnesota researcher has discovered that not all dinosaurs breathed in the same way.
Led by SPH Professor Jean Abraham, the study provides one of the first systematic investigation of hospitals' responses to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Hospital Price Transparency Rule.
A study led by U of M researchers uncovered a property of magnetic materials that will allow engineers to develop more efficient spintronic devices in the future, which could lead to faster and more efficient computing and data storage.
The study —the first food-by-food accounting of the damage to air quality caused by agriculture— shows how improving animal and crop management practices, as well as how eating more plant-rich diets, can substantially reduce mortality from food-related air pollution.
Carlson School of Management Assistant Professor Elizabeth Campbell found that having star employees in workgroups positively influenced non-star job performance up to a certain point. After that, there are diminishing returns.
U of M researchers develop method for the practical cryopreservation of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster), which is crucial to genetics research and critical to scientific breakthroughs benefiting human health.